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Splunk Test

The Splunk Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in using Splunk for data analysis, monitoring, and security purposes. This test assesses the understanding of Splunk basics, search techniques, data indexing, architecture and data visualization.

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Test duration:  ~ 40 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
  • 15 Splunk MCQs
Covered skills:
Splunk basics
Search techniques
Data indexing
Monitoring and alerting
Splunk administration
Splunk architecture
Splunk apps and add-ons
Security and compliance
Data visualization
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The Splunk Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Able to effectively use Splunk search techniques
  • Proficient in Splunk data indexing
  • Skilled in monitoring and alerting using Splunk
  • Competent in Splunk administration
  • Knowledgeable in Splunk architecture
  • Familiar with Splunk apps and add-ons
  • Capable of ensuring security and compliance in Splunk
  • Adept at data visualization in Splunk
  • Experienced in Splunk basics
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We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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Indexer Failure
Broadwausical has an indexer cluster supporting search needs like- scheduled search, data model acceleration and summary indexing. Can you recommend a strategy for Broadwausical that represents the minimum and least disruptive change necessary to protect the searchability of the indexer cluster in case of indexer failure? Here's an excerpt from the cluster masters server.conf:


Indexing Ready
Sankman Fried works as Splunk developer at Binnance Inc. Binnance’s new single-site three indexer cluster is being stood up with replication_factor = 2 and search_factor = 2. At which step would the Indexer Cluster be classed as ‘Indexing Ready’ and be able to ingest new data?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Indexer Failure

2 mins



Indexing Ready

3 mins

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Indexer Failure
Medium2 mins
Indexing Ready
Medium3 mins

Test candidates on core Splunk Hiring Test topics

Splunk Basics: Understanding the foundational concepts of Splunk, such as events, sources, and indexes, is crucial for effectively utilizing the platform. This skill measures the candidate's knowledge of Splunk's core components and functionalities.

Search Techniques: Having expertise in search techniques enables users to extract valuable insights from large volumes of data in Splunk. This skill assesses the candidate's ability to construct efficient and accurate search queries to retrieve the required information.

Data Indexing: Data indexing involves the process of ingesting, parsing, and enriching data in Splunk. Evaluating this skill helps determine the candidate's proficiency in setting up data inputs, configuring sourcetypes, and managing indexers to ensure optimal data organization and retrieval.

Monitoring and Alerting: Monitoring the performance and availability of systems and generating alerts based on predefined conditions is a critical aspect of Splunk. Measuring this skill provides insights into the candidate's knowledge of creating real-time alerts, building dashboards, and effectively managing incidents using Splunk's monitoring and alerting capabilities.

Splunk Administration: Splunk administration involves tasks like user management, server configuration, and license management. This skill assessment evaluates the candidate's expertise in handling these administrative tasks, ensuring a smooth running of the Splunk environment.

Splunk Architecture: Understanding the architecture of Splunk helps in optimizing the performance and scalability of the platform. This skill measures the candidate's understanding of Splunk components, such as forwarders, indexers, and search heads, and their interconnections for designing a robust Splunk infrastructure.

Splunk Apps and Add-ons: Splunk apps and add-ons extend the functionality of Splunk by providing pre-built dashboards, reports, and visualizations. Assessing this skill helps determine the candidate's ability to install, configure, and manage apps and add-ons to enhance Splunk's capabilities.

Security and Compliance: Splunk is widely used for security and compliance purposes, requiring knowledge of access controls, data protection, and regulatory compliance. This skill assessment evaluates the candidate's understanding of securing Splunk deployments, configuring user permissions, implementing data encryption, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Data Visualization: Data visualization is essential for effectively presenting insights and trends derived from Splunk data. This skill measures the candidate's ability to design and create visually appealing and informative dashboards and reports using Splunk's visualization tools and techniques.

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Have questions about the Splunk Hiring Test?

How does pricing work?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I customize the test?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up within 48 hours based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test. You can also customize a test by uploading your own questions.

Can I combine multiple skills into one test?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

What roles can I use the Splunk Assessment Test for?

Here are few roles for which we recommend this test:

  • Splunk Administrator
  • Splunk Developer
  • Splunk Implementation
  • Splunk Cloud Services Engineer Splunk Administration Application Developer
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How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

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