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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


You will be given 10 multiple-choice questions. The question patterns are the same as discussed in the Introducing the exam’s test pattern section of Chapter 1, Getting Started with the Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin Exam. When you have finished, refer to the sections with which you are having difficulty. Alternatively, you can refer to the Splunk documentation. All the best! Let’s get started.

  1. An index is a repository of data, and it has a name. Is this statement true or false?.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. An indexer is a Splunk instance. What is its role in a Splunk deployment? (Choose all that apply)
    1. The indexer stores data.
    2. The indexer stores data in $SPLUNK_HOME location.
    3. The indexer responds to search requests issued by the search head.
    4. Data stored in the indexer cannot be deleted.
    5. The indexer by default comes with internal indexes. You can create custom indexes too.
  3. Do metrics indexes store any type of text data?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. Choose the Splunk indexes that...