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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

Introducing the exam’s test pattern

The exam contains 56 questions to be answered in 57 minutes. Each question has at most five options. Some of the questions will have more than one answer, under the Select all that apply category. Others are either true or false or single-answer.

The following are sample questions of the different categories with answers.

True or false category

Q. Splunk Enterprise is only able to store and retrieve text-based data.

  1. True
  2. False

Here, the answer is option A.

Single-answer category

Q. A UF is sending data to index=linux_os, which does not exist on the indexer layer. What happens to the data in this scenario?

  1. Since no such index has been configured, the data will be ignored by the indexer
  2. The indexer throws an error message to the UF
  3. A linux_os index is automatically created since it did not exist before
  4. The data gets stored in the lostandfound index

Here, the answer is option A.

Multiple-choice category

Q. A Splunk admin user has, by default, which capabilities? (Select all that apply)

  1. Admin can install the UF remotely
  2. Admin can create another admin user
  3. Admin can create a custom role for a group of non-admin users
  4. Admin can restart a Splunk SH instance through the GUI

Here, the answers are options B, C, and D.

Let’s get started with learning about Splunk Enterprise in the following section.