CompTIA Updates Cloud Certification

Published On: February 19, 2018Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

CompTIA has introduced a new version of its cloud certification, reflecting updated skills necessary for IT professionals deploying, optimizing, and maintaining cloud services.

Marketed as “CompTIA Cloud+,” this vendor-neutral certification is intended to foster advanced cloud skills in the context of broader IT systems and operations.

“Cloud computing does not happen in vacuum as an end unto itself,” explained James Stanger, CompTIA’s chief technology evangelist. “Cloud-based infrastructure services are increasingly important pieces of an organization’s total IT system. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments have become the norm. IT professionals must weave these pieces together into secure solutions that run mission-critical systems and meet specific business needs.”

To receive the certification, IT professionals must demonstrate their knowledge and skills in five areas: configurations and deployment, security, maintenance, management, and troubleshooting. The education track is followed up with performance-based questions and hands-on simulations in the certification exam.

In the security realm, for example, individuals are tested on their ability to apply access control methods, as well as implement key automation and orchestration practices. They must also demonstrate the ability to anticipate and identify cyber threats to cloud technologies.

The CompTIA Cloud+ exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in compliance with the ISO 17024 standard.

Individuals interested in CompTIA Cloud+ should have two to three years of work experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration. It’s also recommended that they be CompTIA Network + and/or CompTIA Server+ certified.

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The updated certification will help channel partners and other IT professionals to stay current with evolving technologies and industries. Targeted roles include system administrators, systems engineers, network administrators, network engineers, cloud developers, cloud specialists, and cloud engineers.


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