Cloud Essentials

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Exam is a vendor-neutral technical qualification. The Cloud Essentials exam is appropriate to technical support staff, managed service provider personnel, business analysts, business process owners, 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 understanding and knowledge of the important cloud computing concepts and principles. Successful candidates will understand what cloud computing means from a technical and business perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.


1. IT management, support staff, and consultants

2. Business managers and analysts

3. Small and midsized business owners

4. Specialists (IT, security, infrastructure, services, systems, and test)

5. Business process owners

6. IT developers

7. Service providers

8. IT System integrators

9. IT Architects


CompTIA recommended that students have at least 6 months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services.


PartTime : 60 Days (2 hrs/day)

FullTime : 30 Days ( 4 hrs/day)

Course Outline:

Introduction to Cloud Computing:

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Evolution of the Cloud
  • Specialized Cloud Services

Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing:

  • Cloud Storage
  • MetadataApplication Performance
  • Data Integration
  • Security Risks and Mitigation
  • Application Architecture and the Development Process

Identifying Risks and Consequences:

  • Organizational Risks
  • Technical Risks
  • Legal Risks
  • Cost Evaluation for Cloud Computing
  • Identify Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility

Business Value of Cloud Computing:

  • Business Need for Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Scalability
  • Cloud Security
  • Impact of Cloud Computing on Business

Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services:

  • Steps to Adopting Cloud Services
  • Organizational Capability to Adopt Cloud Services
  • Cloud Vendor Roles and Capabilities

Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing:

  • The Cloud Deployment Models
  • Network Requirements for Cloud Deployment
  • Automation and Self-Service in Cloud Computing
  • Federated Cloud Services
  • Standardization

ITIL and Cloud Computing:

  • Overview of ITIL
  • Planning Service Strategy
  • Designing Cloud Service
  • Transitioning to Live Environment
  • Running a Cloud Service Operation
  • Continual Service Improvement with Cloud