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Domain 1.0 Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business
Perspective
1.1 Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples.
1.2 Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization.
1.3 Name early examples of cloud computing.
1.4 Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their
commonalities/differences.
1.5 Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud computing.
1.6 Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from cloud computing.
1.7 Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and
give examples of them.

Domain 2.0 Cloud Computing and Business Value
2.1 Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.
2.2 Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business
perspective:
• Scalability
• Security
• Hardware independence
• Variable costs
• Time to market
• Distribution over the Internet
2.3 Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.

Domain 3.0 Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
3.1 Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical
perspective and provide examples.
3.2 Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud
computing deployment:
• Networking
• Automation and Self Service
• Federation
• The role of standardization
3.3 Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate
them for:
• Cloud storage
• Application performance
• Data integration
• Security
3.4 Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the
application-development process.

Domain 4.0 Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
4.1 Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services:
• Understand selection criteria for a pilot
• Relate SaaS, PaaS, IaaS deployment to organizational goals
4.2 Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies
on the vendors.
4.3 Understand the following organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing
cloud benefits:
• Skills that are required in an organization adopting cloud computing
• Critical success factors
4.4 Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications

Domain 5.0 Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service

Management
5.1 Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT service management in a
typical organization:
• Service Strategy
• Service Design
• Service Operation
• Service Transition
5.2 Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud
computing in your organization.

Domain 6.0 Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing
6.1 Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an
organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework:
• Security Legal, Compliance, Privacy risks
6.2 Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.
6.3 Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

To Request Schedules and Additional Course Details send an email to Training@certfirst.com or call 1-630-684-0355.

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials specialty certification demonstrates that 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 CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam covers:

  • Characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
  • Business value of cloud computing
  • Technical perspective/cloud types
  • Steps to successful adoption
  • Impact and changes on IT service management
  • Risks and consequences

Test Details Number of questions 50 Length of test 60 minutes Passing score 720 Recommended experience At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services Languages English, Japanese, and Portuguese Exam code CLO-001

To Request Schedules and Additional Course Details send an email to Training@certfirst.com or call 1-630-684-0355.

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