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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

The weightage of topics in the exam

A list of topics in scope and their weightage has been provided by Splunk in its test blueprint for the admin exam. The topics might be slightly updated by Splunk in the future. At the time of writing this book, these are current and valid for the Splunk Enterprise 9.x Certified Admin exam.

Refer to the latest blueprint prior to booking your exam and find out whether any new concepts have been included. You could try accessing this blueprint using this link: Otherwise, if the web link changes, look for the blueprint PDF deep link in the Splunk Certification Exams Study Guide ( on the Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin page.

Don’t be alarmed by the length of the topic list; the topics are covered in thorough detail in the rest of this book, to get you prepared with confidence.

Now that you have an idea of the topics and their weightage, let’s understand the exam’s test pattern.