Final Exam: Chaos Engineer

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Final Exam: Chaos Engineer will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Chaos Engineer track of the Skillsoft Aspire Network Admin to Site Reliability Engineer Journey.


  • describe challenges for maintaining data integrity
    describe CRON and how to use it for scheduling jobs
    describe CRON Jobs and its components
    describe deterministic and non-deterministic algorithms and how they relate to distributed systems
    describe frontend load balancing and the importance of using them to increase performance
    describe how engineers think differently to "novices" when it comes to troubleshooting
    describe how load balancing needs to be performed taking into consideration virtualization, the cloud, and containers
    describe how loads can be balanced using External HTTPS Load Balancing
    describe how loads can be balanced using SSL Proxy Load Balancing
    describe how loads can be balanced using TCP Proxy Load Balancing
    describe how server overloads can lead to cascading failure
    describe load balancing techniques and algorithms
    describe operational loads and how they related to optimal performance
    describe steps to ensure efficient queue management
    describe the benefits of client-side throttling
    describe the characteristics and purpose of blackbox monitoring
    describe the characteristics and purpose of whitebox monitoring
    describe the CRON syntax and provide syntax examples
    describe the importance of incident response training
    describe the mean time between failures metric
    describe the meantime to respond metric
    describe the system models that can be used with distributed systems
    describe when to use acceptance testing
    differentiate between idempotent and two-phase mutations
    differentiate between the various pipeline features
    discuss software testing at scale
    identify the system models that can be used with distributed systems
    list characteristics of machine learning (ML) applications
    list CPU considerations as it relates to failures and overutilization
    list data integrity requirements
  • list potential pitfalls to avoid, such as looking for symptoms that are not relevant
    list the main roles in incident response (Incident Commander, Communications Lead, Operations Lead)
    outline an idealized troubleshooting model (e.g., report, triage, examine, diagnose, test/treat, and cure.)
    outline best practices and approaches to troubleshooting and how to keep those skills sharp
    outline the benefits of using tickets
    outline the process and purpose of logging and name the benefits of text logs
    provide a general overview of the six steps involved in developing a plan
    provide an overview of a typical development lifecycle
    provide an overview of backup and recovery methods
    provide an overview of business continuity and describe why business continuity planning matters
    provide an overview of data integrity
    provide an overview of Google Workflow
    provide an overview of key principles SREs need to be familiar with for emergency response and recognize key steps to take when a system breaks
    provide an overview of pages
    provide an overview of resources exhaustion
    provide an overview of the checkpointing technique
    provide an overview of the maturity matrix
    provide an overview of the meantime to failure metric
    provide an overview of the production readiness review process
    recognize aspects of the SRE engagement model
    recognize best practices for handling unmanaged incidents
    recognize how to create and maintain pipeline documentation
    recognize how to create a test and build an environment
    recognize how to develop a launch checklist
    recognize how to identify cascading failures
    recognize key factors to ensuring business continuity
    recognize the importance of encouraging proactive testing
    recognize the importance of incident response planning
    recognize the importance of testing SRE-developed tools
    recognize the pitfalls of the queries per second metric


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