CompTIA Cloud Essentials (CLO-002)

(CLO-002.AE2) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-530-5
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The CompTIA Cloud Essentials (CLO-002) course is your gateway to understanding the fundamentals of cloud computing. Whether you're a beginner in the IT world or a seasoned professional seeking to grasp the essentials of cloud technologies, this course is carefully designed to provide you with a solid foundation in cloud concepts.

Skills You’ll Get

CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification confirms that the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about cloud technologies and understand their business impact. This includes assessing business use cases, considering financial implications, and having a good understanding of various cloud technologies and deployment models within the realm of cloud computing.

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8+ Lessons | 70+ Quizzes | 156+ Flashcards | 243+ Glossary of terms


70+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 75+ Post Assessment Questions | 150+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

37+ LiveLab | 37+ Video tutorials | 01:02+ Hours

Video Lessons

34+ Videos | 05:59+ Hours



  • Why Certify for Cloud Business Skills?
  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Cloud Essentials+ Study Guide Exam Objectives
  • Objective Map
  • Introduction to Cloud Platforms

Cloud Principles and Design

  • Understanding Cloud Principles
  • Exploring Cloud Design
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Cloud Networking and Storage

  • Understanding Cloud Networking Concepts
  • Understanding Cloud Storage Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Assessing Cloud Needs

  • Using Cloud Assessments
  • Understanding Cloud Services
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Engaging Cloud Vendors

  • Understanding Business and Financial Concepts
  • Finding and Evaluating Cloud Vendors
  • Choosing a Migration Approach
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Management and Technical Operations

  • Explain Aspects of Operating within the Cloud
  • Explain DevOps in Cloud Environments
  • Financial Planning of Cloud Resources
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Governance and Risk

  • Recognize Risk Management Concepts Related to Cloud Services
  • Explain Policies or Procedures
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Compliance and Security in the Cloud

  • Identify the Importance and Impacts of Compliance in the Cloud
  • Explain Security Concerns, Measures, or Concepts of Cloud Operations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials


Cloud Principles and Design

  • Checking Hyper-V Compatibility
  • Enabling Hyper-V in Windows
  • Obtaining IP Route Information from the IP Routing Table
  • Installing a Virtual Machine
  • Installing the Remote Access Role
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Installing Ubuntu

Cloud Networking and Storage

  • Creating and Applying an ACL at the CLI
  • Configuring Inbound Rules for a Firewall
  • Configuring Firewall Settings
  • Establishing a VPN Connection
  • Creating a NAT Virtual Network
  • Getting Information about DNS
  • Getting Information about the TCP Ports
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of TCP
  • Getting TCP Settings
  • Obtaining Information about the Net Firewall Profile
  • Getting Information about the UDP Ports
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of UDP
  • Getting UDP Settings
  • Obtaining Information about the IP Version
  • Obtaining the IP Interface
  • Generating a Key Pair Using Kleopatra
  • Using OpenSSL to Create a Public/Private Key Pair
  • Implementing a BPDU Guard on a Switch Port
  • Creating a New VLAN and Placing Switch Ports into that VLAN
  • Establishing an SSH Connection

Assessing Cloud Needs

  • Using MBSA
  • Generating an RSA Key Pair

Management and Technical Operations

  • Configuring the NFS Data Store
  • Configuring RAID
  • Configuring RAID 5

Compliance and Security in the Cloud

  • Encrypting and Decrypting a File Using AES Crypt
  • Performing the Intense Scan in Zenmap
  • Observing the SHA-Generated Hash
  • Using the MD5 Hash Algorithm
  • Scanning a Network Using Nmap

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Between six months to a year of work experience as a business analyst in an IT environment with some exposure to cloud technologies


Pearson VUE

Multiple Choice

The exam contains 75 questions.

60 minutes


(on a scale of 100-900)

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Cloud Essentials examination, CompTIA's retake policies are: CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA. A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program. Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.

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