The CompTIA Cloud Essentials specialty certification demonstrates an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud. The Cloud Essentials exam objectives were originally developed by IT preneurs in cooperation with the Cloud Credential Council, a membership body dedicated to vendor-neutral training in cloud computing.

Intended for

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
  • 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.

You Will Learn

  • 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.


  • CLO-001 : CompTIA Cloud Essentials

Course Content

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

    • Overview of Cloud Computing
    • Evolution of the Cloud
    • Specialized Cloud Services
  • Lesson 2: Business Value of Cloud Computing

    • Business Need for Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Scalability
    • Cloud Security
    • Impact of Cloud Computing on Business
  • Lesson 3: Technical Perspectives of Cloud Computing

    • The Cloud Deployment Models
    • Network Requirements for Cloud Deployment
    • Automation and Self-Service in Cloud Computing
    • Federated Cloud Services
    • Standardization
  • Lesson 4: Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing

    • Cloud Storage
    • Application Performance
    • Data Integration
    • Security Risks and Mitigation
    • Application Architecture and the Development Process
  • Lesson 5: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Services

    • Steps to Adopting Cloud Services
    • Organizational Capability to Adopt Cloud Services
    • Cloud Vendor Roles and Capabilities
    • Migrating Applications to the Cloud
  • Lesson 6: ITIL and Cloud Computing

    • Overview of ITIL
    • Planning Service Strategy
    • Designing Cloud Service
    • Transitioning to Live Environment
    • Running a Cloud Service Operation
    • Continual Service Improvement with Cloud
  • Lesson 7: Identifying Risks and Consequences

    • Organizational Risks
    • Technical Risks
    • Legal Risks
    • Cost Evaluation for Cloud Computing
    • Identify Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility
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