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CLO-001 - Cloud Essentials

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Course Description

​You will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions and meet IT challenges.

Course Objectives

​Upon  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.

Course 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.

Course Outline

​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

Course Prerequisites

​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. 

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