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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


Here, you will test yourself on the concepts that you have covered in this chapter. You will be given 10 questions and answers on license management; at the end of this section, the answers are provided. The pattern of the questions is the same as we discussed in the Introducing the exam’s test pattern section in Chapter 1. Don’t be alarmed if you struggle with certain concepts, as they involve quite new terminology and take a bit of time to understand. Always refer to the relevant sections of the chapter when you feel you have difficulty answering the questions; alternatively, you can refer to the Splunk documentation. Good luck! Let’s get started:

  1. For how many days is the Splunk Enterprise Trial license valid?
    1. 55 days
    2. 60 days
    3. 50 days
    4. 90 days
  2. What is the Splunk Free license’s daily ingestion limit?
    1. 1,024 MB/day
    2. 512 MB/day
    3. 500 MB/day
    4. 100 MB/day
  3. Which of the following statements is true about the Splunk infrastructure license? (Select...