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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


  1. Select the popular data input types offered by Splunk by default. (Choose all that apply):
    1. Binary file monitoring
    2. File and directory monitoring
    3. Network data input
    4. Scripted input
    5. Network port monitoring
  2. You are about to configure a file monitoring input and observe that the directory contains five-year-old data that does not need to be indexed. Which setting is used to force the forwarder to ignore the old files?
    1. skipHistoricalFiles
    2. ignoreOldData
    3. ignoreOlderThan
    4. deletePastData
  3. A network device can send traffic over UDP on port 514. You are an admin and need to allow incoming traffic from the network device IP. What setting is appropriate for this situation?
    1. acceptOnly
    2. acceptFrom
    3. connection_host
    4. acceptIPOnly
  4. You have been given the task of configuring the monitoring of files with the names network-sys-messages.log, sys-messages.log, and syslogs.log in a directory path of /opt/var/log/syslog/ on a Linux system. They all fit into a single source type – syslog...