Splunk | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Data analysis is a critical part of any cyber security strategy, and Splunk is fastly becoming an important tool in utilization of data analysis to fight cyber threats. While Splunk is used as a traditional Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, Splunk’s approach to onboarding and analyzing any type of enterprise data is beyond normal logs.

Through the Splunk Fundamentals I & II courses, students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Splunk and gain an understanding of the concepts and methods to leverage data to support security investigations.

In addition to earning the badges, these two courses prepare users to sit for the Splunk User and Power User Certifications.


Splunk Fundamentals I

Fundamentals I teaches students how to search and navigate to create reports and dashboards, using Splunk’s searching and reporting commands and the product’s interactive Pivot tool. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges enable students to create robust searches, reports, and charts.

At the completion of this course, students will have the ability to onboard, normalize, alert, search and report on enterprise data in Splunk.

To earn this badge, students must: Complete the Splunk Fundamentals I course.

Anticipated Duration to Complete Badge: 6-8 hours


Splunk Fundamentals II

Fundamentals II builds on the Splunk Fundamentals I Badge and furthers the students understanding of advanced searches, importance of using a Common Information Model (CIM), and how to build out workflows to automate data inspection/alerting. Scenario-based examples and hands-on challenges coach you step by-step through the creation of complex searches, reports, and charts.

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Onboard and normalize data using a Common Interface Model (CIM)
  • Understand how to create advanced searches/alerts
  • Automate task searching to create workflows to support investigation processes.

To earn this badge, students must: Complete the Splunk Fundamentals II course.

Anticipated Duration to Complete Badge: 6-8 hours


Register for the Splunk Badges

Setup Your Splunk Account

Students should register using their @nyu.edu email address. Registration is only necessary one-time.

For more information about Splunk, please visit www.splunk.com/en_us/about-splunk