SKILL BENCHMARK

Cloud Architect Competency

  • 24m
  • 24 questions
The Cloud Architect Competency benchmark measures whether a learner has been exposed to typical cloud technologies, practices, and principles. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates an entry to intermediate level of skill on modern cloud services, tools, jargon, and processes.

Topics covered

  • compare the differences between DevOps and CloudOps along with challenges and best practices associated with the implementation of CloudOps
  • compare the differences between hybrid cloud and multi-cloud and describe the pattern-based multi-cloud architecture migration
  • define the concept of DevOps and how DevOps practices can help eliminate the problems of traditional software development approaches
  • describe continuous delivery and the benefits of adopting it
  • describe continuous integration and the principles that can be applied to implement it
  • describe multi-cloud architecture design, which can be used to derive effective cloud strategy for application management on multi-cloud environments
  • describe the advantages, disadvantages, and best practices of automation that should be applied for productive IT operations
  • describe the architectural designs that can lead to effective multi-cloud strategy along with the challenges managed by multi-cloud strategy
  • describe the guiding principles and core practices of Kanban
  • identify the characteristics of prominent cloud management platforms that drives successful implementation and adaption of CloudOps
  • list key elements of the DevOps mindset and describe the roles of design thinking, Lean, and Agile in enabling and facilitating DevOps in the enterprise
  • list the common network topologies that can be used for hybrid and multi-cloud setup
  • list the design patterns than can be adopted to enable DevOps and CloudOps in the enterprise
  • list the factors driving the adoption of DevOps and CloudOps along with the approaches that are used to implement automation
  • list the key principles of DevOps and the approach of automating DevOps process using integration technologies
  • recognize common hybrid and multi-cloud architecture patterns and scenarios where they can be applied
  • recognize the cloud capabilities that needs to be integrated in existing DevOps implementations to transform DevOps to CloudOps
  • recognize the combined benefits of DevOps and Agile in managing large scale enterprise projects
  • recognize the critical challenges associated with multi-cloud environments and the frameworks that can be used to eliminate these challenges
  • recognize the deficiencies associated with manual resource configuration and how to use Infrastructure as Code to eliminate those deficiencies
  • recognize the IT automation process and potential applications that can be automated
  • recognize the objectives of Agile and the core Agile principles based on the Agile Manifesto
  • recognize the opportunities and challenges of hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, along with the critical drivers for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud setups
  • recognize the strategy for implementing and improving DevOps practices and recognize the tools that are used across various development and operations processes in the enterprise

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