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
- Cloud computing is among the most dynamic career areas in the current economy. Data gathered by TechRepublic.com indicates that job postings for the three major cloud platforms — Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Services and Microsoft Azure — grew by well over 200% between 2015 and 2019. Google Cloud postings grew by over 1300%.
- For the single year between 2018 and 2019, AWS postings grew by 21.07%, Azure-related opportunities grew 30.59%, and Google Cloud professionals saw an increase of 40.87% in job postings.
- Experts expect the strong trend to continue as organizations migrate their data to the cloud and discover new opportunities for applications and data services in the cloud environment.
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COMPTIA Cloud+ Objectives
- Prepare to take and pass the CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam
- A solid foundation in key cloud concepts, models, and computing skills
- How to implement and maintain virtualization, infrastructure, troubleshooting, resource management, security, systems management, and business continuity
- How to assess and establish network and storage security concepts and best practices in cloud environments
- How to diagnose and optimize cloud computing performance
- How to deploy and maintain hardware resources and enable virtual environments
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.
- Cloud Concepts and Model
Contrasting cloud services and delivery models; object storage concepts
Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices; benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment
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
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
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