Course Description

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification covers standard methodology required to securely implement and maintain cloud technologies.

About Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments, who must understand and deliver cloud infrastructure and services.

CompTIA Certification Programs

GuruTeam is an Authorised CompTIA Training Partner, with CompTA being the world’s largest provider of vendor-neutral certifications. CompTIA certifications are developed with the support of leading technology companies and organizations, and validated by field experts from around the world.

Why CompTIA Cloud+:

  • Global cloud computing market projected to
    reach $270 billion by 2020
  • Next career step for experienced network, storage,
    or data center administrator
  • Government and corporate environments moving
    to the cloud

Why GuruTeam Cloud+ Certification Training

Very simply, our Cloud instructor is a leading expert in Cloud Computing and consults on large scale Cloud projects internationally on an on-going basis. Those who train with us can be assured of a unique and valuable training experience.



5 days


Target Audience

Target Candidates for CompTIA Cloud+:

  • Project manager, cloud computing services
  • Cloud engineer
  • Manager, data center SA
  • Business analyst, cloud computing


Course Prerequisites

CompTIA recommends that the individual has at least 24-36 months of work experience in IT networking, storage, or data center administration, and familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization. Certification in CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA is also recommended, though not required.

The following course is an optional pre-requisite, but not mandatory:

GTC9 – CompTIA Cloud Essentials™


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EXAM OBJECTIVES are available on the CompTIA website.

For a summary, see below:

The CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam Objectives are subject to change without notice.

1.0 Cloud Concepts and Models

1.1 Compare and contrast cloud services.

1.2 Compare and contrast cloud delivery models and services.

1.3 Summarize cloud characteristics and terms.

1.4 Explain object storage concepts.

2.0 Virtualization

2.1 Explain the differences between hypervisor types.

2.2 Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices.

2.3 Given a scenario, perform virtual resource migration.

2.4 Explain the benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment.

2.5 Compare and contrast virtual components used to construct a cloud


3.0 Infrastructure

3.2 Explain storage configuration concepts.

3.3 Execute storage provisioning.

3.4 Given a scenario, implement appropriate network configurations.

3.5 Explain the importance of network optimization.

3.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot basic network connectivity issues.

3.7 Explain common network protocols, ports, and topologies.

3.8 Explain common hardware resources and features used to enable virtual


4.0 Network Management

4.2 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate physical (host) resources using best


4.3 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate virtual (guest) resources using best


4.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate tools for remote access.

5.0 Security

5.1 Explain network security concepts, tools, and best practices.

5.2 Explain storage security concepts, methods, and best practices.

5.3 Compare contrast different encryption technologies and methods.

5.4 Identify access control methods.

5.5 Implement guest and host hardening techniques.

6.0 Systems Management

6.1 Explain policies and procedures as they relate to a cloud environment.

6.2 Given a scenario, diagnose, remediate and optimize physical host


6.3 Explain common performance concepts as they relate to the host and the


6.4 Implement appropriate testing techniques when deploying cloud services.

7.0 Business Continuity in the Cloud

7.1 Compare and contrast disaster recovery methods and concepts

7.2 Deploy solutions to meet availability requirements.

CompTIA Cloud+ Acronyms – view this list on the CompTIA website

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The CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam Objectives are subject to change without notice.



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