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GCP Professional Cloud Architect exam

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Your company wants to try out the cloud with low risk. They want to archive approximately 100 TB of their log data to the cloud and test the analytics features available to them there, while also retaining that data as a long-term disaster recovery backup.
Which two steps should you take? Choose 2 answers.

You have an App Engine application that needs to be updated. You want to test the update with production traffic before replacing the current application version.
What should you do?

Your agricultural division is experimenting with fully autonomous vehicles. You want your architecture to promote strong security during vehicle operation. Which two architectures should you consider? (Choose two.)

What are two different features that fully isolate groups of VM instances?

A lead engineer wrote a custom tool that deploys virtual machines in the legacy data center. He wants to migrate the custom tool to the new cloud environment. You want to advocate for the adoption of Google Cloud Deployment Manager.

What are two business risks of migrating to Cloud Deployment Manager? Choose 2 answers.

You want to make a copy of a production Linux virtual machine in the US-Central region. You want to manage and replace the copy easily if there are changes on the production virtual machine. You will deploy the copy as a new instance in a different project in the US-East region.
What steps must you take?

You need to reduce the number of unplanned rollbacks of erroneous production deployments in your company’s web hosting platform. Improvement to the QA/Test processes accomplished an 80% reduction.

Which additional two approaches can you take to further reduce the rollbacks? Choose 2 answers.

Your organization wants to control IAM policies for different departments independently, but centrally.

Which approach should you take?

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. You need to implement a reliable, scalable GCP solution for the data warehouse for your company, TerramEarth.
Considering the TerramEarth business and technical requirements, what should you do?

Which two places hold information you can use to monitor the effects of a Cloud Storage lifecycle policy on specific objects? (Select 2 answers.)

Your company plans to migrate a multi-petabyte data set to the cloud. The data set must be available 24hrs a day. Your business analysts have experience only with using a SQL interface.
How should you store the data to optimize it for ease of analysis?

You want to ensure Dress4Win's sales and tax records remain available for infrequent viewing by auditors for at least 10 years.
Cost optimization is your top priority.
Which cloud services should you choose?

Your company operates nationally and plans to use GCP for multiple batch workloads, including some that are not time-critical. You also need to use GCP services that are HIPAA-certified and manage service costs.
How should you design to meet Google best practices?

The current Dress4win system architecture has high latency to some customers because it is located in one data center. As of a future evaluation and optimizing for performance in the cloud, Dresss4win wants to distribute its system architecture to multiple locations within the Google cloud platform.
Which approach should they use?

You need to design a solution for global load balancing based on the URL path being requested. You need to ensure operations reliability and end-to-end in- transit encryption based on Google best practices.
What should you do?

Regarding Cloud IAM, what type of role(s) are available?

Your web application has several VM instances running within a VPC. You want to restrict communications between instances to only the paths and ports you authorize, but you don't want to rely on static IP addresses or subnets because the app can autoscale. How should you restrict communications?

Your customer wants to capture multiple GBs of aggregate real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) from their game servers running on Google Cloud Platform and monitor the KPIs with low latency. How should they capture the KPIs?

Your application needs to process credit card transactions. You want the smallest scope of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance without compromising the ability to analyze transactional data and trends relating to which payment methods are used.
How should you design your architecture?

Your web application must comply with the requirements of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You are responsible for the technical architecture of your web application. What should you do?

Your marketing department wants to send out a promotional email campaign. The development team wants to minimize direct operation management. They project a wide range of possible customer responses, from 100 to 500,000 click-through per day. The link leads to a simple website that explains the promotion and collects user information and preferences.

Which infrastructure should you recommend? Choose 2 answers.

Your customer is moving their corporate applications to Google Cloud Platform. The security team wants detailed visibility of all projects in the organization. You provision the Google Cloud Resource Manager and set up yourself as the org admin.
What Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM) roles should you give to the security team?

Which of the following features makes applying firewall settings easier?

Your company’s user-feedback portal comprises a standard LAMP stack replicated across two zones. It is deployed in the us-central1 region and uses autoscaled managed instance groups on all layers, except the database. Currently, only a small group of select customers have access to the portal. The portal meets a 99,99% availability SLA under these conditions. However next quarter, your company will be making the portal available to all users, including unauthenticated users. You need to develop a resiliency testing strategy to ensure the system maintains the SLA once they introduce additional user load.

What should you do?

You can use Stackdriver to monitor virtual machines on which cloud platforms?

You have created several pre-emptible Linux virtual machine instances using Google Compute Engine. You want to properly shut down your application before the virtual machines are preempted.
What should you do?

Dress4Win has asked you for advice on how to migrate their on-premises MySQL deployment to the cloud.

They want to minimize downtime and performance impact to their on-premises solution during the migration.

Which approach should you recommend?

You want to enable your running Google Kubernetes Engine cluster to scale as demand for your application changes.

What should you do?

The operations manager asks you for a list of recommended practices that she should consider when migrating a J2EE application to the cloud.
Which three practices should you recommend? Choose 3 answers.

Mountkirk Games’ gaming servers are not automatically scaling properly. Last month, they rolled out a new feature, which suddenly became very popular. A record number of users are trying to use the service, but many of them are getting 503 errors and very slow response times. What should they investigate first?

Your company is using BigQuery as its enterprise data warehouse. Data is distributed over several Google Cloud projects. All queries on BigQuery need to be billed on a single project. You want to make sure that no query costs are incurred on the projects that contain the data. Users should be able to query the datasets, but not edit them.
How should you configure users' access roles?

Which statements about application load testing are true? (Select 2 answers.)

Your customer support tool logs all email and chat conversations to Cloud Bigtable for retention and analysis. What is the recommended approach for sanitizing this data of personally identifiable information or payment card information before initial storage?

To configure Stackdriver to monitor a web server and let you know if it goes down, what steps do you need to take? (Select 2 answers.)

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. Considering the given business requirements, how would you automate the deployment of web and transactional data layers?

Your company has decided to build a backup replica of their on-premises user authentication PostgreSQL database on Google Cloud Platform. The database is 4
TB, and large updates are frequent. Replication requires private address space communication.
Which networking approach should you use?

What option does Cloud SQL offer to help with high availability?

Cloud Source Repositories provide a hosted version of which version control system?

The database administration team has asked you to help them improve the performance of their new database server running on Google Compute Engine. The database is for importing and normalizing their performance statistics and is built with MySQL running on Debian Linux. They have an n1-standard-8 virtual machine with 80 GB of SSD persistent disk.
What should they change to get better performance from this system?

Your company has multiple on-premises systems that serve as sources for reporting. The data has not been maintained well and has become degraded over time. You want to use Google-recommended practices to detect anomalies in your company data. What should you do?

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. You are responsible for the security of data stored in Cloud Storage for your company, Dress4Win. You have already created a set of Google Groups and assigned the appropriate users to those groups. You should use Google best practices and implement the simplest design to meet the requirements.
Considering Dress4Win's business and technical requirements, what should you do?

Mountkirk Games wants to set up a real-time analytics platform for their new game. The new platform must meet their technical requirements.
Which combination of Google technologies will meet all of their requirements?

The application reliability team at your company this added a debug feature to their backend service to send all server events to Google Cloud Storage for eventual analysis. The event records are at least 50 KB and at most 15 MB and are expected to peak at 3,000 events per second. You want to minimize data loss.
Which process should you implement?

You want to optimize the performance of an accurate, real-time, weather-charting application. The data comes from 50,000 sensors sending 10 readings a second, in the format of a timestamp and sensor reading.

Where should you store the data?

To minimize the risk of someone changing your log files to hide their activities, which of the following principles would help? (Select 3 answers.)

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. Considering the technical requirements, how should you reduce the unplanned vehicle downtime in GCP?

Your company acquired a healthcare startup and must retain its customers' medical information for up to 4 more years, depending on when it was created. Your corporate policy is to securely retain this data, and then delete it as soon as regulations allow.
Which approach should you take?

An application development team believes their current logging tool will not meet their needs for their new cloud-based product. They want a better tool to capture errors and help them analyze their historical log data. You want to help them find a solution that meets their needs.

What should you do?

Your customer wants to do resilience testing of their authentication layer. This consists of a regional managed instance group serving a public REST API that reads from and writes to a Cloud SQL instance.
What should you do?

Regarding Cloud Storage: which of the following allows for time-limited access to buckets and objects without a Google account?

Your company pushes batches of sensitive transaction data from its application server VMs to Cloud Pub/Sub for processing and storage. What is the Google- recommended way for your application to authenticate to the required Google Cloud services?

All compute Engine instances in your VPC should be able to connect to an Active Directory server on specific ports. Any other traffic emerging from your instances is not allowed. You want to enforce this using VPC firewall rules.
How should you configure the firewall rules?

As part of implementing their disaster recovery plan, your company is trying to replicate their production MySQL database from their private data center to their
GCP project using a Google Cloud VPN connection. They are experiencing latency issues and a small amount of packet loss that is disrupting the replication.
What should they do?

Which service offers the ability to create and run virtual machines?

Regarding Compute Engine: when executing a startup script on a Linux server which user does the instance execute the script as?

Which of the follow methods will not cause a shutdown script to be executed?

Your company creates rendering software which users can download from the company website. Your company has customers all over the world. You want to minimize latency for all your customers. You want to follow Google-recommended practices.
How should you store the files?

Your customer is receiving reports that their recently updated Google App Engine application is taking approximately 30 seconds to load for some of their users.
This behavior was not reported before the update.
What strategy should you take?

Your company wants to start using Google Cloud resources but wants to retain their on-premises Active Directory domain controller for identity management. What should you do?

As part of Dress4Win's plans to migrate to the cloud, they want to be able to set up a managed logging and monitoring system so they can handle spikes in their traffic load.

They want to ensure that:

  • The infrastructure can be notified when it needs to scale up and down to handle the ebb and flow of usage throughout the day * Their administrators are notified automatically when their application reports errors.
  • They can filter their aggregated logs down in order to debug one piece of the application across many hosts

Which Google StackDriver features should they use?

Which of these options is not a valid Cloud Storage class?

Which of the following services provides real-time messaging?

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. TerramEarth has decided to store data files in Cloud Storage. You need to configure Cloud Storage lifecycle rule to store 1 year of data and minimize file storage cost.
Which two actions should you take?

Dress4Win has configured a new uptime check with Google Stackdriver for several of their legacy services. The Stackdriver dashboard is not reporting the services as healthy.

What should they do?

You have been asked to select the storage system for the click-data of your company’s large portfolio of websites. This data is streamed in from a custom website analytics package at a typical rate of 6,000 clicks per minute. With bursts of up to 8,500 clicks per second. It must have been stored for future analysis by your data science and user experience teams.

Which storage infrastructure should you choose?

Which of the following products will allow you to administer your projects through a browser based command-line?

At Dress4Win, an operations engineer wants to create a low-cost solution to remotely archive copies of database backup files. The database files are compressed tar files stored in their current data center.
How should he proceed?

Which of these statements about resilience testing are true? (Select 2 answers.)

You are running a cluster on Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to serve a web application. Users are reporting that a specific part of the application is not responding anymore. You notice that all pods of your deployment keep restarting after 2 seconds. The application writes logs to standard output. You want to inspect the logs to find the cause of the issue. Which approach can you take?


Your development team has created a structured API to retrieve vehicle data. They want to allow third parties to develop tools for dealerships that use this vehicle event data. You want to support delegated authorization against this data.

You are using Cloud CDN to deliver static HTTP(S) website content hosted on a Compute Engine instance group. You want to improve the cache hit ratio.
What should you do?

Regarding Compute Engine: What is a managed instance group?

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. To be legally compliant during an audit, Dress4Win must be able to give insights in all administrative actions that modify the configuration or metadata of resources on Google Cloud.
What should you do?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. You are in charge of the new Game Backend Platform architecture. The game communicates with the backend over a REST API.
You want to follow Google-recommended practices. How should you design the backend?

Your customer is moving an existing corporate application to Google Cloud Platform from an on-premises data center. The business owners require minimal user disruption. There are strict security team requirements for storing passwords.
What authentication strategy should they use?

Your development team has installed a new Linux kernel module on the batch servers in Google Compute Engine (GCE) virtual machines (VMs) to speed up the nightly batch process. Two days after the installation, 50% of the batch servers failed the nightly batch run. You want to collect details on the failure to pass back to the development team.

Which three actions should you take? Choose 3 answers.

Dress4Win has asked you to recommend machine types they should deploy their application servers to.
How should you proceed?

To speed up data retrieval, more vehicles will be upgraded to cellular connections and be able to transmit data to the ETL process. The current FTP process is error-prone and restarts the data transfer from the start of the file when connections fail, which happens often. You want to improve the reliability of the solution and minimize data transfer time on the cellular connections.
What should you do?

Which type of account would you use in code when you want to interact with Google Cloud services?

Which of TerramEarth’s legacy enterprise processes will experience significant change as a result of increased Google Cloud Platform adoption?

A lead software engineer tells you that his new application design uses websockets and HTTP sessions that are not distributed across the web servers. You want to help him ensure his application will run properly on Google Cloud Platform.
What should you do?

Your applications will be writing their logs to BigQuery for analysis. Each application should have its own table. Any logs older than 45 days should be removed.
You want to optimize storage and follow Google-recommended practices. What should you do?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. You need to analyze and define the technical architecture for the database workloads for your company, Mountkirk Games. Considering the business and technical requirements, what should you do?

Which of the following would not reduce your recovery time in the event of a disaster?

You want your Google Kubernetes Engine cluster to automatically add or remove nodes based on CPU load.

What should you do?

You are migrating your on-premises solution to Google Cloud in several phases. You will use Cloud VPN to maintain a connection between your on-premises systems and Google Cloud until the migration is completed. You want to make sure all your on-premise systems remain reachable during this period. How should you organize your networking in Google Cloud?

You are developing a globally scaled frontend for a legacy streaming backend data API. This API expects events in strict chronological order with no repeat data for proper processing.
Which products should you deploy to ensure guaranteed-once FIFO (first-in, first-out) delivery of data?

You need to upload files from your on-premises environment to Cloud Storage. You want the files to be encrypted on Cloud Storage using customer-supplied encryption keys. What should you do?

You want to establish a Compute Engine application in a single VPC across two regions. The application must communicate over VPN to an on-premises network.
How should you deploy the VPN?

Google Cloud Platform resources are managed hierarchically using organization, folders, and projects. When Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies exist at these different levels, what is the effective policy at a particular node of the hierarchy?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. Mountkirk Games wants to migrate from their current analytics and statistics reporting model to one that meets their technical requirements on Google Cloud Platform.
Which two steps should be part of their migration plan? (Choose two.)

You need to develop procedures to test a disaster plan for a mission-critical application. You want to use Google-recommended practices and native capabilities within GCP.
What should you do?

You are using a single Cloud SQL instance to serve your application from a specific zone. You want to introduce high availability. What should you do?

Your web application uses Google Kubernetes Engine to manage several workloads. One workload requires a consistent set of hostnames even after pod scaling and relaunches.
Which feature of Kubernetes should you use to accomplish this?

One of the developers on your team deployed their application in Google Container Engine with the Dockerfile below. They report that their application deployments are taking too long.


You want to optimize this Dockerfile for faster deployment times without adversely affecting the app’s functionality.

Which two actions should you take? Choose 2 answers.

Your company captures all web traffic data in Google Analytics 360 and stores it in BigQuery. Each country has its own dataset. Each dataset has multiple tables.
You want analysts from each country
to be able to see and query only the data for their respective countries.
How should you configure the access rights?

To set up a virtual private network between your office network and Google Cloud Platform and have the routes automatically updated when the network topology changes, what is the minimal number of each type of component you need to implement?

Your company's test suite is a custom C++ application that runs tests throughout each day on Linux virtual machines. The full test suite takes several hours to complete, running on a limited number of on-premises servers reserved for testing. Your company wants to move the testing infrastructure to the cloud, to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully test a change to the system, while changing the tests as little as possible.
Which cloud infrastructure should you recommend?

small number of API requests to your microservices-based application take a very long time. You know that each request to the API can traverse many services.
You want to know which service takes the longest in those cases.
What should you do?

Which of the following statements about Stackdriver Trace are true? (Select 2 answers.)

Mountkirk Games wants to set up a continuous delivery pipeline. Their architecture includes many small services that they want to be able to update and roll back quickly. Mountkirk Games has the following requirements:

  •  Services are deployed redundantly across multiple regions in the US and Europe
  •  Only frontend services are exposed on the public internet
  •  They can provide a single frontend IP for their fleet of services
  • Deployment artifacts are immutable

You need to evaluate your team readiness for a new GCP project. You must perform the evaluation and create a skills gap plan incorporates the business goal of cost optimization. Your team has deployed two GCP projects successfully to date. What should you do?

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. You are asked to design a new architecture for the ingestion of the data of the 200,000 vehicles that are connected to a cellular network. You want to follow Google-recommended practices.
Considering the technical requirements, which components should you use for the ingestion of the data?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. You need to analyze and define the technical architecture for the database workloads for your company, Mountkirk Games. Considering the business and technical requirements, what should you do?

Which database services support standard SQL queries?

Your organization requires that metrics from all applications be retained for 5 years for future analysis in possible legal proceedings.
Which approach should you use?

One of your primary business objectives is being able to trust the data stored in your application. You want to log all changes to the application data.
How can you design your logging system to verify authenticity of your logs?

You have an outage in your Compute Engine managed instance group: all instance keep restarting after 5 seconds. You have a health check configured, but autoscaling is disabled. Your colleague, who is a Linux expert, offered to look into the issue. You need to make sure that he can access the VMs. What should you do?

You have developed an application using Cloud ML Engine that recognizes famous paintings from uploaded images. You want to test the application and allow specific people to upload images for the next 24 hours. Not all users have a Google Account. How should you have users upload images?

TerramEarth plans to connect all 20 million vehicles in the field to the cloud. This increases the volume to 20 million 600 byte records a second for 40 TB an hour.

How should you design the data ingestion?

You want to automate the creation of a managed instance group. The VMs have many OS package dependencies. You want to minimize the startup time for VMs in the instance group.
What should you do?

You need to set up Microsoft SQL Server on GCP. Management requires that there’s no downtime in case of a data center outage in any of the zones within a GCP region. What should you do?

Your solution is producing performance bugs in production that you did not see in staging and test environments. You want to adjust your test and deployment procedures to avoid this problem in the future.

What should you do?

A development team at your company has created a dockerized HTTPS web application. You need to deploy the application on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and make sure that the application scales automatically.
How should you deploy to GKE?

You set up an autoscaling instance group to serve web traffic for an upcoming launch. After configuring the instance group as a backend service to an HTTP(S) load balancer, you notice that virtual machine (VM) instances are being terminated and re-launched every minute. The instances do not have a public IP address.

You have verified the appropriate web response is coming from each instance using the curl command. You want to ensure the backend is configured correctly.

What should you do?

A news feed web service has the following code running on Google App Engine. During peak load, users report that they can see news articles they already viewed.

What is the most likely cause of this problem?

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. Which of the compute services should be migrated as-is and would still be an optimized architecture for performance in the cloud?

Your company wants to track whether someone is present in a meeting room reserved for a scheduled meeting. There are 1000 meeting rooms across 5 offices on 3 continents. Each room is equipped with a motion sensor that reports its status every second. The data from the motion detector includes only a sensor ID and several different discrete items of information. Analysts will use this data, together with information about account owners and office locations.

Which database type should you use?

Which of the following tasks would Nearline Storage be well suited for?

You are working in a highly secured environment where public Internet access from the Compute Engine VMs is not allowed. You do not yet have a VPN connection to access an on-premises file server. You need to install specific software on a Compute Engine instance. How should you install the software?

You have deployed an application to Kubernetes Engine, and are using the Cloud SQL proxy container to make the Cloud SQL database available to the services running on Kubernetes. You are notified that the application is reporting database connection issues. Your company policies require a post-mortem. What should you do?

You created a pipeline that can deploy your source code changes to your infrastructure in instance groups for self-healing. One of the changes negatively affects your key performance indicator. You are not sure how to fix it, and investigation could take up to a week.
What should you do?

Mountkirk Games wants you to design their new testing strategy. How should the test coverage differ from their existing backends on the other platforms?


Which of these is not a principle you should apply when setting roles and permissions?

Regarding Cloud Storage, which option allows any user to access to a Cloud Storage resource for a limited time, using a specific URL?

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. To be compliant with European GDPR regulation, TerramEarth is required to delete data generated from its European customers after a period of 36 months when it contains personal data. In the new architecture, this data will be stored in both Cloud Storage and BigQuery. What should you do?

To ensure that your application will handle the load even if an entire zone fails, what should you do?

TerramEarth's CTO wants to use the raw data from connected vehicles to help identify approximately when a vehicle in the field will have a catastrophic failure.
You want to allow analysts to centrally query the vehicle data.
Which architecture should you recommend?






Auditors visit your teams every 12 months and ask to review all the Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (Cloud IAM) policy changes in the previous 12 months. You want to streamline and expedite the analysis and audit process.
What should you do?

You analyzed TerramEarth’s business requirement to reduce downtime, and found that they can achieve a majority of time saving by reducing customer’s wait time for parts. You decided to focus on reduction of the 3 weeks aggregate reporting time.

Which modifications to the company’s processes should you recommend?

You need to develop procedures to verify resilience of disaster recovery for remote recovery using GCP. Your production environment is hosted on-premises. You need to establish a secure, redundant connection between your on-premises network and the GCP network.
What should you do?

If you have configured Stackdriver Logging to export logs to BigQuery, but logs entries are not getting exported to BigQuery, what is the most likely cause?

Which combination of Stackdriver services will alert you about errors generated by your applications and help you locate the root cause in the code?

Which of these is not a recommended method of authenticating an application with a Google Cloud service?

You are designing a mobile chat application. You want to ensure people cannot spoof chat messages, by providing a message were sent by a specific user.

What should you do?

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) allows orchestration of what type of containers?

Your organization has a 3-tier web application deployed in the same network on Google Cloud Platform. Each tier (web, API, and database) scales independently of the others. Network traffic should flow through the web to the API tier and then on to the database tier. Traffic should not flow between the web and the database tier.

How should you configure the network?

Which of these statements about Microsoft licenses is true?

Your company has successfully migrated to the cloud and wants to analyze their data stream to optimize operations. They do not have any existing code for this analysis, so they are exploring all their options. These options include a mix of batch and stream processing, as they are running some hourly jobs and live- processing some data as it comes in.
Which technology should they use for this?

Your company is running a stateless application on a Compute Engine instance. The application is used heavily during regular business hours and lightly outside of business hours. Users are reporting that the application is slow during peak hours. You need to optimize the application's performance. What should you do?

The development team has provided you with a Kubernetes Deployment file. You have no infrastructure yet and need to deploy the application. What should you do?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. You need to analyze and define the technical architecture for the compute workloads for your company, Mountkirk Games. Considering the Mountkirk Games business and technical requirements, what should you do?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. Mountkirk Games wants you to design a way to test the analytics platform's resilience to changes in mobile network latency. What should you do?

Your company is forecasting a sharp increase in the number and size of Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs being run on your local datacenter. You want to utilize the cloud to help you scale this upcoming demand with the least amount of operations work and code change.

Which product should you use?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. Which managed storage option meets Mountkirk's technical requirement for storing game activity in a time series database service?

If you do not grant a user named Bob permission to access a Cloud Storage bucket, but then use an ACL to grant access to an object inside that bucket to Bob, what will happen?

Which of the following is not a valid metric for triggering autoscaling?

You have found an error in your App Engine application caused by missing Cloud Datastore indexes. You have created a YAML file with the required indexes and want to deploy these new indexes to Cloud Datastore. What should you do?

TerramEarth’s 20 million vehicles are scattered around the world. Based on the vehicle’s location, its telemetry data is stored in a Google Cloud Storage (GCS) regional bucket (US, Europe, or Asia). The CTO has asked you to run a report on the raw telemetry data to determine why vehicles are breaking down after 100 K miles. You want to run this job on all the data.

What is the most cost-effective way to run this job?

Of the options given, which is a NoSQL database?

For this question, refer to the Mountkirk Games case study. Mountkirk Games wants to design their solution for the future in order to take advantage of cloud and technology improvements as they become available. Which two steps should they take? (Choose two.)

You deploy your custom Java application to Google App Engine. It fails to deploy and gives you the following stack trace. What should you do?


You are designing a large distributed application with 30 microservices. Each of your distributed microservices needs to connect to a database back-end. You want to store the credentials securely.

Where should you store the credentials?

Which of the following is not an IAM best practice?

Your BigQuery project has several users. For audit purposes, you need to see how many queries each user ran in the last month. What should you do?

You have an application that makes HTTP requests to Cloud Storage. Occasionally the requests fail with HTTP status codes of 5xx and 429.
How should you handle these types of errors?

Your company runs several databases on a single MySQL instance. They need to take backups of a specific database at regular intervals. The backup activity needs to complete as quickly as possible and cannot be allowed to impact disk performance.
How should you configure the storage?

Which is the fastest instance storage option that will still be available when an instance is stopped?

You have an application deployed on Kubernetes Engine using a Deployment named echo-deployment. The deployment is exposed using a Service called echo- service. You need to perform an update to the application with minimal downtime to the application. What should you do?

Suppose you have a web server that is working properly, but you can't connect to its instance VM over SSH. Which of these troubleshooting methods can you use without disrupting production traffic? (Select 3 answers.)

Your customer runs a web service used by e-commerce sites to offer product recommendations to users. The company has begun experimenting with a machine learning model on Google Cloud Platform to improve the quality of results.
What should the customer do to improve their model's results over time?

During a high traffic portion of the day, one of your relational databases crashes, but the replica is never promoted to a master. You want to avoid this in the future.
What should you do?

Your company just finished a rapid lift and shift to Google Compute Engine for your compute needs. You have another 9 months to design and deploy a more cloudnative solution. Specifically, you want a system that is no-ops and auto-scaling.

Which two compute products should you choose? Choose 2 answers.

Your company places a high value on being responsive and meeting customer needs quickly. Their primary business objectives are release speed and agility. You want to reduce the chance of security errors being accidentally introduced.
Which two actions can you take? Choose 2 answers.

If you have object versioning enabled on a multi-regional bucket, what will the following lifecycle config file do?

    "lifecycle": {
        "rule": [
                "action": {
                    "type": "Delete"
                "condition": {
                    "age": 30,
                    "isLive": true
                "action": {
                    "type": "SetStorageClass",
                    "storageClass": "COLDLINE"
                "condition": {
                    "age": 365,
                    "matchesStorageClass": [


Your company is building a new architecture to support its data-centric business focus. You are responsible for setting up the network. Your company's mobile and web-facing applications will be deployed on-premises, and all data analysis will be conducted in GCP. The plan is to process and load 7 years of archived .csv files totaling 900 TB of data and then continue loading 10 TB of data daily. You currently have an existing 100-MB internet connection.
What actions will meet your company's needs?

You have an application that will run on Compute Engine. You need to design an architecture that takes into account a disaster recovery plan that requires your application to fail over to another region in case of a regional outage. What should you do?

Mountkirk Games has deployed their new backend on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You want to create a through testing process for new versions of the backend before they are released to the public. You want the testing environment to scale in an economical way. How should you design the process?

Your company has decided to make a major revision of their API in order to create better experiences for their developers. They need to keep the old version of the API available and deployable, while allowing new customers and testers to try out the new API. They want to keep the same SSL and DNS records in place to serve both APIs.
What should they do?

Which of the following is an analytics data warehouse?

You are designing an application for use only during business hours. For the minimum viable product release, you’d like to use a managed product that automatically “scales to zero” so you don’t incur costs when there is no activity. Which primary compute resource should you choose?

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. You want to ensure that your on-premises architecture meets business requirements before you migrate your solution.
What change in the on-premises architecture should you make?

Your company is moving 75 TB of data into Google Cloud. You want to use Cloud Storage and follow Google-recommended practices. What should you do?

Which of the following practices can help you develop more secure software? (Select 3 answers.)

Which of the following statements about encryption on GCP is not true?

How are subnetworks different than the legacy networks?

Which tool allows you to sync data in your Google domain with Active Directory?

Dress4Win would like to become familiar with deploying applications to the cloud by successfully deploying some applications quickly, as is. They have asked for your recommendation.

What should you advise?

Which Google Cloud Platform service requires the least management because it takes care of the underlying infrastructure for you?

You want to create a private connection between your instances on Compute Engine and your on-premises data center. You require a connection of at least 20
Gbps. You want to follow Google-recommended practices. How should you set up the connection?

You write a Python script to connect to Google BigQuery from a Google Compute Engine virtual machine. The script is printing errors that it cannot connect to BigQuery.

What should you do to fix the script?

You are analyzing and defining business processes to support your startup’s trial usage of GCP, and you don’t yet know what consumer demand for your product will be. Your manager requires you to minimize GCP service costs and adhere to Google best practices. What should you do?

Which of the follow products will allow you to host a static website?

The TerramEarth development team wants to create an API to meet the company's business requirements. You want the development team to focus their development effort on business value versus creating a custom framework.
Which method should they use?

The Dress4Win security team has disabled external SSH access into production virtual machines (VMs) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
The operations team needs to remotely manage the VMs, build and push Docker containers, and manage Google Cloud Storage objects.
What can they do?

A recent audit revealed that a new network was created in your GCP project. In this network, a GCE instance has an SSH port open to the world. You want to discover this network's origin.
What should you do?

You are using Cloud SQL as the database backend for a large CRM deployment. You want to scale as usage increases and ensure that you don't run out of storage, maintain 75% CPU usage cores, and keep replication lag below 60 seconds. What are the correct steps to meet your requirements?

Which of the following is not helpful for mitigating the impact of an unexpected failure or reboot?

For this question, refer to the Dress4Win case study. Dress4Win is expected to grow to 10 times its size in 1 year with a corresponding growth in data and traffic that mirrors the existing patterns of usage. The CIO has set the target of migrating production infrastructure to the cloud within the next 6 months. How will you configure the solution to scale for this growth without making major application changes and still maximize the ROI?

Single sign-on (SSO) with Google Workspace is based on _____?

Which statement about IP addresses is false?

Your architecture calls for the centralized collection of all admin activity and VM system logs within your project.
How should you collect these logs from both VMs and services?

A development manager is building a new application. He asks you to review his requirements and identify what cloud technologies he can use to meet them. The application must:

  1. Be based on open-source technology for cloud portability
  2. Dynamically scale compute capacity based on demand
  3. Support continuous software delivery
  4. Run multiple segregated copies of the same application stack
  5. Deploy application bundles using dynamic templates
  6. Route network traffic to specific services based on URL

Which combination of technologies will meet all of his requirements?

You are deploying a PHP App Engine Standard service with SQL as the backend. You want to minimize the number of queries to the database.
What should you do?

You are creating an App Engine application that uses Cloud Datastore as its persistence layer. You need to retrieve several root entities for which you have the identifiers. You want to minimize the overhead in operations performed by Cloud Datastore. What should you do?

You need to ensure reliability for your application and operations by supporting reliable task a scheduling for compute on GCP. Leveraging Google best practices, what should you do?

You are creating a solution to remove backup files older than 90 days from your backup Cloud Storage bucket. You want to optimize ongoing Cloud Storage spend.
What should you do?

As part of their new application experience, Dress4Wm allows customers to upload images of themselves. The customer has exclusive control over who may view these images.

Customers should be able to upload images with minimal latency and also be shown their images quickly on the main application page when they log in.

Which configuration should Dress4Win use?

To reduce costs, the Director of Engineering has required all developers to move their development infrastructure resources from on-premises virtual machines (VMs) to Google Cloud Platform. These resources go through multiple start/stop events during the day and require state to persist. You have been asked to design the process of running a development environment in Google Cloud while providing cost visibility to the finance department.

Which two steps should you take? Choose 2 answers.

Dress4Win has end-to-end tests covering 100% of their endpoints.

They want to ensure that the move to the cloud does not introduce any new bugs.

Which additional testing methods should the developers employ to prevent an outage?

Which of the following is not a best practice for mitigating Denial of Service attacks on your Google Cloud infrastructure?

You are tasked with building an online analytical processing (OLAP) marketing analytics and reporting tool. This requires a relational database that can operate on hundreds of terabytes of data. What is the Google-recommended tool for such applications?

For this question, refer to the TerramEarth case study. A new architecture that writes all incoming data to BigQuery has been introduced. You notice that the data is dirty, and want to ensure data quality on an automated daily basis while managing cost.
What should you do?

You are helping the QA team to roll out a new load-testing tool to test the scalability of your primary cloud services that run on Google Compute Engine with Cloud
Which three requirements should they include? Choose 3 answers.

Mountkirk Games needs to create a repeatable and configurable mechanism for deploying isolated application environments. Developers and testers can access each other’s environments and resources, but they cannot access staging or production resources. The staging environment needs access to some services from production.

Which of the following is a virtual machine instance that can be terminated by Compute Engine without warning?

Which of these tools can you use to copy data from AWS S3 to Cloud Storage? (Select 2 answers.)

Your company is migrating its on-premises data center into the cloud. As part of the migration, you want to integrate Kubernetes Engine for workload orchestration.

Parts of your architecture must also be PCI DSS-compliant. Which of the following is most accurate?

You have a Python web application with many dependencies that requires 0.1 CPU cores and 128 MB of memory to operate in production. You want to monitor and maximize machine utilization. You also want to reliably deploy new versions of the application. Which set of steps should you take?

What type of firewall rule(s) does Google Cloud's networking support?

Operational parameters such as oil pressure are adjustable on each of TerramEarth's vehicles to increase their efficiency, depending on their environmental conditions. Your primary goal is to increase the operating efficiency of all 20 million cellular and unconnected vehicles in the field.
How can you accomplish this goal?

You have been engaged by your client to lead the migration of their application infrastructure to GCP. One of their current problems is that the on-premises high performance SAN is requiring frequent and expensive upgrades to keep up with the variety of workloads that are identified as follows: 20TB of log archives retained for legal reasons; 500 GB of VM boot/data volumes and templates; 500 GB of image thumbnails; 200 GB of customer session state data that allows customers to restart sessions even if off-line for several days.
Which of the following best reflects your recommendations for a cost-effective storage allocation?

You are using Cloud Shell and need to install a custom utility for use in a few weeks. Where can you store the file so it is in the default execution path and persists across sessions?

TerramEarth has equipped all connected trucks with servers and sensors to collect telemetry data. Next year they want to use the data to train machine learning models. They want to store this data in the cloud while reducing costs.

What should they do?

If network traffic between one Google Compute Engine instance and another instance is being dropped, what is the most likely cause?

You are deploying an application on App Engine that needs to integrate with an on-premises database. For security purposes, your on-premises database must not be accessible through the public Internet. What should you do?

Which of the following products will allow you to perform live debugging without stopping your application?

You are building a continuous deployment pipeline for a project stored in a Git source repository and want to ensure that code changes can be verified deploying to production. What should you do?

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