Splunk SPLK-1002 Splunk Core Certified Power User Exam Practice Test

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Question 1

Which of the following can be saved as an event type?



Answer : D

Event types in Splunk are saved searches that categorize data, making it easier to search for specific patterns or criteria within your data. When saving an event type, the search must essentially filter events based on criteria without performing operations that transform or aggregate the data. Here's a breakdown of the options:

A) The search index-server_472 sourcetype-BETA_494 code-488 | stats count by code performs an aggregation operation (stats count by code), which makes it unsuitable for saving as an event type. Event types are meant to categorize data without aggregating or transforming it.

B) The search index=server_472 sourcetype=BETA_494 code=488 [ | inputlookup append=t servercode.csv] includes a subsearch and input lookup, which is typically used to enrich or filter events based on external data. This complexity goes beyond simple event categorization.

C) The search index=server_472 sourcetype=BETA_494 code=488 | stats where code > 200 includes a filtering condition within a transforming command (stats), which again, is not suitable for defining an event type due to the transformation of data.

D) The search index=server_472 sourcetype=BETA_494 code-488 is the correct answer as it purely filters events based on index, sourcetype, and a code field condition without transforming or aggregating the data. This is what makes it suitable for saving as an event type, as it categorizes data based on specific criteria without altering the event structure or content.


Question 2

Using the Field Extractor (FX) tool, a value is highlighted to extract and give a name to a new field. Splunk has not successfully extracted that value from all appropriate events. What steps can be taken so Splunk successfully extracts the value from all appropriate events? (select all that apply)



Answer : A, D

When using the Field Extractor (FX) tool in Splunk and the tool fails to extract a value from all appropriate events, there are specific steps you can take to improve the extraction process. These steps involve interacting with the FX tool and possibly adjusting the extraction method:

A) Select an additional sample event with the Field Extractor (FX) and highlight the missing value in the event. This approach allows Splunk to understand the pattern better by providing more examples. By highlighting the value in another event where it wasn't extracted, you help the FX tool to learn the variability in the data format or structure, improving the accuracy of the field extraction.

D) Edit the regular expression manually. Sometimes the FX tool might not generate the most accurate regular expression for the field extraction, especially when dealing with complex log formats or subtle nuances in the data. In such cases, manually editing the regular expression can significantly improve the extraction process. This involves understanding regular expression syntax and how Splunk extracts fields, allowing for a more tailored approach to field extraction that accounts for variations in the data that the automatic process might miss.

Options B and C are not typically related to improving field extraction within the Field Extractor tool. Re-ingesting data (B) does not directly impact the extraction process, and changing to a delimited extraction method (C) is not always applicable, as it depends on the specific data format and might not resolve the issue of missing values across events.


Question 3

Consider the following search:

index=web sourcetype=access_combined

The log shows several events that share the same JSESSIONID value (SD470K92802F117). View the events as a group.

From the following list, which search groups events by JSESSIONID?



Answer : B

To group events by JSESSIONID, the correct search is index=web sourcetype=access_combined | transaction JSESSIONID | search SD470K92802F117 (Option B). The transaction command groups events that share the same JSESSIONID value, allowing for the analysis of all events associated with a specific session as a single transaction. The subsequent search for SD470K92802F117 filters these grouped transactions to include only those related to the specified session ID.


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Question 5

When should the regular expression mode of Field Extractor (FX) be used? (select all that apply)



Question 6

Consider the following search:

index=web sourcetype=access_corabined

The log shows several events that share the same jsesszonid value (SD462K101O2F267). View the events as a group.

From the following list, which search groups events by jSSESSIONID?



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