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CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-001 & CLO-002 Professional Series) Certification

Course Overview

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-001 & CLO-002 Professional Series) Certification is a highly regarded qualification, and earning this certificate shows you have gained the essential skills necessary to make knowledgeable cloud service decisions. Created for IT Professionals and non-IT professionals, this Cloud training course will help you:

  •  Learn the different cloud concepts and theories.
  •  Understand the different business principles of cloud environments. 
  •  Understand Risk, Governance, Compliance & Cloud Security. 
  •  Support Management & Technical Operations.

Getting this qualification gives you the only internationally recognised, vendor-neutral qualification, using essential business principles and vital cloud concepts. This unique qualification will help you show employees you can manage costs effectively, improve efficiency, and decrease security risks within Cloud Computing.

Do you want to get your CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification? Sign up now!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Live Labs Included
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
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Is the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate suitable for me?

Whether you have an IT-only background or you are from a non-technical background, this course is suitable for you. Those who have careers in IT, Sales, Marketing or in an Operational position for a cloud service provider have found that this course is valuable in increasing their knowledge in Cloud Computing.

Once you have completed this course, you will:

  •  Know the different elements of making good decisions in cloud computing from a business and financial perspective.
  •  Make extensive cloud assessments
  •  Understand the different operational factors of cloud services and cloud computing.
  •  Learn the various risk, compliance, governance, and security impacts when making cloud service decisions.


Although there are no requirements for this CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ course, we recommend that you have 6-12 months of business analysis experience in a cloud computing environment or are a student with similar education.

How will the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate benefit me? 

Are you interested in progressing in your IT career to more management or leadership focused position? Do you want to make informed decisions for your business and your customers concerning your cloud computing products? If so, this qualification is perfect for you.

This is an ideal qualification for students who are new to IT Cloud Computing, as a Comp TIA Cloud Essentials+ qualification will give you all the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an IT or entry-level Cloud job. You will gain added confidence when you are being interviewed for the position, as you will know what to do in the job straight away, as well as being a great booster for your CV.

This course will also be great for those working in IT. Although those who work in IT may know the advantages of having a prestigious qualification like the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+, this will give you the chance to move careers and work in Cloud Computing.

What jobs can I apply for after my CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ training?

There are many job prospects after gaining this qualification, such as

  •  Sales in Cloud product/ service management
  •  Marketing in Cloud product/ service management
  •  Managed Service Provider Staff
  •  Business Analysis
  •  Business Process Owners
  •  New Data Centre Staff
  •  Technical Support Team Members

Why study the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate with e-Careers? 

Through refining and constantly improving our processes, we can offer you an award-winning learning experience. Improve your skills and knowledge via a Virtual Classroom or online via our eLearning site.

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 590,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 9,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also have:

  •  Special training sessions focused on you.
  •  Recruitment insight and knowledge to increase employability.
  •  Have a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner to help you along the way.
  •  Unlimited support from our experienced tutors.
  •  We also offer flexible payment plans.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Cloud Concepts – Be able to explain Cloud principles and identify Cloud networking concepts and storage techniques.
Business Principles of Cloud Environments – Employ appropriate Cloud assessments, including benchmarking, gap analysis and feasibility studies, to highlight essential business aspects of Cloud vendor relation adoption.
Management & Technical Operations – Learn how to explain different aspects of operating within the Cloud, including data management and optimisation, and be able to understand the role of DevOps in Cloud environments.
Governance, Risk, Compliance & Security for the Cloud – Understand response concepts and risk management relating to Cloud services. Be able to identify the effects and importance of compliance in the Cloud, including international standards.

CompTIA Cloud Essential+ Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

  •  Why Certify for Cloud Business Skills?
  •  Who Should Read This Course?
  •  What Does This Course Cover?
  •  Cloud Essentials+ Study Guide Exam Objectives
  •  Objective Map

Module 2: Cloud Principles and Design

  •  Understanding Cloud Principles
  •  Exploring Cloud Design
  •  Summary
  •  Exam Essentials

Module 3: Cloud Networking and Storage

  •  Understanding Cloud Networking Concepts
  •  Understanding Cloud Storage Technologies
  •  Summary
  •  Exam Essentials

Module 4: Assessing Cloud Needs

  •  Using Cloud Assessments
  •  Understanding Cloud Services
  •  Summary
  •  Exam Essentials

Module 5: Engaging Cloud Vendors

  •  Understanding Business and Financial Concepts
  •  Finding and Evaluating Cloud Vendors
  •  Choosing a Migration Approach
  •  Summary
  •  Exam Essentials

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate Exam Details

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Exam Details

Exam Description

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ exam will validate your knowledge and skills regarding the concepts and techniques gained during the Cloud Essential+ Certificate.  

Type of questions - Multiple-choice questions.

Number of questions - Maximum of 50 questions.

Time Limit - 60-mins per exam.

Passing Score 720/900.

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