CLO-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Practice Test Set 3

How can cloud computing help reduce integrity risks?


Options are :

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

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

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Data stored at the provider

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


Options are :

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

Answer : High degree of confidentiality and operational assurance

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Increase in users who can change data.

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Continuity risk

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.

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


Options are :

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

Answer : PaaS

Which of the following aspects of public cloud computing would a company MOST likely need to consider to ensure information security?


Options are :

  • Server type
  • Firewall specifications
  • Network hardware
  • Data integrity (Correct)

Answer : Data integrity

An existing capability is being migrated into the cloud. Capacity management issues have been noticed in the past and an exercise is being performed to calculate current and future volumes. In which of the following life cycle phases is this likely to be performed?


Options are :

  • Strategy
  • Design (Correct)
  • Transition
  • Operation

Answer : Design

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Lack of automation of virtual machine image manufacturing

Which of the following is a definition of virtualization?


Options are :

  • Virtualization is a method to structure data in a more efficient manner with less cost to the user.
  • 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 organize servers in a more efficient manner to double the number of accessible users

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

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Business users will bypass the IT department

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

Answer : The ability to perform fine grained customizations to the software.

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

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

Which of the following is included in a compliance audit? 


Options are :

  • Analyzing the provider release calendar
  • Analyzing cloud provider Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Analyzing identity management and access controls (Correct)
  • Analyzing charge back agreements

Answer : Analyzing identity management and access controls

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Performance monitoring

Twitter is a service that allows users to exchange short text messages. This is an example of:


Options are :

  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • SaaS (Correct)
  • QoS

Answer : SaaS

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


Options are :

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

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

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


Options are :

  • Hardware maintenance
  • Security management
  • Software distribution (Correct)
  • Financial charge back

Answer : Software distribution

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
  • External providers can deny a capacity increase when required.
  • Capacity can be more elastic. (Correct)
  • Providers measure their own performance.

Answer : Capacity can be more elastic.

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


Options are :

  • It makes it harder to know where a company's important assets are. (Correct)
  • 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 physical assets are.

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

In order for an organization to have a successful cloud implementation, which of the following must be true? 


Options are :

  • The organization must perform and successfully complete a cloud readiness assessment (Correct)
  • The organization must have used virtualization technology in the past.
  • The organization must have an in-house IT department.
  • The organization must have an unlimited budget for allocation of cloud resources.

Answer : The organization must perform and successfully complete a cloud readiness assessment

A specific cloud deployment has been established specifically for financial services companies to consume. Which of the following BEST describes this type of cloud environment?


Options are :

  • Private cloud
  • Public cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Community cloud (Correct)

Answer : Community cloud

How can an organization successfully implement an IaaS strategy?


Options are :

  • Standardize on a limited set of virtual machines (Correct)
  • Continuously execute performance analytics
  • Take inventory of the application portfolio and select external suppliers
  • Open up internal databases with Web service access

Answer : Standardize on a limited set of virtual machines

How does scalability work with cloud computing?


Options are :

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

Answer : All of the above is correct.

Which of the following is a characteristic of cloud computing?


Options are :

  • Cloud computing is typically based on open Internet technology (Correct)
  • Cloud computing is typically based on web technology
  • Cloud computing typically uses XML or JSON technologies
  • Cloud computingis cheaper compared to virtualization

Answer : Cloud computing is typically based on open Internet technology

Which of the following is the BEST example of maintaining 'strategic flexibility'?


Options are :

  • Cloud provisioning models have a risk of not maintaining flexibility once services have been migrated
  • When choosing services to migrate into the cloud, there should be a focus on ensuring that future migration between different cloud providers can be facilitated. (Correct)
  • Cloud providers need to provide countermeasures to any consequences of not maintaining flexibility of services in a strategic manner.
  • When choosing services to migrate into the cloud, it should be ensured that the cloud provider can change underlying hardware platforms in case the customer needs change

Answer : When choosing services to migrate into the cloud, there should be a focus on ensuring that future migration between different cloud providers can be facilitated.

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Working with multiple providers of user identities

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


Options are :

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

Answer : recurring subscription, usage-based charges

Which of the following can cause user response times to deteriorate?


Options are :

  • Low network bandwidth and high volume of data stored
  • Low network bandwidth and high network latency
  • High CPU usage and low network bandwidth
  • None
  • High network latency and high volume of data stored (Correct)

Answer : High network latency and high volume of data stored

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