SKILL BENCHMARK

Cloud Awareness

  • 30m
  • 20 questions
The Cloud Awareness benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to key cloud technologies. You will be evaluated on the premise of cloud computing, cloud types, virtualization concepts, and cloud service types. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have an awareness of different cloud computing concepts.

Topics covered

  • compare cloud deployment models
  • compare cloud types
  • compare traditional on-premises IT solutions to their cloud equivalences
  • define cloud computing
  • describe how cloud providers enable customer access at low costs through opex
  • describe the concept of the virtualization of hardware resources and how they are allocated to VMs running in the cloud server
  • describe the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it applies to cloud computing
  • describe the key components and the pros and cons of using the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service model
  • describe the key components and the pros and cons of using the Platform as a Service (PaaS) service model
  • describe the key components and the pros and cons of using the Software as a Service (SaaS) service model
  • describe the Software as a Service cloud computing consumption model
  • describe the various cloud deployment models such as public, private, hybrid, community, virtual private, and multi-cloud and multitenancy environments
  • identify how private clouds differ from other cloud types
  • identify how public clouds differ from other cloud types
  • identify the critical components of a virtual private cloud along with the various interface types provided by cloud providers to manage a virtual private cloud
  • identify the features and capabilities of cloud storage that facilitate reliable and efficient persistence implementation
  • list cloud computing characteristics
  • list the various essential components that are required to set up a cloud computing model
  • recall the concept of shared resource pooling and the role of virtualization in a cloud model
  • recognize how the intrusion detection system (IDS) works in the cloud

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