Cloud Engineer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Cloud Engineer interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Please discuss the differences between Cloud and On-premise Computing.

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List of 30 Cloud Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Please discuss the differences between Cloud and On-premise Computing.

  2. 2.

    Can you discuss the major differences between the cloud and a traditional data center?

  3. 3.

    What is a multi-cloud, and why would an organization use it?

  4. 4.

    How are data centers deployed or transitioned to the cloud?

  5. 5.

    What are the three types of clouds individuals or organizations can use?

  6. 6.

    What are some of the characteristics of a distributed cloud?

  7. 7.

    Can you discuss the differences between hybrid IT and a hybrid cloud?

  8. 8.

    Please talk about how cloud computing can help with the reliability and availability of an organization's IT resources.

  9. 9.

    Can you define the components of a PaaS architecture?

  10. 10.

    What technologies are used to ensure that cloud computing is secure, and the organization's information is protected?

  11. 11.

    What are some of the benefits offered by cloud computing that would induce an organization to adopt it?

  12. 12.

    Who are the main cloud service providers, and which ones have you worked with?

  13. 13.

    Please describe the layers used within a cloud computing architecture.

  14. 14.

    Can you define the 'Cloud' and discuss some of its features?

  15. 15.

    What are the main services provided in a cloud computing environment?

  16. 16.

    Can you discuss the different types of clouds and how they are used?

  17. 17.

    Why would an organization use a hybrid cloud rather than one of the three other types?

  18. 18.

    What is Eucalyptus, and how is it used in Cloud Computing?

  19. 19.

    What is an AMI, and how is it implemented in a cloud computing environment?

  20. 20.

    What are some other major cloud database providers you have worked with, and why do you prefer their products?

  21. 21.

    How are APIs used in the cloud?

  22. 22.

    What are the steps used to design and deploy a cloud architecture?

  23. 23.

    What are some of the main service components offered by AWS?

  24. 24.

    What is meant by a packaged hybrid cloud, and what are some types of this service offering?

  25. 25.

    Can you describe a multi-cloud strategy you've applied in one of your previous positions?

  26. 26.

    What characteristics does a cloud-native technology possess?

  27. 27.

    How does edge computing technology relate to cloud computing?

  28. 28.

    What steps do you take to engineer your cloud computing infrastructure to maximize uptime?

  29. 29.

    Do your cloud computing architectures plan for spikes in network traffic, and if so, how?

  30. 30.

    How do you leverage caching technologies to improve the performance of your cloud computing systems?