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

    1:19

    About the Author

    0:55

    About the Course

    1:44
  • Chapter 2 10 Lessons Introduction to Cloud Computing 1:52:19

    Using the Interactive Diagram for Cloud Essentials

    2:47

    Project ProductCo

    3:10

    Common Terms and Definitions of Cloud Computing

    6:42

    The Relationship Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization

    9:46

    Early Examples of Cloud Computing

    4:22

    Cloud Computing Deployment Models

    7:35

    Organizations That Might Benefit from Cloud Computing

    3:52

    Organizations That Might Not Benefit from Cloud Computing

    6:57

    Cloud Service Categories

    7:08

    QUIZ: Introduction to Cloud Computing

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

    Comparison of Cloud Computing and Outsourcing

    8:21

    Scalability of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective

    5:41

    Security of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective

    12:56

    Hardware Independence of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective

    8:07

    Variable Cost of Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective

    9:39

    Time to Market with Cloud Computing from a Business Perspective

    8:11

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

    4:57

    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

    10:22

    Understanding Important Techniques for Cloud Computing and Networking

    9:44

    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing in Automation and Self Service

    9:37

    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing and Federation

    6:51

    Understanding the Importance of Cloud Computing in the Role of Standardization

    8:28

    Cloud Storage: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation

    9:20

    Cloud Application Performance: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation

    8:47

    Cloud Integration: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation

    9:42

    Cloud Security: Challenges, Risks and Mitigation

    10:39

    The Impact of Cloud Computing on Application Development and Architecture

    6:56

    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

    8:46

    Roles and Capabilities of Cloud Computing Vendors

    5:55

    Organizational Capabilities Relevant for Realizing Cloud Benefits

    7:12

    Approaches for Migrating Applications to the Cloud

    7:32

    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)?

    5:24

    Cloud Computing Changes on IT Service Management

    7:31

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

    11:08

    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

    5:33

    Implications for Direct Cost and Cost Allocation

    5:35

    Maintaining Strategic Flexibility

    6:51

    QUIZ: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

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

    Preparing for the Certification Test

    2:58

    Signing up for the Exam

    6:00

    CompTIA Cloud Essentials Practice Exam

    1:30:00 Quiz

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