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CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Study Guide (Exam CLO-001)

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Prepare for CompTIA Cloud Essentials Exam CLO-001 with McGraw-Hill Professional—a Platinum-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day.

Filled with practice questions, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Study Guide (Exam CLO-001) covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for CLO-001
  • Exam Readiness Checklist--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam
  • Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter

Covers all the exam topics, including:
Characteristics of Cloud Services from a Business Perspective * Cloud Computing and Business Value * Technical Perspective/Cloud Types * Steps to Successful Adoption of Cloud Computing * Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management * Risk and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Electronic content includes:

  • Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring:
    • One practice exam
    • Detailed answers with explanations
    • Score Report performance assessment tool
  • PDF eBook for studying on the go
    with free online registration:
  • Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice exam

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Author
    1. About the Lead Contributor
    2. About the Technical Editor
    3. About LearnKey
  5. CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Advances Your Career
    1. Steps to Getting Certified and Staying Certified
    2. Content Seal of Quality
    3. How to Obtain More Information
    4. CAQC Disclaimer
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents 
  8. Preface
    1. In This Book
    2. Exam Readiness Checklist
    3. In Every Chapter
    4. Electronic Practice Exams
    5. Some Pointers
  9. Introduction
    1. Exam Structure
    2. Registering for the Exam
    3. Taking the Exam
  10. 1. Introduction to Cloud Computing
    1. Cloud Computing: Common Terms and Definitions
      1. Cloud Computing Characteristics
    2. Cloud Computing and Virtualization
    3. Early Examples of Cloud Computing
    4. Cloud Computing Deployment Models
      1. Private Cloud
      2. Community Cloud
      3. Public Cloud
      4. Hybrid Cloud
    5. Positive Indicators for Cloud Readiness
    6. Negative Indicators for Cloud Readiness
    7. Cloud Service Categories
      1. Two-Minute Drill
      2. Self Test
      3. Self Test Answers
  11. 2. Business Perspectives
    1. Similarities and Differences Between Cloud Computing and Outsourcing
      1. Reasons for Outsourcing
      2. Cloud Computing and Outsourcing Common Traits
    2. Characteristics of Clouds and Cloud Services from a Business Perspective
      1. Scalability
      2. Capacity Planning
      3. Security
    3. How the Characteristics of Cloud Computing Enhance Business Value
      1. Hardware Independence and Variable Costs
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  12. 3. Technical Perspectives
    1. Differences Between Public and Private Clouds
      1. Private Clouds
      2. Public Clouds
      3. Hybrid Clouds
      4. Cloud Computing Service Models
    2. Techniques and Methods for Cloud Computing Deployment
      1. Networking
      2. Automation and Self-Service
      3. Federation
      4. Standardization
    3. Cloud Computing Risks and Challenges
      1. Application Performance
      2. Data Replication
      3. Data Integration
      4. Network Security
    4. The Impact of Cloud Computing on Application Development and Architecture
      1. Development Process
      2. Application Architecture
      3. Two-Minute Drill
      4. Self Test
      5. Self Test Answers
  13. 4. Adopting Cloud Computing
    1. Typical Steps Leading to Successful Cloud Adoption
      1. Cloud Computing Myths
      2. Adopting Service Models
    2. Cloud Computing Vendor Roles and Capabilities
      1. Vendor and Provider Dependencies
    3. Organizational Capabilities That Are Relevant for Realizing Cloud Benefits
      1. Organization Roles and Skills
    4. Migrating Applications to the Cloud
      1. Two-Minute Drill
      2. Self Test
      3. Self Test Answers
  14. 5. Operating Cloud Computing
    1. Cloud Computing Changes on IT Service Management
      1. Impact on Service Management Processes
    2. Explore the Potential Impact of Cloud Computing Using ITIL
      1. Two-Minute Drill
      2. Self Test
      3. Self Test Answers
  15. 6. Governing Cloud Computing
    1. Identify Challenges in Integrating Cloud Computing into an Organization’s Existing Governance Framework
      1. Risk Management
    2. Explain the Implications for Direct Cost and Cost Allocations
    3. Understand How to Maintain Strategic Flexibility
      1. Exit Strategy
      2. Strategic Options
      3. Two-Minute Drill
      4. Self Test
      5. Self Test Answers
  16. A: About the Download
    1. Downloadable MasterExam
      1. System Requirements
      2. MasterExam
      3. Help
      4. Removing Installation
    2. Technical Support
      1. LearnKey Technical Support
      2. McGraw-Hill Education Technical Support and Customer Service
  17. B: Practice Exam
    1. Questions
    2. Answers
  18. Glossary
  19. Index