Sep 28 2021 |
Logged in as : candidate
This is the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation (CLOUDF.EN) sample exam. The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.
This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Each multiple-choice question has a number of possible answers, of which only one is correct.
The maximum number of points that can be obtained for this exam is 40. Each correct answer is worth 1 point. You need 26 points or more to pass the exam.
The time allowed for this exam is 60 minutes.
Copyright © EXIN Holding B.V. 2020. All rights reserved.
EXIN® is a registered trademark.
1 of 40
A customer wants to:
- run application software
- store related data in central computer systems
- provide customers or other users access to them through the Internet
What would help do this?
IT service management
2 of 40
A cloud infrastructure delivers services to a specific group of organizations and individuals that share a common goal.
Which cloud deployment model is this?
3 of 40
What is a key characteristic of PaaS?
No modification of the software
Provides dynamic scaling
Used for remote application development
Vendor with advanced technical knowledge
4 of 40
Which protocol forms the basis of the Internet and, therefore, of cloud computing?
5 of 40
What is the
role that a network plays in cloud computing?
Connecting personal computers to share computing power
Connecting personal devices to the shared resources
Connecting thin clients to create a pooled resource server
6 of 40
What does virtualization achieve?
Virtualization creates more security than using a physical machine.
Virtualization makes it easier to share resources between users.
Virtualization leads to better LAN and WAN utilization.
7 of 40
Application service providers (ASPs) offered an application over a network. The application was not owned by the business.
What is this an early example of?
Virtual private networks (VPN)
8 of 40
What is an example of a single-purpose environment?
An accounting system on a private server
An application to share documents over the Internet
An interface to a large online storage application
9 of 40
a key characteristic of a multi-purpose architecture?
10 of 40
What does the abbreviation SOA stand for?
11 of 40
What is an environment-related benefit of cloud computing?
Lower bandwidth requirements
Lower Internet dependency
Lower levels of data protection
Lower power consumption
12 of 40
a limitation of cloud computing?
Concerns about data protection
Compliance with local laws
Total costs of ownership (TCO)
13 of 40
Flexibility can be considered both a benefit and a concern of cloud computing.
Which aspect is a concern?
The absence of application customization
The immediate fulfilment of new business needs
The location independence for access
The speed of implementation
14 of 40
What ensures the interoperability of cloud computing?
Multiple system integrators
Single cloud computing vendor
15 of 40
What are the
components of a local cloud environment?
- Blade server arrays
- Storage area network (SAN)
- Network attached storage (NAS)
- Backup and restore solution
- Load balancer
- Cloud automation software
- Virtualization software
- Cloud application software
- Database software
- Operating systems
- On-demand self-service
- Broad network access
- Resource pooling
- Rapid elasticity and scalability
- Measured service
16 of 40
What is one of the
building blocks for a VPN?
Denial of service
17 of 40
Which measure contributes
to data protection in cloud environments?
Role-based user profiles
18 of 40
Which international standard contains IT service management principles?
19 of 40
How does using standards benefit cloud computing?
Standards ensure compliance.
Standards ensure location independence.
Standards ensure portability.
Standards ensure security.
20 of 40
Service level requirements (SLRs) for public clouds are highly standardized.
Why are they highly standardized?
Because these SLRs are legislated and standardized by ISO/IEC
Because these SLRs are legislated and standardized in the GDPR
Because these SLRs are meant to be used by a large customer base
Because these SLRs enable a single service level for all services
21 of 40
Which process is
a part of service level management?
Human resource management
Service availability management
Service request management
22 of 40
What is required for accessing any cloud application?
The application and client must use the same programming language.
The application must verify the user's identity.
The user must know on which server the application is located.
The user's browser must support the application's features.
23 of 40
To which Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layer do HTTP and HTTPS relate?
2 - data link layer
3 - network layer
4 - transport layer
7 - application layer
24 of 40
What is a thin client?
A lightweight device optimized for virtualized computing
A name for a desktop computer without a screen
A smartphone with network access and a large processor
A user terminal without a processor or a hard drive
25 of 40
a possible benefit of using mobile applications (apps)?
Mobile apps synchronize e-mail and calendar automatically.
Mobile devices allow access to desktop virtualizations.
Mobile devices heighten the chance of shoulder surfing.
There are many apps available that help staff be productive.
26 of 40
An IT company that creates their own software switches to a PaaS solution.
What benefit does this have for the company?
The marketing department gets an extra platform for marketing.
The sales department can showcase work to clients faster.
The software can be developed without software developers.
The software developers can spend more time on valuable work.
27 of 40
A service provider has taken over a large part of a customer’s IT systems and service management.
How can the service provider
show their customer that they can and will deliver most of the value chain?
By addressing issues surrounding sizing and costing infrastructure
By matching service level agreements (SLAs) with customer needs
By providing access to innovative new applications and technology
By showing understanding of service levels through certification
28 of 40
An organization wishes to become a cloud service provider.
Which question must the organization ask themselves before becoming a cloud service provider?
Can freed-up assets be re-used in an efficient and financially viable way?
Do we need personal connections through cellphone data connections?
What are the names of the customer's service desk employees?
What are the provisions when we want to migrate to another provider?
29 of 40
Data is compromised due to unauthorized access to the data.
Which threat is this?
Insecure interfaces and application programming interfaces (APIs)
30 of 40
A business implements two-factor authentication and monitoring of user behavior.
Which risk will these measures help mitigate
Insecure interfaces and APIs
31 of 40
A business frequently deals with data breaches due to insider threats.
Which risk-mitigating measure is
effective for this business?
Designing for security
Implement two-factor authentication
32 of 40
What does federated identity management do?
It allows passwords to be used on multiple devices.
It allows users to reset their own passwords.
It ensures passwords are only used once.
It enables the single sign-on (SSO) feature.
33 of 40
Presence and location determine the available services and capabilities.
Which characteristic of identity management is this?
Separation of duties
34 of 40
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have drafted this legislation for data protection which came into effect in 2018.
Which legislation is meant?
The CLOUD Act
35 of 40
Free cloud applications may use personal data to provide personalized advertisements.
What should the user be concerned about?
The correctness of their personal data
The integrity of their personal data
The security of their personal information
The usability of their personal data
36 of 40
A business starts using cloud computing solutions. They recalculate their capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX).
What is the
likely result of this re-calculation?
Both CAPEX and OPEX decrease.
CAPEX decreases and OPEX increases.
CAPEX increases and OPEX decreases.
Both CAPEX and OPEX increase.
37 of 40
Which benefit would a start-up company have from moving to cloud computing?
Lower operational support costs
Lower operational expenditures (OPEX)
Shorter implementation times
Shorter use of cloud solutions
38 of 40
Why is a short time to market a benefit of cloud computing?
Increased capacity or new technology can be implemented in a short time.
Market leadership is guaranteed by implementing emerging technologies.
Short time to market enables scalability and elasticity of cloud solutions.
Slower worldwide coverage reduces the risks of short deployment times.
39 of 40
A business is researching cloud service providers. They are concerned about cloud security.
Which question addresses this?
Can the cloud services support the business?
How does cloud security level compare to your own?
What are the cloud service billing mechanism and units?
What is the system performance of the cloud solution?
40 of 40
A business has chosen a SaaS solution. They need to monitor the cloud service provider's financial performance.
What helps a business monitor financial performance?
Weekly technical performance reports
Monthly capacity utilization reports
Yearly third-party audit reports
Perception license for EXIN Holding