SKILL BENCHMARK

Cloud Architect Proficiency

  • 51m
  • 51 questions
The extensive Cloud Architect Proficiency benchmark measures whether a learner has experience with advanced cloud technologies, practices, and principles. Although there are many important assessments here, a learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates an intermediate to advanced 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
  • compare the features exhibited by public, private, and hybrid cloud that helps CloudOps Architects decide the right environment for application deployment
  • define IaaS along with the architecture of IaaS and the key benefits that we can realize with the adoption of IaaS with CloudOps
  • define the concept of DevOps and how DevOps practices can help eliminate the problems of traditional software development approaches
  • define the federated application management process along with the benefits of adopting federated application pattern
  • 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 recommended approaches of cloud application integration and list the features of prominent cloud-based integration tools that enable handling the increasing complexity of IT frameworks by connecting diverse and disparate data and services
  • 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 cloud strategies and architecture services used by cloud architects to deliver multi-cloud operations management
  • describe the features of the declarative and imperative approaches of implementing Infrastructure as Code along with the right fit scenarios of adopting them
  • describe the guiding principles and core practices of Kanban
  • describe the interfaces of the Distributed Computing Reference Model along with the standardization required for cloud computing portability and interoperability
  • describe the key elements of interoperability and portability for cloud services, as well as scenarios that depict interoperability and portability considerations and requirements and how to address them
  • describe the prominent types of cloud integration and their benefits in creating and operating cloud-to-cloud integration
  • describe the role of standards in cloud computing interoperability and list cloud computing interoperability use cases supported by standards
  • differentiate between Solution Architects and Cloud Architects and identify the deliverables they need to deliver to deploy and manage multi-tier applications on multi-cloud environments
  • identify security challenges that need to be considered when using multiple cloud providers and recognize best practices that enterprises can adopt to significantly improve the security of multi-cloud deployments
  • identify the categories of cloud automation and orchestration tools from the perspective of cloud provider-native and third-party tools
  • identify the characteristics of prominent cloud management platforms that drives successful implementation and adaption of CloudOps
  • list and compare the prominent cloud offerings that enable enterprises to deploy and manage a wide array of private, public, and hybrid cloud environments
  • 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 categories of cloud computing portability and interoperability with focus on data, application, platform, and infrastructure components
  • list the common network topologies that can be used for hybrid and multi-cloud setup
  • list the critical Docker services that needs to be managed while setting up multi-cloud containerization architecture with Docker
  • 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
  • list the prominent cloud deployment models and describe scenarios for adopting them
  • recall application design principles that can help reduce complexity and provide better interoperability for diversified applications that are designed for cloud computing
  • recall approaches that can be adopted to overcome the impacts of security challenges in multi-cloud environments
  • recall important considerations for defining hybrid cloud strategy, with focus on hybrid cloud integration, management, and CloudOps adoption
  • recall the challenges of multi-cloud architectures and illustrate how Kubernetes can help reduce the complexity and risks of multi-cloud strategy
  • recall the role and characteristics of a cloud security framework and classify the key cloud audit methods
  • 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 cloud ecosystem Enterprise Architecture Principles that ensure consistency and integrity of the enterprise architecture in managing the life cycle of cloud services across the enterprise
  • 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 key principles and strategies for securing the enterprise cloud
  • 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 relation between orchestration and automation along with the benefits of cloud orchestration from the perspective of multi-cloud CloudOps adoption
  • recognize the role of Kubernetes in container management for multi-cloud and the impact of containerization on multi-cloud and edge computing requirements like AI and IoT
  • recognize the role of orchestration in implementing CloudOps for heterogeneous deployments
  • 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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