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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


Answers are provided at the end of this section. If you are having trouble answering questions in certain areas, make sure you revisit those sections, and for more detailed information, you can refer to the Splunk documentation. Let’s begin the questions:

  1. What is a search peer? (Select all that apply.)
    1. Something that accepts search requests from the search head
    2. An indexer
    3. One of the search head members in a cluster
    4. All of the above
  2. What is the role of a cluster manager? (Select all that apply.)
    1. To make sure the indexers are up and running all the time
    2. To configure the indexer cluster
    3. To replicate data copies across cluster members
    4. To make sure search copies are available
  3. Is the search head captain component mandatory in a search head cluster?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. You are assigned to a critical project where a search head cluster is configured to search multiple non-clustered indexers. Is it making use of the distributed search concept?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  5. Identify the configuration...