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CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CL0-001)


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  • 2 Days Course

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    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.


    Lesson 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

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

    Lesson 2: Business Value of Cloud Computing

    Topic 2A: Business Need for Cloud Computing
    Topic 2B: Cloud Scalability
    Topic 2C: Cloud Security
    Topic 2D: Impact of Cloud Computing on Business

    Lesson 3: Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing

    Topic 3A: The Cloud Deployment Models
    Topic 3B: Network Requirements for Cloud Deployment
    Topic 3C: Automation and Self-Service in Cloud Computing
    Topic 3D: Federated Cloud Services
    Topic 3E: Standardization

    Lesson 4: Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing

    Topic 4A: Cloud Storage
    Topic 4B: Application Performance
    Topic 4C: Data Integration
    Topic 4D: Security Risks and Mitigation
    Topic 4E: Application Architecture and the Development Process

    Lesson 5: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services

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

    Lesson 6: ITIL and Cloud Computing

    Topic 6A: Overview of ITIL
    Topic 6B: Planning Service Strategy
    Topic 6C: Designing Cloud Service
    Topic 6D: Transitioning to Live Environment
    Topic 6E: Running a Cloud Service Operation
    Topic 6F: Continual Service Improvement with Cloud

    Lesson 7: Identifying Risks and Consequences

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

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

    Appendix B: CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) Acronyms

    Target Audience

    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.


    This course is the first step on a training path that can lead to a technical career dealing with cloud computing. CompTIA recommends that a candidate have at least six months of experience in an IT environment, with direct involvement in IT-related tasks, responsibilities and/or decision-making. It is also recommended that the candidate take the following course: Introduction to Network Design and Management.