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CISCO Cloud Online Test

The CISCO Cloud Online Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in various cloud computing concepts and technologies. This includes topics such as cloud computing models, networking in the cloud, virtualization, security, data management, and automation.

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Test duration:  ~ 40 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
Questions:
  • 12 CISCO MCQs
  • 4 Computer Networks MCQs
Covered skills:
Cloud Computing
Networking
Virtualization
Security
Data Management
Automation
Infrastructure as a Service
Platform as a Service
Cloud Deployment Models
Cloud Service Models
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The CISCO Cloud Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Able to design and implement cloud computing solutions
  • Proficient in networking technologies and protocols
  • Skilled in virtualization techniques and technologies
  • Strong understanding of security principles in cloud environments
  • Expertise in managing and utilizing large-scale data in the cloud
  • Proficient in automating cloud operations and processes
  • Ability to deploy and manage infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
  • Knowledge of platform as a service (PaaS) concepts and practices
  • Familiarity with different cloud deployment models and their advantages
  • Understanding of various cloud service models and their use cases
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🧐 Question

Medium

BGP Path Selection
BGP Configuration
BGP Troubleshooting
Solve
You are a senior network engineer analyzing a BGP configuration issue in a Cisco router. The router is receiving multiple routes to a particular network, 192.168.100.0/24, from different BGP peers. Your task is to ensure that the router always prefers the path through the neighbor 10.10.10.1, irrespective of other path attributes like AS path length, MED, or local preference. Currently, the BGP configuration includes several route maps and prefix lists but doesn't enforce this specific requirement.

Given this scenario, which of the following additions to the BGP configuration would ensure that the route through 10.10.10.1 is always preferred?
A: Apply a route map to neighbor 10.10.10.1 setting a lower MED value for 192.168.100.0/24.
B: Set a higher local preference for routes received from 10.10.10.1 using a route map.
C: Use a prefix list to filter all routes to 192.168.100.0/24 except those from 10.10.10.1.
D: Implement an AS path access list to prepend fake AS numbers to routes from other neighbors.
E: Modify the existing route maps to set a higher weight for routes from 10.10.10.1.
F: Adjust the BGP router ID to a lower value than that of the other BGP peers.

Medium

OSPF Inter-Area Route Filtering
OSPF Configuration
Route Summarization
Routing Control
Solve
In a large service provider network, five OSPF areas are configured: Area 0 (Backbone), Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, and Area 4. Area 1 is a normal area, Area 2 is configured as a stub area, Area 3 is a totally stubby area, and Area 4 is an NSSA (Not So Stubby Area). Each area has multiple routers and networks. Router X in Area 1 has an external route (E2) to the network 172.30.0.0/16 and is connected to Area 0. Router Y in Area 2 summarizes its internal routes to 192.168.0.0/18. Router Z in Area 3 has a default route to Area 0 and an external route to 10.20.0.0/16 redistributed as an N2 route in Area 4.

Given this configuration, which of the following statements is true when a packet is routed from a network in Area 4 to 172.30.0.0/16?
A: The packet will be dropped because NSSA does not allow external routes to be advertised into the area.
B: The packet will be routed to Router X via Area 1, as Area 4 allows the redistribution of external routes into the area as N2 LSAs.
C: The packet will traverse through Area 0 to reach Router X, which advertises the external route to 172.30.0.0/16.
D: The packet will take a default route from Area 3 to Area 0, as Area 3 is a totally stubby area and does not have specific route information for 172.30.0.0/16.
E: The packet will be routed directly to Router Y in Area 2 due to the summary route, which incorrectly captures the 172.30.0.0/16 network.
F: The packet will be routed to Router Z in Area 3, which has a specific external route to 172.30.0.0/16.

Medium

OSPF Network Analysis
OSPF Configuration
OSPF Troubleshooting
Routing Loops
Solve
As a senior network engineer, you are investigating an issue in an OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) network. The network consists of various routers configured in multiple areas, with Area 0 as the backbone. Recently, intermittent routing loops and instability have been reported. Upon reviewing the configurations and logs, you notice the following key points:

1. Area 0 is functioning normally with stable LSA (Link State Advertisement) exchanges.
2. A non-backbone area (Area 1) is showing frequent LSA refreshes and topology changes.
3. Routers in Area 1 have multiple OSPF neighbors, including an ABR (Area Border Router) connecting to Area 0.
4. The ‘show ip ospf database’ command reveals numerous LSA types 3 (Summary LSAs) and 5 (External LSAs) being frequently updated in Area 1.

Which of the following actions is most likely to resolve the routing instability and loops in Area 1?
A: Redistribute static routes into the OSPF process on the ABR, focusing on stabilizing Area 1.
B: Configure Area 1 as a stub area to reduce the number of Type 5 LSAs.
C: Implement route summarization on the ABR between Area 0 and Area 1.
D: Increase the SPF algorithm calculation timers to reduce LSA refresh frequency.
E: Convert Area 1 to a Totally Stubby Area to filter out Type 3 and Type 5 LSAs.
F: Adjust OSPF priorities on routers in Area 1 to elect a more stable DR (Designated Router).

Medium

Routing Protocols Configuration
Routing Configuration
OSPF
EIGRP
Network Design
Solve
A network engineer is configuring a new routing protocol setup for a large enterprise network. The network has multiple subnets and requires both OSPF and EIGRP protocols for different segments. The primary data center uses OSPF with an OSPF area ID of 0, while branch offices use EIGRP with an autonomous system number of 100. The network requirements are as follows:

1. OSPF must have a router ID of 10.10.10.10.
2. EIGRP needs to be optimized for low bandwidth consumption.
3. Redistribution between OSPF and EIGRP is required, with route filtering to prevent routing loops.
4. OSPF areas other than area 0 will be stub areas.

Considering these requirements, which of the following configurations is most appropriate?
A: Configure OSPF area 0 with router ID 10.10.10.10 and use default EIGRP settings.
B: Configure EIGRP with bandwidth optimization and OSPF with router ID 10.10.10.10, without route redistribution.
C: Set OSPF area 0 with router ID 10.10.10.10, configure EIGRP for bandwidth optimization, and enable mutual redistribution with proper route filtering.
D: Use OSPF with area ID 100 and EIGRP with autonomous system 0, with mutual redistribution.
E: Configure OSPF in all areas as stub and set EIGRP to use the lowest bandwidth setting.
F: Implement OSPF with router ID 10.10.10.10 and EIGRP with bandwidth optimization, but without any redistribution or filtering.

Medium

Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches
Solve
Refer to the following exhibit:
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Host A is sending a packet to Host B. 

1. What is the source and destination MAC address at point PA?
2. What is the source and destination IP address at point PB?
// Option A
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-B
PB: source IP - 192.168.1.1
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option B
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-RA
PB: source IP - 192.168.3.3
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option C
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-B
PB: source IP - 192.168.3.3
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

// Option D
PA: source MAC - Mac-A
PA: destination MAC - Mac-RA
PB: source IP - 192.168.1.1
PB: destination IP - 192.168.3.1

Easy

MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM
Solve
You work as a network administrator for a company, "example.com", that recently started experiencing issues with email spoofing. To mitigate the problem, you decide to implement DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) in addition to existing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) records.

Your current DNS records for example.com include the following:

- MX 10 mail.example.com (IP address 203.0.113.10)
- TXT "v=spf1 ip4:203.0.113.10 -all"
- TXT "v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=public-key-here"

You add the following DMARC record:

- TXT "_dmarc.example.com" "v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; pct=100; rua=mailto:report@example.com"

After implementing the DMARC record, an external mail server sends an email to your domain. The email passes the SPF and DKIM checks but fails the DMARC check.

What will likely happen to the email?
A: The email will be accepted and delivered to the recipient's inbox.
B: The email will be rejected and returned to the sender as undeliverable.
C: The email might be delivered to the recipient's spam or junk folder.
D: The email will be accepted, but a report will be sent to the sender.
E: The email will be silently discarded, and the sender will not be notified.

Medium

Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols
Solve
Review the following exhibit:
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Angelina noticed that the computers on 192.168.10.0/24 network can ping their default gateway. But they found that these computers cannot connect to any remote network resources. Which of the following is the most likely reason for this?

Medium

SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security
Solve
You are a network administrator for an e-commerce company. The company's online store allows customers to browse products and make purchases securely over the internet. The online store uses SSL/TLS for secure communication. You receive reports that some customers are seeing a security warning in their web browsers when trying to access the online store. Upon investigation, you discover the following information:

- The SSL certificate used by the online store's web server is valid for one year and is due to expire in two days.
- The web server is configured to automatically redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS.
- The SSL certificate was issued by a trusted certificate authority (CA), and all major web browsers have the CA's root certificate in their trusted certificate stores.
- The SSL certificate includes the correct domain name for the online store.

Given the above information, which of the following steps should be taken to resolve the issue and prevent customers from seeing the security warning?
A: Extend the validity of the current SSL certificate by one year.
B: Obtain a new SSL certificate from the same CA and install it on the web server before the current certificate expires.
C: Remove the automatic redirect from HTTP to HTTPS on the web server.
D: Ask customers to ignore the security warning and proceed to the online store.
E: Replace the SSL certificate with a self-signed certificate.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

BGP Path Selection
BGP Configuration
BGP Troubleshooting

2 mins

CISCO
Solve

Medium

OSPF Inter-Area Route Filtering
OSPF Configuration
Route Summarization
Routing Control

3 mins

CISCO
Solve

Medium

OSPF Network Analysis
OSPF Configuration
OSPF Troubleshooting
Routing Loops

2 mins

CISCO
Solve

Medium

Routing Protocols Configuration
Routing Configuration
OSPF
EIGRP
Network Design

2 mins

CISCO
Solve

Medium

Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Easy

MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Medium

Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols

3 mins

Computer Networks
Solve

Medium

SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security

2 mins

Computer Networks
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
BGP Path Selection
BGP Configuration
BGP Troubleshooting
CISCO
Medium2 mins
Solve
OSPF Inter-Area Route Filtering
OSPF Configuration
Route Summarization
Routing Control
CISCO
Medium3 mins
Solve
OSPF Network Analysis
OSPF Configuration
OSPF Troubleshooting
Routing Loops
CISCO
Medium2 mins
Solve
Routing Protocols Configuration
Routing Configuration
OSPF
EIGRP
Network Design
CISCO
Medium2 mins
Solve
Mac address and IP on router hop
Routers
Switches
Computer Networks
Medium2 mins
Solve
MX Record, DMARC and Email Authentication
DNS
MX Records
DMARC
SPF
DKIM
Computer Networks
Easy2 mins
Solve
Remote network resources
Gateway
Routing protocols
Computer Networks
Medium3 mins
Solve
SSL Certificate Expiry
SSL/TLS
Network Security
Computer Networks
Medium2 mins
Solve

Test candidates on core CISCO Cloud Hiring Test topics

Cloud Computing: Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence, over the internet, providing on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's understanding of cloud infrastructure, scalability, and elasticity.

Networking: Networking involves the design, implementation, and management of a system that connects devices in a network, allowing them to communicate and share resources. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's knowledge of network protocols, routing, and troubleshooting.

Virtualization: Virtualization allows for the creation of virtual versions of hardware, operating systems, storage devices, and other computer resources. It enables more efficient use of physical resources and facilitates the deployment of multiple virtual environments. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to optimize resource utilization and manage virtual infrastructures.

Security: Security involves the protection of computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It encompasses various measures and technologies to safeguard sensitive information and mitigate potential threats. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge the candidate's understanding of cloud security principles and best practices.

Data Management: Data management entails various strategies and practices for organizing, storing, retrieving, and protecting data. It includes data governance, data integration, data quality, and data lifecycle management. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in handling data within cloud environments.

Automation: Automation involves the use of software tools and scripts to perform tasks, such as provisioning, configuration, monitoring, and management, without human intervention. It enhances efficiency, reliability, and scalability in cloud operations. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to automate cloud-based workflows and processes.

Infrastructure as a Service: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides virtualized computing resources, including servers, storage, and networking, over the internet. It allows organizations to outsource infrastructure management while maintaining control over the operating systems and applications. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's understanding of IaaS concepts and implementation.

Platform as a Service: Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a development platform and environment in the cloud. It offers pre-configured computing infrastructure, along with middleware, development tools, and services, facilitating the deployment and management of applications. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge the candidate's knowledge of PaaS capabilities and usage scenarios.

Cloud Deployment Models: Cloud deployment models define the way cloud computing resources are provisioned, deployed, and operated. They include public, private, hybrid, and multicloud environments. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's awareness of different deployment models and their implications for cloud architecture and management.

Cloud Service Models: Cloud service models categorize the types of services offered by cloud providers, ranging from infrastructure to platforms and applications. They include Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's understanding of the different service models and their respective benefits and limitations.

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  • CISCO Cloud Security Engineer
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