CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is for both IT and non-technical professionals who require the essential business acumen needed to make informed cloud service decisions.
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification utilizing key business principles and fundamental cloud concepts that validate data-driven cloud recommendations. It stands alone in this field by demonstrating that all necessary staff members – not just the IT specialists – understand how to increase efficiency, manage costs, and reduce security risks for organizations whenever tasked with making current cloud technology decisions.
Business analysts and IT pros alike are consistently called upon to assist their organization in determining which cloud service provider(s) to use, what to migrate to the cloud, and when to implement. Collecting and analyzing cloud products and services information is essential when making operational cloud business decisions. The financial and operational impacts covered by Cloud Essentials+ ensure an ability to develop and implement solid cloud strategies. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ will show that successful candidates:
Business Development staff that sell cloud services
Technical Sales Specialist
Business AnalystPlan Your Career Path
Explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques, and understand cloud design aspects.
Identify and employ appropriate cloud assessments like feasibility studies, benchmarking, or gap analysis, highlight key business aspects of cloud vendor relation adoption, and comprehend cloud migration approaches.
Explain aspects of operating within the cloud, such as data management or optimization and understand the role of DevOps in cloud environments, like API integration or provisioning.
Understand risk management and response concepts related to cloud services and identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud, such as regulatory concerns or international standards.
Sales and Marketing Staff in cloud product or service management
Business Process Owners
Managed Service Provider Personnel
New Data Center Staff
Technical Support Staff
|Launch Date||October 2011||November 2019|
|Exam Description||CompTIA Cloud Essentials covers cloud services from a business perspective. The expertise validated includes the business value of cloud computing, cloud types, steps to a successful adoption of the cloud, impact and changes on IT service management, as well as risks and consequences.||CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ validates the candidate has the knowledge and skills required to make clear and conscious decisions about cloud technologies and their business impact by evaluating business use cases, financial impacts, cloud technologies and deployment models with knowledge of cloud computing.|
|Number of Questions||50 questions||Maximum of 75 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice|
|Length of Test||60 Minutes|
|Passing Score||720 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended Experience||At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services||Between six months to a year of work experience as a business analyst in an IT environment with some exposure to cloud technologies|
|Languages||English, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Thai||English|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Retirement ||English retirement: June 12, 2020 |
Japanese, Chinese, and Thai retirement: November 12, 2020
Portuguese retirement: December 31, 2020
|Usually three years after launch|
|Price||$123 USD (See all pricing)|
The updated exam empowers candidates to make data-driven cloud recommendations by using key skills to evaluate business use cases, financial impacts, cloud technologies, and deployment models. Earning Cloud Essentials+ demonstrates a readiness for management-level positions while ensuring an understanding of the fundamental approach to cloud computing, as well as the business impact of migrating and governing in the cloud.
|AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner||MTA Cloud Fundamentals||Azure Fundamentals|
|Exam Focus||Foundational business assessments for cloud services||Covers basic familiarity of AWS cloud technology, value proposition, pricing, and billing||Covers fundamental knowledge of and basic skills using Microsoft cloud services||Covers cloud concepts at a foundational level with the focus on Azure|
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