CompTIA Cloud Essentials Course


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Cloud computing has seen a huge influx in recent years due to it's security and functionality. This cloud computing essentials course is perfect for learning the characteristics of cloud computing and takes a look at how this can be used from a business perspective.

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Cloud Essentials is for anyone who is interested in understanding the fundamentals of cloud computing from both a technical and a business perspective. The exam covers characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective, business value of cloud computing, technical perspective/cloud types, etc.

Study Time: 120 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online

Upon completion of this qualification students earn an OLC Diploma and can enter themselves for the CompTIA examination which will result in full certification when the necessary third party exams are passed.

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This qualification is designed to teach students essential skills when working with cloud computing. It covers all of the functionality that is needed to be a security technician so that learners can achieve a formal qualification in the IT industry. The examination for this course contains 50 questions and you have 60 minutes to complete the test. The required pass percentage is 720 (on a scale of 100-900).

Qualification code: CLO-001


Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

Expert Instructor-Led Training

Uses the content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Interactive Exercises

Our courseware includes include real world, interactive exercises. Focusing on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards

This course houses exercises, quizzes and flashcards that prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets

This course also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exam Simulators

Online labs to supplement your training. Labs are inexpensive and a safe way to explore and learn. The labs on this course are versatile – labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

Lesson 1: What Is Cloud Computing?

Lesson 2: Cloud Models

Lesson 3: Service Models

Lesson 4: Current Cloud Technologies

Lesson 5: Cloud Business Value

Lesson 6: Cloud Infrastructure Planning

Lesson 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption

Lesson 8: Applications in the Cloud

Lesson 9: Cloud Service Rollout

Lesson 10: Cloud Service-Level Management

Lesson 11: Security in the Cloud

Lesson 12: Privacy and Compliance

Career Prospects

People studying this course tend to work in roles such as:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Process Owners
  • IT specialists


This qualification includes all of the lessons and materials you will need to learn the syllabus and then enter for your examination. Exams are taken at a specific testing centre and are subject to additional charges when you are sitting the test.

For more information on taking the examination please click here and search for a test centre near you. Exam centres do charge an additional fee for sitting the test and students are required to organise their own examinations should they wish to opt for formal certification as well as the OLC Diploma which is included in the course fees.


On this qualification you will receive full tutor support throughout the 12 month course duration. This course is taught on the Online Learning College area of the uCertify platform which has been created by IT professionals and caters for students throughout the world. Students are not automatically enrolled on this qualification but after purchasing the course you will receive login details for you to access the course within 2 working days.


On this course our usual 14 day refund policy applies if you do not access the course. As soon as the course has been accessed (the student has logged in) no refund can be offered to the student even if they are within the 14 day period.


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