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Sawmill Professional Training PC (1 Day)

Class Summary: This class is designed to teach you how to take advantage of Sawmill Professional, one of the best tools for analyzing log files. With this tool you can analyze log files from Streaming Servers, Web Server, Apache Servers, Firewalls, FTP servers and many other devices. You'll learn great tips for unlocking all the great features of Sawmill Professional by turning hard-to-read logs into easy-to-read tables. Our Certified Instructor will teach you how to process Streaming Server, Web Server, Apache Server, Firewall, and FTP servers log files. Learn how to resolve domain names, create custom reports, filter out unimportant database fields and gather data from specific cities and states. This training will also teach you other invaluable topics on log file analysis . When providing streaming videos on-line it's important to be able justify the need for such streaming services to CEOs, Supervisors, Marketing Managers, TV Station Managers and other Professionals. Sawmill Professional helps you do that by providing detailed information about viewers, bandwidth usage, errors, most popular viewing days and many other items. For IT staff, Sawmill Professional is great for gathering statistics on use of your Apace Server. Also, if you have an FTP server you can process your log files and get details on Uploaded Files, File Types, Client IPs and User Names of the individuals that have connected to your FTP server. For Firewall logs, Sawmill Professional can create reports that include Source IP Addresses, Destination IP Addresses, Source Ports, Destination Ports, Session details and other data. This class is available In-class, On-site and On-line. Call Instructor Derrick Freeman at 866-566-1881 to sign up for the class.

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In this training students will also learn:

  • How to Create Customized Reports
  • How to Resolve Domain Names
  • How to View Session Paths
  • Where to Locate Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files
  • How to Analyze Web Server and Streaming Server Log files
  • How to Analyze Apache Server, Firewall and FTP Server Log files
  • How to Use Filters for Remove Unwanted Data in a Report
  • How to Process Specific Time periods


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Class Overview

1. Sawmill Set-up

This portion of the class will walk students through the process of setting up Sawmill Professional. Students will learn how to set up Profiles for various types of reports to create. You'll learn how to add additional users, specify the folders where your log files are located and how to add DNS information to resolve Domain Names. You'll also add a name to your report to give it a customized name.

2. Interface Overview

Get a feel for the Sawmill landscape as you learn where the most important interface items are locating. This training module unlocks details about all the key areas that you'll use in building your reports. You'll learn about items such as: Reports, Configuration, Menu Items, Data Range, Filters, Printing, Admin, Help, Table Options, Navigating Reports and other items.

3. Locating Web Server and Streaming Server Log Files

Before you can analyze your log files you have first be able to find them. In this training you'll learn where to find log files for a Web Server, Windows Media Streaming Server, Quicktime streaming Server and the Wowza Flash Streaming Server.

4. Processing Web Server Logs

In this training you'll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Web Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a web server you'll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing and web server logs.

5. Processing Streaming Server Logs

In this training you'll learn how to set up your profile for performing log file analysis of Streaming Server log files. In addition to learning how to process files from a streaming server you'll also learn about the available database fields that can be found when processing and web server logs. You'll also learn about the differences in information found on a web server and streaming server.

6. Processing Apache Server Logs

Sawmill Professional is great for processes Apache Server log files. Learn how to create reports that contain hits, pageviews, Spiders, Worms, Errors and other data. You can also gather information on the Web Browsers and Operating Systems your viewers use. This class will also teach you how to gather information about Authenticated Users, Search Engines, Referrers, Broken Links and Server Responses.

7. Processing Firewall Logs

This portion of the training will teach you how to create reports using your Firewall log files. You'll learn how to gather important information about who is attempting to connect to your server. In the class, we'll create reports that provide information on Source IP Addresses, Destination IP Addresses, Source Ports, Destination Ports, and Session details.

8. Processing FTP Server Logs

In this training module, our Certified Instructor will show you how to create detailed reports for activity occurring on your FTP server. Your report will include details on User Names, File Types, Client IPs, Sessions, and Errors. These reports are great for making sure only authorized users are connecting and downloading files.

9. Resolving Domain Names

In your reports under Client IPs with the default settings, your ip addresses will be displayed in tables only as numbers unless you resolve the Domain Names. You'll learn where to add you DNS information so that when you create you reports you see the Domain that viewers are coming from. This is an extremely valuable feature of Sawmill Professional.

10. Utilizing Filters

It's great to take advantage of using filters in Sawmill Professional. With filters you can choose not to include certain database fields and items in your report. For example, if you don't want to include a certain Domain Name or IP Address in your report, you can make sure the information doesn't get included by using filters. Learn about all the great things you can do as you instructor walks you through the process of setting up your filters.

11. Creating Customized Reports

If you have specific information that you would like to get out of your report on a regular basis, you can create a Customized Report. You can name the report and only include those items that you are interested in. You can even take your Customized Reporting to whole new level by adding a Menu Item name on the left hand sidebar. This is an amazing feature and our 1-Day Sawmill Professional training class will teach users how to customize their reports to their liking.

12. Understanding Session Paths

Viewing Session Paths is one of the coolest features of Sawmill Professional. This is a very important feature that Marketing departments might be interested in. Learn how to view session paths in this training module. What' unique about viewing Session Paths is that you can see which videos users are viewing and then see where they go after viewing one particular video. This is helpful because you can see if viewers are viewing only a few videos leaving your website.


13. Getting City, State and Country Demographics

Users can process web server and streaming server log files right down to the City to get the information they need. If you have specific cities that you want to target with a streaming media campaign in a specific states for example, you could see if you videos are being viewed by the by those cities. Let this class show you how to get information details on cities as well as states and countries.

Sawmill Professional can also process Microsoft Exchange Server, McAfee, Cisco, Coldfusion, Interscan, NetGear, Novell, Oracle, Symantec, Watchguard, and Windows Event logs. In total the application supports 819 log formats.