Which of the following file types is an option for exporting Splunk search results?
Splunk index time process can be broken down into __________ phases.
Which of the following is a Splunk search best practice?
What are Splunk alerts based on?
Splunk alerts are based on searches that run on a schedule or in real time. You can use alerts to monitor for and respond to specific events or conditions in your data. Alerts use a saved search to look for events in real time or on a schedule. Alerts trigger when search results meet specific conditions. You can use alert actions to respond when alerts trigger, such as sending an email, running a script, or creating a ticket1.
Dashboards, webhooks, and reports are not the basis for Splunk alerts, although they can be related to them. Dashboards are collections of views that display data visually in a variety of ways. You can add alert panels to dashboards to show the status of your alerts2. Webhooks are a type of alert action that send HTTP POST requests to a specified URL when an alert triggers. You can use webhooks to integrate Splunk alerts with external systems or applications3. Reports are saved searches that include additional attributes such as a visualization type, permissions, and an optional description. You can create reports from search results and add them to dashboards as panels. You can also use reports as the basis for scheduled or real-time alerts.
Fields are searchable key value pairs in your event data.
What type of search can be saved as a report?
Only searches that generate statistics or visualizations can be saved as a report. These are searches that contain a transforming command, such as stats, chart, timechart, top, rare, etc. Transforming commands create a data table from the events and enable various types of visualizations. Searches that do not contain a transforming command can only be saved as an alert or a dashboard panel. References: Splunk Core User Certification Exam Study Guide, page 35.
When writing searches in Splunk, which of the following is true about Booleans?
When an alert action is configured to run a script, Splunk must be able to locate the script. Which is one of the directories Splunk will look in to find the script?
Use this command to use lookup fields in a search and see the lookup fields in the field sidebar.
36. Lookups can be private for a user.
Zoom Out and Zoom to Selection re-executes the search.
How can another user gain access to a saved report?
Which search will return the 15 least common field values for the dest_ip field?
In the Search and Reporting app, which is a default selected field?
In the Search and Reporting app, _time is a default selected field. This means that it is always displayed in the events list and table views, unless explicitly deselected. Other default selected fields are host, source, and sourcetype. Index and action are not default selected fields, but they can be added to the list of selected fields by clicking on All Fields4.
Prefix wildcards might cause performance issues.
This search will return 20 results. SEARCH: error | top host limit = 20
Selected fields are a set of configurable fields displayed for each event.
Which is a primary function of the timeline located under the search bar?
Portal for Splunk apps can be accessed through www.splunkbase.com
Which of the following Splunk components typically resides on the machines where data originates?
When displaying results of a search, which of the following is true about line charts?
Splunk extracts fields from event data at index time and at search time.
This is what Splunk uses to categorize the data that is being indexed.
Which Field/Value pair will return only events found in the index named security?
Which symbol is used to snap the time?
Which all time unit abbreviations can you include in Advanced time range picker? (Choose seven.)
Select the best options for "search best practices" in Splunk:
In the Search and Reporting app, which tab displays timecharts and bar charts?
How many main user roles do you have in Splunk?
@ Symbol can be used in advanced time unit option.
What is a quick, comprehensive way to learn what data is present in a Splunk deployment?
Events in Splunk are automatically segregated using data and time.
What does the values function of the stats command do?
Which command is used to validate a lookup file?
Which of the following is the best way to create a report that shows the last 24 hours of events?
Machine data can be in structured and unstructured format.
Splunk indexes the data on the basis of timestamps.
There are three different search modes in Splunk (Choose three.):
What kind of logs can Splunk Index?
Field values are case sensitive.
A field exists in search results, but isn’t being displayed in the fields sidebar. How can it be added to the fields sidebar?
Which of the following is true about user account settings and preferences?
What syntax is used to link key/value pairs in search strings?
Which of the following is a correct way to limit search results to display the 5 most common values of a field?
What is the main requirement for creating visualizations using the Splunk UI?
Which of the following is a false statement about Splunk dashboards?
Dashboards consist of one or more panels that display data in a variety of ways. You can use charts, tables, maps, single value indicators, and other visualizations to display your data. You can also add interactive elements to your dashboards, such as filters, drilldowns, and time range pickers, to make them more dynamic and user-friendly.
To create a dashboard panel from a search result, you can use the Save As button in the Search app and select Dashboard Panel. This will open a dialog box where you can choose an existing dashboard or create a new one, and specify the panel title and visualization type. You can also edit the panel properties and permissions before saving it to the dashboard.
Alternatively, you can create a report from a search result and then add it to a dashboard as a panel. Reports are saved searches that include additional attributes such as a visualization type, permissions, and an optional description. You can create reports using the Save As button in the Search app and select Report. To add a report to a dashboard, you can use the Add to Dashboard button in the Reports listing page or in the report itself.
Dashboards must have a unique dashboard ID within a permission’s context. This means that you cannot have two dashboards with the same ID in the same app or user space. The dashboard ID is used to reference the dashboard in URLs and XML files. You can specify the dashboard ID when you create a new dashboard using simple XML or the Splunk Web framework. If you do not specify an ID, Splunk software will generate one based on the dashboard title.
You can also specify a time range in the search bar. You can use the following for beginning and ending for a
time range (Choose two.):
Splunk users are assigned roles. Which of the following do roles determine?
This is the correct answer because roles determine the level of access that users have to the Splunk platform and the tasks that they can perform on the platform1. Roles can contain one or more capabilities that provide access to specific parts of the Splunk platform, such as searching, indexing, alerting, and so on2. Roles can also specify which indexes that a user can search and which indexes are searched by default1.
Which of the following is the best description of Splunk Apps?
The best description of Splunk Apps is a collection of files that provide specific functionality or views of your data. Splunk Apps can be built by anyone, not only by Splunk employees. Splunk Apps are not only available for download on Splunkbase, but also can be created or customized by users. Splunk Apps are not available on iOS and Android, but rather on Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud platforms.
You can use the following options to specify start and end time for the query range:
Splunk shows data in __________________.
What is the purpose of using a by clause with the stats command?
In the fields sidebar, what indicates that a field is numeric?
Splunk Enterprise is used as a Scalable service in Splunk Cloud.
Matching of parentheses is a feature of Splunk Assistant.
Which events will be returned by the following search string?
Which of the following is an option after clicking an item in search results?
Log filtering/parsing can be done from _____________.
What is the result of the following search?
index=myindex source=c: \mydata. txt NOT error=*
The search query index=myindex source=c: \mydata. txt NOT error=* specifies three criteria for the events to be returned:
The NOT operator negates the following expression, which means that it returns the events that do not match the expression. The wildcard character () matches any value, including an empty value or a null value. Therefore, the expression NOT error= means that the events must not have an error field at all, regardless of its value.
The search query does not use quotation marks around the source value, which means that it is case-sensitive and exact. If there are any variations in the source name, such as capitalization or spacing, they will not match the query.
Which of the following fields is stored with the events in the index?
What can be included in the All Fields option in the sidebar?
How are the results of the following search sorted?
… | sort action, —file, +bytes
Data sources being opened and read applies to:
It is not possible for a single instance of Splunk to manage the input, parsing and indexing of machine.
Monitor option in Add Data provides _______________.
Select the correct option that applies to Index time processing (Choose three.).
_______________ transforms raw data into events and distributes the results into an index.
Following are the time selection option while making search:
(Choose all that apply.)