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Duration: 5 days

Instruction Method: Instructor Led classroom, Instructor Led virtual live, Group Onsite, Group virtual live

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification covers standard methodology required to securely implement and maintain cloud technologies.

Why CompTIA Cloud+?

  • Global cloud computing market projected to reach $270 billion by 2020
  • Next career step for experienced network, storage, or data center administrator
  • Government and corporate environments moving to the cloud

1.0 Cloud Concepts and Models
1.1 Compare and contrast cloud services.
• SaaS (according to NIST)
• IaaS (according to NIST)
• PaaS (according to NIST)
• CaaS
• XaaS
• DaaS
• BPaaS
• Accountability and responsibility based on service models
1.2 Compare and contrast cloud delivery models and services.
• Private
• Public
• Hybrid
• Community
• On-premise vs. Off-premise hosting
• Accountability and responsibility based on delivery models
• Security differences between models
o Multitenancy issues
o Data segregation
o Network isolation
o Check laws and regulations
• Functionality and performance validation based on chosen delivery
model
• Orchestration platforms
1.3 Summarize cloud characteristics and terms.
• Elasticity
• On-demand self serve/just in time service
• Pay-as-you-grow
• Chargeback
• Ubiquitous access
• Metering resource pooling
• Multitenancy
• Cloud bursting
• Rapid deployment
• Automation
1.4 Explain object storage concepts.
• Object ID
• Metadata
• Data/blob
• Extended metadata
• Policies
• Replicas
• Access control

2.0 Virtualization
2.1 Explain the differences between hypervisor types.
• Type I and Type II
o Bare metal vs. OS dependant
o Performance and overhead considerations
o Hypervisor specific system requirements
• Proprietary vs. open source
• Consumer vs. enterprise use
o Workstation vs. infrastructure
2.2 Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices.
• Creating, importing, and exporting template and virtual machines
• Install guest tools
o Drives
o Management tools
• Snapshots and cloning
• Image backups vs. file backups
• Virtual NIC
o Virtual network
o IP address
o Default gateway
o Netmask
o Bridging
• Virtual disks
o Limits
o SCSI/ATA ID
• Virtual switches
o VLAN
o Interface configuration
• VLAN
o Assign IDs
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o Bind interfaces
• VSAN
o Assign IDs
2.3 Given a scenario, perform virtual resource migration.
• Establish requirements
• Maintenance scheduling
• Reasons
o Performance issues
o Testing
o Upgrading
o Utilization
• Storage migration
o Virtual vs. physical
• Online vs. offline migrations
• Physical to Virtual (P2V)
• Virtual to Virtual (V2V)
• Virtual to Physical (V2P)
2.4 Explain the benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment.
• Shared resources
• Elasticity
o Time to service/mean time to implement
o Resource pooling
o Scalable
o Available
o Portable
• Network and application isolation
• Infrastructure consolidation
• Virtual datacenter creation
2.5 Compare and contrast virtual components used to construct a cloud
environment.
• Virtual network components
o Virtual NIC
o Virtual HBA
o Virtual router
• Shared memory
• Virtual CPU
• Storage Virtualization
o Shared storage
o Clustered storage
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o NPIV

3.0 Infrastructure
3.1 Compare and contrast various storage technologies.
• Network Attached Storage (NAS)
o File level access
o Shared storage
• Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
o Block level access
o Dedicated storage
• Storage Area Network (SAN)
o Block level access
o Shared storage
o HBAs
o LUN masking
o Zoning
o WWN
o Fiber channel protocols
• Different access protocols
o FCoE
o FC
o Ethernet
o iSCSI
• Protocols and applications
o IP
o FCP
o iSCSI
• Management differences
3.2 Explain storage configuration concepts.
• Disk types
o SSD vs. spinning
o Interfaces types
o Access speed
• Tiering
o Performance levels of each tier
o Policies
• RAID levels
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o RAID 1
o RAID 0
o RAID 1+0
o RAID 0+1
o RAID 5
o RAID 6
• File system types
o UFS
o EXT
o NTFS
o FAT
o VMFS
o ZFS
3.3 Execute storage provisioning.
• Creating LUNs
• Creating network shares
• Zoning and LUN masking
• Multipathing
• Implications of adding capacity to a NAS and SAN
o Impact to operations
o Downtime
o Best practices
3.4 Given a scenario, implement appropriate network configurations.
• NAT
• PAT
• Subnetting/Supernetting
• VLAN and VLAN tagging
• Network port configurations
• Switching and routing in physical and virtual environments
o Routing tables
3.5 Explain the importance of network optimization.
• WAN
• LAN
• MAN
• QoS
• Bandwidth
• Latency
• Compression
• Caching
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• Load balancing
• Devices on the same subnet
3.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot basic network connectivity issues.
• Tools
o ping
o tracert/traceroute
o telnet
o netstat
o nslookup/dig
o ipconfig/ifconfig
o route
o arp
• Review documentation and device configuration settings
• Review system logs
3.7 Explain common network protocols, ports, and topologies.
• Trunk ports
• Port binding/aggregation
• Common ports
o 80
o 21
o 22
o 25
o 53
o 443
o 68
• Common protocols
o HTTP
o FTP
o HTTPS
o FTPS
o SFTP
o SSH
o DNS
o DHCP
o SMTP
• Types of networks
o intranet
o extranet
o internet
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3.8 Explain common hardware resources and features used to enable virtual
environments.
• BIOS/firmware configurations
• Minimum memory capacity and configuration
• Number of CPUs
• Number of Cores
• NICs quantity, speeds, and configurations
• Internal hardware compatibility
• HBAs
• Storage media
o Tape
o SSD
o USB
o Disk

4.0 Resource Management
4.1 Given a scenario, implement and use proper resource monitoring techniques.
• Protocols
o SNMP
o WMI
o IPMI
o Syslog service
• Alert methods
o SMTP
o SMS
o SNMP
o Web services
o Syslog
• Establish baselines and thresholds
• Automated responses to specific events
• Examine processes usage / resource usage
4.2 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate physical (host) resources using best
practices.
• Memory
• CPU
• Storage and network allocation
• Entitlement/quotas (shares)
o Hard limit
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o Soft limit
• Reservations
• Licensing
• Resource pooling
4.3 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate virtual (guest) resources using best
practices.
• Virtual CPU
• Memory
• Storage and network allocation
• Entitlement/quotas (shares)
• Hard limit, soft limit
• Reservations, licensing
• Dynamic resource allocation
• Resource pooling
• CPU affinity
• Physical resource redirection and mapping to virtual resources
o Serial
o USB
o Parallel port mapping
4.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate tools for remote access.
• Remote hypervisor access
• RDP
• SSH
• Console port
• HTTP

5.0 Security
5.1 Explain network security concepts, tools, and best practices.
• ACLs
• VPNs
• IDS/IPS hardware/software-based firewalls
• DMZ
• Review / audit logs
• Attacks
o DDoS
o Ping of death
o Ping flood
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5.2 Explain storage security concepts, methods, and best practices.
• Obfuscation
• Access Control Lists
• Zoning
• LUN masking
• User and host authentication
• Review/audit logs
5.3 Compare and contrast different encryption technologies and methods.
• PKI
• IPSEC
• SSL/TLS
• Ciphers
o AES
o 3DES
o RSA
o DSA
o RC4
o RC5
• Encryption for data in transit and encryption for data at rest
5.4 Identify access control methods.
• Role-based administration
• Mandatory access controls
• Discretionary access controls
• Multifactor authentication
• Single sign-on
• Federation
5.5 Implement guest and host hardening techniques.
• Disabling unneeded ports and services
• User credentials
o Changing default passwords
• Host-based/software firewalls
• Antivirus software
• Patching
• Deactivating default accounts

6.0 Systems Management
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6.1 Explain policies and procedures as they relate to a cloud environment.
• Network and IP planning/documentation
• Configuration standardization and documentation
• Change management best practices
o Documentation
o Configuration control
o Asset accountability
o Approval process
o Back-out plan
• Configuration management
o CMDB
o Approval process
o Configuration control
• Capacity management
o Monitoring for changes
o Trending
• Systems life cycle management
• Maintenance windows
o Server upgrades and patches
6.2 Given a scenario, diagnose, remediate and optimize physical host
performance.
• Disk performance
• Disk tuning
• Disk latency
• Swap disk space
• I/O tuning
• Performance management and monitoring tools
• Establish baseline and create documentation with appropriate tools
• Hypervisor configuration best practices
o Memory ballooning
o I/O throttling
o CPU wait time
• Impact of configuration changes to the virtual environment
• Common issues
o Disk failure
o HBA failure
o Memory failure
o NIC failure
o CPU failure
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6.3 Explain common performance concepts as they relate to the host and the
guest.
• IOPS
• Read vs. write files
• File system performance
• Metadata performance
• Caching
• Bandwidth
• Throughput (bonding/teaming)
• Jumbo frames
• Network latency
• Hop counts
• QoS
• Multpathing
• Load balancing
• Scaling
o Vertical vs. horizontal vs. diagonal
6.4 Implement appropriate testing techniques when deploying cloud services.
• Test replication
• Test latency
• Test bandwidth
• Test load balancing
• Test application servers
• Test storage
• Test application delivery
• Service performance testing and application performance testing
• Penetration testing
• Vulnerability assessment
• Separation of duties during testing

7.0 Business Continuity in the Cloud
7.1 Compare and contrast disaster recovery methods and concepts.
• Redundancy
• Failover
• Geographical diversity
• Failback
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• Replication
• Site mirroring
• Hot site
• Cold site
• Warm site
• Backup and recovery
• Archiving and offsite storage
• Replication types
o Synchronous
o Asynchronous
• RTO
• RPO
• MTBF
• MTTR
• Mission critical requirements
7.2 Deploy solutions to meet availability requirements.
• Fault tolerance
o High availability
o Local clustering /geoclustering
o Non-high availability resources
• Multipathing
• Load balancing

Certification Information

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments, who must understand and deliver cloud infrastructure. Recommended experience includes at least 24-36 months of work experience in IT networking, storage, or data center administration, and familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization.

CompTIA Cloud+ certifications are valid for three years. You can keep your certification current through the Continuing Education Program.

Test Details

Number of questions 100
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Languages English
Exam Code CV0-001

 

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