CL0-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Test Set 2

An end user has reported not receiving emails sent by a specific customer. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of this issue?


Options are :

  • The access control list is blocking the messages
  • The email filter has quarantined the messages (Correct)
  • The HIPS device is blocking the messages
  • The firewall is blocking the senders email address

Answer : The email filter has quarantined the messages

An organization subscribes to a public cloud. For which of the following does the subscriber NOT
depend on the vendor?


Options are :

  • Infrastructure availability
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Data backups
  • Internet bandwidth and packet latency (Correct)

Answer : Internet bandwidth and packet latency

When an organization moves to a cloud service for IaaS the cost model changes. Which of the following illustrates that cost model?


Options are :

  • Move from a depreciation model of infrastructure to a leasing model of infrastructure with bundled support and maintenance.
  • Move from a CAPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing OPEX charge with bundled support and ongoing maintenance. (Correct)
  • Move from an OPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing CAPEX charge with bundled support and ongoing maintenance.
  • Move from an ongoing OPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing service charge for the life of the infrastructure

Answer : Move from a CAPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing OPEX charge with bundled support and ongoing maintenance.

A company has hired a third party vendor to provide email and spam/anti-malware filtering services. The type of cloud service provided by the vendor is BEST described as which of the following?


Options are :

  • SaaS (Correct)
  • CaaS
  • IaaS
  • PaaS

Answer : SaaS

Which of the following should be implemented to BEST roll out desktop images from a cloud network?


Options are :

  • Automation and self service (Correct)
  • Federation
  • Virtual servers
  • Backup and recovery

Answer : Automation and self service

A software development company would like to deploy all of their application development using their own software to the cloud. The type of cloud they will MOST likely choose to implement is which of the following?


Options are :

  • PaaS (Correct)
  • SaaS
  • XaaS
  • IaaS

Answer : PaaS

Which of the following companies would BEST benefit from moving to a cloud service?


Options are :

  • A family business that does not have any IT applications, but runs off manual processes and good customer service
  • A financial services company that is having a number of security issues with itscustomer internet banking platform.
  • An insurance company that has a mature, low cost and efficient IT infrastructure that does not have significant change.
  • A retail company that has a history of peaks and troughs throughout the year with its online shopping application. (Correct)

Answer : A retail company that has a history of peaks and troughs throughout the year with its online shopping application.

Which of the following is an advantage of cloud computing that can enhance business value?


Options are :

  • Scalability (Correct)
  • Fixed costs
  • Security
  • Hardware dependence

Answer : Scalability

Which of the following organizations are MOST liking to consider confidentiality requirements before implementing a backup and disaster recovery cloud solution?


Options are :

  • A public library
  • A recreational park district
  • An advertising company
  • A hospital and outpatient facility (Correct)

Answer : A hospital and outpatient facility

Which of the following is BEST used when setting up security for services being used within apublic cloud?


Options are :

  • SFTP
  • LDAP
  • SNMP
  • SSL (Correct)

Answer : SSL

In cloud computing, the ability to scale resources demand,benefitsthe business in which of thefollowing ways?


Options are :

  • Allowing a third party to manage service delivery ensures lower staffing costs.
  • Shorter contracts and less capital expenses reduce expenditures to the IT budget.
  • It is more cost effective to pay for what is needed rather than pay for peak demand upfront. (Correct)
  • Fewer in-house servers lower the power consumption of the datacenter.

Answer : It is more cost effective to pay for what is needed rather than pay for peak demand upfront.

Which of the following critical success factors would likely persuade a company to use a SaaSservice?


Options are :

  • The elimination of company driven application maintenance and backups (Correct)
  • The decrease of company-owned physical system downtime
  • The increase of web presence
  • The lowering of thin client management costs

Answer : The elimination of company driven application maintenance and backups

Which of the following would be considered in a private cloud?


Options are :

  • Encrypted shared drive
  • Organizational SAN (Correct)
  • Organizational direct attached storage
  • Vendor leased co-hosted storage

Answer : Organizational SAN

Which of the following statements represents the correct definition of the terms 'cost allocation'and 'chargeback'?


Options are :

  • 'Cost allocation' focuses on recovering costs from consumers of cloud-delivered services whereas 'chargeback' relates to identifying costs and assigning them to specific cost categories.
  • 'Cost allocation' and 'chargeback' relate to ensuring that cloud computing delivery services are a profit center instead of a cost center. This leads to a positive return on investment for both cloud provider and cloud consumer.
  • 'Cost allocation' and 'chargeback' are synonymous terms that relate to allocating costs of cloud services and ensuring that billing occurs for the services being delivered.
  • 'Cost allocation' relates to identifying costs and assigning them to specific costcategories. 'Chargeback' is focused on recovering costs from consumers of the cloud-delivered services. (Correct)

Answer : 'Cost allocation' relates to identifying costs and assigning them to specific costcategories. 'Chargeback' is focused on recovering costs from consumers of the cloud-delivered services.

A cloud subscriber may come under certain security constraints when hosting sensitive data in the cloud due to government regulations. Which of the following is the BEST mitigating control that could be implemented by the cloud provider?


Options are :

  • Offer multi-tenancy software as a service with segregated physical infrastructure.
  • Offer a single-tenancy software service with monitored intrusion detection systems.
  • Offer multi-tenancy software as a service with logically segregated infrastructure
  • Offer a single-tenancy software service with segregated virtualized infrastructure. (Correct)

Answer : Offer a single-tenancy software service with segregated virtualized infrastructure.

Which of the following are the appropriate stepstomigrating backwards compatible application
into the cloud?


Options are :

  • Purchase service from cloud provider, migrate the user accounts, and disable the internal infrastructure
  • Decommission the internal infrastructure, purchase service from the cloud provider, and enable for business users
  • Assess, proof of concept, migrate data, migrate application, automation/scaling, andoptimizing (Correct)
  • Migrate the data and rebuild the application using APIs

Answer : Assess, proof of concept, migrate data, migrate application, automation/scaling, andoptimizing

A company's IT department currently spends several hours a day maintaining the hardware of thedatabase server. The company migrates the server to the cloud. Which of the following job responsibilities of the IT department has been MOST impacted by this change?


Options are :

  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design
  • Service Operation (Correct)
  • Service Transition

Answer : Service Operation

Since the implementation of a cloud infrastructure, a senior level network administrator's job description has changed from beingresponsible for maintaining the hardware of the network infrastructure to more of a management position,ensuringthecloudvendorisproviding theservices specified in the contract with the company. Which of the following has been impacted theMOST by the change in job responsibility?


Options are :

  • Service Operation
  • Service Transition
  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design (Correct)

Answer : Service Design

A university has migrated several services from their internal infrastructure to a third-party cloud provider. Which of the following is MOST important to the university in order to ensure an appropriate security posture?


Options are :

  • SLA and metrics requested by the cloud provider
  • Antivirus checks performed by the cloudprovider
  • Governance and oversight by the cloud provider (Correct)
  • Regular patching applied by the university

Answer : Governance and oversight by the cloud provider

Cloud computing can BEST reduce costs for a business by: 


Options are :

  • Utilizing local resources.
  • Increasing available data storage.
  • Increasing sales potential.
  • Utilizing services as needed. (Correct)

Answer : Utilizing services as needed.

Which of the following risks occurs when a cloud provider stops serving the company?


Options are :

  • Continuity risk (Correct)
  • Confidentiality risk
  • Legal risk
  • Financial risk

Answer : Continuity risk

Which of the following are strategic exit options? 


Options are :

  • Change the cloud provider
  • Change the system applications
  • All of the above
  • Re-host in-house (Correct)

Answer : Re-host in-house

Which of the following is a relevant component of the cloud ecosystem?


Options are :

  • Security procedures
  • Hypervisors
  • Image factory (Correct)
  • Trained IT staff

Answer : Image factory

The business benefits of mobile computing are enhanced MOST by which of the following cloud
service characteristics?


Options are :

  • Security
  • Distribution over the Internet (Correct)
  • Hardware independence
  • Time to market

Answer : Distribution over the Internet

An organization is replacing its core insurance platform. The solution is made up of internally
hosted insurance systems and applications hosted in the cloud. Which of the following activities is
part of service transition? 


Options are :

  • Ensure that the SLA's for availability have been well documented and agreed to as part of the contract arrangement between the two companies.
  • Ensure that the capacity and storageis available to meet the current and future demands of the solution of the cloud provider's infrastructure.
  • Ensure that monitoring controls are implemented by the cloud provider to ensures that the system is highly available and that performance can be measured.
  • Ensure that as part of the change management process the events are sequenced to include the cloud provider and that they have resources available. (Correct)

Answer : Ensure that as part of the change management process the events are sequenced to include the cloud provider and that they have resources available.

Cloud computing is priced according to ___________ or has ___________, rather than having
upfront costs. 


Options are :

  • a yearly contract, usage-based charges
  • number of users, a yearly contract
  • recurring subscription, usage-based charges (Correct)
  • recurring subscription, a yearly contract

Answer : recurring subscription, usage-based charges

Which of the following factors of service must be managed effectively by a SaaS provider in acloud computing environment? 


Options are :

  • User acceptance
  • Availability (Correct)
  • Client background checks
  • Application access levels

Answer : Availability

All of the following are availability risks that are introduced by cloud computing EXCEPT: 


Options are :

  • Dependence on an external provider.
  • Increase in users who can change data. (Correct)
  • Dependence on internal IT
  • Network connectivity

Answer : Increase in users who can change data.

How does cloud computing influence service operations?


Options are :

  • The security level will increase
  • Cloud computing is more cost effective
  • The provisioning of servers and services is quicker or ceases to be an issue (Correct)
  • The provisioning of servers and services can be much slower

Answer : The provisioning of servers and services is quicker or ceases to be an issue

Which of the following is the risk when an IT department restricts itself to solely being aninfrastructure provider?


Options are :

  • Service providers will bypass the IT department
  • Cloud providers will take over the role of the IT department
  • Business users will bypass the IT department (Correct)
  • All of the above are correct

Answer : Business users will bypass the IT department

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