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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


Like other chapters, this section is about self-testing your knowledge of the topics that we have learned about so far. You have 10 questions, and the answers are given after the questions. As reiterated every time, feel free to review the respective sections once again if you have difficulty answering questions. Let’s begin:

  1. Are field names case-sensitive?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Does Splunk auto-extract fields/values from the key-value format in search time?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Select the types of lookup files available in Splunk (select all that apply):
    1. JSON lookups
    2. CSV lookups
    3. KV Store lookups
    4. Geospatial lookups
  4. Which statements are true about CSV lookups? Select all that apply:
    1. CSV lookups store information in MongoDB
    2. CSV lookup files have the .csv extension
    3. CSV lookup files are used to enrich information by correlating with existing events in Splunk.
    4. CSV lookups contain information in comma-separated values with a header
  5. What are the two types of Splunk Web methods available...