Final Exam: Cloud Architect

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Final Exam: Cloud Architect will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Cloud Architect track of the Skillsoft Aspire DevOps Engineer to Cloud Architect Journey.


  • compare the differences between the roles played by Solution Architects and Cloud Architects and identify the deliverables that need to be delivered by them to deploy and manage Multi-tier applications on Multicloud environments
    classify the solutions that need to be planned by Cloud Architects to effectively implement security, traffic management, automation and orchestration of Multicloud applications
    identify the critical systemic principles that Cloud Architects need to adopt while planning Multi-cloud transition with a focus on Disaster Recovery and SLAs
    recall the mindset difference between DevOps and CloudOps and describe what CloudOps offers to optimize speed, security and operational efficiency of DevOps teams
    describe the Multicloud Maturity Model and Transformation Workflows that need to be adopted by a Cloud Architect to build a solution for CloudOps delivery mechanism
    describe the Cloud Strategy & Architecture Services enumerated by Cloud Architect to deliver Multicloud operations management
    describe the roadmap that can be adapted to transition from DevOps to CloudOps along with the role played by Cloud Architects in facilitating the transition
    describe the Target Operating Model that needs to be proposed by a Cloud Architect to derive vision to deliver value through appropriate cloud strategies
    recognize the key success factors that need to be considered as a benchmark by Cloud Architect to identify business values of suggested CloudOps architectures
    describe the anatomy of Cloud Service Agreement that must be factored by Cloud Architects to define SLAs and Fair Use Policy of Cloud services
    recall the Solutioning Strategies that can be adopted by a Cloud Architect to accommodate the changes that are driven by emerging technologies in the existing CloudOps architectures
    recognize the role of Explainability that can be applied throughout the process of operating Cloud environments and infrastructures to ensure efficient service delivery following the CloudOps paradigm
    recall the critical Cloud Application Design considerations that a Cloud Architect need to adhere to to ensure they can adopt and adapt to any futuristic upgrades to the existing practices
    list the architectures that can be derived using Explainable Models, and that can help share CloudOps or DevOps Model Explainability with the stakeholders to establish better collaboration
    define the concept of Explanatory System and evaluate the Explanatory Systems from the perspective of various dimensions that includes Functional, Operational, Usability, Security and Validation
    recall the effect of Explainability on the robustness, security and privacy aspects of Predictive Systems and describe the approaches of evaluating how well Explanation is understood using Qualitative and Quantitative validation approaches
    identify the properties that are used to define systems to accommodate Explainability approaches and illustrate how users interact with Explainable systems and what is expected of them
    define the concept of AI Explainability and describe the analogy between AI Explainability and CloudOps Explainability
    describe the Role-based CloudOps Solutioning architecture reference models that are guided by DMTF, IBM and NIST
    describe the features of the prominent tools that can be used for planning and deploying CloudOps Solutions along with the usage scenarios from the perspective of audience and role
    list the Explainability techniques that can be used to define operational and functional derivatives of CloudOps including Leave One Column Out, Permutation Impact, and Local Interpretable Model-agnostic Explanations
    describe the approaches that need to be adopted by Cloud Architects to manage data and information to enumerate the right Cloud transition mechanisms
    recognize the Evolutionary steps that need to be used to define successful CloudOps adoption to ensure processes have a close alignment with business goals and strategies
    categorize the different types of Cloud Engineers along with their roles in defining the vision and providing logical and physical architecture during CloudOps Solutioning process
    list the critical roles that are pivotal for any organization to facilitate the smooth process, data and platform transition in Multi-cloud environments
    describe the team structure and Service delivery Model that helps Cloud Architect to address key challenges and enumerate Multicloud delivery model
    recall the Manifesto for Future Generation Cloud along with the areas that are relevant in the Cloud horizon that a Cloud Architect need to be prepared to be able to align with the future research directions
    specify the standards and compliances that a Cloud Architect need to assess to fulfill the compliance requirements that are to be applied on Multicloud practices
    identify the Manifesto for Future Generation Cloud along with the areas that are relevant in the Cloud horizon that a Cloud Architect need to be prepared to be able to align with the future research directions
    list the common and prominent Cloud transition strategies that can be used to build transition roadmap with a focus on migrated critical applications and infrastructures
  • define the processes, SLAs and KPIs associated with running Cloud operations that can help create Operational Baseline capabilities to be used as benchmarks in transition
    describe the three stages of AI Explainability along with the methodologies that are used in each stage to derive the right CloudOps model for implementation guidance
    recall the Minimum Valuable Increment design approach suggested CloudOps teams drive agile processes and ensure business and IT alignment
    describe the Inside-out Development strategy that can help CloudOps teams focus on implementing Domain Model before defining how they are to be used by the external world to ensure they can adapt to futuristic interfaces
    recognize the architectures that can be derived using Explainable Models, and that can help share CloudOps or DevOps Model Explainability with the stakeholders to establish better collaboration
    list the best practices that can be adopted by Cloud Architects to transform enterprise capabilities along with the benefits of Multi-cloud transition
    recognize the stages of building CloudOps
    describe the logical CloudOps Architecture with the Monitoring, Metering, and Billing components and list the essential factors that can help derive pricing model of the Cloud services that are used to build CloudOps solutions
    list the architectures that can be derived using Explainable Models, and that can help share CloudOps or DevOps Model Explainability with the stakeholders to establish better collaboration
    recognize the key Resource Types that can help a Cloud Architect keep track of the future CloudOps developments and adopt the right trending feature to improve existing CloudOps architectures
    describe the role of CloudOps and DevOps Explainability in mitigating challenges along with the need for management and governance of AI Frameworks in CloudOps architectures
    recognize the future trends in Cloud Computing that a Cloud Architect should be aware of to be able to conduct impact analysis on existing CloudOps practices
    define the maturity model of CloudOps and recognize the transition path that needs to be used to identify and apply the right maturity model to eliminate negative impacts on business and users
    list the prominent emerging technologies along with their associated impact on CloudOps
    define the roles and responsibilities of a Cloud Architect in architecting CloudOps Practices to manage Multicloud service deployment and management
    describe the Layer-based CloudOps Solutioning architecture reference models that are guided by CISCO, IEFT, and ITU
    recognize the role of Layered approach in managing Enterprise CloudOps applications and specify the Multiple Viewpoint elements from the perspective of users, operators, engineers, and managers
    describe the Outside-in Development strategy that can help the CloudOps team focus on Solutioning and reduce accidental complexity by removing speculative work
    specify the Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed Matrix of Roles played by all the stakeholders engaged in solutioning CloudOps
    identify the role of Cloud Operating Model that helps Cloud Architects and target audiences define operational processes that align Business and IT to accomplish strategic business outcomes
    define the role of Cloud Governance Framework in addressing gaps, deficiencies and providing comprehensive Cloud-centric governance for each phase of the cloud transformation lifecycle used in CloudOps
    recognize the role of states that are applied in scalable architectures of Multi-cloud and that provides approaches of handing states at service level and move into futuristic systems integration
    list the prominent tools and frameworks used by a Cloud Architect to assess cloud operations and identify current capabilities of Multicloud
    describe the Cloud Computing Reference Model and Cloud Governance Lifecycle that need to be implemented by Cloud Architects to build CloudOps frameworks
    recognize the challenges of CloudOps that need to be managed by Cloud Architects to ensure Agile Delivery Mechanism and optimization of IT services and workloads that can run in Multicloud environments
    describe the System Architecture Design considerations that a CloudOps team must adapt to be able to build architectures that adopt and adapt to futuristic innovations with the use of the Adapter pattern
    list the essential components that play key roles in solutioning CloudOps projects
    describe the CloudOps Explainability and specify the role it plays in CloudOps implementation to manage Multicloud solutions
    recall the prominent CloudOps Solutioning tools that can be used to design, plan, architect, implement and estimate costs to ensure CloudOps solutioning provides expected ROI
    recall the role of the People, Organization and Operations domain in determining the transition process that can help build Cloud-enabled enterprise with the application of appropriate cloud enablement using well designed CloudOps process model



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