CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002)

Description

Duration: 5 days

About the Course

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification utilizing key business principles and fundamental cloud concepts that validate data-driven cloud recommendations. The financial and operational impacts covered by Cloud Essentials+ ensure an ability to develop and implement solid cloud strategies. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ will show that successful candidates:

  • Have the knowledge and understanding of the foundational business and technical components included in a cloud assessment
  • Understand specific security concerns and measures
  • Comprehend new technology concepts, solutions, and benefits to an organization

Audience Profile

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ validates the candidate has the knowledge and skills required to make clear and conscious decisions about cloud technologies and their business impact by evaluating business use cases, financial impacts, cloud technologies and deployment models with knowledge of cloud computing.

Learning Objectives

Cloud Concepts – Explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques, and understand cloud design aspects.

Business Principles of Cloud Environments – Identify and employ appropriate cloud assessments like feasibility studies, benchmarking, or gap analysis, highlight key business aspects of cloud vendor relation adoption, and comprehend cloud migration approaches.

Management and Technical Operations – Explain aspects of operating within the cloud, such as data management or optimization and understand the role of DevOps in cloud environments, like API integration or provisioning.

Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Security for the Cloud – Understand risk management and response concepts related to cloud services and identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud, such as regulatory concerns or international standards.

Certification Exam

This training course prepares students for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials + CLO-002 Exam.

Prerequisites

Between six months to a year of work experience as a business analyst in an IT environment with some exposure to cloud technologies

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

1.0 Cloud Concepts

1.1 Explain cloud principles.

• Service models
– SaaS
– IaaS
– PaaS
• Deployment models
– Public
– Private
– Hybrid
• Characteristics
– Elastic
– Self-service
– Scalability
– Broad network access
– Pay-as-you-go
– Availability
• Shared responsibility model

1.2 Identify cloud networking concepts.

• Connectivity types
– Direct connect
– VPN
• Common access types
– RDP
– SSH
– HTTPS
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Load balancing
• DNS
• Firewall

1.3 Identify cloud storage technologies.

• Storage features
– Compression
– Deduplication
– Capacity on demand
• Storage characteristics
– Performance
– Hot vs. cold
• Storage types
– Object storage
– File storage
– Block storage
• Software-defined storage
• Content delivery network

1.4 Summarize important aspects of cloud design.

• Redundancy
• High availability
• Disaster recovery
• Recovery objectives
– RPO
– RTO

2.0 Business Principles of Cloud Environments

2.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate cloud assessments.

• Current and future requirements
• Baseline
• Feasibility study
• Gap analysis
– Business
– Technical
• Reporting
– Compute
– Network
– Storage
• Benchmarks
• Documentation and diagrams
• Key stakeholders
• Point of contact

2.2 Summarize the financial aspects of engaging a cloud provider.

• Capital expenditures
• Operating expenditures
• Variable vs. fixed cost
• Licensing models
– BYOL
– Subscription
• Contracts
• Billing
• Request for information
• Human capital
– Training
– Professional development

2.3 Identify the important business aspects of vendor relations in cloud adoptions.

• Professional services
– Time to market
– Skill availability
– Support
– Managed services
• Statement of work (SOW)
• Service level agreement (SLA)
• Training
• Evaluations
– Pilot
– Proof of value
– Proof of concept
– Success criteria
• Open-source vs. proprietary

2.4 Identify the benefits or solutions of utilizing cloud services.

• Identity access management
– Single sign-on
– Multifactor authentication
– Federation
• Cloud-native applications
– Microservices
– Containerization
• Data analytics
– Machine learning
– Artificial intelligence
– Big Data
• Digital marketing
– Email campaigns
– Social media
• Autonomous environments
• IoT
• Blockchain
• Subscription services
• Collaboration
• VDI
• Self-service

2.5 Compare and contrast cloud migration approaches.

• Rip and replace
• Lift and shift
• Hybrid
• Phased

3.0 Management and Technical Operation

3.1 Explain aspects of operating within the cloud.

• Data management
– Replication
– Locality
– Backup
• Availability
– Zones
– Geo-redundancy
• Disposable resources
• Monitoring and visibility
– Alerts
– Logging
• Optimization
– Auto-scaling
– Right-sizing

3.2 Explain DevOps in cloud environments.

• Provisioning
– Infrastructure as code
– Templates
• Continuous integration/continuous delivery
• Testing in QA environments
– Sandboxing
– Load testing
– Regression testing
• Configuration management
– Orchestration
– Automation
– Upgrades and patching
• API integration

3.3 Given a scenario, review and report on the financial expenditures related to cloud resources.

• Storage
• Network
• Compute
• Chargebacks
– Resource tagging
• Maintenance
• Instances
– Reserved
– Spot
• Licensing type
• Licensing quantity

4.0 Governance, Risk, Compliance,

4.1 Recognize risk management concepts related to cloud services.

• Risk assessment
– Asset inventory
– Classification
– Ownership
• Risk response
– Mitigation
– Acceptance
– Avoidance
– Transfer
• Documentation
– Findings
– Risk register
• Vendor lock-in
• Data portability

4.2 Explain policies or procedures.

• Standard operating procedures
• Change management
• Resource management
• Security policies
– Incident response
• Access and control policies
• Department specific policies
• Communication policies

4.3 Identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud.

• Data sovereignty
• Regulatory concerns
• Industry-based requirements
• International standards
• Certifications

4.4 Explain security concerns, measures, or concepts of cloud operations.

• Threat
• Vulnerability
• Security assessments
– Penetration testing
– Vulnerability scanning
– Application scanning
• Data security
– Categories
– Public
– Private
– Sensitive
– Confidentiality
– Encryption
– Sanitization
– Integrity
– Validation
– Availability
– Backup
– Recovery
– Breach
• Application and Infrastructure security
– Audit
– Access
– Authorization
– Hardening