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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

Mock exam questions

  1. Which configuration file in Splunk is responsible for specifying data inputs to be collected and indexed?
    1. inputs.conf
    2. props.conf
    3. transforms.conf
    4. indexes.conf
  2. You are a system administrator: how can you control access to specific indexes and resources in Splunk?
    1. By configuring firewall rules on the Splunk servers.
    2. By encrypting the data before indexing it in Splunk.
    3. By setting up authentication mechanisms such as the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
    4. By following Splunk role-based access control (RBAC) and creating a role that can be configured to allow access to specific indexes and resources. Roles in turn can be assigned to users.
  3. Which Splunk component is responsible for deploying apps to forwarders?
    1. The deployment server (DS)
    2. The heavy forwarder (HF)
    3. The license manager (LM)
    4. The search head (SH)
  4. What is the purpose of a Splunk indexer?
    1. It indexes and stores incoming data for searching and analysis
    2. It...