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Introduction to the ELK Stack

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  • Course Code ACCEL-ELK-INTRO
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Accelebrate's Introduction to ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) training course teaches DevOps teams how to use these powerful log-parsing technologies. Attendees learn how to set up an ELK Stack to monitor log outputs, parse logs, and create reports for stakeholders in their organization.

Skills Gained

All students will:

  • Create an ELK cluster to read data from logs
  • Build and deploy fully functional ELK stack weblog parsers
  • Create visualizations and reports for senior members of the team on web status


All students should be comfortable at the Linux command line and have familiarity with HTTP protocols including GET and POST.

Course Details

Software Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop with i7 quad-core processor or faster
  • 8GB RAM or higher
  • Internet connection for all attendees and the instructor


Introduction to the Elasticsearch

  • Philosophy and history behind Elasticsearch
  • Setting up a single Elasticsearch node with Docker
  • Communication with Node via HTTP and JSON requests
  • Word tokenization
  • HTTP communications
  • Queries, Updates, CRUD applications
  • Indexing and de-indexing data

Introduction to Logstash

  • Philosophy and history around Logstash
  • Creating Filebeats prospectors
  • Parsing weblogs with GROK filter plugins
  • Connecting Logstash and Elasticsearch
  • Plugin review (GEOIP)
  • Connecting Logstash and Kibana

Introduction to Kibana

  • Familiarization with the GUI interface
  • Creating effective reports
  • Common error reports
  • How to set up automatic reporting and real-time updating
  • Adding/removing data sets from reports


  • Setting up an effective network cluster
  • Creating inputs effectively from weblogs and binlogs
  • Deploying and balancing loads on the ELK cluster


When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Very clean, great cafeteria and well sorted, very kind staff. The bathrooms have to be expanded as they might get crowded sometimes

Class was easy to sign up for and ExitCertified provided very good communication

The class was very vast paced however the teacher was very good at checking in on us while giving us time to complete the labs.

The labs and course material gave me valuable insights into cloud security architecture

Excellent facilities, excellent staff.. and the coffee is good too! Thanks for helping to advance my career and the career of my colleagues!

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