CompTIA Cloud Essentials Cert Exam Prep CL0-002 Set 1

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 :

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

Answer : Scalability

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


Options are :

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

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

Which of the following capabilities MUST a vendor be able to fulfill in order to provide a successful IaaS solution? (Select TWO).


Options are :

  • 4. Application configuration settings
  • 5. Physical security (Correct)
  • 3. Web-based application maintenance
  • 1. Network maintenance (Correct)
  • 2. Application development

Answer : 5. Physical security 1. Network maintenance

A private cloud generally has which of the following characteristics?


Options are :

  • Services are accessed by members outside of the organization
  • Services are managed by a third-party provider
  • Services are restricted to members of the same organization (Correct)
  • Infrastructure is managed by an independent service provider

Answer : Services are restricted to members of the same organization

Which of the following are the appropriate steps to migrating a backwards compatible application into the cloud?


Options are :

  • Migrate the data and rebuild the application using APIs
  • Decommission the internal infrastructure, purchase service from the cloud provider, and enable for business users.
  • Purchase service from cloud provider, migrate the user accounts, and disable the internal infrastructure
  • 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

In cloud computing, the ability to scale resources on demand, benefits the business in which of the following 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.
  • Fewer in-house servers lower the power consumption of the datacenter.
  • It is more cost effective to pay for what is needed rather than pay for peak demand upfront. (Correct)

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

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 company is consolidating their 10 web servers to one physical server located in the datacenter (Correct)
  • The company is moving their email to a third party web application
  • The employees will now access their hosted finance application via their web browser.

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

An organization has just gone to a start-up cloud provider for its entire infrastructure. Which of the following is one of the new organizational roles required at the cloud provider?


Options are :

  • Credit risk manager
  • Commercial manager
  • Infrastructure project manager (Correct)
  • Supply manager

Answer : Infrastructure project manager

Which of the following would help an organization's IT department set their objectives and expectations for a cloud computing solution?


Options are :

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

Answer : Service Strategy

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

Answer : Governance and oversight by the cloud provider

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


Options are :

  • Cost allocation' relates to identifying costs and assigning them to specific cost categories. 'Chargeback' is focused on recovering costs from consumers of the cloud-delivered services. (Correct)
  • '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' 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' are synonymous terms that relate to allocating costs of cloud services and ensuring that billing occurs for the services being delivered.

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

An organization requires that it federates its internal systems and their externally hosted SaaS finance system so a user does not have to re-authenticate. This is an example of which of the following?


Options are :

  • Open authentication
  • Single sign-on (Correct)
  • Multifactor authentication
  • Biometric scanning

Answer : Single sign-on

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Scalability

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Availability

Which of the following is improved by choosing cloud computing versus traditional IT infrastructure outsourcing?


Options are :

  • Employee morale
  • Resource spending (Correct)
  • Legal requirements
  • Controllable response time

Answer : Resource spending

Which of the following is an important factor for maintaining strategic flexibility?


Options are :

  • Vendor lock-in (Correct)
  • Integrity
  • Elasticity
  • Return on investment

Answer : Vendor lock-in

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 is a difference between cloud computing and virtualization when implementing IAAS ?


Options are :

  • Both a cloud and a virtual solution will provide additional programmers for application development
  • All hardware is maintained on-site by current IT staff and managers
  • Boxed, retail versions of office suite software must be used for consistent licensing
  • Cloud computing may use virtualization, while virtualization does not require cloud services (Correct)

Answer : Cloud computing may use virtualization, while virtualization does not require cloud services

An external cloud service provider has been chosen by a financial company to deliver some capabilities that used to be performed in-house. Which of the following would provide the BEST amount of coverage to the financial company byway of continually asserting that there is an acceptable security posture being achieved by the service provider?


Options are :

  • Perform a penetration test every 6 to 12 months and mandate that any unacceptably high issues or risks are mitigated.
  • Define required security service levels, agree on security evaluation criteria, and perform regular compliance checks based on the service levels and evaluation criteria. (Correct)
  • Ensure that the service provider aligns to an industry standard, such as ISO 27000 series or another regulatory compliance framework and request that they self-monitor annually.
  • Perform a risk assessment annually and mandate that any unacceptably high risks are mitigated.

Answer : Define required security service levels, agree on security evaluation criteria, and perform regular compliance checks based on the service levels and evaluation criteria.

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Data de-duplication

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 an OPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing CAPEX charge with bundled support and ongoing maintenance.
  • Move from a CAPEX model for infrastructure to an ongoing OPEX charge with bundled support and ongoing maintenance (Correct)
  • 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

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)
  • Simplified continuity of operation and disaster recovery plan
  • Lack of internal control over function and design of applications
  • Reassignment of roles and responsibilities would be necessary

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 :

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

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

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


Options are :

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

Answer : Organizational SAN

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

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

How does using cloud computing help to enhance business value?


Options are :

  • By paying for actual usage, cloud computing allows businesses to convert fixed costs into variable costs. (Correct)
  • By paying for actual usage, cloud computing allows businesses to convert variable costs into fixed costs.
  • By using cloud computing, businesses are able to realize lower asset utilization for personnel.
  • By using cloud computing, businesses are able to lower server utilization

Answer : By paying for actual usage, cloud computing allows businesses to convert fixed costs into variable costs.

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)
  • Allowing only cloud administrators to have access to cloud resources
  • Removing virtualized hardware from the organization
  • Removing firewalls and access control routers from the network

Answer : Implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive security policy

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

Answer : Service Operation

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


Options are :

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

Answer : It is more difficult to ensure policy compliance

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


Options are :

  • LDAP
  • SSL (Correct)
  • SFTP
  • SNMP

Answer : SSL

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