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

CompTIA Cloud+ validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

  • Cloud+ covers the increased diversity of knowledge, skills and abilities required of system administrators to validate what is necessary to perform effectively in data center jobs.
  • CompTIA Cloud+ views cloud-based infrastructure services as an increasingly important piece of an organization’s IT systems.
  • It is the only vendor-neutral, performance-based certification covering more than a specific vendor or a single function — such as security or networking — to help you better realize the return on investment of cloud infrastructure services.

The beta exam for the new CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-003) is now available!

Be one of the first take the new exam and test from home for just $50! Register here. We are looking for Network Engineers and Systems Administrators with at least 2-3 years of work experience in IT systems administration or IT networking and/or CompTIA Network+ and Server+ or equivalent knowledge to help us build the new exam.

CompTIA Cloud+ is now compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8570.01-M requirements.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

Configurations & Deployment

Configurations & Deployment

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

Configurations & Deployment


Determine proper allocation of cloud resources and apply necessary changes, based on performance data.



Apply appropriate technologies and processes, including automation and orchestration, to ensure desired system performance.



Implement appropriate security controls given requirements.



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

Companies That Trust Cloud+


Jobs That Use Cloud+

System Administrator

Systems Engineer

Network Administrator

Network Engineer

Cloud Developer

Cloud Specialist

Project Manager, Cloud

Computing Services

Cloud Engineer

Manager, Data Center SANs

Business Analyst, Cloud Computing

Exam Details

Exam Codes CV0-002 CV1-003 (Beta) 
Launch Date February 9, 2018 July 14, 2020 
Exam Description

CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) reflects an emphasis on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of broader systems operations. It assumes a candidate will weave together solutions that meet specific business needs and work in a variety of different industries.

It includes new technologies to support the changing cloud market as more organizations depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission critical systems, now that hybrid and multi-cloud have become the norm.
CompTIA Cloud+ ensures IT infrastructure specialists develop multi-vendor skills related to cloud computing, including the movement of applications, databases, workflows, and systems to the cloud. By addressing system architecture, security, deployment, operations, and automation, Cloud+ aims to prepare system administrators to perform the tasks required of their job, not just to rely on a narrow set of vendor-specific product features and functions.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions Maximum of 110 questions
Type of Questions Performance-based and multiple-choice questions.
Length of Test 90 Minutes 165 minutes 
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)  TBD
Recommended Experience 2-3 years in system administration
Languages English, Japanese 
Retirement  Usually three years after launch  On or before October 6, 2020 
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $329 USD (See all pricing)  $50 USD
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CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-002: What’s in this version?

CV0-002 reflects an emphasis on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of broader systems operations. It assumes a candidate will weave together solutions that meet specific business needs and work in a variety of different industries.

The new exam includes the new technologies to support the changing cloud market as many more organizations depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission critical systems, and hybrid and multi-cloud have become the norm.

How does CompTIA Cloud+ Compare?


ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Amazon Web Services (AWS) IT Operations Pathway Microsoft MCSA Cloud
Performance Based Questions
Exam Focus Job role based; covers cloud technologies across all vendors and solutions Not based on job roles; covers cloud security across job roles Covers only Amazon products & solutions Covers only Microsoft products & solutions
Experience Level Two-to-three years in system administration Five years (Three in InfoSec and one in an exam domain) High level None required
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.



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+ (CV0-002) Purchase Options

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

Nathan Savolskis,
system engineer, MacAuley-Brown, INC