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IBM Cloud Essentials Cognitive Class Final Exam Answers

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Module 1 – Introduction to the IBM Cloud

Question 1) Which scenario describes a multi-cloud environment?

  • I have database services deployed on premises which are securely connected to public webservers in IBM Cloud
  • I’ve deployed an application in IBM Cloud which uses both IaaS and PaaS services
  • I use analytics services in IBM Cloud, though the data is generated by an application deployed in another vendor’s cloud
  • I’ve architected my application so that it uses OpenShift on IBM Cloud, as well as their MongoDB DBaaS

Question 2) What are the three account types in IBM Cloud?

  • Basic, Advanced and Premium
  • Lite, Pay as You Go and Subscription
  • Free, Monthly and Annual
  • Standard, Pay Per Use and Contract

Question 3) What are Resource Groups used for?

  • To mark out the classic infrastructure services which make up an application
  • They secure network traffic around virtual servers in a VPC
  • Services running under Kubernetes are deployed into one or more of them
  • As a logical container for services, forming a key component of IAM  

Question 4) Compute, Storage and Network services can be grouped together as what?

  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • DBaaS
  • SaaS

Module 2 – Infrastructure Services

Question 1) Which of the following is one of the building blocks for Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Bare Metal Servers running VMware
  • Multi-zone Regions
  • IBM Cloud Gateway Appliances
  • Security Access Lists

Question 2) What type of storage in IBM Cloud can be used to create an ‘NFS Share’?

  • IBM Cloud Direct Attached Storage
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage
  • IBM Cloud File Storage

Question 3) Which TWO of the following are billing types for IBM Cloud Classic Infrastructure Virtual Servers?

  • Hourly
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Annual

Question 4) Which service available in IBM Cloud can help protect applications against DDoS attacks?

  • VPC Public Gateway
  • Direct Link Exchange
  • Cloud Internet Services
  • Zerto

Module 3 – Running workloads on the IBM Cloud

Question 1) How are permissions to work with Cloud Foundry services controlled in IBM Cloud?

  • Via IAM access rights
  • Via Organisations and Spaces
  • Via Service-IDs and Roles
  • Via Resource Groups and Access Groups

Question 2) What type of configuration file is used by Kubernetes to tell it how to deploy a service?

  • KSML
  • CFML
  • HTML
  • YAML

Question 3) Select all of the offerings below that deliver a platform as a service?

  • Cloud Foundry
  • Kubernetes
  • Knative
  • Red Hat OpenShift

Question 4) Which of the following would you not expect an orchestration platform to deliver?

  • Service discovery
  • Operating System upgrades
  • Load balancing
  • Application scaling

Module 4 – Services and solutions

Question 1) Which of the following applies to IBM Cloud Paks

  • Run on top of Red Hat OpenShift
  • Can add to any VMWare virtual machine or container platform
  • Only available on the IBM Cloud
  • All of the above

Question 2) Select all of the data storage capabilities that exist in the IBM Cloud public catalog?

  • NoSQL Database
  • SQL Database
  • Object Storage
  • Key-value store

Question 3) Select all of the services that are available from the IBM Cloud catalog for a developer to leverage machine learning via API from within their apps?

  • Language translation
  • Image recognition
  • Speech to text
  • Game strategy
  • Personality insights

Question 4) Which of the following statements apply to Tekton?

  • Initially was the build component of Knative
  • Runs on Kubernetes
  • Configuration is made using YAML
  • Only available on the IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud Essentials Final Exam Answers

Question 1) What is a Red Hat OpenShift Project?

  • A GitHub repository containing all the resources needed to deploy an application to OpenShift
  • An abstraction based on Kubernetes namespaces with built in user management to group and isolate related objects
  • A DevOps pipeline to manage the life cycle of an application on OpenShift
  • An optional toolset which can be used to coordinate the development of different components of an application within and without the OpenShift platform

Question 2) Which TWO of the following IBM Cloud offerings provides a ‘scale to zero’ option, where there are no application specific resources running when there is no work to be done?

  • Cloud Foundry
  • Kubernetes
  • Knative
  • IBM Cloud Functions
  • VPC

Question 3) Which of the following IBM Cloud account types offers both access to the full IBM Cloud Catalog and discounted pricing?

  • Lite
  • PAYGO
  • Subscription
  • Enterprise Plus

Question 4) A user wants to use an analytics application on the cloud, but does not want to have to install or manage it themselves. What type of cloud deployment model suits their requirement?

  • PaaS
  • DBaaS
  • IaaS
  • SaaS  

Question 5) A customer has asked you to explain the benefits of a multicloud environment. Which of the following statements would you include in your reply?

  • It can provide added resilience to failure and high availability for critical applications by replicating workloads in different vendor’s clouds
  • It allows you to easily connect on-premises services to services running in a vendor’s public cloud using a gateway appliance
  • It enhances data security because you can place your data into services running in the vendor’s private cloud, while application servers run in their public cloud
  • It means that you are dealing with a single vendor’s Public and Private clouds and that make administration far simpler

Question 6) A customer is getting frustrated because they have 30 developers and they need to provide them with the same IBM Cloud account privileges to work on a project. They are saying that it will take a long time for them to grant all the IAM rights individually. What can you suggest?

  • Create a Resource Group, grant the rights once to the Resource Group and then grant the Resource group to all the users
  • Create an Organization, grant the rights once to the Organization and then grant the Organization to all the users
  • Create an Access Group, grant the rights once to the Access Group and then grant the Access group to all the users
  • Create a Space, grant the rights once to the Space and then grant the Space to all the users

Question 7) Your cost-conscious client has a need for virtual server instances to run batch jobs. It doesn’t matter when the jobs run, or if they complete in one run,as they can be restarted from where they left off. What type of IBM Cloud Classic Infrastructure virtual server instance do you recommend?

  • Public
  • Dedicated
  • Transient
  • Reserved

Question 8) You are discussing Kubernetes with a customer and they say that they require a cluster which meets their strict security requirement of no public infrastructure and provides them with the highest level of availability. What do you recommend?

  • A single zone cluster on Bare Metal servers
  • A single-zone cluster on Virtual Dedicated infrastructure
  • A multi-zone cluster on Virtual Shared infrastructure
  • A multi-zone cluster on Virtual Dedicated infrastructure

Question 9) You need to talk to a customer and explain the differences between VPC Gen1 and VPC Gen2. Which of the following do you include?

  • Gen2 allows you to secure your servers with Security Groups
  • Gen2 provides network performance up to 80Gbps
  • Gen1 controls network traffic in subnetes with ACLs
  • Gen1 is deployed in single zone regions

Question 10) Which VMware offering on IBM Cloud is self-built and configured?

  • vSphere
  • vCenter
  • NSX-Y
  • VMware Cloud Director

Question 11) A customer is asking about file storage and has mentioned that they have a high number of read and write operations from their application. What aspect of the storage configuration does this refer to?

  • Size of the storage volume
  • Snapshot frequency
  • IOPS
  • RTO

Question 12) A customer has a large number of backup files that they want to store. The backups are being kept for archiving purposes and will be rarely accessed. Which of the following would provide the customer with the lowest cost storage option?

  • IBM Cloud Backup
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage

Question 13) You are meeting a client that has told you that they need a dedicated connection to IBM Cloud from their data centre for their users to access business critical applications. What service from IBM Cloud do you discuss?

  • Cloud Internet Services
  • VPN Connect
  • Direct Link
  • IBM Cloud Gateway

Question 14) You’re in a meeting and a customer has asked you what a toolchain is. Which of the following answers would be your reply?

  • It’s a set of integrations that support development, deployment, and operations tasks
  • It’s a digital ledger where transactions are immutable and public to enhance security
  • It’s the process of linking together separate VPCs using VPN as a Servicee to enable DR
  • It’s a template for creating archiving rules for objects in IBM Cloud Object Storage

Question 15) Which TWO of the following are genuine names of IBM Cloud Paks?

  • IBM Cloud Pak for Business Processes
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Continuity Automation
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Applications
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Mobile
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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