Exam Codes : CLO-001
Exam : Description CompTIA Cloud Essentials covers cloud services from a business perspective. The expertise validated includes the business value of cloud computing, cloud types, steps to a successful adoption of the cloud, impact and changes on IT service management, as well as risks and consequences.
Number of Questions : 50 questions
Type of Questions : Multiple choice
Length of Test : 60 Minutes
Passing Score : 720
Recommended Experience : At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services Languages English, Japanese and Portuguese
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.
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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.
Cloud Essentials is relevant: The exam covers situations and equipment with respect to your specific experience and expertise. You will not need to perform tasks or master technical material you will not use in your day-to-day job.
Cloud Essentials is practical: 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.
Cloud Essentials remembers every scenario: 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.
Cloud Essentials values 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.
Cloud Essentials or Cloud+?
If you’re still on the fence about which CompTIA certification is best for you, consider this chart outlining the difference between CompTIA Cloud Essentials and CompTIA Cloud+.
CompTIA Cloud Essentials CompTIA Cloud+
Your education background or career doesn’t require a high level of IT training. Your education background or career is based in STEM.
Your organization is or will be using cloud computing in some fashion. You will be managing or maintaining your business’ IT infrastructure.
You are in management or a decision-heavy position within your organization. You have at least two to three years of hands-on experience with IT networking, storage or data center technology.
You want to understand the more fundamental, practical elements of your company’s cloud strategy.
As part of a cloud provider’s services, customers can provision a new virtual machine as needed without human interaction with the provider. This scenario is BEST described by which of the following cloud characteristics?
A. On-demand self-service
B. Measured service
C. Broad network access
D. Rapid elasticity
Which of the following do business accountants prefer with respect to the cost of cloud computing?
A. Budgets to be fixed
B. Costs that are related to number of users
C. Costs that are related to profits
D. Costs to be fixed
Which of the following is the primary difference between private and public cloud?
A. Tenancy of the cloud
B. Management of the cloud
C. Service model of the cloud
D. Location of the cloud
Which of the following steps BEST leads to successful adoption of a cloud service?
A. Gather stakeholder requirements, select potentially suitable cloud providers, perform a pilot, and select the most appropriate provider.
B. Choose the most well known cloud provider for the given service and negotiate a short-lived contract with strong penalty clauses.
C. Request a list of reference sites from the potential cloud provider and interview a reference from within the same industry sector. If the site reference check is positive, then choose the cloud provider.
D. Workshop selection criteria items with company management and choose the service provider based on the strongest formal responses from cloud providers.
An organization requires that it federates its internal systems and their externally hosted SaaS finance system so a user does not have to re-authenticate. This is an example of which of the following?
A. Open authentication
B. Single sign-on
C. Biometric scanning
D. Multifactor authentication