CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Managing Cloud Systems

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An important part of managing a cloud is ensure it is performing optimally. To do this, the network and storage need to be planned out and documented correctly and the VM host needs to be monitored for any performance issues. In this course you'll learn how to plan and document cloud policies and procedures, as well as how to monitor the VM host for performance issues and perform testing in the cloud. 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: Managing Cloud Systems

  • start the course
  • describe the process of planning and documenting network configuration, including IP addressing scheme
  • describe how and why to create and document standard configurations
  • describe change management best practices including documentation, configuration control, asset accountability, approval processes, and back-out plans
  • describe configuration management best practices including CMDB, approval processes, and configuration control
  • describe capacity management best practice including monitoring for changes and trending
  • describe how to manage the lifecycle of systems from deployment to decommissioning
  • describe how to maintain server systems including scheduling maintenance and maintenance windows
  • describe the performance characteristics of hard disks and the influence on VM host performance including latency, swap space, and disk I/O tuning
  • describe the tools available for managing and monitoring VM host performance
  • describe how and why to create baselines for VM host performance
  • understand hypervisor performance best practices including memory ballooning, I/O throttling, and managing CPU wait time
  • describe how to diagnose and fix common hardware issues on VM hosts including failure of disk, HBA, memory, NIC, and CPU
  • describe the factors that influence file system performance in a virtual environment, including IOPS, read vs write performance, file system performance, and metadata
  • describe how, where, and why caching is used in data center systems
  • describe network performance factors including bandwidth, throughput, teaming/bonding, jumbo frames, and network latency
  • describe how QoS can be used to improve network performance for performance sensitive traffic
  • describe multipathing and load balancing for performance improvement
  • describe the different types of scaling - horizontal, vertical, and diagonal - and the effect they have on capacity and performance
  • describe how to test performance of cloud systems including latency, bandwidth, replication, and load balancing
  • describe how to test cloud based application servers, application delivery, and service and application performance testing
  • describe how to test cloud-based storage systems
  • describe the purpose of penetration testing and vulnerability assessment of cloud systems
  • describe the basic methodologies of systems testing, including separation of duties
  • describe how to manage the cloud for performance
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