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  • 2 Days Course
    CompTIA Cloud

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This course is for those new to Cloud computing to help increase knowledge and understanding of the Cloud computing concept and the associated benefits and risks of Cloud computing for a business.


    The course will also prepare you to go on and undertake the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam, CLO-001*.


    Session 1: 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 virtualisation.
    • Name early examples of cloud computing.
    • Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences.
    • Recognise what types of organisations might or might not benefit from cloud computing.
    • Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.

    Session 2: Cloud Computing and business value

    • Recognise 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.

    Session 3: 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.

    Session 4: Steps to a 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 organisation capabilities that are relevant for realising cloud benefits.
    • Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.

    Session 5: Impact and changes of Clouse Computing on IT Service Management

    • Understand the impact and changes cloud computing of UT service management in a typical organisation.
    • Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organisation.

    Session 6: Risks and consequences of Cloud Computing

    • Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organisations existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.
    • Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.
    • Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

    Target Audience

    This course is for those already working in IT who would like to further their technical understanding of Cloud computing. It’s also suitable for anyone looking to work in the IT industry as an IT Technician or IT Consultant.


    It’s recommended – though not required – that you have at least six months’ experience in an IT environment. With direct involvement in IT-related tasks, responsibilities and / or decision-making.