CompTIA Cloud Essentials

The online Cloud Essentials course will teach you essential knowledge about Cloud computing from a technical and business perspective, giving you a great foundation of Cloud Computing knowledge.


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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.


Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 20 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



Around 20 hours

About this course

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’ll 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’ll 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.

There are 6 sessions in this course: - 

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 virtualisation., 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 for. 

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 organisation. 

Use a structured approach based on ITIL to explore the potential impact of cloud computing in your organisation. 

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.


Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to give you the knowledge to be able to go on and undertake exam CV0-001* and gain a CompTIA certification that is recognised internationally by the IT industry.


There are no specific pre-requisites required to undertake this course.

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Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



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Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

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Career Path

This course is excellent to gain an initial insight into cloud computing. Great if you're wanting to enhance existing IT skills or you're at the start of a move towards a career in the IT industry in roles such as IT Support, Systems Administrator, Developer. Overall you can work towards IT management positions. 


CompTIA Cloud Essentials Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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