Exam Code CLO-001 & CLO-002
CompTIA Cloud Essentials is an internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification that measures the knowledge needed to help streamline cloud implementation, create a common language for staff and improve productivity across varying levels of business professionals. Cloud Essentials ensures that you and all other necessary staff members—not just the IT specialists—understand the fundamental approach to cloud computing and the work it takes to move and govern the cloud.
The new CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CL0-002) exam coming in Q4 2019!
The beta exam for this certification available on April 29, 2019.
Interested in taking the beta exam? Registration begins April 29, 2019, on the Pearson VUE site.
Cloud Essentials validates the primary understanding of cloud language, principles and rationale that make up the cloud computing landscape. Cloud Essentials exam will show that successful candidates:
More information on both versions of the exam is available in the Exam Details below.
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Explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques, and understand cloud design aspects.
Comprehend the financial aspects of engaging a cloud provider, as well as the business aspects of managing vendor relations in cloud adoptions.
Explain aspects of operating within the cloud, such as data management, availability, and monitoring. Understand how DevOps plays a role in cloud environments, such as with provisioning or API integration.
Understand risk management concepts related to cloud services and identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud.
The updated exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge, skills, and ability required to analyze information using business principles to make cloud product and service decisions. Our vendor-neutral certification will enable candidates to make business decisions on any cloud platform. The updated exam will cover:
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The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.
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