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CompTIA Cloud+ shows you have the expertise needed for data center jobs.

CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data.

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform. Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage. CompTIA Cloud+ validates the technical skills needed to secure these valuable assets.

The reality of operating multicloud environments poses new challenges. CompTIA Cloud+ is ideal for cloud engineers who need to have expertise across multiple products and systems.

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only cloud focused certification approved for DoD 8570.01-M, offering an infrastructure option for individuals who need to certify in IAM Level I, CSSP Analyst and CSSP Infrastructure Support roles.

CompTIA Cloud+ now features flexible training options including self-paced learning, live online training, custom training and labs to advance the career development of IT professionals in server administration.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

Configurations & Deployment

Cloud Architecture & Design

Analyze the different cloud models to design the best solution to support business requirements.

Configurations & Deployment

Cloud Security

Manage and maintain servers, including OS configurations, access control and virtualization.


Cloud Deployment

Analyze system requirements to successfully execute workload migrations to the cloud.


Operations & Support

Maintain and optimize cloud environments, including proper automation and orchestration procedures, backup and restore operations, and disaster recovery tasks.



Troubleshoot capacity, automation, connectivity and security issues related to cloud implementations.

Companies That Trust Cloud+


Jobs That Use Cloud+

Sr. Systems Administrator

Cloud Engineer

Systems Engineer

Sr. Network Administrator

Sr. Network Engineer

Cloud Specialist

Cloud Project Manager


Exam Details

Exam Codes CV0-003
Launch Date June 9, 2021 
Exam Description CompTIA Cloud+ is validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data. 
Number of Questions 90 questions 
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based 
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA Network+ and Server+ and 2-3 years of experience in systems administration or networking. 
Languages English 
Retirement  Usually three years after launch 
Testing Provider   Pearson VUE
Price  $348 USD (See all pricing)

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CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-003: What’s in this version?

The new CompTIA Cloud+ covers in greater depth the skills and abilities needed to operate in the cloud, validating that candidates have the technical experience needed to deploy, secure, and automate environments regardless of the vendor solution.

  • New updates to the CompTIA Cloud+ exam domains:
  • High availability is now its own objective and is highlighted as an important factor for disaster recovery and security measures.
  • Automation & virtualization content including approaches such as continuous integration and continuous deployment ensure candidates have the skills to optimize the cloud to meet business needs.
  • Cloud architecture has been added as a domain, highlighting the importance of understanding the foundational technologies and concepts that comprise the cloud.

How does CompTIA Cloud+ Compare?


(ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSSP) 
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect - Professional
Microsoft Certified – Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Exam length 1 exam, 90 minutes 125 questions, 4 hours 
180 minutes  2 exams
Experience level 2-3 years in system administration  (5 years in IT) 
5 years (3 in InfoSec & 1 in an exam domain) 
2+  years hands-on experience with the AWS cloud Intermediate career 
Performance Based Questions

Exam Focus Job role based; covers cloud technologies regardless of vendors and platforms Not based on job roles; covers cloud security across job roles
Covers only Amazon products & solutions Covers only Microsoft products & solutions
Prerequisites ~5 years total IT experience, including 2-3 years of networking or systems administration experience recommended
Experience required
None None
Vendor Neutral

Exam Preparation

CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options.

Study Guides for Cloud+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, study guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.



Interactive Labs with CompTIA CertMaster Labs for Cloud+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on online training that simulates real world IT configurations. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.


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eLearning with CompTIA CertMaster Learn for Cloud+

Train anywhere, anytime. Master all exam objectives through learning content that is enhanced with videos, flash cards and performance-based questions. Confirm your learning progress with an included practice test.


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Exam Practice with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Cloud+

Go into your Cloud+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.


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Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.


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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 skillset. 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 date 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.

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CompTIA Cloud+ Purchase Options

CompTIA Cloud+ Exam Voucher
CompTIA Cloud+ Exam Retake
eBook - The Official CompTIA Cloud+ Self-Paced Study Guide (CV0-003)
CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Cloud+ (CV0-003)
CompTIA CertMaster Learn + Labs for Cloud+ (CV0-003)



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