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Cloud Essentials: CompTIA Authorized Courseware for Exam CLO-001

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CompTIA-Authorized courseware for the Cloud Essentials Exam (CLO-001)

What better way to get up to speed on cloud computing than with this new book in the popular Sybex Essentials series? Cloud Essentials covers the basics of cloud computing and its place in the modern enterprise. Explore public and private clouds; contrast the "as a service" models for PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, or XaaS platforms; plan security; and more. In addition, the book covers the exam objectives for the both the CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CLO-001) exam and the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation (EX0-116) certification exams and includes suggested exercises and review questions to reinforce your learning.

  • Gets you up to speed on the hottest trend in IT--cloud computing

  • Prepares IT professionals and those new to the cloud for and cover all of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials and EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exam objectives

  • Serves as CompTIA Authorized courseware for the exam

  • Examines various models for cloud computing implementation, including public and private clouds

  • Contrasts "as a service" models for platform (PaaS), software (SaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), and other technologies (XaaS)

  • Identifies strategies for implementation on tight budgets and goes into planning security and service management

Get a through grounding in cloud basics and prepare for your cloud certification exam with Cloud Essentials.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. About The Authors
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. CompTIA Certification
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: What is Cloud Computing?
    1. Defining Cloud Computing
    2. Understanding Distributed Application Design
    3. Understanding Resource Management Automation
    4. Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments
    5. Understanding High-Performance Computing Models
    6. Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies
  11. Chapter 2: Cloud Models
    1. Evolving from Virtualization to the Cloud
    2. Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud
    3. Identifying Cloud Deployment Models and Scope Modifiers
    4. Including Future Cloud Models
  12. Chapter 3: Service Models
    1. Categorizing Cloud Services
    2. Examining Software as a Service
    3. Examining Platform as a Service
    4. Examining Infrastructure as a Service
    5. Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities
    6. Defining Everything as a Service
  13. Chapter 4: Current Cloud Technologies
    1. Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives
    2. Accessing the Cloud
    3. Leveraging Software as a Service
    4. Developing within Platform as a Service
    5. Implementing Infrastructure as a Service
    6. Empowering Mobile Computing
  14. Chapter 5: Cloud Business Value
    1. Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing
    2. Examining the Business Impact
  15. Chapter 6: Cloud Infrastructure Planning
    1. Understanding Cloud Networks
    2. Leveraging Automation and Self-Service
    3. Understanding Federated Cloud Services
    4. Achieving Interoperability
  16. Chapter 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption
    1. Aligning Cloud Deployments with Organizational Goals
    2. Identifying the Impact of Cloud Adoption to Business Processes
    3. Understanding the Importance of Service-Level Agreements
  17. Chapter 8: Applications in the Cloud
    1. Understanding the Role of Standard Applications
    2. Developing Cloud-Ready Applications
    3. Migrating Applications to the Cloud
    4. Preparing for Technical Challenges
    5. Identifying and Mitigating Risks
  18. Chapter 9: Cloud Service Rollout
    1. Identifying Vendor Roles and Responsibilities
    2. Identifying Organizational Skill Requirements
    3. Transitioning to Live Environments
    4. Preparing for Incident Management
  19. Chapter 10: Cloud Service-Level Management
    1. Understanding ITIL Service Management
    2. Applying ITIL to Cloud Computing
    3. Developing and Utilizing Performance Metrics
    4. Implementing Continual Process Improvement
  20. Chapter 11: Security in the Cloud
    1. Understanding Security and Risk
    2. Reviewing Security Standards
    3. Exploring Common Security Risks and Mitigations
    4. Implementing an ISMS
    5. Responding to Incidents
    6. Recognizing Security Benefits
  21. Chapter 12: Privacy and Compliance
    1. Identifying Legal Risks
    2. Identifying Privacy Risks
    3. Managing Identity in the Cloud
  22. Appendix A: Future of the Cloud
  23. Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions
  24. Appendix C: CompTIA’s Certification Program
  25. Appendix D: EXIN’s Certification Program
  26. Glossary