2KO Africa's online course for CompTIA
Cloud Essentials could lead to a vendor-neutral certification that validates
technical competency in methodology required to securely implement
and maintain cloud technologies. The CompTIA Cloud Essential
certification is applicable to a wide range of IT professionals.
This course is geared towards IT professionals currently in or
looking for positions as IT consultants, IT technical services, IT
relationship managers, IT architects, consultants and business
process owners analysts. This course is the first step on a training
path that leads to a technical career in cloud computing. 2KO's online courses are also
available as full-time instructor led courses in Cape Town, giving
our students hands on skills to help prepare for International IT
certification exams. 2KO Africa presents computer classes across Africa, and is a leading supplier of internationally-accesible, online computer training from the comfort of home or work.
Module 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business
1.1 Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing
and provide examples.
1.2 Describe the relationship between cloud computing and
1.3 Name early examples of cloud computing.
1.4 Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and
1.5 Recognize what types organizations might benefit from cloud
1.6 Recognize what types organizations might not benefit from
1.7 Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including
XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.
Module 2: Cloud Computing and Business Value
2.1 Recognize the similarities and differences between cloud
computing and outsourcing.
2.2 Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud
services from a business perspective.
2.3 Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing
enhance business value.
Module 3: Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
3.1 Understand the difference between private and public types
of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples.
3.2 Understand at a high level the following important
techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment.
3.3 Explain technical challenges and risks for cloud computing
and methods to mitigate them for.
3.4 Describe the impact of cloud computing on application
architecture and the application-development process.
Module 4: Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
4.1 Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of
cloud computing services.
4.2 Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing
vendors and dependencies on the vendors.
4.3 Understand the following organizational capabilities that
are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.
4.4 Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.
Module 5: Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service
5.1 Understand the impact and changes cloud computing on IT
service management in a typical organization.
5.2 Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the
potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.
Module 6: Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing
6.1 Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating
cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk
and regulatory framework.
6.2 Explain the implications for direct cost and cost
6.3 Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.