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CompTIA Cloud Essentials

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning.

In recent years understanding of Cloud computing has been growing and as knowledge of the Cloud computing concept develops, many companies are seeing the benefits of the Cloud as it can reduce the cost and offer enhanced flexibility and increased storage.

This CompTIA Cloud Essentials is an online training course aimed at those new to Cloud Computing and who are interested in gaining knowledge of Cloud Computing from an IT Technicians perspective.

In the course you will cover many topics including; looking at Cloud Computing from a business perspective and ascertaining the types of business that might and might not benefit from cloud computing, how cloud computing could enhance a business’s activities. You will then look at the different types of cloud computing and review the associated benefits and risks, the course then moves on to look at implementing a cloud computing solution and the ensuing impact of such implementation.

Course Duration: 20 hours

CPD Points: 20


Session 1: Characteristics of Cloud Services from a business perspective; Understand common terms and definitions of cloud computing and provide examples; Describe the relationship between cloud computing and virtualization; Name early examples of cloud computing; Understand several common definitions of cloud computing and their commonalities/differences; Recognise what types of organisations might or might not benefit from cloud computing; Distinguish between the different types of clouds, including XaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and give examples of them.

Session 2: Cloud Computing and business value; Recognise the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing; Understand the following characteristics of clouds and cloud services from a business perspective; Demonstrate how the characteristics of cloud computing enhance business value.

Session 3: Technical perspectives/Cloud types; Understand the difference between private and public types of clouds from a technical perspective and provide examples; Understand at a high level the following important techniques and methods for cloud computing deployment; Explain 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.

Session 4: Steps to a successful adoption of Cloud; 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; Understand the following organisation capabilities that are relevant for realising cloud benefits; Describe multiple approaches for migrating applications.

Session 5: Impact and changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management: Understand the impact and changes cloud computing of UT service management in a typical organization; Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organization.

Session 6: Risks and consequences of Cloud Computing: Explain and identify the issues associated with integrating cloud computing into an organisations existing compliance risk and regulatory framework; Explain the implications for direct cost and cost allocations; Understand how to maintain strategic flexibility.

This course is for those already working in IT who would like to further their technical understanding of Cloud computing. It’s also suitable for anyone looking to work in the IT industry as an IT Technician or IT Consultant.

This course is for those new to Cloud computing to help increase knowledge and understanding of the Cloud computing concept and the associated benefits and risks of Cloud computing for a business.

The course will also prepare you to go on to undertake the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam, CLO-001*.

* Please note CompTIA exams will need to be separately arranged/paid for. Please speak with your Course Advisor for further information on this.

Before starting this course, it would be preferable if you have a decent level of pre-existing IT skills.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

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A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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