Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training

Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training: Efficient network management is often reliant on pertinent information from several diverse sources such as syslogs, application log files and event logs. The key to successfully managing the network, is filtering and prioritizing this data so that the right people can access the right information at the right time and can take appropriate action in a timely manner. SolarWinds Security Event Manager is the tool best placed to achieve this.

The Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training class guides students through the installation and configuration process of the Virtual Appliance, SEM Console, and Report Console. The Solarwinds Security Event Manager class covers working with Agents & Connectors, linking SEM to Active Directory, monitoring real-time activity & filters, working with custom & built-in rules, and using the SEM Reports Viewer.

Solarwinds Security Event Manager TrainingDuration: 2 days

  • We can adapt this Solarwinds Security Event Manager course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Solarwinds Security Event Manager course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Solarwinds Security Event Manager Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Solarwinds Security Event Manager course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Solarwinds Security Event Manager course:

  • Administrators
  • Networking team

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Solarwinds Security Event Manager course are:

  • N/A
Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this Solarwinds Security Event Manager course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Installation and Basic Configuration
  • Advanced Configuration
  • Directory Service Groups
  • Windows Default Domain and Default Domain Controller Audit Policies
Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training - COURSE SYLLABUS


  • SEM Concepts
  • SEM Architecture
  • System Requirements
  • Licenses
  • Installation Procedure
  • Appliance Configuration

Connecting to the SEM Appliance

  • The HTML based Web Console
  • The legacy Flash based Web Console
  • The SSL Command Line Interface
  • The SEM Reports Utility

Node Management

  • Adding Windows Agent Nodes
  • Setting Logging Levels on Windows Servers
  • Adding Syslog Nodes

Account Management

  • Using the Directory Services Query Active Response Connector
  • Adding and Editing User Accounts
  • Account Limitations

Event Monitoring

  • Monitor Overview
  • Supplied Filters
  • Creating Filters
  • Sharing Filters

Event Analysis and In-Depth

  • In-Depth Overview
  • The Word cloud and Tree Maps
  • Result Details
  • The Search Builder or Modifying Search Parameters
  • Using Monitor Filters
  • Printing Results
  • Saved Searches
  • Scheduling Searches

Ops Centre Dashboards

  • OPs Center Overview
  • Creating New Widgets


  • Rules Overview
  • The Filter Element
  • Using Groups
  • Creating and Populating Custom Defined Groups
  • The Correlation Element
  • The Active Response Element
  • Configuring the email Active Response Connector and email Templates


  • Viewing the supplied reports
  • Modifying Reports
  • Report Scheduler

System Management

  • Backups and Restores
  • Data Storage Requirements
Solarwinds Security Event Manager Training Course Wrap-Up

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