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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

Getting Started with the Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin Exam

Let’s get started with Splunk Enterprise. By the end of this chapter, you should understand what Splunk Enterprise is and its rich set of features and be able to list the Splunk components that work together to get business insights out of data. You will also learn about the installation of standalone Splunk Enterprise in a Windows environment, along with advanced Splunk Validated Architectures (SVAs) covering all the Splunk components. Throughout the book, you’ll often find us using the terms Splunk Enterprise and Splunk interchangeably. They both refer to the product itself. You will rarely find references to Splunk Inc., which refers to the company that developed and offers the Splunk Enterprise product.

This chapter covers the following topics to get you started:

  • Introducing the certification exam
  • The weightage of topics in the exam
  • Introducing the exam’s test pattern
  • What is Splunk Enterprise?
  • Introducing Splunk 9.x Enterprise features
  • Understanding Splunk components
  • SVAs
  • Splunk installation—standalone
  • Self-assessment