[Knowledge check] Describe cloud computing

[Knowledge check] Describe cloud computing

This module introduces you to cloud computing. It covers things such as cloud concepts, deployment models, and understanding shared responsibility in the cloud.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define cloud computing.

  • Describe the shared responsibility model.

  • Define cloud models, including public, private, and hybrid.

  • Identify appropriate use cases for each cloud model.

  • Describe the consumption-based model.

  • Compare cloud pricing models.


  • Basic familiarity with IT terms and concepts


Choose the best response for each question. Then select Check your answers.

  1. What is cloud computing?

    A. Delivery of computing services over the internet.

    B. Delivery of storage services over the internet.

    C. Delivery of websites accessible via the internet.

  2. Which cloud model uses some datacenters focused on providing cloud services to anyone that wants them, and some data centers that are focused on a single customer?

    A. Public cloud

    B. Hybrid cloud

    C. Multi-cloud

  3. According to the shared responsibility model, which cloud service type places the most responsibility on the customer?

    A. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    B. Software as a Service (SaaS)

    C. Platform as a Service (PaaS)