Retired Course

CompTIA Cloud Essentials (CLO-001) Online Training

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.
CompTIA released an updated version of the Cloud Essentials+ exam. If you'd like to prepare for the newest version of the exam, please watch our CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002) course.

In this foundational CompTIA Cloud Essentials training, Anthony Sequeira prepares technical and non-technical professionals to take the CLO-001 exam, which is the one required exam to earn the CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification.

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials is the preferred cloud certification for business and non-IT professionals, and the perfect way to go from zero to cloud-ready. Most other foundational cloud training is vendor-specific, but CompTIA takes a high-level look at cloud technology — and the cloud economy. In this training, you’ll learn the steps required to successfully adopt and implement cloud services within your company, while gaining an understanding of the impact cloud computing provides from a business perspective.

This video training course with Anthony Sequeira will help learners understand the fundamental components that make up their company's cloud solutions — on both the technical and business sides — as they prepare for the CompTIA CLO-001 exam.

For anyone who leads a technology team, this Cloud Essentials training can be used for CLO-001 exam prep, onboarding employees, or as part of cloud migration training.

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CLO-001: What You Need to Know

This CompTIA Cloud Essentials training maps to the CompTIA CLO-001 exams objectives, and covers topics such as:

  • The essentials of cloud computing
  • Defining “as a service” business models
  • The steps of deploying a private cloud, or using the public cloud
  • Different vendors of cloud services
  • The impact migrating to the cloud can have on IT
  • Compliance, security and direct costs associated with the cloud

Who Should Take CLO-001 Training?

This CLO-001 course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced technical and non-technical professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.

Cloud services user training. For professionals working in technology in a non-technical role, this CompTIA Cloud Essentials training can help contextualize and explain concepts you may have encountered but not understood. CompTIA is a global, trusted voice for standards and competence, earning this certification will provide baseline knowledge for the aspects of your job that overlap with any technical needs.

New or aspiring IT professionals. For anyone new to the field, the concepts you’ll learn in the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course are fundamental necessities for a future career in technology. The benefits are two-fold: the training familiarizes you with broad technological concepts and skills while also giving you an idea of which of those concepts and skills you’ll need to master in your position.

Experienced IT professionals. For professionals who have been working in technology for several years, the CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification is all but essential in order to demonstrate your competency. If the concepts and skills are already familiar, earning the certification will be easy. But it could also help you to identify any skillsets that you’ve missed or overlooked.

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