CLO-001 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Practice Test Set 5

Which of the following cloud services would be used to rent hardware, computing and network space, and storage over the Internet?


Options are :

  • SaaS
  • PaaS
  • XaaS
  • IaaS (Correct)

Answer : IaaS

Elastic computing is important to businesses as it relates to which of the following cloud characteristics?


Options are :

  • Scalability
  • Distribution
  • Security
  • Integrity (Correct)

Answer : Integrity

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


Options are :

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

Answer : The elimination of company driven application maintenance and backups

Since the implementation of a cloud infrastructure, a senior level network administrator's job description has changed from being responsible for maintaining the hardware of the network infrastructure to more of a management position, ensuring the cloud vendor is providing the services specified in the contract with the company. Which of the following has been impacted the MOST by the change in job responsibility?


Options are :

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

Answer : Service Design

As part of a critical SaaS application, one of the contractual statements by the cloud provider is a
requirement to perform scheduled maintenance. This has a direct impact on which of the
following?


Options are :

  • Service transition
  • Service operation (Correct)
  • Service design
  • Service strategy

Answer : Service operation

Which of the following cloud service characteristics would impact how a current application will adapt in the future according to how quickly a business will grow?


Options are :

  • Time to market
  • Scalability (Correct)
  • Hardware independence
  • Security

Answer : Scalability

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


Options are :

  • 'Cost allocation' focuses on recovering costs from consumers of cloud-delivered services whereas 'charge back' relates to identifying costs and assigning them to specific cost categories.
  • 'Cost allocation' and 'charge back' 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 'charge back' 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 cost categories. 'Charge back' 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 cost categories. 'Charge back' is focused on recovering costs from consumers of the cloud-delivered services.

Which of the following is the MOST significant difference between SaaS and IaaS? 


Options are :

  • SaaS is accessible anywhere.
  • SaaS is used for only public clouds.
  • IaaS can be secured and encrypted.
  • IaaS can test network configurations. (Correct)

Answer : IaaS can test network configurations.

Which of the following is a negative business impact of cloud computing? 


Options are :

  • It is more difficult to ensure policy compliance. (Correct)
  • It slows down the company's ability to deal with server capacity issues.
  • It lowers the company's overall application processing availability.
  • Itis difficult to implement problem management.

Answer : It is more difficult to ensure policy compliance.

Which of the following is the BEST way to mitigate the security and privacy issues associated with cloud computing? 


Options are :

  • Implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive security policy (Correct)
  • Removing firewalls and access control routers from the network
  • Allowing only cloud administrators to have access to cloud resources
  • Removing virtualized hardware from the organization

Answer : Implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive security policy

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 factors of service must be managed effectively by a SaaS provider in a cloud computing environment? 


Options are :

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

Answer : Availability

In cloud computing, the ability to scale resources on demand, benefits the business in which of the following ways?


Options are :

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

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

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Organizational SAN

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Internet bandwidth and packet latency

Which of the following are the appropriate steps to migrating a 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
  • Migrate the data and rebuild the application using APIs
  • Assess, proof of concept, migrate data, migrate application, automation/scaling, and optimizing (Correct)

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

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 :

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

Answer : Governance and oversight by the cloud provider

Which of the following can be deployed by a cloud provider to reduce storage costs? 


Options are :

  • Journaling file systems
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Data de-duplication (Correct)

Answer : Data de-duplication

Which of the following only provides configurable physical hardware and network resources used to make up the cloud?


Options are :

  • PaaS
  • IaaS (Correct)
  • SaaS
  • CaaS

Answer : IaaS

Which of the following risks are associated with using a customized proprietary cloud application?


Options are :

  • Locking into the cloud provider and increasing costs over the long term (Correct)
  • Reassignment of roles and responsibilities would be necessary
  • Lack of internal control over function and design of applications
  • Simplified continuity of operation and disaster recovery plan

Answer : Locking into the cloud provider and increasing costs over the long term

A software development platform is in the process of being migrated from an in-house framework to a cloud-based PaaS. Which of the following development aspects is likely to be applicable in the PaaS environment?


Options are :

  • Cloud environments only support agile development. The software development team will need to change from their waterfall SDLC methodology before migrating
  • No expected change in software development process when migrating from in-house to PaaS.
  • Familiarization will be required with cloud provider-based APIs, web services, and development frameworks (Correct)
  • PaaS providers do not allow customers with their own software development teams to write new applications on the cloud platform

Answer : Familiarization will be required with cloud provider-based APIs, web services, and development frameworks

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

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

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


Options are :

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

Answer : A hospital and outpatient facility

A technology manager is explaining the company's latest move toward cloud computing. Which of the following statements would NOT be an example of cloud computing?


Options are :

  • The company is going to leverage hosted servers to handle any additional processing power needed for the application developers
  • The employees will now access their hosted finance application via their web browser
  • The company is consolidating their 10 web servers to one physical server located in the data center (Correct)
  • The company is moving their email to a third party web application.

Answer : The company is consolidating their 10 web servers to one physical server located in the data center

Which of the following is a differentiating characteristic of private cloud solutions compared to public cloud solutions?


Options are :

  • Private cloud solutions are never accessible via the public Internet.
  • Private cloud solutions save considerably more money than a public cloud solution.
  • Private cloud solutions do not provide incremental scalability.
  • Private cloud solutions are dedicated for use by a single organization. (Correct)

Answer : Private cloud solutions are dedicated for use by a single organization.

Which of the following characteristics of cloud computing describes the ability to grow easily in response to an increase in demand?


Options are :

  • Security
  • Variability
  • Hardware independence
  • Scalability (Correct)

Answer : Scalability

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 :

  • PaaS
  • SaaS (Correct)
  • CaaS
  • IaaS

Answer : SaaS

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 :

  • XaaS
  • PaaS (Correct)
  • IaaS
  • SaaS

Answer : PaaS

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 a single-tenancy software service with segregated virtualized infrastructure. (Correct)
  • Offer multi-tenancy software as a service with logically segregated infrastructure.

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

A company's IT department currently spends several hours a day maintaining the hardware of the database 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 Transition
  • Service Operation (Correct)

Answer : Service Operation

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