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CompTIA Cloud Essentials+

Cloud technologies in personal and business environments have risen and continue to grow in prominence in the technology world. More and more employees are using cloud platforms, which drives the need for knowledgeable individuals to use and make decisions regarding cloud technologies.

This course introduces technical and non-technical individuals to core cloud computing concepts and helps prepare learners to pass the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification successfully. It is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification dedicated to cloud concepts.

This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre-paid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

6 Months / 70 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES3038

What You Will Learn
  • Interpret cloud concepts and terminology
  • Analyze the relationship between businesses and cloud technologies
  • Discern cloud management and technical operations
  • Review governance, compliance, security, and risk factors in cloud technologies
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 70 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in utilizing cloud computing technologies
  • Become better prepared to take the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification exam
  • Build technical literacy to become proficient in adjacent and complementary information technologies and their related certifications

Outline

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  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction and Welcome
    2. Lecture 1: Introducing Cloud Essentials
  2. Cloud Principles and Design
    1. Basic Cloud Principles
    2. Cloud Computing Define
    3. Virtualization
    4. Virtualization and the Cloud
    5. Services Modules
    6. Deployment Models
    7. Characteristics of Clouds
    8. Redundancy & High Availability
    9. Recovery
  3. Cloud Networking and Storage
    1. Introduction to Networking
    2. Early Examples of the Cloud
    3. Connecting to the Cloud
    4. Cloud Networking Part I
    5. Cloud Networking Part II
    6. As-a-Service Models
    7. Introduction to Cloud Storage Technologies
    8. Types of Cloud StorageFeatures of Cloud StorageCloud vs Outsourcing      
  4. Assessing Cloud Needs
    1. Cloud Assessment First Steps
    2. Is the Cloud for Your Company?
    3. Cloud Assessment Feasibility Studies
    4. Identity Management
    5. Private vs. Public Cloud
    6. Cloud Applications and Data Analytics
    7. The Cloud and Applications
    8. Automation
    9. Marketing and Subscription Plans, and other Services
    10. Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. Engaging Cloud Vendors
    1. Understanding Business and Financial Concepts
    2. Human Capital and Services
    3. Evaluating Cloud Vendors
    4. Cloud Vendors
    5. Engaging Cloud Vendors
    6. Steps after Requests
    7. Negotiating Contracts and Billing
    8. Choosing a Migration Approach
    9. Lecture: Migrating Applications
  6. Management and Technical Operations
    1. Management Clients and Data Management
    2. ITIL and the Cloud
    3. Availability and Resource Types
    4. Monitoring/Visibility and Optimization
    5. Successful Deployment Steps
    6. DevOps in Cloud Environments
    7. Testing and Configuration Management
    8. Deploying the Cloud
    9. API integration and Financial Planning
    10. Financial Planning Continued
  7. Governance and Risk
    1. Risk Management Concepts
    2. Impact on IT
    3. Classification and Ownership Risk Response Practices
    4. Risk Response Practices
    5. Challenges and Risks
    6. Documentation and Vendor Risks
    7. Policy and Procedures
    8. Organizational Requirements
    9. Security Policies
    10. Access and Control Policies
  8. Compliance and Security in the Cloud
    1. Data Sovereignty and Regulatory Concerns
    2. Compliance
    3. Industry-Specific Standards
    4. International Standards
    5. Threat and Vulnerabilities
    6. Security Assessments
    7. Direct Costs and Cost Allocations
    8. Data Security and Confidentiality
    9. Integrity, Availability, and Application Security
    10. Lecture: Maintaining Strategic Flexibility

Instructors & Support

David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, CompTIA recommends having up to 6 months of working experience in an IT-related environment. 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Study Guide

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Exam CLO-002. 

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

How can I get more information about this course?

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