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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 self-assessment section is to test yourself on what you have gone through in this chapter. You will be given 10 questions and answers to choose from. The question pattern is the same as what we discussed in the Introducing the exam’s test pattern section in Chapter 1. After the assessment, refer to the sections related to the questions you are having difficulty answering. Alternatively, you could refer to the Splunk documentation. All the best! Let’s get started:

  1. A Splunk user requires at least one role to be assigned when created. Is this statement true or false?
    1. True
    2. False
  2. Which roles, by default, exist in Splunk after installation? (Choose all that apply)
    1. splunk
    2. admin
    3. user
    4. can_delete
  3. What are the Splunk CLI functions to manage a user? (Choose all that apply)
    1. Reset password
    2. Unlock user
    3. Add user
    4. Edit user
  4. You have been tasked with adding a new capability to the existing power user role. What will you do? (Choose all that apply)
    1. Edit the power...