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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


The questions and options provided in this section are similar to the question pattern used in the certification exam. If you have difficulty answering any question, feel free to revisit the corresponding section in this chapter. Best of luck!

  1. Choose the data indexing phases (Select all that apply).
    1. Indexing
    2. Parsing
    3. Input
    4. Ingestion
  2. Which phase involves data collection and contains various data input options for indexing?
    1. Parsing
    2. Input
    3. Ingest
    4. Indexing
  3. In which phase is the license calculated?
    1. Input
    2. Parsing
    3. Indexing
    4. Ingest
  4. You are a data administrator working with data stored in files on a source system running the latest version of a Linux OS. Which of the following methods for Splunk data input would you choose?
    1. Write a script to monitor the file and forward it directly to the indexer
    2. Install a UF and configure file-based monitoring
    3. Transfer the file to an FTP where the indexer polls for a file to ingest
    4. Write a script to read each line and send it to the HEC
  5. ...