Cloud Business Model, Adoption, and Business Transformation Competency (Intermediate Level)

  • 30m
  • 30 questions
The Cloud Business Model, Adoption, and Business Transformation Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your comprehensive understanding of key cloud computing concepts. You will be evaluated on your knowledge of the cloud business model, cloud adoption, and cloud business transformation. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have competency in many areas of this domain and have the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions about adopting cloud computing solutions and leveraging its advantages to drive business growth and innovation. This learner has also had some working exposure in exploring the cloud business models and understanding of how cloud computing can transform their organization's operations, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

Topics covered

  • differentiate between the visionary, guardian, motivator, flexible, and catalyst styles of decision makers
  • identify common cloud computing maintenance tasks such as patching, monitoring, and working with virtual machines
  • identify critical steps for transitioning to the cloud such as assessment, planning, adoption, migration, and management
  • identify how information technology and cloud services have helped to grow businesses and reduce costs
  • identify the fundamentals of finance and accounting as it relates to information technology decision-making
  • identify the regulatory benefits and issues of cloud computing, including taxation
  • list cloud security considerations that can help ensure information is not lost or stolen
  • list common factors when considering moving to the cloud such as costs, licensing, complexity, security, and performance
  • list industries that can benefit from cloud adoption and benefits for each
  • list steps information technology decision makers can use to determine what choices to make
  • list the key advantages of cloud agility
  • name common cloud computing assumptions and differentiate between the CapEx and OpEx models
  • outline business transformation and how it can be used to shift or realign business operations
  • outline common cloud adoption patterns
  • outline common costs associated with cloud adoption including the hidden costs
  • outline common high-level strategies for moving assets and services to the cloud
  • outline how cloud computing can increase productivity
  • outline how to approach cloud transformation
  • outline how to plan and prepare for business transformation related changes and how to communicate those changes
  • provide an overview of cloud adoption and its benefits
  • recall cloud computing characteristics such as measured services, availability, resource pooling, and on-demand self-service
  • recall how cloud computing can improve resiliency
  • recognize benefits of automating IT processes through the cloud
  • recognize challenges when trying to adopt a digital-first mindset for business
  • recognize cloud computing's value proposition
  • recognize how cloud computing can help to eliminate service downtime relative to service license agreements and service-level objectives
  • recognize how cloud computing can reduce company costs
  • recognize how technology can impact business culture
  • recognize how to adapt to changes during business transformation
  • recognize the importance of information technology decision makers and the role they play in organizations