Introducing Google Cloud Platform Coursera Quiz Answers – Week 1

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure – Quiz Answers

Introducing Google Cloud Platform: Cloud Computing Services

Q1. Does a cloud computing service let you scale your resource use up and down?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2. To get resources from a cloud computing provider, is working with a person at the provider required?

  • Yes
  • No

GCP Regions and Zones

Q1. Why might a GCP customer use resources in several zones within a region?

  • For improved fault tolerance
  • For better performance

Q2. Why might a GCP customer use resources in several regions around the world?

  • To bring their applications closer to users around the world, and for improved fault tolerance
  • To improve security

Introducing Google Cloud Platform

Q1. Choose fundamental characteristics of cloud computing. Mark all that are correct (4 correct responses).

  • Providers always dedicate physical resources to each customer
  • Customers are required to commit to multi-year contracts
  • All resources are open-source-based
  • Customers pay only for what they use or reserve
  • Computing resources available on-demand and self-service
  • Resources are available from anywhere over the network
  • Customers can scale their resource use up and down

Q2. Choose a fundamental characteristic of devices in a virtualized data center.

  • They are more secure.
  • They are available from anywhere on the Internet.
  • They are manageable separately from the underlying hardware.
  • They use less resources than devices in a physical data center.

Q3. What type of cloud computing service lets you bind your application code to libraries that give access to the infrastructure your application needs?

  • Platform as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Software as a Service
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Virtualized data centers

Q4. What type of cloud computing service provides raw compute, storage, and network, organized in ways that are familiar from physical data centers?

  • Software as a Service
  • Database as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service

Q5. Which statement is true about the zones within a region?

  • The zones within a region are never closer to each other than 160 km.
  • Each zone corresponds to a single physical data center.
  • Customers must choose exactly one zone in each region in which to run their resources.
  • The zones within a region have fast network connectivity among them.

Q6. What kind of customer benefits most from billing by the second for cloud resources such as virtual machines?

  • Customers who create and run many virtual machines
  • Customers who create many virtual machines and leave them running for months
  • Customers who create too few virtual machines to get discounts
  • Customers who create virtual machines running commercially licensed operating systems

All Weeks Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure Quiz Answers

Week 01: Introducing Google Cloud Platform

Week 02: Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform

Week 03: Virtual Machines in the Cloud

Week 04: Storage in the Cloud

Week 05: Containers in the Cloud

Week 06: Applications in the Cloud

Week 07: Developing and Monitoring in the Cloud

Week 08: Big Data and Machine Learning

Week 09: Summary and Review

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