What is System Administration? – Shuffle Q/A 1

18. What are some disadvantages of cloud computing? (Choose all that apply)

  • It could potentially cost more
  • Use less local storage space
  • Not having to manage server hardware
  • Becoming dependent on the cloud provider

19. An IT department submits a purchase order to buy a new computer from a vendor. Purchase orders are documents issued by buyers that indicate a purchase they want to make from a seller. Which stage of the hardware lifecycle does this scenario belong to?

  • Retirement
  • Deployment
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance

20. An IT department uses a pre-used laptop out of their hardware inventory for a new user. Which stage of the hardware lifecycle does this scenario belong to?

  • Deployment
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance
  • Retirement

21. An employee is leaving the company. Which of these steps are appropriate to take during offboarding? (Choose all that apply)

  • Let the employee keep the company laptop
  • Remove the user’s access to IT resources
  • Ask the user for their logon information
  • Wipe the machine for future use

22. Who works in the background to make sure a company’s IT infrastructure is always working and is constantly fighting to prevent IT disasters from happening?

  • The CEO
  • The janitor
  • The regional manager
  • The system administrator (or sysadmin)

23. What is a machine that uses services provided by a server called?

  • KVM switch
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Client
  • Managed hub

24. What is it called when a regular time is set aside to update the company servers at once?

  • Scheduled update
  • Timed update
  • Automatic update
  • Batch update

25. A script sets up user accounts and installs software for a machine. Which stage of the hardware lifecycle does this scenario belong to?

  • Procurement
  • Deployment
  • Retirement
  • Maintenance

26. Whose responsibility is it to form organizational computer and network policies?

  • Board of directors
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • The sysadmin

27. Which are examples of IT infrastructure? (Choose all that apply).

  • A company’s workforce
  • Computers employees use to access the Internet
  • File sharing service for project files
  • An organization’s website

Shuffle Q/A 2

28. Of the following, which type of server hardware is the most space-efficient?

  • KVM switch
  • Rack server
  • Tower server
  • Blade server

29. Which of these terms describe a facility that stores hundreds, if not thousands, of servers?

  • Data center
  • KVM switch
  • SSH server
  • Web server

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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