CloudOps Mastery (Expert Level)

  • 31m
  • 31 questions
The CloudOps Mastery benchmark measures whether a learner has extensive expertise in cloud operations technologies, practices, and principles. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates professional mastery in all of the major areas of cloud operations, across a variety of different cloud platforms and deployments.

Topics covered

  • classify the benefits of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud and identify the challenges faced by enterprises when transforming to hybrid and multi-cloud architectures
  • define a path for successful DevOps transformation that can, in turn, help leverage the principles and practices of continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • define the concept and role of continuous monitoring in DevOps and recognize the benefits afforded by adopting the right monitoring practices
  • define the concept of DevOps pipelines and identify the primary DevOps phases involved
  • describe standard use cases and common scenarios involving hybrid deployment
  • describe the basic components, phases, and layers of application architecture in the cloud and list the QoS parameters that need to be monitored at each cloud platform layer
  • describe the DevOps deployment process and troubleshooting workflow a Support Engineer should follow to ensure robust DevOps mechanisms and continuous delivery and deployment
  • describe the prominent use cases that illustrate how hybrid cloud solutions can help solve business challenges faced by enterprises
  • describe the role of orchestration in managing the multi-cloud environment
  • describe the vital features of high-performance multi-cloud and multi-region transit routing that play a vital role in setting up multi-cloud deployment environments
  • describe typical use cases and common scenarios involving multi-cloud deployment
  • list the cloud and container orchestration tools used to allocate virtual machines and containers for additional resource integration
  • list the essential components of Cloud Infrastructure and the various Service Models that a Support Engineer must be familiar with in order to be able to provide Technical Support to Cloud Consumers
  • list the prominent tools used for automating processes at various phases of the DevOps software development lifecycle  
  • list the steps involved in creating a DevOps pipeline that can be used for the continuous delivery of applications
  • name the standard network topologies used for hybrid and multi-cloud setups that also apply cloud and CloudOps best practices
  • outline approaches to adopting multi-cloud management that enable consistent visibility, governance, and automation
  • outline the CI/CD processes adopted to manage multi-cloud environments and integrate automation toolchains to provide a consistent approach to orchestrating all environments
  • outline the reasons and methods for building explainability into a CloudOps workflow, with a focus on eliminating the negative impact of IT
  • outline the steps involved in formulating the correct strategy to combine DevOps principles with practices in order build an end-to‐end delivery process  
  • recall the architecture of a hybrid cloud and describe the benefits of using a hybrid cloud to manage compute/run environments for application deployment  
  • recall the challenges of monitoring hybrid and multi-cloud environments along with the features afforded by prominent monitoring tools to address these challenges
  • recall the key criteria that can be used to analyze monitoring tools in order to select full stack monitoring tools for cloud
  • recall the services provided by IBM, Oracle, and other popular cloud providers to set up compute environments using VMs, containers, and serverless, edge, and hybrid mechanisms
  • recognize the approach of secure multi-cloud peering and centralized point-and-click connectivity for managing multi-cloud networking
  • recognize the benefits of modernizing traditional or legacy systems to multi-cloud architecture using CloudOps best practices
  • recognize the critical DevOps methods and toolchains that enterprises can use to speed up and improve product development and releases
  • recognize the role of orchestration in managing multi-cloud environments
  • recognize the technique for incorporating new DevOps practices with traditional practices to ensure rapid innovation and early product release
  • recognize the various multi-cloud architecture designs that form part of an effective cloud deployment strategy
  • specify strategies that can be employed to migrate from legacy to CloudOps and recognize best practices and principles that can be adopted for productive legacy system upgrades