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CompTIA Cloud Essentials

 

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Duration: 5 days
Instruction Method: Instructor Led classroom, Instructor Led virtual live, Group Onsite, Group virtual live

 

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials Exam is a vendor-neutral technical qualification. The

Cloud Essentials exam is relevant to business analysts, business process owners,

technical support staff, managed service provider personnel, new data center staff, and

sales/marketing staff in cloud product or service environments.

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam will show that the successful candidate has the

knowledge and understanding of the main cloud computing principles and concepts.

Successful candidates will understand what cloud computing means from a business and

technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

While it is not required, CompTIA recommends that a candidate have at least six months

of experience working in an environement that markets or relies on IT-related services.

This examination blueprint includes domain weighting, test objectives, and example

content. Example topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives and

should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all the content of this examination.

The table below lists the domain areas measured by this examination and the approximate

extent to which they are represented in the examination:

Domain % of Examination

1.0 Characteristics of Cloud Services From a

Business Perspective

15%

2.0 Cloud Computing and Business Value 20%

3.0 Technical Perspective/Cloud Types 20%

4.0 Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud

Computing

15%

5.0 Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on

IT Service Management

15%

6.0 Risks and Consequences of Cloud

Computing

15%

Total 100%

**Note: The lists of examples provided in bulleted format below each objective are not

exhaustive lists. Other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining to each

objective may also be included on the exam although not listed or covered in this

objectives document. CompTIA used NIST publication 800-145 during development to

standardize on the definition of certain Cloud terms.

Domain 1.0 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.

Domain 2.0 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:

• Scalability

• Security

• Hardware independence

• Variable costs

• Time to market

• Distribution over the Internet

2.3 Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.

Domain 3.0 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:

• Networking

• Automation and Self Service

• Federation

• The role of standardization

3.3 Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate

them for:

• Cloud storage

• Application performance

• Data integration

• Security

3.4 Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the

application-development process.

Domain 4.0 Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud

4.1 Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services:

• Understand selection criteria for a pilot

• Relate SaaS, PaaS, IaaS deployment to organizational goals

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:

• Skills that are required in an organization adopting cloud computing

• Critical success factors

4.4 Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications

Domain 5.0 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:

• Service Strategy

• Service Design

• Service Operation

• Service Transition

5.2 Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud

computing in your organization.

Domain 6.0 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:

• Security Legal, Compliance, Privacy risks

6.2 Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.

6.3 Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

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The CompTIA Cloud Essentials specialty certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam covers:

  • Characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
  • Business value of cloud computing
  • Technical perspective/cloud types
  • Steps to successful adoption
  • Impact and changes on IT service management
  • Risks and consequences

 

Test Details
Number of questions 50
Length of test 60 minutes
Passing score 720
Recommended experience At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services
Languages English, Japanese, and Portuguese
Exam code CLO-001

 

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