Earn Your CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

The rapid growth of cloud computing has created excellent opportunities for those with advanced skills in cloud-related computing. Recognizing this opportunity, CompTIA created the Cloud+ Certification, an exam and certification that validates cloud-specific competencies. This 100% online course will teach you key concepts and skills required to build, maintain, and optimize cloud infrastructure services. Key topics include virtualization, infrastructure, security, systems management, and business continuity.

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Job Outlook for CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

COMPTIA Cloud+ FAQs

Cloud computing is a fast-growing and dynamic area within IT, so job titles often vary by employer or industry convention. However, titles commonly associated with the CompTIA Cloud+ certification include:

  • System Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Developer
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Project Manager, Cloud
  • Computing Services
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Manager, Data Center SANs
  • Business Analyst, Cloud Computing

The CompTIA Cloud+ exam validates hands-on IT knowledge and skills. It integrates cloud computing skills across multi-vendor platforms, especially the movement of databases, systems and applications to the various cloud platforms. Cloud+ focuses on system administration tasks not limited by specific vendor functions or features. It consists of 110 performance-based and multiple-choice questions (maximum) delivered over the course of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cloud+ certification exam candidates are expected to be prepared in the following areas:

  • System Configurations and Deployment
  • Cloud System Management
  • Maintenance of a Cloud Computing Instance and System
  • Security Controls for Cloud Computing
  • Cloud System Troubleshooting

Because cloud computing is a rapidly changing field, CompTIA recommends that Cloud+ certificate holders pursue an aggressive regime of continuous learning. Cloud+ Certification is valid for three years from the date of your exam. It can be renewed in three-year increments based on continuing education (CE) requirements.

Cloud computing professionals are well-compensated. According to PayScale.com, CompTIA Cloud+ certificate holders earn $78,600 per year, on average.

COMPTIA Cloud+ Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, CompTIA recommends holding the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications, or equivalent experience, before taking the Cloud+ certification exam. This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

Curriculum

  • Cloud Concepts and Model

    Contrasting cloud services and delivery models; object storage concepts

  • Virtualization

    Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices; benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment

  • Infrastructure

    Storage technologies, configuration concepts and provisioning; network configuration, optimization, and troubleshooting basic connectivity issues

  • Resource Management

    Resource monitoring techniques; best practices for allocating physical host resources and virtual guest resources

  • Security

    Network security concepts, tools and best practices; identifying access control methods and implementing guest and host hardening techniques

  • Business Continuity In The Cloud

    Disaster recovery methods and concepts; deploying solutions to meet availability requirements

Instructors

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.

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