1. According to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of “cloud computing,” what is the meaning of the statement “a shared pool of configurable computing resources”?

  • Leveraging cloud services over the open internet on hardware owned by the cloud provider.
  • Five essential characteristics, three deployment, and three service models.
  • Data security associated with data loss or unavailability causing business disruption.
  • Networks, servers, storage, applications, and services.

2. What tasks do hypervisors accomplish?

  • Enable multiple operating systems to run alongside each other and separate VMs logically
  • Fluctuates workloads and facilitates access to mainframes
  • Scale on demand to support fluctuating workloads
  • Facilitate access to mainframes for multiple users to access the same data storage layer

3. Which key considerations drive an organization’s selection of cloud computing when considering expenditure for off-the-shelf software and investments in upgrades?

  • Infrastructure and workloads
  • Software as a service and development platforms
  • Risk exposure
  • Speed and productivity

4. Which of the following statements describes a benefit of cloud computing?

  • Hardware failures do not result in data loss because of backups maintained on the network
  • Lack of standardization in how the constantly evolving technologies integrate
  • Business continuity
  • Data security associated with loss or unavailability of data

5. Which service provider provides one of the largest cloud-based data management platforms?

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Salesforce
  • Oracle Cloud

6. Which service provider uses its cloud platform internally for their end-user products, such as Search and app engines that automatically allocate and de-allocate resources to handle demand?

  • Oracle Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • SAP

7. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), what is that crucial ability that will make cloud computing essential for businesses to succeed, sustain, and compete in today’s markets?

  • Cognitively enabled workflows
  • Multi-cloud infrastructures
  • Applied exponential technologies such as AI, Automation, IoT, and Blockchain
  • Data-driven decisions

8. Why did American Airlines require a new technology platform?

  • Requirement for better customer service
  • Establishment of a scalable hosting platform for low-latency delivery
  • Removal of barriers to innovation
  • Acceleration of growth

9. Select the answer that best describes how does Cloud Computing helps IoT devices?

  • Provides a fixed physical location for the data collected from IoT devices
  • Provides the resources to store and process the data produced by IoT devices and users.
  • Stores data on an encrypted physical drive
  • Draws insights from data collected from the IoT devices and users

10. Which of the following denotes the relationship between Blockchain, AI, and cloud?

  • Blockchain provides a decentralized source of truth, AI powers analytics and decision-making, and the cloud provides globally distributed computing resources
  • Blockchain provides an immutable network, AI provides distributed computing resources and cloud powers decision-making
  • Blockchain lends trust and transparency to AI by recording the data and variables that go into a decision made in an AI algorithm, and the cloud provides an immutable network
  • Blockchain provides the distributed computing resources, AI powers the analytics, and the cloud records the data
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