CompTIA's Cloud Essentials

By Tia Williams

Gain the knowledge necessary for passing CompTIA's CLO-001 cloud certification. This is an introduction to cloud computing.

10 hours
  • 41 Lessons
  • 7 Course Quizzes

About the course

Hello and welcome to CompTIA Cloud Essentials. In this class, we prepare you for the CompTIA CLO-001 certification which is CompTIA’s entry-level cloud certification. If you have not had any experience with cloud computing, this is the perfect place to get started. We look at the basic concepts of cloud computing and the major advantages and challenges of cloud computing. Specifically, in this class, we start with an introduction to cloud computing. We review the basic terminology and the major cloud service categories.

Next, we look at cloud computing from a business perspective and the major issues important to an organization. After that, we look at cloud computing from a technical perspective. We look at such issues as the major difference between public and private clouds, techniques for cloud computing deployment, cloud computing risks and challenges, and the impact of cloud computing on application development.

After that, we look at the steps an organization must take to successfully adopt cloud computing.

For the final two sections, we look at how a company should operate with cloud computing, and the steps they need to take with basic governance.

By the end of this class, you will be well prepared for the CLO-001 exam and will thoroughly understand the basic concepts that drive cloud computing today. You will be in a great position to help your organization transition to cloud computing and take advantage of one of the most exciting areas of information technology today. Thank you so much for your interest in this class. So let’s go ahead and get started. See you in class!

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 3:58

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    About the Author


    About the Course

  • Chapter 2 10 Lessons Introduction to Cloud Computing 1:52:19

    Using the Interactive Diagram for Cloud Essentials


    Project ProductCo


    Common Terms and Definitions of Cloud Computing


    The Relationship Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization


    Early Examples of Cloud Computing


    Cloud Computing Deployment Models


    Organizations That Might Benefit from Cloud Computing


    Organizations That Might Not Benefit from Cloud Computing


    Cloud Service Categories


    QUIZ: Introduction to Cloud Computing

    1:00:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 8 Lessons Business Perspectives 1:27:52

    Comparison of Cloud Computing and Outsourcing


    Scalability of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective


    Security of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective


    Hardware Independence of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective


    Variable Cost of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective


    Time to Market with Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective


    Distribution of Cloud Computing Services over the Internet from a Business Perspective


    QUIZ: Cloud Computing and Business Value

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 11 Lessons Technical Perspectives 3:00:26

    Differences Between Private and Public Clouds from a Technical Perspective


    Understanding Important Techniques for Cloud Computing and Networking


    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing in Automation and Self Service


    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing and Federation


    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing in the Role of Standardization


    Cloud Storage: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation


    Cloud Application Performance: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation


    Cloud Integration: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation


    Cloud Security: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation


    The Impact of Cloud Computing on Application Development and Architecture


    QUIZ: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types

    1:30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 5 Lessons Adopting Cloud Computing 59:25

    Typical Steps Leading to Successful Cloud Adoption


    Roles and Capabilities of Cloud Computing Vendors


    Organizational Capabilities Relevant for Realizing Cloud Benefits


    Approaches for Migrating Applications to the Cloud


    QUIZ: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 4 Lessons Operating Cloud Computing 54:03

    What is IT Service Management (ITSM)?


    Cloud Computing Changes on IT Service Management


    Structured Approaches Based on ITIL for Exploring the Potential Impact of Cloud Computing Within an Organization


    QUIZ: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 4 Lessons Governing Cloud Computing 47:59

    Issues with Integrating Cloud Computing into an Organization's Existing Compliance Framework


    Implications for Direct Cost and Cost Allocation


    Maintaining Strategic Flexibility


    QUIZ: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 3 Lessons Next Steps 1:38:58

    Preparing for the Certification Test


    Signing up for the Exam


    CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Exam

    1:30:00 Quiz

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