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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


This section will test you on what you have learned in this chapter. You will be given 10 questions with answers to choose from. The question pattern is the same as what we discussed in Chapter 1, in the Introducing the exams test pattern section. After the assessment, refer to the sections where you had difficulty answering questions; alternatively, you could refer to the official Splunk documentation. All the best!

  1. The UF can store indexed data. Is this statement true or false?
    1. True.
    2. False.
  2. Choose the statements that apply to UFs:
    1. The UF is a lightweight software binary that’s typically installed on the source machine.
    2. The UF requires a separate license from Splunk Inc.
    3. The UF can input data and optionally parse structured data (such as CSV, PSV, XML, or JSON).
    4. The UF resends the whole file from the beginning if it gets rebooted.
  3. Choose the statements that apply to DSs:
    1. The DS is a Splunk instance and by default, it is enabled.
    2. Apps for forwarders...