While IT professionals today are expected to understand some basic cloud terminology and concepts, and have likely worked with public cloud or Software-as-a-Service solutions, the ability to analyze, evaluate, design, and test cloud computing solutions are hard skills to find, and are in high demand. In this course, you will apply the skills required to evaluate and implement standard deployments. You will implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. You will manage workload migrations, manage cloud vendors to control costs, use automation and orchestration to bring business value from cloud solutions, and ensure security of cloud implementations through the use of cybersecurity best practices. In addition, this course prepares you to pass the CompTIA® Cloud+® exam and earn the corresponding certification.
In this course, you will deploy, test, secure, manage, optimize, and troubleshoot a cloud solution.
Prepare to deploy cloud solutions.
Deploy a pilot project.
Test a pilot project deployment.
Design a secure network for cloud deployment.
Determine CPU and memory sizing for cloud deployments.
Determine storage requirements for cloud deployments.
Plan Identity and Access Management for cloud deployments.
Analyze workload characteristics to ensure successful migration to the cloud.
Secure systems to meet access requirements.
Maintain cloud systems.
Implement backup, restore, and business continuity measures.
Analyze cloud systems for required performance.
Analyze cloud systems for anomalies and growth forecasting.
Troubleshoot deployment, capacity, automation, and orchestration issues.
Troubleshoot connectivity issues.
Troubleshoot security issues.
This course is designed for IT professionals who wish to develop cloud computing skills to enable them to move IT workloads to the cloud and integrate products and services from different providers and industries. Their focus is to ensure that cloud deployments are secure, that automation and orchestration are used effectively to bring business value from the cloud, and that costs are controlled through effective management of cloud vendors.
This course is also designed for students who are preparing to take the CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam CV0-002, or who plan to use Cloud+ as the foundation for more advanced cloud certifications or career roles.
Lesson 1: Preparing to Deploy Cloud Solutions
Topic A: Describe Interaction of Cloud Components and Services
Topic B: Describe Interaction of Non-cloud Components and Services
Topic C: Evaluate Existing Components and Services for Cloud Deployment
Topic D: Evaluate Automation and Orchestration Options
Topic E: Prepare for Cloud Deployment
Lesson 2: Deploying a Pilot Project
Topic A: Manage Change in a Pilot Project
Topic B: Execute Cloud Deployment Workflow
Topic C: Complete Post-Deployment Configuration
Lesson 3: Testing Pilot Project Deployments
Topic A: Identify Cloud Service Components for Testing
Topic B: Test for High Availability and Accessibility
Topic C: Perform Deployment Load Testing
Topic D: Analyze Test Results
Lesson 4: Designing a Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure
Topic C: Determine Storage Access and Provisioning Requirements
Topic D: Determine Storage Security Options
Lesson 9: Analyzing Workload Characteristics to Ensure Successful Migration
Topic A: Determine the Type of Cloud Deployment to Perform
Topic B: Manage Virtual Machine and Container Migration
Topic C: Manage Network, Storage, and Data Migration
Lesson 10: Maintaining Cloud Systems
Topic A: Patch Cloud Systems
Topic B: Design and Implement Automation and Orchestration for Maintenance
Lesson 11: Implementing Backup, Restore, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity Measures
Topic A: Back Up and Restore Cloud Data
Topic B: Implement Disaster Recovery Plans
Topic C: Implement Business Continuity Plans
Lesson 12: Analyzing Cloud Systems for Performance
Topic A: Monitor Cloud Systems to Measure Performance
Topic B: Optimize Cloud Systems to Meet Performance Criteria
Lesson 13: Analyzing Cloud Systems for Anomalies and Growth Forecasting
Topic A: Monitor for Anomalies and Resource Needs
Topic B: Plan for Capacity
Topic C: Create Reports on Cloud System Metrics
Lesson 14: Troubleshooting Deployment, Capacity, Automation, and Orchestration Issues
Topic A: Troubleshoot Deployment Issues
Topic B: Troubleshoot Capacity Issues
Topic C: Troubleshoot Automation and Orchestration Issues
Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues
Topic A: Identify Connectivity Issues
Topic B: Troubleshoot Connectivity Issues
Lesson 16: Troubleshooting Security Issues
Topic A: Troubleshoot Identity and Access Issues
Topic B: Troubleshoot Attacks
Topic C: Troubleshoot Other Security Issues
Appendix A: Taking the Exams
Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Cloud+® Exam CV0-002
To ensure your success in this course, you should have 24-36 months’ experience with IT networking, network storage, and data center administration. You should also have familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization, basic knowledge of common cloud service models, and common cloud deployment models.
Active Directory notions such as domains, domain controllers, and users
Databases, including tables and queries
CompTIA® Cloud Essentials® (Exam CLO-001) can taken either in the classroom or virtually.