Introduction to Cloud Computing Coursera Quiz Answers

All Weeks IBM Introduction to Cloud Computing Coursera Quiz Answers

This course introduces you to the core concepts of cloud computing. You gain the foundational knowledge required for understanding cloud computing from a business perspective and also for becoming a cloud practitioner. You understand the definition and essential characteristics of cloud computing, its history, the business case for cloud computing, and emerging technology use cases enabled by the cloud.

We introduce you to some of the prominent service providers of our times (e.g. AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft, etc.) the services they offer, and look at some case studies of cloud computing across industry verticals.

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All Weeks Introduction to Cloud Computing IBM Coursera Quiz Answers

Introduction to Cloud Computing Week 1 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Practice Quiz

Q1. Which cloud deployment model lets users use multiple cloud models working together seamlessly?

  • Hybrid
  • Broad Network Access
  • Public
  • Private

Q2. What 1950s technology helped evolve to Virtual Machines (VMs)?

  • Shared access of a mainframe
  • Measured service
  • Broad network access

Q3. What are some cloud computing benefits? Select two.

  • Flexibility and efficiency
  • Purchasing off-the-shelf software and upgrades
  • Competitive advantage
  • Diversity of standardization in how the constantly evolving technologies integrate and interoperate.

Q4. Which of these vendors are known more for their SaaS offerings?

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Salesforce, SAP, Oracle Cloud
  • Intel

Q5. 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?

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

Q6. How did UBank leverage the cloud to remove barriers to innovation?

  • By adopting a PaaS cloud development model to streamline development and empower product teams
  • By modernizing their customer-facing apps based on monolithic code into cloud-native based microservices architecture on the cloud
  • By establishing a scalable hosting platform for low-latency delivery to enterprise customers around the world
  • By migrating their trading systems from on-premises infrastructure to IBM Cloud for VMware solutions

Q7. How does Cloud Computing help IoT devices? Select two.

  • Provide a fixed physical location for the data collected from IoT devices
  • Provide the resources to store and process the data produced by IoT devices and users
  • Minimize latency in reporting and responding to data collected through IoT sensors from around the world
  • Draw insights from data collected from the IoT devices and users

Q8. Which of these statements best reflects the symbiotic relationship between AI and IoT on the Cloud?

  • AI and IoT platforms leverage the power, scale, dynamic nature, and economics of the cloud resources.
  • AI helps make sense of the endless streams of data from IoT devices
  • AI consumes data produced by IoT devices. Based on conclusions drawn by AI algorithms on patterns emerging this data, IoT devices learn to anticipate user actions based on past actions and respond to them based on their preferences.
  • AI consumes the data produced by IoT devices and users.

Q9. How does Blockchain support AI?

  • Globally distributed, scalable, and cost-efficient computing resources.
  • Blockchain provides the trusted, decentralized source of truth lending trust and transparency to the decisions made by AI algorithms.
  • Lends trust and transparency to AI by recording the data and variables that go into a decision made in an AI algorithm.
  • Blockchain provides an immutable network allowing members to view only those transactions that are relevant to them.

Quiz : Module 1 Graded Quiz Answers

Q1. In the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of “cloud computing”, what does the statement “shared pool of configurable computing resources” include?

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

Q2. What tasks do hypervisors accomplish? Select two.

  • Separates VMs logically and assigns each a share of the underlying computing power, memory, and storage.
  • Scale on demand to support fluctuating workloads.
  • Enable multiple operating systems to run alongside each other, sharing the same physical computing resources.
  • Facilitate access to mainframes for multiple users to access the same data storage layer.

Q3. What are some of the cloud benefits that make it lower-risk for enterprises to adopt cloud? Select two.

  • The pay-as-you-go model allows enterprises to experiment with technologies as opposed to making long-term decisions based on little or no trial.
  • Data security associated with loss or unavailability of data causing business disruption
  • The speed with which applications can be up and running on the cloud versus months on traditional platforms, means enterprises can experiment, fail fast, learn, and course correct without setting them back significantly.
  • Diversity of standardization in how the constantly evolving technologies integrate and interoperate.

Q4. Which of these are full-service cloud platforms?

A.     IBM Cloud

B.     Amazon Web Services

C.      Google Cloud Platform

D.     Microsoft Azure

  • A, B, and C only
  • A, B, C, and D
  • A and B only
  • A only

Q5. An IBM Institute for Business Value study says that more than three-quarters of enterprises today are using cloud computing to expand into new industries. What additional benefits do organizations find when adopting the cloud:

  • Lengthen product lifecycles to ensure higher quality offerings
  • Avoid having to fail at all
  • Improve customer experience and create enhanced products and services
  • Continue making expensive decisions because it often worked in the past

Q6. What are some of the results companies like Bitly, American Airlines, UBank, and ActivTrades achieve with cloud adoption?

A.     Better customer service

B.     Remove barriers to innovation

C.     Demand for enterprise scale

D.     Accelerating growth

  • C and D only
  • A, B, C, and D
  • B and D only
  • A and B only

Q7. IoT, AI, Blockchain, and Analytics are emerging technologies enabled by the cloud. What are some of the attributes of cloud computing that enable these technologies? Select two

  • Cloud offers on-demand computing
  • Cloud resources are offered in a single-tenant model
  • The power and scale of cloud resources
  • Computing resources can be accessed via internet connection

Q8. What is the three-way symbiotic relationship between IoT, AI, and Cloud?

  • Power, scale, dynamic nature, and economics of the cloud resources
  • AI consumes the data produced by IoT devices
  • IoT delivers the data, AI powers the insights, and both emerging technologies leverage cloud’s scalability and processing power
  • Making sense of the endless streams of data from IoT devices

Q9. What is the three-way relationship between blockchain, AI, and the Cloud?

  • Globally distributed, scalable, and cost-efficient computing resources.
  • Blockchain provides the trusted, decentralized source of truth, AI powers the analytics and decisions made from the collected data, and cloud provides the globally distributed, scalable, and cost-efficient computing resources to support both technologies.
  • Lends trust and transparency to AI by recording the data and variables that go into a decision made in an AI algorithm.
  • Blockchain provides an immutable network allowing members to view only those transactions that are relevant to them.

Q10. Which of these are essential characteristics of the Cloud? Select two.

  • Fixed fee
  • On-demand self-service
  • Resource pooling
  • Single-tenant

Introduction to Cloud Computing Week 2 Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Practice Quiz

Q1. In the car analogy used in the video to explain and differentiate between the three service models, which of the provided options is an analogy for PaaS?

  • Renting a car
  • Buying a car
  • Leasing a car
  • Hiring a taxi

Q2. According to the IaaS video, which one of these is NOT a likely use case for IaaS?

  • High-performance computing
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Retaining in-house control over workload availability and performance
  • Big Data Analysis

Q3. Which of these scenarios are good use cases for PaaS. Select two.

  • Build, test, deploy, enhance, and scale applications rapidly and cost-effectively
  • Organizations who do not want to invest in ongoing upgrades and maintenance of their applications
  • API Development and Management
  • Organizations who want to maintain full control over the installation, configuration, and operation of their application infrastructure

Q4. Which one of the following is a good use case for SaaS?

  • Applications that have highly confidential and sensitive data
  • Business-critical applications
  • Organizations that have a geographically spread workforce, some of them working in areas with erratic or unreliable internet connections
  • Organizations looking to reduce on-premises IT infrastructure and capital expenditure

Q5. Which of these scenarios are good use cases for Public Cloud? Select two.

  • Applications with stable capacity and resourcing needs
  • Disaster recovery, data protection, and business continuity
  • Managing business critical platforms and applications
  • Reducing time-to-market for products and services

Q6. Private cloud platforms can be implemented internally or externally. What is an external private cloud platform?

  • Platform that is owned, managed, and operated by the organization
  • Cloud platform that runs on-premises
  • Virtual Private Cloud or VPC
  • Controlled access and customized security measures.

Q7. What do we mean when we say that the Hybrid Cloud is interoperable?

  • You are no longer locked-in with a specific vendor
  • Organizations can choose to run their sensitive workloads on a private cloud
  • The public and private cloud services can understand each other’s APIs, configuration, data formats, and forms of authentication and authorization
  • When there is a spike in demand, a workload running on the private cloud can leverage the additional public cloud capacity

Quiz : Module 2 Graded Quiz Answers

Q1. Which of the following does NOT represent one of the three main Cloud Service Models referred to in the course?

  • SaaS
  • PaaS
  • IaaS
  • CaaS

Q2. Which one of the provided options is true for Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

  • Cloud provider configures the infrastructure which is managed and maintained by the user/customer organization
  • Cloud provider owns, manages, and maintains the physical resources
  • Cloud provider manages the physical resources, the platform resources, applications, and data
  • Cloud provider manages the physical resources, operating systems, development tools, databases, and business analytics

Q3. Which are some of the key components of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Select two.

  • IaaS providers manage the hypervisors and provision virtual instances
  • IaaS providers manage large data centers that contain the physical machines required to power the various layers of abstraction on top of them
  • IaaS providers deploy the middleware and install required applications on the virtual machines
  • IaaS providers manage the hypervisors and end-users provision the virtual instances

Q4. Which of the following are essential characteristics of Platform-as-a-Service? Select two.

  • In a PaaS model, the provider also takes responsibility for the application code and its maintenance
  • Organizations who opt for PaaS still need to configure supporting technologies such as load balancers and databases
  • PaaS offerings support middleware capabilities that assists developers by reducing the amount of code that must be written to expand the application’s functional capabilities
  • PaaS clouds provide services and APIs that help developers deliver elastically scalable and highly available cloud applications

Q5. Which one of the following is a key characteristic of Software-as-a-Service?

  • Security, compliance, and maintenance of the software are the responsibilities of the user
  • SaaS services do not provide options for user customization
  • Single tenant architecture
  • Ensure every user has access to the same, centrally located, infrastructure and application code

Q6. Which of these statements is a characteristic of Public Clouds?

  • A public cloud is a virtualized multi-tenant architecture
  • The cloud provider provisions the resources and services as needed by individual users
  • A public cloud provides a dedicated pool of resources to each of its multiple users
  • Resources are assigned as per estimated need decided at the time of subscribing for the service

Q7. Which of the following statements is NOT a correct statement about Private clouds?

  • Private Clouds can be implemented internally or externally
  • VPC is an example of a type of Private Cloud
  • Private Clouds are suitable for workloads that require maximum control and security
  • Private clouds can only be deployed on-premise, in an organization’s own datacenter

Q8. Which of these statements are true of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)? Select two.

  • VPCs are provisioned in a logically isolated part of a shared public cloud
  • VPC allows all users of the shared public cloud to access resources in the VPC on need basis; it also allows users of the VPC to access resources of the public cloud
  • VPCs may be provisioned over a cloud service provider’s infrastructure, but the infrastructure is owned, managed, and operated by the enterprise
  • The VPC infrastructure is owned, managed, and operated by the public cloud service provider

Q9. If an organization needs to run a highly sensitive and mission critical application with unpredictable performance and capacity requirements, which of the following models would best meet its requirements?

  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • On-premise Data Centers
  • Hybrid Cloud

Q10. Which of the following statements about Hybrid Cloud is NOT correct?

  • Hybrid Clouds allow organizations to leverage the additional public cloud capacity when a workload running on the private cloud has a spike in demand
  • Hybrid cloud is a computing environment that connects an organization’s on-premise private cloud and third-party public cloud into a single flexible infrastructure
  • Hybrid clouds can prevent lock-in to a single Cloud Provider
  • Hybrid clouds are only suitable for workloads involving Infrastructure-as-a-Service

All Week Introduction to Cloud Computing Week 3 Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Practice Quiz

Q1. The infrastructure layer is the foundation of the cloud and consists of physical resources. Where do these physical resources reside?

  • In a warehouse that houses a centralized mainframe server
  • Virtual Servers, Bare Metal Servers, and Serverless computing resources
  • Regions, Zones, and Data Centers
  • Compute, Storage, and Networking Resources

Q2. Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based or virtual version of something. What is typically created with virtualization in the cloud?

  • Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation
  • VMware ESX and ESXI, Microsoft Hyper-V, open-source KVM
  • Windows, Linux, UNIX
  • Servers, storage devices, networking resources, and applications

Q3. Which type of Virtual Machine (VM) takes advantage of unused capacity in data centers at a much lower cost than regular VMs of similar sizes?

  • Dedicated hosts
  • Transient or Spot VMs
  • Shared or Public Cloud VMs
  • Reserved virtual servers

Q4. Why do bare metal servers take longer to provision than virtual servers?

  • Customer configures the physical servers
  • They’re multi-tenant servers, and all tenants must help configure them
  • They are physical servers that can be customized to specified capacity
  • GPUs for data analytics are hard to configure and provision

Q5. Which part of a logically segmented cloud network is the main area where security is implemented?

  • Logical instances of networking elements
  • Networking spaces
  • Subnets
  • Load balancers

Q6. What benefits do runtime engines provide to containers?

  • Uses device drivers targeting the abstract machine
  • Share the operating system (OS) with other containers
  • Allows multiple OS and applications to run simultaneously and share resources
  • Serves as an interface between the VM and underlying physical hardware

Q7. There are four main types of cloud storage available. Which storage type is sometimes called “Local Storage”?

  • Object Storage
  • Direct Attached
  • File Storage
  • Block Storage

Q8. What is File Storage sometimes called?

  • Ethernet
  • Remote storage appliances
  • COS
  • NFS

Q9. Which of these statements is true of File Storage but not Object Storage? Select two.

  • Storage is attached to compute nodes using an ethernet network
  • Based on the load, speed of the connecting network can be inconsistent
  • Highly resilient and available
  • Include data encryption at rest and in transit

Q10. Which of the following is NOT a good fit for Object Storage?

  • Data that does not require fast read and write speeds
  • Operating systems or applications like databases
  • Storage needs are finite and can be pre-defined
  • Files or objects that are static

Q11. What is a standard tier bucket in Object Storage typically used for?

  • Storing objects that are only accessed once or twice a month or less
  • Storing objects that are frequently accessed
  • Supporting applications that need consistent fast access to disk, such as databases
  • Storing data that is typically accessed only once or twice a year

Q12. What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

  • A network link
  • Network topology
  • A network node
  • A distributed server network

Quiz : Module 3 Graded Quiz Answers

Q1. Each Cloud Region can have multiple Zones (also known as Availability Zones). What are Zones?

  • Standardized containers of computing resources
  • Single shared point of failure
  • Unique physical locations with one or more data centers
  • Geographic area or region where cloud provider’s infrastructure is clustered

Q2. Is it possible to run completely different operating systems on Virtual Machines (VMs) that are on a single host? If yes, what makes this possible?

  • Yes, Virtualization makes it possible— to have VMs, running different operating systems, on a single host.
  • No, it is not possible—VMs are software-based versions of a single host. They cannot have different environments from one another.
  • Yes, Containerization makes it possible—to have VMs that are unique physical entities, so you can have completely different Operating Systems on them.
  • No, it is not possible—A single host can only work as one single virtual environment, and can, therefore, have only one environment.

Q3. Which of the following are examples of single-tenant compute environments in the Cloud? Select two.

  • Bare Metal servers
  • Dedicated host
  • Reserved virtual server
  • Transient virtual servers

Q4. Which of these scenarios is ideal for the use of bare metal servers, as opposed to virtual servers? Select two.

  • Huge performance and strict security and compliance requirements
  • Workloads that require limited throughput and performance
  • Low cost to use
  • CPU and I/O intensive workloads

Q5. What are some key differences between Containers and Virtual Machines? Select two.

  • Containers are executable units of software while each virtual machine is a distinct physical entity
  • Even though each container uses the same OS as the host OS, it still needs to have its own copy of the OS, while a virtual machine leverages the resources of the host OS
  • Containers are more lightweight as compared to virtual machines
  • Containers can use the same OS as the host, while a virtual machine needs its own copy of the OS, which can also be different from the host OS

Q6. There are four types of cloud storage available. Which storage type is ephemeral or non-persistent?

  • File storage
  • Block storage
  • Object storage
  • Direct Attached storage

Q7. What makes File storage an ideal solution for scenarios where shared storage is needed?

  • Its consistently high speed
  • File storage can be mounted on multiple compute nodes at the same time
  • Mounted from remote storage appliances
  • File Storage is mounted to compute nodes via an ethernet network

Q8. Which of these scenarios are best suited for Block Storage? Select two.

  • Low cost is a consideration
  • Applications that need consistent fast access to disk, such as databases
  • Workloads that need low-latency storage
  • Workloads that need disk sharing between compute nodes

Q9. Which of these are features of Object Storage? Select two.

  • Object storage is effectively infinite
  • Object Storage can be mounted on multiple compute nodes via an ethernet network
  • Storage is attached to compute nodes using a fibre network
  • You can directly use Object Storage without attaching it to a compute node

Q10. What is the main benefit of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

  • Network topology
  • Enhanced control over network traffic by routing traffic to specified resources
  • Speed, it makes your website faster by serving files from a location closer to the user.
  • Distribute tasks, workloads, and network traffic

All Week Introduction to Cloud Computing Week 4 Coursera Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Practice Quiz

Q1. In the use case illustrated in the video, how does the global flower delivery company leverage the Hybrid Multicloud architecture to meet its requirement of varying capacity demands across different geographies?

  • By distributing their delivery service application across multiple cloud environments and providers, spread across multiple geographies
  • By using the automatic provisioning and de-provisioning of resources that cloud offers
  • By scaling up their on-premise architecture

Q2. Which one of these is an attribute of the microservices architecture approach?

  • When one of the microservices of an application stops to function, it disrupts the functioning of the complete application
  • Microservices breakdown large applications into their core functions to create a fully functional application
  • Every new functionality in a microservice needs to be developed from scratch
  • All the microservices that need to perform a task, need to be bundled in a single container so that they can perform the assigned task

Q3. Which of these scenarios is NOT a good use case for serverless architecture?

  • Workloads characterized by long-running processes
  • Microservices that can be built as functions that are stateless
  • Supporting microservices architecture
  • Stream processing workloads

Q4. Cloud native applications follow a consistent set of development principles. Identify two of these development principles from the provided options.

  • Bring the various single-function components of an application into one huge piece of software
  • Containerize the microservices for maximum flexibility, scalability, and portability
  • Break applications down to single-function microservices
  • Tightly couple the different functions of the application so that they can work together as a whole

Q5. Which of the following statements describe the DevOps approach and process? Select two.

  • Eliminates the need to provision servers, build middleware, and install application code
  • A collaborative approach where business owners and development, operations, and quality assurance teams collaborate to continuously deliver software
  • Eliminates the need to monitor performance and availability
  • DevOps process defines how people work together to build, deploy, and manage applications in a cloud native environment

Q6. Which of the provided options encapsulates the complete application modernization journey?

  • The journey from monolithic and service-oriented architecture to microservices architecture.
  • The journey from waterfall and agile development methodologies to DevOps.
  • The journey from physical servers and VMs to cloud infrastructure.
  • The journey from monolithic and service-oriented architecture to microservices architecture, from physical servers and VMs to cloud infrastructure, and from waterfall and agile methodology to DevOps.

Quiz : Module 4 Graded Quiz Answers

Q1. What are the key elements of a Hybrid Multicloud strategy? Select two.

  • Allows you to leverage the best of cloud models and services across different cloud providers so that your applications and workloads work seamlessly across multiple clouds
  • Embraces a mix of cloud models and services as long as they are from the same cloud service provider
  • Connects an organization’s on-premise private cloud and third-party public cloud into a single infrastructure
  • For seamless working, it is recommended that if you’re subscribed to the infrastructure services of a cloud provider, you should subscribe to the application services provided by the same vendor.

Q2. What are some of the benefits of using microservices architecture? Select two.

  • Each line of code for a microservice needs to be written from scratch
  • Application components can be developed and updated independently of each other
  • Components facing varied amounts of load can be scaled independently
  • Each microservice of an application needs to use the same stack and runtime environment

Q3. Serverless might not be the best fit for all applications or scenarios. Which of these attributes qualify an application for a serverless architecture?

  • Workloads and applications that may be spread across multiple cloud environments and cloud vendors
  • Workloads characterized by long-running processes
  • Microservices that can be built as functions that are stateless
  • Low-latency applications

Q4. What are the characteristics of a cloud native application?

  • Collection of microservices working together as a whole to comprise an application
  • Collection of microservices that are built as one huge piece of software
  • Collection of microservices that need to be scaled and updated in relation to each other
  • Collection of microservices with tightly coupled UI, business logic layer, and data layer

Q5. DevOps’ tools, practices, and processes are helping tackle some of the complexities and challenges posed by the cloud. Identify two ways in which DevOps is mitigating these challenges.

  • DevOps best practices eliminate the need to provision servers, build middleware, and install application code
  • By fully automating the infrastructure installation process in a way that is documented, repeatable, verifiable, and traceable
  • By creating an automated deployment pipeline
  • DevOps processes outline the development principles that need to be followed to modernize monolithic applications to cloud native applications

Q6. Cloud adoption is an integral part of application modernization. What are the other two important components of modernization?

  • VMs and Agile Methodology
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Waterfall Methodology
  • Monolithic Architectures and Physical Servers
  • Microservices and DevOps

Q7. One of the key characteristics of Hybrid Multicloud is portability. What does portability mean in the context of Hybrid Cloud?

  • The flexibility to move applications and data between systems and cloud service providers
  • Distributing a single application across multiple providers allowing you to move application components across cloud services and vendors as needed
  • A workload running on the private cloud can leverage the additional public cloud capacity when there is a spike in demand
  • The public and private cloud services can understand each other’s APIs, data formats, forms of authentication and authorization

Q8. What is an attribute that distinguishes serverless computing from other compute models?

  • Serverless computing does not require any underlying servers for executing workloads
  • End users pay for resources as long as they are running, even if idle
  • In the serverless computing environment, resources cannot be scaled up or down
  • The serverless model requires no provisioning of servers, installation of application stacks, or operation of the infrastructure by the users/developers

Q9. Which one of these statements is NOT true of a microservices architecture approach?

  • Microservices find one another using service discovery, which creates a roadmap for microservices to communicate
  • Developers can leverage the vast amounts of code already available as the base of an application, eliminating the need to develop code from scratch
  • Microservices breakdown large applications into their core functions to create a fully functional application
  • When one of the microservices of an application stops to function, it disrupts the functioning of the complete application

Q10. Which one of the following statements does NOT describe the DevOps approach and process?

  • Defines how people work together to build, deploy, and manage applications in a cloud native environment
  • Eliminates the need to provision servers, build middleware, and install application code
  • Uses automated tools to monitor the performance and availability of their applications
  • A collaborative approach where business owners and development, operations, and quality assurance teams collaborate to deliver software continuously

All Week Introduction to Cloud Computing Week 5 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Practice Quiz

Q1. What are some of the key elements of data protection discussed in the “What is Cloud Security” video?

A. Data at rest

B. Data in motion

C. Data in use

D. Dynamic and static scanning of applications

  • A and B only
  • B and C only
  • A, B, and C only
  • A, B, C, and D

Q2. What are some of the monitoring tools that help you to gain insights about your posture, compliance, and threats? Select two.

  • Flow logs from the network
  • Security events
  • Data encryption
  • Hypervisors

Q3. What is the role SecDevOps plays in cloud security?

  • Helps maintain visibility of all data exchanges between public, private, and hybrid cloud environments
  • Security in the DevOps process helps embed security through the life cycle of an application
  • Provides policies, technological procedures, services, and solutions to secure the enterprise against security threats and breaches
  • Identity and Access Management

Q4. What are some of the benefits of using access groups? Select two.

  • Access groups create an additional level of authentication for application users
  • Access groups define the users, the resources to which access is being granted, and the permission level that each user has on these resources
  • Access groups provide a more streamlined way to assign access rights to a group of users and service IDs as compared to assigning individual access
  • The use of access groups helps to reduce the number of policies in an account

Q5. Identify the two main parts of an encryption system from the provided options. Select two.

  • Client-side encryption
  • The decryption key
  • Server-side encryption
  • The encryption algorithm

Q6. What are some of the benefits that cloud monitoring solutions offer? Select two.

  • Provide proactive notifications of abnormal or unusual situations
  • Accelerate the diagnosis and resolution of performance incidents
  • Troubleshoot applications and infrastructure
  • Prevent unauthorized users from accessing the systems

Q7. What are some of the common outcomes’ companies like The Weather Company, American Airlines, Cementos Pacasmayo, Welch Foods, and LiquidPower achieve with cloud migration?

A. Meeting the information/service needs of their customers

B. Resolving their scalability challenge

C. Cost efficiencies

  • A and C only
  • B and C only
  • A, B, and C
  • A and B only

Q8. The Weather Company migrated its weather web property to a secure, scalable, and global architecture in the IBM Cloud. What are some of the benefits they realized as a result of this migration? Select two.

  • Faster development and release of new apps and digital self-service tools to customers
  • Optimize their systems for elasticity in handling extreme spikes in demand which can mean a difference between life and death for its users
  • Harness local data centers to minimize latency for users spread across the globe
  • Increase asset availability and overall equipment effectiveness

Q9. What are some of the technical skills necessarily required for the role of Cloud Software Engineer? Select two.

  • Understanding existing systems to recommend automated integration of disparate data sets
  • Knowledge of data structures, distributed systems, operating systems, and algorithms
  • Proficiency in commonly used web application development languages, such as Python, JavaScript, Java, HTML, and CSS
  • Perform threat simulations to detect possible risks

Quiz : Module 5 Graded Quiz Answers

Q1. What are some best practices organizations need to follow in order to protect their cloud resources and systems? Select two.

  • Adopt a shared responsibility model
  • Run security monitoring tools on a periodic basis to ensure security threats and breaches are flagged
  • Active monitoring for security and compliance
  • Distribute tasks, workloads, and network traffic

Q2. Which of the following are key components of Identity and Access Management (IAM)? Select two.

  • Audit and Compliance
  • Protecting data while it is at rest, in motion, and in use
  • Cloud Directory Services
  • Embedding security through the life cycle of an application

Q3. Which of these statements are true of cloud encryption

A.   Encryption ensures only authorized users have access to sensitive dat

B.   When encrypted data is intercepted without authorization, it is unreadable and meaningles

C.   Encryption protects data when it is at rest, in transit, and in use in memo

D.   Encryption eliminates data security risk

  • A, B, C, and D
  • A, B, and C only
  • A, B, and D only
  • A and C only

Q4. Identify some of the standard cloud monitoring best practices from the provided options. Select two.

  • Leverage end-user experience monitoring solutions to capture the performance of an application from the point of view of its end users
  • Encrypt data before it is sent to the cloud
  • Authenticate users attempting to access their cloud resources
  • Track usage and cost of your cloud resources and services

Q5. Which job role requires the following skills?

·        Collaboration with development and operations teams

·        Containerization expertise

·        Creating custom automation tools

·        Building and maintaining configuration and deployment frameworks

  • Cloud Solutions Architects
  • Cloud Integration Specialists
  • Cloud DevOps Engineer
  • Cloud Data Engineers
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  1. please correct the week 2
    Question 8
    Which of these statements are true of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)? Select two.

    ANSWERS:-
    @ VPCs are provisioned in a logically isolated part of a shared public cloud

    @ The VPC infrastructure is owned, managed, and operated by the public cloud service provider

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