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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By : Srikanth Yarlagadda
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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By: Srikanth Yarlagadda

Overview of this book

The IT sector's appetite for Splunk and skilled Splunk developers continues to surge, offering more opportunities for developers with each passing decade. If you want to enhance your career as a Splunk Enterprise administrator, then Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide will not only aid you in excelling on your exam but also pave the way for a successful career. You’ll begin with an overview of Splunk Enterprise, including installation, license management, user management, and forwarder management. Additionally, you’ll delve into indexes management, including the creation and management of indexes used to store data in Splunk. You’ll also uncover config files, which are used to configure various settings and components in Splunk. As you advance, you’ll explore data administration, including data inputs, which are used to collect data from various sources, such as log files, network protocols (TCP/UDP), APIs, and agentless inputs (HEC). You’ll also discover search-time and index-time field extraction, used to create reports and visualizations, and help make the data in Splunk more searchable and accessible. The self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter will help you gauge your understanding. By the end of this book, you’ll be well versed in all the topics required to pass the Splunk Enterprise Admin exam and use Splunk features effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Splunk System Administration
Part 2:Splunk Data Administration
Chapter 12: Self-Assessment Mock Exam

Part 1: Splunk System Administration

The initial part of this Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the core aspects of running Splunk. These chapters provide a robust starting point for effectively managing and configuring Splunk Enterprise. Part 1 establishes a strong foundation for aspiring adept Splunk administrators, covering key elements such as the exam prerequisites, important Splunk features, proven setup methods, license management, user access control, forwarder management, index management, exploring configuration files, and implementing distributed search, including clustering fundamentals. These chapters will equip you with essential knowledge and skills to efficiently oversee Splunk Enterprise.

This part contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Getting Started with the Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin Exam
  • Chapter 2, Splunk License Management
  • Chapter 3, Users, Roles, and Authentication in Splunk...