CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is for both IT and non-technical professionals who require the essential business acumen needed to make informed cloud service decisions.

Why is Cloud Essentials+ Different?

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification utilizing key business principles and fundamental cloud concepts that validate data-driven cloud recommendations. It stands alone in this field by demonstrating that all necessary staff members – not just the IT specialists – understand how to increase efficiency, manage costs, and reduce security risks for organizations whenever tasked with making current cloud technology decisions.

About the exam

Business analysts and IT pros alike are consistently called upon to assist their organization in determining which cloud service provider(s) to use, what to migrate to the cloud, and when to implement. Collecting and analyzing cloud products and services information is essential when making operational cloud business decisions. The financial and operational impacts covered by Cloud Essentials+ ensure an ability to develop and implement solid cloud strategies. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ will show that successful candidates:

  • Have the knowledge and understanding of the foundational business and technical components included in a cloud assessment
  • Understand specific security concerns and measures
  • Comprehend new technology concepts, solutions, and benefits to an organization

What Skills Will You Learn?

Cloud Concepts

Explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques, and understand cloud design aspects.

Business Principles of Cloud Environments

Identify and employ appropriate cloud assessments like feasibility studies, benchmarking, or gap analysis, highlight key business aspects of cloud vendor relation adoption, and comprehend cloud migration approaches.

Management and Technical Operations

Explain aspects of operating within the cloud, such as data management or optimization and understand the role of DevOps in cloud environments, like API integration or provisioning.

Governance, Risk, Compliance and Security for the Cloud

Understand risk management and response concepts related to cloud services and identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud, such as regulatory concerns or international standards.

Top Cloud Essentials+ Job Roles

Sales and Marketing Staff in cloud product or service management

Business Analysts

Business Process Owners

Managed Service Provider Personnel

New Data Center Staff

Technical Support Staff

Cloud Essentials+ Exam Prepration

The Official CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Student Guide has been developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate. Rigorously evaluated by third party subject matter experts to validate coverage of the Cloud Essentials+ exam objectives, The Official CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Student Guide teaches the essential skills and information needed to troubleshoot and problem solve, helps learners understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security, and prepares candidates to take the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification exam (CLO-002).

What's Included

  • Content mapped to Cloud Essentials+ exam objectives (CLO-002)
  • Hands-on Activities designed to put knowledge into practice
  • Videos developed exclusively for CompTIA by ITPro.TV
  • Practice questions that check for understanding
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Access to the CompTIA Learning Center

    Table of Contents

    Lesson 1: Understanding Cloud Computing Concepts

    Lesson 2: Applying Cloud Business Principles

    Lesson 3: Advising a Cloud Design and Migration

    Lesson 4: Operating in the Cloud

    Lesson 5: Managing Cloud Governance

    Course Follow-Up

    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (Exam CLO-002)

    Appendix B: CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (Exam CLO-002) Acronyms

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