CL0-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Test Set 3

Why does cloud computing shift capital cost to variable cost? 


Options are :

  • IT assets are not owned by the customer (Correct)
  • Servers are better utilized
  • Cloud computing is more cost-efficient
  • Staff is no longer hired by the customer

Answer : IT assets are not owned by the customer

Which of the following correctly identifies a key difference between cloud computing and IT
outsourcing?


Options are :

  • Typically, industry definitions state that cloud computing and IT outsourcingare synonymous terms with the same meaning.
  • Cloud computing generally allows for on-demand utilization, whereas outsourcingis typically defined by contract terms. (Correct)
  • Cloud computing provides only external IT equipment to a company whereas outsourcing involves external only resources managing internal company equipment.
  • Cloud computing only works when there is satisfactory Internet connectivity whereas outsourcing requires dedicated WAN links.

Answer : Cloud computing generally allows for on-demand utilization, whereas outsourcingis typically defined by contract terms.

Which of the following do business accountants prefer with respect to the cost of cloud
computing?


Options are :

  • Costs to be fixed
  • Costs that are related to profits (Correct)
  • Budgets to be fixed
  • Costs that are related to number of users

Answer : Costs that are related to profits

Why can cloud computing be a challenge in relation to compliance risks (e.g. compliance with the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act)? 


Options are :

  • It is harder to limit the provider's liability in the contract
  • Industry regulations change more frequently to ensure compliance.
  • It makes it harder to know where a company's important assets are. (Correct)
  • It makes it harder to know where a companys physical assets are.

Answer : It makes it harder to know where a company's important assets are.

A military facility is NOT able to fully embrace cloud computing because of which of the following?


Options are :

  • The associates cost and infrastructure needs
  • Constantly changing and unpredictable workloads
  • High degree of confidentiality and operational assurance (Correct)
  • Constantly changing data and accessibility needs

Answer : High degree of confidentiality and operational assurance

How can cloud computing help reduce integrity risks?


Options are :

  • Cloud computing makes it easier to give people access to data in the cloud.
  • Cloud computing makes it easier to monitor access and usage of data.
  • Cloud computing makes it easier to haveredundancy capabilities.
  • Cloud computing makes it easier to have a backup available. (Correct)

Answer : Cloud computing makes it easier to have a backup available.

Which of the following cloud computing risks is compliance related?


Options are :

  • Access rights that are handled by a cloud provider (Correct)
  • Capacity management that is handled by a cloud provider
  • Provider reputation
  • Cross-charging policies that are handled by both clients

Answer : Access rights that are handled by a cloud provider

Which of the following assets have risks related to a cloud provider going out of business?


Options are :

  • Investment in servers at the provider
  • Data stored at the provider (Correct)
  • Cloud management tools housed at the provider
  • Machine capacity at the provider

Answer : Data stored at the provider

Which IT process is likely to take more effort with cloud computing?


Options are :

  • Server maintenance
  • Performance monitoring (Correct)
  • Hardware maintenance
  • Installing operating system patches

Answer : Performance monitoring

Which of the following is a definition of virtualization?


Options are :

  • Virtualization is a method to organize servers in a more efficient manner todouble the number of accessible users
  • Virtualization is a set of techniques for hiding hardware resources behind software abstractions. (Correct)
  • Virtualization is a set of techniques for hiding software resources behind hardware abstractions.
  • Virtualization is a method to structure data in a more efficient manner with less cost to the user.

Answer : Virtualization is a set of techniques for hiding hardware resources behind software abstractions.

Which of the following is MOST typically accessed through Web services?


Options are :

  • PaaS (Correct)
  • IaaS
  • SaaS
  • None of the above

Answer : PaaS

In which of the following ways do IT outsourcing and cloud computing differ?


Options are :

  • Cloud computing services are typically much more scalable. (Correct)
  • IT outsourcing promotes innovation.
  • Hardware and software assets are typically customizable.
  • Cloud computing is much cheaper.

Answer : Cloud computing services are typically much more scalable.

How does scalability work with cloud computing? 


Options are :

  • Users can be added and removed quickly.
  • All of the above is correct. (Correct)
  • Servers and storage can be released quickly.
  • Servers and storage can be addedquickly

Answer : All of the above is correct.

All of the following are important design decisions when deploying SaaS EXCEPT:


Options are :

  • Whereor by whom will digital identities be issued for logging on to the application.
  • How the application will be integrated with other applications.
  • How existing company data is integrated in or migrated to the application.
  • The number of users that will access the application simultaneously (Correct)

Answer : The number of users that will access the application simultaneously

A company is adopting a public SaaS cloud based computing system to migrate a mission critical
application. Which of the following capabilities will be MOST likely lost?


Options are :

  • Centralized management of user access to the application
  • The ability to access the application from the internal company network.
  • Aversion of the software that will be accessed in the cloud.
  • The ability to perform fine grained customizations to thesoftware. (Correct)

Answer : The ability to perform fine grained customizations to thesoftware.

Which of the following application types is suitable for a cloud computing pilot?


Options are :

  • Legacy applications
  • Mission-critical applications
  • Marginal applications
  • Desktop productivity applications (Correct)

Answer : Desktop productivity applications

An existing capability is being migrated into the cloud. Capacity management issues have beennoticed in the past and an exercise is being performed to calculate current and future volumes. Inwhich of the following lifecycle phases is this likely to be performed?


Options are :

  • Transition
  • Strategy
  • Operation
  • Design (Correct)

Answer : Design

Which of the following is the difference between cloud computing and IT outsourcing?


Options are :

  • Contracts with cloud providers can be changed much quicker. (Correct)
  • IT outsourcing is not based on open standards.
  • Only IT outsourcing works with external staff.
  • The service levels of cloud computing are much better.

Answer : Contracts with cloud providers can be changed much quicker.

A company decides to subscribe to a new CRM product that will help improve their business
processes. Which of the following types of cloud computing would MOST likely be implemented?


Options are :

  • SaaS (Correct)
  • XaaS
  • IaaS
  • PaaS

Answer : SaaS

Which of the following is indicated by a high number of variations of different virtual servers?


Options are :

  • Lack of physical servers to accommodate thedifferent virtual servers
  • Lack of an automated provisioning process of the virtual machines
  • Lack of automation of virtual machine image manufacturing (Correct)
  • Lack of manpower to monitor the virtual machines

Answer : Lack of automation of virtual machine image manufacturing

Which change in the security processes is introduced by cloud computing?


Options are :

  • Regulationsneed to be updated more frequently
  • Working with multiple providers of user identities (Correct)
  • Storing passwords in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
  • Increased security of accessing credit card information

Answer : Working with multiple providers of user identities

Who is responsible for granting access to a user in federated identity management?


Options are :

  • Relying party (Correct)
  • SaaS provider
  • Identity provider
  • User

Answer : Relying party

Which of the following confidentiality risks is introduced by cloud computing? 


Options are :

  • Company information can be transmitted electronically
  • Government regulations require data to be disclosed
  • Having files stored on the servers of a cloud provider (Correct)
  • Digitizing information makes it easier to copy

Answer : Having files stored on the servers of a cloud provider

Which of the following is included in a compliance audit?


Options are :

  • Analyzing chargeback agreements
  • Analyzingcloud provider Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Analyzing identity management and access controls (Correct)
  • Analyzing the provider release calendar

Answer : Analyzing identity management and access controls

Which of the following is an advantage of cloud computing for an organization? 


Options are :

  • Increased security of applications and data due to virtualization
  • Decreased downtime due to increasedcontrol over hosted servers
  • Increased internal focus on IT when hosting with proven providers
  • Increased scalability to meet usage demands (Correct)

Answer : Increased scalability to meet usage demands

Which of the following is the MOST important impact of cloud computing on managing service levels?


Options are :

  • Scarcity of resources can occur if not monitored
  • Providers measure their own performance.
  • Capacity can be more elastic. (Correct)
  • External providers can deny a capacity increase when required.

Answer : Capacity can be more elastic.

Cloud computing brings new challenges to ___________ management, because traditionallicensing models do not fit well with scalable resources.


Options are :

  • service
  • commercial
  • None
  • financial (Correct)
  • legal

Answer : financial

Which of the following processes needs to be changed to better handle Change Management in
the cloud?


Options are :

  • Software distribution (Correct)
  • Security manageme
  • Hardware maintenance
  • Financial chargeback

Answer : Software distribution

Which of the following is the business benefit of private PaaS? 


Options are :

  • Simplify interfaces for specific user groups.
  • Improve the reuse of internal databases in an organization
  • Reduce cost and reliance on internal technical skills.
  • Improve the speed of the internal development and deployment processes (Correct)

Answer : Improve the speed of the internal development and deployment processes

Which of the following business benefits do cloud computing and IT outsourcing have in common?


Options are :

  • Improvement of employee skills sets
  • Clarity and budgeting ease of upfront costs
  • Reduction of capital expenditures (Correct)
  • Flexible contracts

Answer : Reduction of capital expenditures

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