CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

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


The Cloud Essentials exam objectives were originally developed by ITpreneurs in cooperation with the Cloud Credential Council, a membership body dedicated to vendor-neutral training in cloud computing and comprised of companies including IBM, Cisco, EMC, HP and ING.

While it is not required, CompTIA recommends that a candidate have at least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services.

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
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