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

What is the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ course? 

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification has been developed for both IT and non-technical professionals, needing the necessary business acumen required to make informed Cloud service decisions. Passing your exam will validate your knowledge and skills required to make clear and rational decisions regarding Cloud technologies and their business impact.

Throughout this certification you’ll cover the topic areas of:

  •    Cloud Concepts
  •    Business Principles of Cloud Environments
  •    Management & Technical Operations
  •     Governance, Risk, Compliance & Security for the Cloud

This certification is the only globally recognised, vendor-neutral certification, which utilises essential business principles and fundamental Cloud concepts. It’s unique in the fact that it demonstrates the need to have all necessary staff members (including non-IT specialists), understand how they can help manage costs, increase efficiency, and reduce security risks, when they need to make Cloud technology decisions.

Gain your CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification. Enrol today!

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
Course Details

Is the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Virtual Classroom suitable for me?

Earning your CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certificate will validate your understanding of following:

  •    Making comprehensive Cloud assessments
  •    The business and financial aspects of making cloud product and service decisions
  •    Operational considerations for Cloud computing and Cloud services
  •    Risk, governance, security implications, and compliance of Cloud service decisions

This certification is suitable for both those with either a non-technical background, or those with an IT background. If you’re working in an IT, Sales, Marketing, Operational role for a Cloud service provider, this certificate would be beneficial for you.


Required: No official prerequisites exist for this CompTIA Cloud+ Certification.

Recommended: While there are no official prerequisites to enrol onto this certification, we highly recommend that you have at least 6-12 months business analysis experience in an IT Cloud environment or are a student with equivalent education.

Career Opportunities with a CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

This certification suits many different job roles and functions, such as:  

  • Sales and Marketing staff in Cloud product/ service management
  • Business Analysts 
  • Managed Service Provider Staff
  • Business Process Owners
  • New Data Centre Staff
  • Technical Support Staff

Why should I choose to study a CompTIA Certification?

If you’re looking to advance your already-established IT career towards a management or team leadership role, or if you’re wanting to be able to make recommendations and decisions about Cloud products for your own organisation and customers, this CompTIA certification is ideal for you.

Students new to IT

Having a CompTIA certification will help you to have the required knowledge and technical ability to apply for IT related jobs and have the confidence during your interview to showcase this. Your certificate will also help strengthen your CV.

Current IT Professionals

If you already work in the IT industry you probably already know the benefits of having a CompTIA certification, including providing you the opportunity to move from one specialism to another, such as into Cloud Computing.   

Why choose e-Careers?

Ultimately, we want you to succeed in your career choice and will help you gain the skills and knowledge to get you there. As an award-winning organisation, we often review how we can make our processes, customer support, and course development even better, to enhance your learning experience. We offer training via classrooms, virtual classrooms, on-site with your organisation and online via our eLearning platform.

e-Careers has helped more than 555,000 delegates internationally, to gain their qualifications and train towards a new career, or promotion at work. Many of these delegates now work in the IT and Cyber Security sectors, forging successful careers in this industry.

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You’ll also benefit from:

  •    Training sessions which are focused on you
  •    Recruitment insight to enhance your employability
  •    Having a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner
  •    Unlimited Tutor Support
  •    Flexible payment plans

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 impacts 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


Exam Essentials

Module 3: Cloud Networking and Storage

Understanding Cloud Networking Concepts

Understanding Cloud Storage Technologies


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Chapter 4: Assessing Cloud Needs

Using Cloud Assessments

Understanding Cloud Services


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Module 5: Engaging Cloud Vendors

Understanding Business and Financial Concepts

Finding and Evaluating Cloud Vendors

Choosing a Migration Approach


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CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Exam Details

Exam: Code CLO-001 & CLO-002

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

Exam Format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - Maximum of 50.

Duration - 60 minutes. 

Pass Mark - 720/900 (80%).

Payment Options

If you are funding your own course, we can provide a multitude of flexible payment plans and pricing options, some of which are listed below:

  •    Pay for the course in full via bank transfer, debit/ credit card or PayPal;
  •    Pay in 2 to 12 monthly instalments – interest free!
  •    Alternative finance options*

*Finance is a great way to help you spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy, you can apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

We offer a range of interest-free and interest-bearing finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. Please contact our team today for further details.

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