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  • 1. 

    Which command is used to review the contents of a specified static lookup file?

    • A.

      Lookup

    • B.

      Csvlookup

    • C.

      Inputlookup

    • D.

      Outputlookup

    Correct Answer
    C. Inputlookup
    Explanation
    The command "inputlookup" is used to review the contents of a specified static lookup file. This command allows users to retrieve data from lookup files and view the contents. By using "inputlookup", users can access and analyze the data stored in lookup files for further processing or analysis.

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  • 2. 

    Which time range picker configuration would return real-time events for the past 30 seconds?

    • A.

      Preset - Relative: 30-seconds ago

    • B.

      Relative - Earliest: 30-seconds ago, Latest: Now

    • C.

      Real-time - Earliest: 30-seconds ago, Latest: Now

    • D.

      Advanced - Earliest: 30-seconds ago, Latest: Now

    Correct Answer
    C. Real-time - Earliest: 30-seconds ago, Latest: Now
    Explanation
    The Real-time configuration with Earliest: 30-seconds ago and Latest: Now would return real-time events for the past 30 seconds. This configuration specifies that the events should start from 30 seconds ago and continue up until the current time, ensuring that only the most recent events within the past 30 seconds are included.

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  • 3. 

    What is one benefit of creating dashboard panels from reports?

    • A.

      Any newly created dashboard will include that report.

    • B.

      B. There are no benefits to creating dashboard panels from reports.

    • C.

      C. It makes the dashboard more efficient because it only has to run one search string.

    • D.

      D. Any change to the underlying report will affect every dashboard that utilizes that report.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. It makes the dashboard more efficient because it only has to run one search string.
    Explanation
    Creating dashboard panels from reports makes the dashboard more efficient because it only needs to run one search string. This means that the data is already processed and available, reducing the time and resources required to display the information on the dashboard. This benefit allows for faster and more streamlined data visualization, improving the overall efficiency of the dashboard.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following statements about case sensitivity is true?

    • A.

      Both field names and field values ARE case sensitive.

    • B.

      Field names ARE case sensitive; field values are NOT.

    • C.

      Field values ARE case sensitive; field names ARE NOT.

    • D.

      Both field names and field values ARE NOT case sensitive.

    Correct Answer
    B. Field names ARE case sensitive; field values are NOT.
    Explanation
    This statement correctly explains that field names are case sensitive, meaning that they must be written exactly as they are defined. On the other hand, field values are not case sensitive, which means that they can be written in any combination of uppercase and lowercase letters without affecting their functionality.

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  • 5. 

    What does the rare command do?

    • A.

      Returns the least common field values of a given field in the results.

    • B.

      Returns the most common field values of a given field in the results.

    • C.

      Returns the top 10 field values of a given field in the results.

    • D.

      Returns the lowest 10 field values of a given field in the results.

    Correct Answer
    A. Returns the least common field values of a given field in the results.
    Explanation
    The rare command is used to identify the least common field values in a given field of the results. It helps to identify the outliers or uncommon values in the data set. By using this command, we can gain insights into the less frequently occurring values and analyze their impact on the overall dataset.

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  • 6. 

    Which Boolean operator is always implied between two search terms, unless otherwise specified?

    • A.

      Or

    • B.

      Not

    • C.

      And

    • D.

      Xor

    Correct Answer
    C. And
    Explanation
    The Boolean operator "and" is always implied between two search terms unless otherwise specified. This means that when conducting a search, the search engine will assume that both terms must be present in the results. For example, if you search for "cats and dogs," the search engine will only show results that include both the terms "cats" and "dogs." This operator helps to narrow down search results and find more specific information.

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  • 7. 

    What does the values function of the stats command do?

    • A.

      Lists all values of a given field.

    • B.

      Lists unique values of a given field.

    • C.

      Returns a count of unique values for a given field.

    • D.

      Returns the number of events that match the search.

    Correct Answer
    C. Returns a count of unique values for a given field.
    Explanation
    The values function of the stats command returns a count of unique values for a given field. This means that it will provide the number of distinct values that exist within the specified field.

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  • 8. 

    A field exists in search results, but isn't being displayed in the fields sidebar. How can it be added to the fields sidebar?

    • A.

      Click All Fields and select the field to add it to Selected Fields.

    • B.

      Click Interesting Fields and select the field to add it to Selected Fields.

    • C.

      Click Selected Fields and select the field to add it to Interesting Fields. This scenario isn't possible because all fields returned from a search always appear in the fields sidebar.

    • D.

      This scenario isn't possible because all fields returned from a search always appear in the fields sidebar.

    Correct Answer
    A. Click All Fields and select the field to add it to Selected Fields.
    Explanation
    To add a field to the fields sidebar, you need to click on "All Fields" and then select the desired field from the options. By doing so, the selected field will be added to the "Selected Fields" section in the sidebar. This allows for easy access and visibility of the field in the search results.

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  • 9. 

    In the fields sidebar, which character denotes alphanumeric field values?

    • A.

      #

    • B.

      %

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      A#

    Correct Answer
    B. %
    Explanation
    The character "%" denotes alphanumeric field values in the fields sidebar.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is the most efficient filter for running searches in Splunk?

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Fast mode

    • C.

      Sourcetype

    • D.

      Selected fields

    Correct Answer
    A. Time
    Explanation
    The most efficient filter for running searches in Splunk is "time". Time filtering allows users to narrow down their search results to a specific time range, which can significantly reduce the amount of data that needs to be processed and analyzed. This can improve search performance and speed up the overall search process in Splunk.

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  • 11. 

    What is the correct syntax to count the number of events containing a vendor_action field?=

    • A.

      Count stats vendor_action

    • B.

      Count stats (vendor_action)

    • C.

      Stats count (vendor_action)

    • D.

      Stats vendor_action (count)

    Correct Answer
    C. Stats count (vendor_action)
    Explanation
    The correct syntax to count the number of events containing a vendor_action field is "stats count (vendor_action)". This syntax uses the "stats" command to perform statistical calculations on the specified field, and "count" is used to count the number of occurrences of the vendor_action field.

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  • 12. 

    By default, which of the following fields would be listed in the fields sidebar under interesting Fields?

    • A.

      Host

    • B.

      Index

    • C.

      Source

    • D.

      Sourcetype

    Correct Answer
    A. Host
    Explanation
    The field "host" would be listed in the fields sidebar under interesting fields by default. This field represents the name or IP address of the network host from which the event originated. It is commonly used to identify the source of the data and can be helpful in analyzing and filtering the events based on the host.

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  • 13. 

    When looking at a dashboard panel that is based on a report, which of the following is true?

    • A.

      You can modify the search string in the panel, and you can change and configure the visualization.

    • B.

      You can modify the search string in the panel, but you cannot change and configure the visualization.

    • C.

      You cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization.

    • D.

      You cannot modify the search string in the panel, and you cannot change and configure the visualization.

    Correct Answer
    C. You cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that you cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization. This means that while you are unable to modify the search criteria used to generate the data in the panel, you still have the ability to adjust and customize how the data is displayed visually.

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  • 14. 

    When looking at a dashboard panel that is based on a report, which of the following is true?

    • A.

      You can modify the search string in the panel, and you can change and configure the visualization.

    • B.

      You can modify the search string in the panel, but you cannot change and configure the visualization.

    • C.

      You cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization.

    • D.

      You cannot modify the search string in the panel, and you cannot change and configure the visualization.

    Correct Answer
    C. You cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that you cannot modify the search string in the panel, but you can change and configure the visualization. This means that while you cannot adjust the search criteria used to generate the data in the panel, you still have the ability to customize and modify how the data is visually displayed.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is a best practice when writing a search string?

    • A.

      Include all formatting commands before any search terms

    • B.

      Include at least one function as this is a search requirement

    • C.

      Include the search terms at the beginning of the search string

    • D.

      Avoid using formatting clauses as they add too much overhead

    Correct Answer
    A. Include all formatting commands before any search terms
    Explanation
    Including all formatting commands before any search terms is a best practice when writing a search string because it helps to ensure that the search is executed correctly. By placing the formatting commands first, it allows the search engine or system to interpret and apply the formatting correctly before searching for the specified terms. This helps to avoid any potential issues or errors that may arise if the formatting commands are placed after the search terms. Additionally, organizing the search string in this manner can make it easier to read and understand for both the writer and any other users who may need to work with the search string.

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  • 16. 

    What type of search can be saved as a report?

    • A.

      Any search can be saved as a report

    • B.

      Only searches that generate visualizations

    • C.

      Only searches containing a transforming command

    • D.

      Only searches that generate statistics or visualizations

    Correct Answer
    D. Only searches that generate statistics or visualizations
    Explanation
    Only searches that generate statistics or visualizations can be saved as a report. This means that the search results need to have some form of data analysis or visualization component in order to be saved as a report. Searches that do not generate any statistics or visualizations cannot be saved as a report.

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  • 17. 

    What can be included in the All Fields option in the sidebar?

    • A.

      Dashboards

    • B.

      Metadata only

    • C.

      Non-interesting fields

    • D.

      Field descriptions

    Correct Answer
    A. Dashboards
    Explanation
    The All Fields option in the sidebar can include dashboards. This means that when selecting the All Fields option, users will have access to all the dashboards available in the sidebar.

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  • 18. 

    1. What syntax is used to link key/value pairs in search strings?

    • A.

      Action+purchase

    • B.

      Action=purchase

    • C.

      Action | purchase

    • D.

      Action equal purchase

    Correct Answer
    B. Action=purchase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action=purchase". This syntax is used to link key/value pairs in search strings. In this case, the key is "action" and the value is "purchase", and they are linked together using the equals sign (=).

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  • 19. 

    When viewing the results of a search, what is an Interesting Field?

    • A.

      A field that appears in any event

    • B.

      A field that appears in every event

    • C.

      A field that appears in the top 10 events

    • D.

      A field that appears in at least 20% of the events

    Correct Answer
    D. A field that appears in at least 20% of the events
    Explanation
    An interesting field is a field that appears in at least 20% of the events. This means that the field is present in a significant number of events and may contain valuable information or patterns. By focusing on fields that appear frequently, users can identify important trends or correlations in the search results.

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  • 20. 

    What syntax is used to link key/value pairs in search strings?

    • A.

      Parentheses

    • B.

      @ or # symbols

    • C.

      Quotation marks

    • D.

      Relational operators such as =, <, or >

    Correct Answer
    D. Relational operators such as =, <, or >
    Explanation
    Relational operators such as =, are used to link key/value pairs in search strings. These operators are commonly used in programming languages and database queries to compare values and establish relationships between them. In the context of search strings, these operators allow users to specify conditions and constraints for retrieving specific data or records that match the desired criteria.

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  • 21. 

    When a Splunk search generates calculated data that appears in the Statistics tab. in what formats can the results be exported?

    • A.

      CSV, JSON, PDF

    • B.

      CSV, XML JSON

    • C.

      Raw Events, XML, JSON

    • D.

      Raw Events, CSV, XML, JSON

    Correct Answer
    D. Raw Events, CSV, XML, JSON
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Raw Events, CSV, XML, JSON. When a Splunk search generates calculated data that appears in the Statistics tab, the results can be exported in multiple formats. Raw events can be exported to retain the original event data. CSV format allows exporting the data in a comma-separated values format that can be easily opened in spreadsheet applications. XML format allows exporting the data in an extensible markup language format. JSON format allows exporting the data in a JavaScript Object Notation format, which is commonly used for data interchange.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following are functions of the stats command?

    • A.

      Count, sum, add

    • B.

      Count, sum, less

    • C.

      Sum, avg, values

    • D.

      Sum, values, table

    Correct Answer
    D. Sum, values, table
    Explanation
    The stats command in this context refers to a command used in data analysis or statistics. It is used to calculate various statistical measures or perform operations on data. The correct answer, "sum, values, table," indicates that the stats command can be used to calculate the sum of values, display the values themselves, and create a table summarizing the data.

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  • 23. 

    In a deployment with multiple indexes, what will happen when a search is run and an index is not specified in the search string?

    • A.

      No events will be returned.

    • B.

      Splunk will prompt you to specify an index.

    • C.

      All non-indexed events to which the user has access will be returned.

    • D.

      Events from every index searched by default to which the user has access will be returned.

    Correct Answer
    D. Events from every index searched by default to which the user has access will be returned.
    Explanation
    When a search is run and an index is not specified in the search string, events from every index searched by default to which the user has access will be returned. This means that Splunk will search for events across all indexes that the user has permission to access and return the results.

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  • 24. 

    Which search matches the events containing the terms "error" and "fail"?

    • A.

      Index=security Error Fail

    • B.

      Index=security error OR fail

    • C.

      Index=security "error failure"

    • D.

      Index=security NOT error NOT fail

    Correct Answer
    A. Index=security Error Fail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "index=security Error Fail" because it uses the "AND" operator between the terms "error" and "fail", which means that both terms must be present in the events for them to be matched.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is an option after clicking an item in search results?

    • A.

      Saving the item to a report

    • B.

      Adding the item to the search.

    • C.

      Adding the item to a dashboard

    • D.

      Saving the search to a JSON file.

    Correct Answer
    C. Adding the item to a dashboard
    Explanation
    After clicking an item in search results, one of the options available is to add the item to a dashboard. This allows the user to save and organize the item in a visually appealing and easily accessible format. By adding the item to a dashboard, the user can quickly refer back to it and view it alongside other important information or data. This feature enhances the user's ability to track and analyze relevant items effectively.

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  • 26. 

    When placed early in a search, which command is most effective at reducing search execution time?

    • A.

      Dedup

    • B.

      Rename

    • C.

      Sort -

    • D.

      Fields +

    Correct Answer
    A. Dedup
    Explanation
    The command "dedup" is most effective at reducing search execution time when placed early in a search. This command removes duplicate events or values from the search results, which can significantly reduce the amount of data that needs to be processed and analyzed. By eliminating duplicates, the search execution time is reduced because the system does not have to perform unnecessary operations on redundant data.

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  • 27. 

    In the Splunk interface, the list of alerts can be filtered based on which characteristics?

    • A.

      App, Owner, Severity, and Type

    • B.

      App, Owner, Priority, and Status

    • C.

      App, Dashboard, Severity, and Type

    • D.

      App, Time Window, Type, and Severity

    Correct Answer
    D. App, Time Window, Type, and Severity
    Explanation
    In the Splunk interface, the list of alerts can be filtered based on the application (App) associated with the alert, the time window in which the alert occurred, the type of alert, and the severity level of the alert. By filtering based on these characteristics, users can narrow down the list of alerts to focus on specific areas or prioritize their response based on severity.

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  • 28. 

    When displaying results of a search, which of the following is true about line charts?

    • A.

      Line charts are optimal for single and multiple series.

    • B.

      Line charts are optimal for single series when using Fast mode.

    • C.

      Line charts are optimal for multiple series with 3 or more columns.

    • D.

      Line charts are optimal for multiseries searches with at least 2 or more columns.

    Correct Answer
    C. Line charts are optimal for multiple series with 3 or more columns.
    Explanation
    Line charts are optimal for multiple series with 3 or more columns because line charts are effective in displaying trends and patterns over time. When there are multiple series with 3 or more columns, a line chart can show the relationship and comparison between the different series more clearly. It allows for easy visualization and analysis of the data, making it an optimal choice in this scenario.

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  • 29. 

    A collection of items containing things such as data inputs, UI elements, and knowledge objects is known as what?

    • A.

      An app

    • B.

      JSON

    • C.

      A role

    • D.

      An enhanced solution

    Correct Answer
    A. An app
    Explanation
    An app is the correct answer because it is a collection of items that includes data inputs, UI elements, and knowledge objects. An app is a software application that performs specific functions and provides a user interface for users to interact with. It can contain various components such as data inputs for user input, UI elements for displaying information, and knowledge objects for processing and manipulating data. Therefore, an app is the most appropriate term to describe a collection of items with these characteristics.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following fields is stored with the events in the index?   WTF

    • A.

      User

    • B.

      Source

    • C.

      Location

    • D.

      SourceIp

    Correct Answer
    B. Source
    Explanation
    The field "source" is stored with the events in the index.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following is the recommended way to create multiple dashboards displaying data from the same search?

    • A.

      Save the search as a report and use it in multiple dashboards as needed

    • B.

      Save the search as a dashboard panel for each dashboard that needs the data

    • C.

      Save the search as a scheduled alert and use it in multiple dashboards as needed

    • D.

      Export the results of the search to an XML file and use the file as the basis of the dashboards

    Correct Answer
    B. Save the search as a dashboard panel for each dashboard that needs the data
    Explanation
    Saving the search as a dashboard panel for each dashboard that needs the data is the recommended way to create multiple dashboards displaying data from the same search. This allows for easy management and customization of the data for each dashboard, ensuring that the information is presented in the most relevant and meaningful way for each specific dashboard.

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  • 32. 

    What must be done in order to use a lookup table in Splunk?

    • A.

      The lookup must be configured to run automatically.

    • B.

      The contents of the lookup file must be copied and pasted into the search bar.

    • C.

      The lookup file must be uploaded to Splunk and a lookup definition must be created.

    • D.

      The lookup file must be uploaded to the etc/apps/lookups folder for automatic ingestion.

    Correct Answer
    C. The lookup file must be uploaded to Splunk and a lookup definition must be created.
    Explanation
    To use a lookup table in Splunk, the lookup file needs to be uploaded to Splunk and a lookup definition must be created. This allows Splunk to access and utilize the data in the lookup file for searching and analysis purposes. Simply copying and pasting the contents of the lookup file into the search bar or configuring the lookup to run automatically are not sufficient steps to enable the use of a lookup table in Splunk. Uploading the lookup file to the etc/apps/lookups folder is also not enough; a lookup definition must be created to associate the lookup file with the appropriate fields and events in Splunk.

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  • 33. 

    What is a suggested Splunk best practice for naming reports?

    • A.

      Reports are best named using many numbers so they can be more easily sorted.

    • B.

      Use a consistent naming convention so they are easily separated by characteristics such as group and object.

    • C.

      Name reports as uniquely as possible with no overlap to differentiate them from one another.

    • D.

      Any naming convention is fine as long as you keep an external spreadsheet to keep track.

    Correct Answer
    B. Use a consistent naming convention so they are easily separated by characteristics such as group and object.
    Explanation
    A suggested Splunk best practice for naming reports is to use a consistent naming convention so they are easily separated by characteristics such as group and object. This ensures that reports can be organized and identified efficiently, making it easier for users to locate specific reports based on their specific characteristics. Using a consistent naming convention also helps to avoid confusion and overlap between different reports, allowing for clear differentiation between them.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following Splunk components typically resides on the machines where data originates?

    • A.

      Indexer

    • B.

      Forwarder

    • C.

      Search head

    • D.

      Deployment server

    Correct Answer
    C. Search head
    Explanation
    The search head component in Splunk typically resides on the machines where data originates. The search head is responsible for processing search requests and generating search results. It interacts with the indexer to retrieve the data and display the search results to the user. The search head also allows users to create and manage dashboards, reports, and alerts.

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  • 35. 

    What does the following specified time range do? earliest=-72h@h latest=@d

    • A.

      Look back 3 days ago and prior

    • B.

      Look back 72 hours up to one day ago

    • C.

      Look back 72 hours, up to the end of today

    • D.

      Look back from 3 days ago up to the beginning of today

    Correct Answer
    D. Look back from 3 days ago up to the beginning of today
    Explanation
    The specified time range "earliest=-72h@h latest=@d" means to look back from 3 days ago up to the beginning of today. The "earliest=-72h@h" indicates that the search should start 72 hours ago at the beginning of the hour, and the "latest=@d" indicates that the search should end at the beginning of today. This allows for a search that covers the entire duration of the past 3 days.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following is true about user account settings and preferences?

    • A.

      Search & Reporting is the only app that can be set as the default application.

    • B.

      Full names can only be changed by accounts with a Power User or Admin role.

    • C.

      Time zones are automatically updated based on the setting of the computer accessing Splunk.

    • D.

      Full name, time zone, and default app can be defined by clicking the login name in the Splunk bar.

    Correct Answer
    D. Full name, time zone, and default app can be defined by clicking the login name in the Splunk bar.
    Explanation
    Users can customize their full name, time zone, and default app settings by accessing the user account preferences through the Splunk bar. This allows individuals to personalize their experience within the Splunk platform according to their preferences.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following are common constraints of the top command?

    • A.

      Limit, count

    • B.

      Limit, showpercent

    • C.

      Limits, countfield

    • D.

      Showperc, countfield

    Correct Answer
    A. Limit, count
    Explanation
    The common constraints of the top command are "limit" and "count". The "limit" constraint allows the user to specify the maximum number of processes to display, while the "count" constraint determines the number of iterations the top command will run before exiting. These constraints are commonly used to control the output and behavior of the top command.

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  • 38. 

    What is the purpose of using a by clause with the stats command?

    • A.

      To group the results by one or more fields.

    • B.

      To compute numerical statistics on each field.

    • C.

      To specify how the values in a list are delimited.

    • D.

      To partition the input data based on the split-by fields.

    Correct Answer
    A. To group the results by one or more fields.
    Explanation
    The purpose of using a by clause with the stats command is to group the results by one or more fields. This allows for the aggregation of data based on specific criteria, such as grouping sales by region or grouping website traffic by date. By using the by clause, the results can be organized and analyzed in a more meaningful and structured way.

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  • 39. 

    Which events will be returned by the following search string? host=www3 status=503

    • A.

      All events that either have a host of www3 or a status of 503.

    • B.

      B. All events with a host of www3 that also have a status of 503

    • C.

      C. We need more information: we cannot tell without knowing the time range

    • D.

      D. We need more information a search cannot be run without specifying an index

    Correct Answer
    B. B. All events with a host of www3 that also have a status of 503
    Explanation
    The search string "host=www3 status=503" will return all events that have a host of www3 and also have a status of 503.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following searches would return events with failure in index netfw or warn or critical in index netops?

    • A.

      (index=netfw failure) AND index=netops warn OR critical

    • B.

      (index=netfw failure) OR (index=netops (warn OR critical))

    • C.

      (index=netfw failure) AND (index=netops (warn OR critical))

    • D.

      (index=netfw failure) OR index=netops OR (warn OR critical)

    Correct Answer
    B. (index=netfw failure) OR (index=netops (warn OR critical))
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "(index=netfw failure) OR (index=netops (warn OR critical))". This search query will return events that have the keyword "failure" in the index "netfw", as well as events that have either "warn" or "critical" keywords in the index "netops". The OR operator is used to combine the conditions, allowing for events from either index to be included in the search results.

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  • 41. 

    Select the answer that displays the accurate placing of the pipe in the following search string: index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 stats count by price

    • A.

      Index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 stats | count by price

    • B.

      Index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 | stats count by price

    • C.

      Index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 | stats count | by price

    • D.

      Index=security sourcetype=access_* | status=200 | stats count by price

    Correct Answer
    B. Index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 | stats count by price
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "index=security sourcetype=access_* status=200 | stats count by price" because it correctly places the pipe after "status=200" and before "stats count by price". This ensures that the search is filtering for events with a status of 200 before performing the statistical analysis on the "price" field.

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  • 42. 

    What does the stats command do?

    • A.

      Automatically correlates related fields

    • B.

      Converts field values into numerical values

    • C.

      Calculates statistics on data that matches the search criteria

    • D.

      Analyzes numerical fields for their ability to predict another discrete field

    Correct Answer
    C. Calculates statistics on data that matches the search criteria
    Explanation
    The stats command is used to calculate statistics on data that meets the specified search criteria. This command allows users to perform various statistical calculations such as count, sum, average, minimum, maximum, and more on the selected data. By applying the stats command, users can gain valuable insights and understand the patterns and trends within their data.

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  • 43. 

    Which is a primary function of the timeline located under the search bar?

    • A.

      To differentiate between structured and unstructured events in the data

    • B.

      To sort the events returned by the search command in chronological order

    • C.

      To zoom in and zoom out. although this does not change the scale of the chart

    • D.

      To show peaks and/or valleys in the timeline, which can indicate spikes in activity or downtime

    Correct Answer
    B. To sort the events returned by the search command in chronological order
    Explanation
    The primary function of the timeline under the search bar in Splunk is to visually represent events in chronological order. It helps users analyze data over time, facilitating the identification of trends, patterns, and the temporal sequence of events returned by the search command.

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  • 44. 

    Which statement is true about Splunk alerts?

    • A.

      Alerts are based on searches that are either run on a scheduled interval or in real-time.

    • B.

      Alerts are based on searches and when triggered will only send an email notification.

    • C.

      Alerts are based on searches and require cron to run on scheduled interval.

    • D.

      Alerts are based on searches that are run exclusively as real-time.

    Correct Answer
    A. Alerts are based on searches that are either run on a scheduled interval or in real-time.
    Explanation
    Alerts in Splunk can be set up to run on a scheduled interval or in real-time. This means that the searches can be configured to run at specific times or continuously monitor incoming data for triggering conditions. The statement correctly describes that alerts can be based on searches that are run either on a scheduled interval or in real-time, providing flexibility in monitoring and notification options.

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  • 45. 

    What can be configured using the Edit Job Settings menu?

    • A.

      Export the results to CSV format

    • B.

      Add the Job results to a dashboard

    • C.

      Schedule the Job to re-run in 10 minutes

    • D.

      Change Job Lifetime from 10 minutes to 7 days.

    Correct Answer
    A. Export the results to CSV format
    Explanation
    The Edit Job Settings menu allows users to configure various settings for a job. One of these settings is the ability to export the results to CSV format. This option allows users to save the job results in a comma-separated values file, which can be easily opened and manipulated in spreadsheet programs.

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  • 46. 

    Which command is used to validate a lookup file?

    • A.

      | lookup products.csv

    • B.

      Inputlookup products.csv

    • C.

      I inputlookup products.csv

    • D.

      | lookup definition products.csv

    Correct Answer
    C. I inputlookup products.csv
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I inputlookup products.csv". This command is used to validate a lookup file named "products.csv". The "inputlookup" command is used in Splunk to search for events in a lookup file. By using this command, Splunk will check if the lookup file exists and if it is formatted correctly.

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  • 47. 

    Which stats command function provides a count of how many unique values exist for a given field in the result set?

    • A.

      Dc(field)

    • B.

      Count(field)

    • C.

      Count-by(field)

    • D.

      Distinct-count(field)

    Correct Answer
    A. Dc(field)
    Explanation
    The dc(field) function in the stats command provides a count of how many unique values exist for a given field in the result set. This means that it will give the number of distinct values for the specified field.

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  • 48. 

    What user interface component allows for time selection?

    • A.

      Time summary

    • B.

      Time range picker

    • C.

      Search time picker

    • D.

      Data source time statistics

    Correct Answer
    B. Time range picker
    Explanation
    A time range picker is a user interface component that allows users to select a specific time range. It enables users to choose a start and end time, allowing them to filter and analyze data within that particular time frame. This component is commonly used in various applications and platforms where time-based data analysis or filtering is required.

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  • 49. 

    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?

    • A.

      $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts

    • B.

      $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/scripts

    • C.

      $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/etc/scripts

    • D.

      $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/scripts/bin

    Correct Answer
    A. $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts
    Explanation
    Splunk will look in the directory $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts to find the script when an alert action is configured to run a script.

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  • 50. 

    When editing a dashboard, which of the following are possible options? (select all that apply)

    • A.

      Add an output.

    • B.

      Export a dashboard panel.

    • C.

      Modify the chart type displayed in a dashboard panel.

    • D.

      Drag a dashboard panel to a different location on the dashboard.

    Correct Answer
    C. Modify the chart type displayed in a dashboard panel.
    Explanation
    When editing a dashboard, one possible option is to modify the chart type displayed in a dashboard panel. This allows the user to change the visual representation of the data in the panel, such as switching from a bar chart to a line chart or a pie chart. The other options mentioned in the question are not possible when editing a dashboard.

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