CompTIA® Cloud Essentials

You will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions and meet IT challenges.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing.
  • learn the business aspects and impact of cloud computing.
  • differentiate the types of cloud solutions and the adoption measures needed for each.
  • identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing.
  • identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.
  • identify the basic concepts of ITIL and describe how the ITIL framework is useful in the implementation of cloud computing in an organization.
  • identify the possible risks involved in cloud computing and the risk mitigation measures, and you will also identify the potential cost considerations for the implementation of cloud and its strategic benefits.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing


Topic 1A: Overview of Cloud ComputingTopic 1B: Evolution of the CloudTopic 1C: Specialized Cloud Services


Lesson 2: Business Value of Cloud Computing


Topic 2A: Business Need for Cloud ComputingTopic 2B: Cloud ScalabilityTopic 2C: Cloud SecurityTopic 2D: Impact of Cloud Computing on Business


Lesson 3: Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing


Topic 3A: The Cloud Deployment ModelsTopic 3B: Network Requirements for Cloud DeploymentTopic 3C: Automation and Self-Service in Cloud ComputingTopic 3D: Federated Cloud ServicesTopic 3E: Standardization


Lesson 4: Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing


Topic 4A: Cloud StorageTopic 4B: Application PerformanceTopic 4C: Data IntegrationTopic 4D: Security Risks and MitigationTopic 4E: Application Architecture and the Development Process


Lesson 5: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services


Topic 5A: Steps to Adopting Cloud ServicesTopic 5B: Organizational Capability to Adopt Cloud ServicesTopic 5C: Cloud Vendor Roles and CapabilitiesTopic 5D: Migrating Applications to the Cloud


Lesson 6: ITIL and Cloud Computing


Topic 6A: Overview of ITILTopic 6B: Planning Service StrategyTopic 6C: Designing Cloud ServiceTopic 6D: Transitioning to Live EnvironmentTopic 6E: Running a Cloud Service OperationTopic 6F: Continual Service Improvement with Cloud


Lesson 7: Identifying Risks and Consequences


Topic 7A: Organizational RisksTopic 7B: Technical RisksTopic 7C: Legal RisksTopic 7D: Cost Evaluation for Cloud ComputingTopic 7E: Identify Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility


Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO- 001) Exam ObjectivesAppendix B: CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) Acronyms


The CompTIA Cloud Essential Specialty certification is relevant to IT specialists, IT technical services specialists, IT relationship managers, IT architects, consultants, business and IT management, business process owners, and analysts