The CompTIA Cloud Essential certification is applicable to a wide range of IT professionals. This course is geared towards IT professionals currently in or looking for positions as IT consultants, IT technical services, IT relationship managers, IT architects, consultants and business process owners analysts.This course is the first step on a training path that leads to a technical career in cloud computing.
More and more companies are shifting to a cloud computing model of doing business. With fewer infrastructure demands and more flexibility for staff members, the reasoning is clear from the businesses’ perspective. Hiring certified professionals with proven knowledge in cloud computing is the clear next step. CompTIA Cloud Essentials ensures that you and all other necessary staff members—not just the IT specialists—understand cloud computing and the work it takes to move and govern the cloud.
Cloud Essentials is relevant: The exam covers situations and equipment with respect to your specific experience and expertise. You will not need to perform tasks or master technical material you will not use in your day-to-day job.
Cloud Essentials is practical: Whether you are new to cloud computing or rely on it for high-level business practices, this fundamental approach provides the exact amount of preparedness you need.
Cloud Essentials remembers every scenario: The certification exam includes a risk-and-consequences component, understanding that every business has its unique IT needs. Each one will apply cloud technologies differently. Prepare for contingencies, malfunctions, security threats and other situations that require swift, effective decisions.
Cloud Essentials values security: One of the most common worries about cloud computing is the safety of the data involved. CompTIA Cloud Essentials answers those worries and shows you how to keep your sensitive data as secure in the cloud as it would be anywhere else.
Cloud Essentials or Cloud+?
If you’re still on the fence about which CompTIA certification is best for you, consider this chart outlining the difference between CompTIA Cloud Essentials and CompTIA Cloud+.
|CompTIA Cloud Essentials||CompTIA Cloud+|
|Your education background or career doesn’t require a high level of IT training.||Your education background or career is based in STEM.|
|Your organization is or will be using cloud computing in some fashion.||You will be managing or maintaining your business’ IT infrastructure.|
|You are in management or a decision-heavy position within your organization.||You have at least two to three years of hands-on experience with IT networking, storage or data center technology.|
|You want to understand the more fundamental, practical elements of your company’s cloud strategy.||You are looking to advance your already-established IT career.|
|Exam Description||CompTIA Cloud Essentials covers cloud services from a business perspective. The expertise validated includes the business value of cloud computing, cloud types, steps to a successful adoption of the cloud, impact and changes on IT service management, as well as risks and consequences.|
|Number of Questions||50 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice|
|Length of Test||60 Minutes|
|Recommended Experience||At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services|
|Languages||English, Japanese and Portuguese|
Module 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
1.1 Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples.
1.2 Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization.
1.3 Name early examples of cloud computing.
1.4 Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences.
1.5 Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud computing.
1.6 Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from cloud computing.
1.7 Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.
Module 2: Cloud Computing and Business Value
2.1 Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.
2.2 Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective.
2.3 Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.
Module 3: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
3.1 Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.
3.2 Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment.
3.3 Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them for.
3.4 Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process.
Module 4: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
4.1 Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services.
4.2 Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors.
4.3 Understand the following organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.
4.4 Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Module 5: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
5.1 Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT service management in a typical organization.
5.2 Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.
Module 6: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing
6.1 Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.
6.2 Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.
6.3 Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.
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