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CLO-001 : Cloud Essentials-CompTIA Authorized Courseware (Course & Labs)

Cloud Essentials-CompTIA Authorized Courseware (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-743-2

  Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification exam by Cloud Essentials-CompTIA Authorized Courseware course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Cloud Essentials-CompTIA Authorized Courseware course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification exam and ensure knowledge and skills for technical support staff, business analysts, business process owners, sales/marketing staff, and a new data center staff to govern cloud products in the cloud-computing environment.


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uCertify platform supports 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keep learners engaged and make learning fun.

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
Glossary of terms

Test Prep & Practice Questions

uCertify provides full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Here's What You Get

Pre-assessments Questions
Full Length Tests
Post-Assessments Questions


Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.


Online labs can be used to supplement training. uCertify labs are an inexpensive & safe way to explore and learn. uCertify labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Here's What You Get

Performance based lab

Hands on Activities

What Is Cloud Computing?

  • Understanding cloud bursting
  • Understanding physical layer abstraction
  • Identifying basic characteristics of cloud
  • Identifying cloud based services
  • Installing dropbox on your computer
  • Understanding distributed application design
  • Understanding virtualization
  • Identifying SAN and NAS
  • Identifying cloud and SAN storage

Cloud Models

  • Identifying cloud components
  • Identifying Server and distributed virtualization
  • Identifying organizations for full private cloud deployment
  • Understanding cloud deployment models
  • Understanding SLA
  • Identifying cloud deployment models
  • Identifying cloud model from the structure

Service Models

  • Identifying use cases for PaaS
  • Identifying cloud service models

Current Cloud Technologies

  • Identifying cloud model
  • Identifying application technologies
  • Identifying traditional and cloud data center
  • Installing the Web Server IIS server role

Cloud Business Value

  • Identifying diagonal scaling
  • Identifying IT administrative duties
  • Identifying cloud architecture benefits
  • Identifying IT processes and procedures

Cloud Infrastructure Planning

  • Identifying OSI model layers
  • Identifying OSI layer functions
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Identifying automated cloud services capabilities
  • Identifying storage gateways functions
  • Identifying AWS Storage Gateway

Strategies for Cloud Adoption

  • Identifying cloud service aligned with cloud model

Applications in the Cloud

  • Understanding logical division of layers
  • Identifying risk management process

Cloud Service Rollout

  • Identifying cloud service contract
  • Identifying ITIL framework phases
  • Identifying incident management process

Cloud Service-Level Management

  • Identifying service strategy process
  • Identifying service strategies
  • Identifying roles of cloud players

Security in the Cloud

  • Identifying security controls
  • Identifying layered security framework
  • Identifying benefits of hypervisor
  • Understanding secure sockets layer

Privacy and Compliance

  • Identifying software licensing models
  • Identifying Safe Harbor principles

Exam Information

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code CLO-001. This certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • IT specialists
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Process Owners
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the CL0-001 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have at least six months working experience in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 203

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The CLO-001 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 50 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
60 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CL0-001 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CLO-001-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: What Is Cloud Computing?

  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Understanding Distributed Application Design
  • Understanding Resource Management Automation
  • Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments
  • Understanding High-Performance Computing Models
  • Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies
  • Review Questions

Lesson 2: Cloud Models

  • Evolving from Virtualization to the Cloud
  • Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud
  • Identifying Cloud Deployment Models and Scope Modifiers
  • Including Future Cloud Models
  • Review Questions

Lesson 3: Service Models

  • Categorizing Cloud Services
  • Examining Software as a Service
  • Examining Platform as a Service
  • Examining Infrastructure as a Service
  • Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities
  • Defining Everything as a Service
  • Review Questions

Lesson 4: Current Cloud Technologies

  • Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives
  • Accessing the Cloud
  • Leveraging Software as a Service
  • Developing within Platform as a Service
  • Implementing Infrastructure as a Service
  • Empowering Mobile Computing
  • Review Questions

Lesson 5: Cloud Business Value

  • Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing
  • Examining the Business Impact
  • Review Questions

Lesson 6: Cloud Infrastructure Planning

  • Understanding Cloud Networks
  • Leveraging Automation and Self-Service
  • Understanding Federated Cloud Services
  • Achieving Interoperability
  • Review Questions

Lesson 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption

  • Aligning Cloud Deployments with Organizational Goals
  • Identifying the Impact of Cloud Adoption to Business Processes
  • Understanding the Importance of Service-Level Agreements
  • Review Questions

Lesson 8: Applications in the Cloud

  • Understanding the Role of Standard Applications
  • Developing Cloud-Ready Applications
  • Migrating Applications to the Cloud
  • Preparing for Technical Challenges
  • Identifying and Mitigating Risks
  • Review Questions

Lesson 9: Cloud Service Rollout

  • Identifying Vendor Roles and Responsibilities
  • Identifying Organizational Skill Requirements
  • Transitioning to Live Environments
  • Preparing for Incident Management
  • Review Questions

Lesson 10: Cloud Service-Level Management

  • Understanding ITIL Service Management
  • Applying ITIL to Cloud Computing
  • Developing and Utilizing Performance Metrics
  • Implementing Continual Process Improvement
  • Review Questions

Lesson 11: Security in the Cloud

  • Understanding Security and Risk
  • Reviewing Security Standards
  • Exploring Common Security Risks and Mitigations
  • Implementing an ISMS
  • Responding to Incidents
  • Recognizing Security Benefits
  • Review Questions

Lesson 12: Privacy and Compliance

  • Identifying Legal Risks
  • Identifying Privacy Risks
  • Managing Identity in the Cloud
  • Review Questions

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