Cloud Computing Essentials (2 Days)

Code: 55024
Course duration: 2 days

Course Duration: 2 Days

About This Course

The Cloud Essentials courseware provides for a 2-day, interactive, classroom-based learning experience. The course provides a balanced curriculum and addresses the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. Topics cover how best to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. The course enables participants to successfully complete the associated CompTIA Cloud Essentials™ Exam to become Cloud Essentials™ Certified. In addition, the course complements the Virtualization Essentials course, which they can do either before or after they’ve taken the Cloud Essentials course. If both respective exams are passed, professionals can request the Cloud Technology Associate certificate from the Cloud Credential Council.

The course content was developed and is continually maintained by leading Cloud Vendors and experts along with inputs and direction from Microsoft.

This course content is unique as it takes a scenario-driven approach to learning as it enables participants to get into the right mindset to apply the principles in a realistic setting. The role-play activities included in this course present a real-world connect using situations that occur in day-to-day life. Moreover, interactivities such as brainstorms, quizzes, and discussions add to the interactive nature of this course.

The Cloud Challenge business simulation is also included with the courseware -

11 PDUs / 14 CPEs are granted upon completion of the course.

Audience Profile

Support staff


Business Managers

Business Analysts

Specialists – security – infrastructure – services – systems – testing

Business Process Owners


Service Providers

System Integrators



Services organization

At Course Completion

  • Define the common terminology used in cloud computing.
  • Identify the characteristics of cloud computing and cloud services from a business perspective.
  • Identify the business value of cloud computing in the given case study.
  • Explain the different deployment models in cloud computing.
  • List the steps to successfully adopt cloud computing services.
  • Identify the organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.
  • List the impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management.
  • Identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.

Course Details:

Module 1: Course Introduction

This module presents how the course aims to provide skills to adopt, operate, and govern cloud technology and its benefits effectively as it caters to the technological and business needs of an organization. This course ensures that learners have the required skill set and knowledge to become Cloud Essentials certified by passing the associated CompTIA Cloud Essential exam.


  • Introductions
  • Overview
  • Course Learning Objectives
  • Case Study
  • Introduction of PureNRG
  • Organizational Chart
  • PureNRG’s CIO
  • History
  • PureNRG’s Business Units
  • Closing
  • Course Portfolio
  • Acknowledgements

Module 2: Introduction to Cloud Computing

This module introduces you to the common definitions of cloud computing and the categories of cloud services. In addition, you will learn about the common situations in which cloud services are suitable. This module tells how over the past few years, virtualization and cloud computing have made significant changes to the way information technology or IT is organized. With the progress of these technologies, it has become less important to own a particular server and more important to share computing resources. Virtualization enables hardware to be shared among virtual servers. Cloud computing enables these servers to be shared with multiple users, so that their location does not matter anymore.

Some examples of cloud computing are:, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Google Apps, and Office 365.


  • Definitions and Concepts
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Context
  • Suitability to Organizations
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models

Lab 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Brainstorming
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define the common terminologies used in cloud computing.
  • Explain the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization.
  • List some common examples of applications using cloud computing.
  • Identify different types of cloud service models and their suitability in common situations.
  • Identify the types of organizations that benefit from cloud computing in the given scenarios.
  • Identify the type of organization that might not benefit from cloud computing.
  • Explain different types of deployment models in cloud computing with examples.
  • Identify the differences between different types of cloud computing models.

Module 3: Business Perspectives

This module will explore the opportunity that cloud computing offers and the business benefits it can bring. You will learn where cloud computing fits in an overall sourcing strategy and examine the elements of a business case for adoption of cloud computing service models.


  • Cloud Computing and Outsourcing
  • Business Value
  • Case Study

Lab 1: Business Perspectives

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Brainstorm
  • Case Study: Business Case for Cloud Computing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • List the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.
  • List the characteristics of cloud and cloud services from a business perspective.
  • Identify advantages of cloud computing to an organization in the given scenario.

Module 4: Technical Perspectives

The purpose of this module is to understand the cloud computing technology enough to be able to understand the business implications of cloud computing. For example, how does deployment of cloud computing work, and how is that different from traditional software? What are the technical steps that are necessary to get cloud applications up and running?


  • Deeper Dive Taxonomy
  • Techniques and Methods
  • Challenges and Risks
  • Implications for Applications
  • Case Study

Lab 1: Technical Perspectives

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Case Study: Technology Choices
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand various types of cloud computing from a technical perspective and provide examples.
  • Understand at a high level some important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment.
  • Explain the technical challenges and risks for cloud computing and methods to mitigate them.
  • Describe the impact of cloud computing on application architecture and the application development process.

Module 5: Adopting Cloud Computing

This module covers approaches and techniques that organizations can employ to adopt cloud computing. We introduce adoption roadmaps, vendor relations, and strategies to migrate existing applications and build new applications on top of the adopted cloud strategy.


  • Roadmaps
  • Vendor Relations
  • Cloud Readiness
  • Migrating Applications
  • Case Study

Lab 1: Adopting Cloud Computing

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Discussion
  • Brainstorm
  • Case Study: Moving Applications to the Cloud
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain typical steps that lead to a successful adoption of cloud computing services.
  • Understand the roles and capabilities of cloud computing vendors and dependencies on the vendors.
  • Identify the organizational capabilities that are relevant for realizing cloud benefits.
  • Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.

Module 6: Operating Cloud Computing

This module explores the changes that must be made to service management as a result of the introduction of cloud computing.

Cloud computing changes organizational boundaries and issues, and therefore changes the conflicts around which the organization is configured.


  • Impact on Service Management Processes
  • Cloud Computing and Service Management

Lab 1: Operating Cloud Computing

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Quiz
  • Teach Back
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the impact and changes of cloud computing on IT service management in a typical organization.
  • Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.

Module 7: Governing Cloud Computing

This module is about making sure that the use of cloud service providers is beneficial to the business.


  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Supplier Management

Lab 1: Governing Cloud Computing

  • End of module questions (multiple choice)
  • Brainstorm
  • Role Play
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organization’s existing compliance risk and regulatory framework.
  • Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations.
  • Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

Module 8: Exam Preparation Guide

The Exam Preparation Guide presents the important and essential information about the exam.


  • General Information:
  • Prerequisites
  • Retake Policy
  • Examination Structure
  • Examination Rules
  • Questions
  • Some Practical Tips
  • Certification Curriculum
  • Domain 1.0 Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
  • Domain 2.0 Cloud Computing and Business Value
  • Domain 3.0 Technical Perspectives/Cloud Types
  • Domain 4.0 Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud
  • Domain 5.0 Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management
  • Domain 6.0 Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Module 9: Mock Exam

This section presents a mock test for the participants. This test will help the participants prepare for the exam.

Module 10: Case Study

This section presents the detailed PureNRG case study that has been used in the course for explaining different concepts.

Module 11: Answers

Module 12: NIST Definitions and Architecture

This module explores the NIST definitions and architecture.


  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Business Benefits
  • Cloud Computing Service Models
  • Cloud Computing Deployment Models
  • Cloud Actors and Their Relations
  • Cloud Carrier
  • Cloud Consumer
  • Cloud Broker
  • Cloud Provider
  • Cloud Provider Activities
  • Service Deployment
  • Service Orchestration
  • Cloud Service Management
  • Cloud Security and Privacy
  • Security: Risks
  • Security: Responsibilities and Actors
  • Privacy
  • Portability and Interoperability
  • Use Cases for Portability and Interoperability
  • Standards Examples for Interoperability and Portability
  • Standards for Security Definition and Examples

Module 13: Glossary

This section presents the important terms related to cloud computing and their usage.

Module 14: Release Notes

Guaranteed to Run

2018-05-02 09:00 to 2018-05-04 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
Attend Online
2018-04-03 05:00 to 2018-04-05 13:00
Attend Online
09:00 to 17:00
NYC-23rd Street (Instructor-Led)

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