CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Cloud Fundamentals

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Cloud computing and service providers use a range of terms and concepts to characterize their offering. It is important to understand key benefits, concepts, and terminology used to describe the various services. In this course, you'll learn about the different types of cloud services and service models available, as well as the unique characteristics of cloud services and object storage. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses in the learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001 certification exam.

Target Audience
This CompTIA Cloud+ training course is targeted toward IT personnel with at least 24 to 36 months of IT experience in networking, storage, or data center administration. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. It is also suitable for students looking to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam. It is recommended, but not required, that candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ exam obtain the CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Storage+ certifications or equivalent knowledge.


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CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Cloud Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • recognize the main concepts of service delivery and cloud service models
  • describe the characteristics of SaaS (as defined by NIST)
  • describe the characteristics of PaaS (as defined by NIST)
  • describe the characteristics of IaaS (as defined by NIST)
  • describe the characteristics of DaaS
  • describe the characteristics of BPaaS, CaaS, and XaaS
  • recognize the issues around accountability and responsibility with cloud services and providers
  • identify the basic cloud delivery models
  • identify the characteristics of public clouds and the issues unique to public cloud models
  • identify the characteristics of private clouds and the issues unique to private cloud models
  • identify the characteristics of community clouds and hybrid clouds, and the issues unique to each
  • compare and contrast security issues for each of the cloud delivery models
  • recognize how each delivery model differs on performance and functionality and how you can validate those characteristics
  • distinguish cloud management tools including System Center and vCenter
  • describe the scalability characteristics of cloud services including elasticity, just-in-time service, and cloud bursting
  • describe the charging mechanisms used in cloud services including pay-as-you-grow, chargeback, and resource metering
  • recognize the main concepts and implications of multitenancy in cloud services
  • describe the service and server deployment mechanisms in a cloud environment including self-service and automation
  • define the main concepts of object storage including unique object IDs, metadata, and data
  • describe the use of extended metadata in object storage systems to support management policy
  • describe the features of object storage replication and security implementations
  • define cloud services, including the types of cloud services, the delivery models available, and the characteristics of the varying services
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