The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the skills and expertise of IT practitioners in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies. Cloud+ accredits IT professionals with the constantly changing and advancing knowledge they need to be successful in today’s cloud environment.

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As more and more businesses shift their IT operations to cloud platforms, skills in cloud computing and virtualization have become a frequently required qualification for IT professionals. Cloud+ is globally recognized and accredited. CompTIA Cloud+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards. Adding CompTIA Cloud+ to your resume demonstrates your ability to implement and maintain cloud technologies and enables you to jump into a rapidly growing market:

  • 9 out of 10 companies use some form of cloud technology1.
  • 60 percent of companies have 30 percent or more of their IT systems in the cloud1.
  • Cloud computing ​is estimated to generate nearly 7 million jobs worldwide by the end of 20152.
  • The global cloud computing market is projected to reach $270 billion by 20201.
1CompTIA 4th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing
2Market Research Media

Jobs that use Cloud+

Systems and Network ​Administrators

Cloud ​Developer

Cloud ​Specialist

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Exam Details

Exam Codes CV0-001 
 Exam Description CompTIA Cloud+ covers competency in cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity.
Number of Questions 100 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience

24 to 36 months of work experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration.

Familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization.
Languages English
Price $294.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Training Materials

There’s a wealth of training materials available that match your learning needs and learning style. Whether you are studying on your own, or in a classroom environment, we recommend CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) training materials that will help you get ready for your certification exam and pass the test.

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Instructor-Led Training

Instructor-led training provides a comfortable teaching environment with instructors that are familiar with the certification process and can help you master your certification exam. Find your instructor now.

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Ready for the Test?

When you’ve completed your training and you know you can take your certification exam with confidence, head over to the CompTIA Marketplace and purchase your exam voucher that you will need to sign up for the test.

Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can find a testing location and schedule your test.



Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skill-set. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and storage expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Cloud+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Cloud+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Cloud+ will automatically renew.

Want more details? Learn more about the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Good for Life Certifications Cloud+ can be renewed.


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Buy Exam

CompTIA offers two options for taking the Cloud+ exam. You can take an in-person exam at an authorized Pearson VUE test center or an online exam from your home, office or anywhere that meets the testing environment requirements.

Online Exam

  • Remove the stress of transportation and an unfamiliar testing environment by taking the exam online from your home or office
  • Take the exam at any time, day or night, as long as a proctor is available.
  • Schedule your exam months, weeks, days or even just a few hours in advance.
  • After the initial rollout of CompTIA Online Testing, more features and locations may be added, so stay tuned!
  • Learn more about Online Testing

In-Person Exam

  • No special equipment needed! All you need are your identifying documents, and the testing center provides the rest.
  • Buy a voucher in advance or simply head to an authorized test center for a scheduled exam.
  • Your school or employer may offer discounts on your in-person exam.
  • PearsonVUE has authorized testing centers around the world and offers accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • Learn more about In-Person ​Testing

Cloud+ certification will set individuals ahead of their peers and make them more valuable to employers.

Nathan Savolskis,
system engineer, MacAuley-Brown, INC

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