The CompTIA Cloud Essential certification is applicable to a wide range of IT professionals. The course is geared towards those currently in or looking for positions as IT consultants, IT technical services, IT relationship managers, IT architects, consultants and business process owners analysts. This course is the first step on a training path that leads to a technical career in cloud computing. This CompTIA Cloud overview course 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
This course includes the following features:
– Instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that you to develop your skills based on real world scenarios.
– Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
– Flash Cards and Education Games are also provided throughout the course.
– Practice exams prepare you for your exams. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared if you are taking a certification exam.
– You can also interact and collaborate with other students through our forums, student contributions and announcement features.
Topics Covered on this Course
Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples
Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization
Name early examples of cloud computing
Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences
Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud computing
Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from cloud computing
Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them
Cloud Computing and Business Value
Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing
Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective
Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value
Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples
Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment
Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them for
Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application-development process
Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services.
Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors
Understand the following organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits
Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications
Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT service management in a typical organizatio
Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization
Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing
Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework
Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations
Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility
Who should complete this course?
Anyone wishing to commence a career in cloud based IT services
Database admin, infrastructure specialists and developers who wish to become more familiar with cloud technologies
ITpreneurs involved in IT services
Entry Requirements/ Prerequisites
Recommended at least six months’ direct experience in an IT environment, including IT-related tasks, responsibility, and decision making.
Following successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate in Cloud Computing from CMIT.
You may optionally take an exam to receive CompTIA certification. This is assessed through a computer-based multiple choice exam (CLO-001). Exam fees are not included in the course price.
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You may optionally take exams to receive CompTIA certification. This is assessed through computer-based multiple choice exams (CLO-001). Exam fees are not included in the course price.