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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


In this section, there are 10 questions followed by answers for you to test your learning throughout this chapter. If you run into difficulty in answering any of the questions, do refer to the respective section:

  1. What is the next phase in data indexing right after the input phase?
    1. Indexing
    2. Parsing
    3. Masking
    4. Routing
  2. Identify the stanzas that can be created in props.conf. (Select all that apply.)
    1. [source]
    2. [sourcetype_name]
    3. [source::<source_name_or_pattern>]
    4. [host]
    5. [host::<hostname_or_pattern>
  3. What are the parsing phase capabilities? (Select all that apply.)
    1. Override a source type
    2. Re-route to a different index
    3. Data masking
    4. Drop events that do not need to be indexed
  4. What is the name of the queue to be set for dropping unwanted events from indexing?
    1. sinkHole
    2. deadQueue
    3. nullQueue
    4. dropQueue
  5. The SEDCMD setting belongs to the transforms.conf file. Is this statement true or false?
    1. True
    2. False
  6. What is the limit of the file upload size in Splunk Web for the Set...