Course description

  • What is this course about?

    CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications in the world. It offers sixteen certification exams in PC support, networking, servers, training, Linux, security, IT sales, green IT, and more. CompTIA has been delivering certification exams for more than fifteen years, and is committed to continually improve the service provided to the industry.

    The Cloud Essentials exam covers six areas, each of which is defined and detailed throughout the course. They are the characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective, the business value offered by cloud computing, the technical perspectives involved in cloud computing, steps to successful adoption of cloud, impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management, and the risk and consequences of cloud computing.

  • Why is this certification most sought-after?

    The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification demonstrates the professional’s familiarity with cloud computing from a business and technical perspective. It also demonstrates the aspects involved in moving to, and governing the cloud.  Below are well known facts as to why one should opt for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials online training:
    • Currently, there are 250,000 open IT jobs in the U.S and approximately 85% of people who hire give priority for IT certification.
    • Currently, there are approximately more than 500 professionals across the globe who are certified in CompTIA Cloud Essentials.  

  • What learning benefits do you get from Simplilearn’s training?

    At the end of Simplilearn’s training in CompTIA Cloud Essentials, you will be able to gather an understanding of the:
    • Characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
    • Business value offered by cloud computing
    • Technical perspectives involved in cloud computing
    • Steps to successful adoption of cloud
    • Impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management
    • Risk and consequences of cloud computing

  • What are the career benefits of this course?

    The career benefits of this course are as follows:
    • According to recent surveys by, the median salary of a Cloud Computing professional is $100,000.
    • Global cloud computing market is projected to reach $270 billion by 2020 which means wider job opportunities in the near future.
    • It is the next career step for experienced network, storage, or data center administrator.
    • Government and corporate environments moving to the cloud which makes it the most sought after career domain.

  • Who should do this course?

    The following categories of professionals can take the CompTIA Cloud Essential exam and obtain the certification:
    • Project manager
    • Manager
    • Cloud Engineer
    • Business Analyst
    • Cloud Consultant
    • Technical Architect

  • Why Simplilearn?

    • Simplilearn is the World’s Largest Certification Training Provider, with over 500,000+ professionals trained globally
    • Trusted by the Fortune 500 companies as their learning provider for career growth and training
    • 2000+ certified and experienced trainers conduct trainings for various courses across the globe
    • All our Courses are designed and developed under a tried and tested Unique Learning Framework that is proven to deliver 98.6% pass rate in first attempt
    • Accredited, Approved and Recognized as a training organization, partner, education provider and examination center by globally renowned names like Project Management Institute of USA, APMG, CFA Institute, GARP, ASTQB, IIBA and others

Course preview

    • Module 00 - Introduction to Cloud Computing 15:25
      • 0.1 Welcome00:08
      • 0.2 Introduction to CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional Certification00:26
      • 0.3 Agenda00:46
      • 0.4 What is CompTIA Cloud Essentials?01:12
      • 0.5 About CompTIA 01:36
      • 0.6 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Objective00:48
      • 0.7 CompTIA Cloud Essentials Exam00:36
      • 0.8 Cloud Essentials Question Pattern01:00
      • 0.9 About this Tutorial01:00
      • 0.10 Simplilearn Practice Questions00:57
      • 0.11 Module Mapping101:05
      • 0.12 Module Mapping200:50
      • 0.13 Module Mapping301:09
      • 0.14 Module Mapping401:07
      • 0.15 Module Mapping500:45
      • 0.16 Module Mapping600:47
      • 0.17 Reference Material00:19
      • 0.18 Summary00:50
      • 0.19 Thank you00:04
    • Module 01 - Characteristics of Cloud Services 24:36
      • 1.1 Welcome00:06
      • 1.2 'Characteristics of cloud services from a Business Perspective00:52
      • 1.3 Agenda01:05
      • 1.4 Definition of Cloud Computing01:37
      • 1.5 Essentials Characteristics of Cloud Computing04:04
      • 1.6 Cloud Computing Examples00:34
      • 1.7 Definition of Virtualization02:00
      • 1.8 Commonalities and Differences01:41
      • 1.9 Suitability of Cloud Computing of Organizations01:48
      • 1.10 Non Suitability of Cloud Computing of Organizations01:49
      • 1.11 Reasons for Adoption01:44
      • 1.12 Different Service Models of Cloud Computing02:58
      • 1.13 Deployment Models of Cloud Computing02:26
      • 1.14 Deployment Models of Cloud Computing (Contd.)00:42
      • 1.15 Summary01:07
      • 1.16 Quiz
      • 1.17 Thank you00:03
    • Module 02 - Cloud Computing and Business Value 22:23
      • 2.1 Welcome00:07
      • 2.2 Cloud Computing and Business Value00:25
      • 2.3 Agenda00:45
      • 2.4 Cloud Computing and Outsourcing01:22
      • 2.5 Reasons for Outsourcing02:20
      • 2.6 Commonalities between Cloud Computing and Outsourcing01:50
      • 2.7 Differences between Cloud Computing and Outsourcing00:58
      • 2.8 Business Value to Organizations01:10
      • 2.9 Cost02:28
      • 2.10 Maintenance02:07
      • 2.11 Security and Risks02:46
      • 2.12 User Experience02:14
      • 2.13 Collaboration and Scalability01:49
      • 2.14 Capacity Planning01:05
      • 2.15 Summary00:53
      • 2.16 Quiz
      • 2.17 Thank you00:04
    • Module 03 - Technical PerspectivesCloud Types 43:07
      • 3.1 Welcome00:08
      • 3.2 Technical Perspectives Cloud Types00:28
      • 3.3 Agenda00:36
      • 3.4 Cloud Deployment Models03:41
      • 3.5 Software as a Service SaaS03:43
      • 3.6 Platform as a Service PaaS04:22
      • 3.7 Infrastructure as a Service IaaS06:22
      • 3.8 IaaS (contd.)01:17
      • 3.9 Techniques and Methods00:40
      • 3.10 Networking02:36
      • 3.11 Automation and Self Service02:40
      • 3.12 Federated Identity02:26
      • 3.13 Roles of Standardization02:04
      • 3.14 Challenges and Risks00:39
      • 3.15 Application Performance03:38
      • 3.16 Data Replication01:50
      • 3.17 Security Technical and Cloud Storage01:30
      • 3.18 Implications for Applications01:27
      • 3.19 Impact on Application Architecture01:58
      • 3.20 Summary00:57
      • 3.21 Quiz
      • 3.22 Thank You00:05
    • Module 04 - Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud 23:25
      • 4.1 Welcome00:08
      • 4.2 Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud00:28
      • 4.3 Agenda01:05
      • 4.4 Roadmap to Cloud Design a Pilot02:32
      • 4.5 Matching Cloud Capabilities to Organizational Goals01:50
      • 4.6 Choosing the Right Application01:47
      • 4.7 Roles and Responsibilities of Cloud Vendors03:10
      • 4.8 Skills Essential for Success in Cloud02:19
      • 4.9 Maturity Model01:18
      • 4.10 Critical Success Factors of Cloud Implementation01:29
      • 4.11 Steps to Move to the Cloud01:58
      • 4.12 Multiple Approaches for Migrating Applications04:02
      • 4.13 Summary01:15
      • 4.14 Quiz
      • 4.15 Thank You00:04
    • Module 05 - Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management 14:43
      • 5.1 Welcome00:09
      • 5.2 Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management00:35
      • 5.3 Agenda00:55
      • 5.4 Definition of IT Service Management01:39
      • 5.5 Impact on Service Management Process ITIL02:19
      • 5.6 Impact on Service Management Process MOF01:38
      • 5.7 Service Strategy00:44
      • 5.8 Service Design01:05
      • 5.9 Service Transition02:11
      • 5.10 Service Operation01:19
      • 5.11 How ITIL Applies to Cloud Computing01:16
      • 5.12 Summary00:50
      • 5.13 Quiz
      • 5.14 Thank You00:03
    • Module 06 - Risks and Consequences 24:07
      • 6.1 Welcome00:08
      • 6.2 Risk and Consequences00:36
      • 6.3 Agenda00:48
      • 6.4 Risk Management01:05
      • 6.5 Compliance01:32
      • 6.6 In house Systems Management versus Cloud Computing02:22
      • 6.7 Security04:11
      • 6.8 Privacy02:17
      • 6.9 Reputation01:08
      • 6.10 Legal02:11
      • 6.11 Licensing00:51
      • 6.12 Financial Management01:52
      • 6.13 Implication of Direct Cost01:08
      • 6.14 Strategic Supplier Management03:02
      • 6.15 Summary00:45
      • 6.16 Quiz
      • 6.17 Thank You00:11
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Exam & certification

  • What are the prerequisites for the certification?

    Prerequisites of the course are sound knowledge in Network and Storage implementations, at least 24 to 36 months of work experience in IT networking, network storage, system administration, or data center administration, and familiarity with any major hypervisors for server virtualization.


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