cloud essentials


20 Hours; 20 PDUs; 1.5 College Credits

Course Description

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification focuses on the real-world issues and practical solutions of cloud computing in business and IT. It’s the preferred cloud certification for business professionals and non-IT staff. While it isn’t a technical-heavy certification, its coverage of cloud computing principles is anything but superficial.

Learning Objectives

More and more companies are shifting to a cloud computing model of doing business. With fewer infrastructure demands and more flexibility for staff members, the reasoning is clear from the businesses’ perspective. Hiring certified professionals with proven knowledge in cloud computing is the clear next step. CompTIA Cloud Essentials ensures that you and all other necessary staff members—not just the IT specialists—understand cloud computing and the work it takes to move and govern the cloud.

Practical Lessons and Learning:  Whether you are new to cloud computing or rely on it for high-level business practices, this fundamental approach provides the exact amount of preparedness you need. The exam covers situations and equipment with respect to your specific experience and expertise.

Scenario Based:  The certification exam includes a risk-and-consequences component, understanding that every business has its unique IT needs. Each one will apply cloud technologies differently. Prepare for contingencies, malfunctions, security threats and other situations that require swift, effective decisions.

Security:  One of the most common worries about cloud computing is the safety of the data involved. CompTIA Cloud Essentials answers those worries and shows you how to keep your sensitive data as secure in the cloud as it would be anywhere else. 


Who This Course is For

  • Business Executives (will help with negotiations with Cloud vendors)
  • Technology Sales Professionals
  • Network Admin staff
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Security Professionals
  • IT Managers
  • VoIP Professionals
  • LAN / WAN Engineers


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that students complete the Cloud Essentials course prior to taking Cloud Virtualization.


Exam Information

The exam is conducted online with a live proctor. AristaLearn will assist with scheduling but exams are administered by the Cloud Credential Council. Students who have been certified in Virtualization and Essentials receive the Cloud Technology Associate Certificate from the Cloud Credential Council. Students who pass the exam will earn their Cloud Credential Council Computing Virtualization Certificate.