CompTIA Cloud Essentials

30 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

CompTIA Cloud Essentials LogoThe CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification focuses on the real-world issues and practical solutions of cloud computing in business and IT. It’s the preferred cloud certification for business professionals and non-IT staff. While it isn’t a technical-heavy certification, its coverage of cloud computing principles is anything but superficial.

This course prepares the student to take the CompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: What Is Cloud Computing?
  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Understanding Distributed Application Design
  • Understanding Resource Management Automation
  • Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments
  • Understanding High-Performance Computing Models
  • Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies
  • Review Questions
Lesson 2: Cloud Models
  • Evolving from Virtualization to the Cloud
  • Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud
  • Identifying Cloud Deployment Models and Scope Modifiers
  • Including Future Cloud Models
  • Review Questions
Lesson 3: Service Models
  • Categorizing Cloud Services
  • Examining Software as a Service
  • Examining Platform as a Service
  • Examining Infrastructure as a Service
  • Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities
  • Defining Everything as a Service
  • Review Questions
Lesson 4: Current Cloud Technologies
  • Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives
  • Accessing the Cloud
  • Leveraging Software as a Service
  • Developing within Platform as a Service
  • Implementing Infrastructure as a Service
  • Empowering Mobile Computing
  • Review Questions
Lesson 5: Cloud Business Value
  • Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing
  • Examining the Business Impact
  • Review Questions
Lesson 6: Cloud Infrastructure Planning
  • Understanding Cloud Networks
  • Leveraging Automation and Self-Service
  • Understanding Federated Cloud Services
  • Achieving Interoperability
  • Review Questions
Lesson 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption
  • Aligning Cloud Deployments with Organizational Goals
  • Identifying the Impact of Cloud Adoption to Business Processes
  • Understanding the Importance of Service-Level Agreements
  • Review Questions
Lesson 8: Applications in the Cloud
  • Understanding the Role of Standard Applications
  • Developing Cloud-Ready Applications
  • Migrating Applications to the Cloud
  • Preparing for Technical Challenges
  • Identifying and Mitigating Risks
  • Review Questions
Lesson 9: Cloud Service Rollout
  • Identifying Vendor Roles and Responsibilities
  • Identifying Organizational Skill Requirements
  • Transitioning to Live Environments
  • Preparing for Incident Management
  • Review Questions
Lesson 10: Cloud Service-Level Management
  • Understanding ITIL Service Management
  • Applying ITIL to Cloud Computing
  • Developing and Utilizing Performance Metrics
  • Implementing Continual Process Improvement
  • Review Questions
Lesson 11: Security in the Cloud
  • Understanding Security and Risk
  • Reviewing Security Standards
  • Exploring Common Security Risks and Mitigations
  • Implementing an ISMS
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Recognizing Security Benefits
  • Review Questions
Lesson 12: Privacy and Compliance
  • Identifying Legal Risks
  • Identifying Privacy Risks
  • Managing Identity in the Cloud
  • Review Questions

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the CompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**