CompTIA Offers Cloud Computing Certification

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CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the IT industry, introduced this week a new specialty certification focused on cloud computing knowledge.

Called CompTIA Cloud Essentials, the certification covers a range of cloud computing principles and concepts – from both the business and technical perspectives – and what’s involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

The certification was developed in cooperation with ITpreneurs, a provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices. The first e-learning course for CompTIA Cloud Essentials is now available from ITpreneurs. Additional training materials are due in first quarter 2012 from Element K.

Content of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam is based on consultation and insights from leading subject matter experts and organizations in the cloud computing market, including Amazon, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Rackspace and VMware.

Areas covered in the exam include:

  • Configuration of networks, including archive, backup, and restoration technologies
  • Business continuity and storage administration
  • System integration and application workload
  • Basic troubleshooting and connectivity

Complete exam objectives are available on the CompTIA certification web site. Exam vouchers can be purchased through the CompTIA Marketplace or from Pearson VUE and Prometric.

In addition to credentials for individual IT workers and comprehensive market research, CompTIA offers the IT industry a broad selection of other resources related to cloud computing. The CompTIA Cloud/SaaS Community addresses the challenges and opportunities in the emerging field of cloud, computing and application delivery. CompTIA IT Channel Training provides a comprehensive portfolio of live workshops, on-demand webinars, printed and downloadable training guides and other resources for companies active in or contemplating entering the cloud computing market.

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