CompTIA has introduced a new version of its vendor-neutral, performance-based cloud certification, updated to reflect the skills IT professionals need as they deploy cloud services within their organizations.
CompTIA Cloud+ addresses advanced cloud skills in the context of broader IT systems and operations. CompTIA incorporates performance-based questions and hands-on simulations in its cloud certification exam. IT pros must demonstrate their knowledge and skills in five areas: configurations and deployment; security; maintenance; management; and troubleshooting.
“Cloud computing does not happen in a vacuum as an end unto itself,” said 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.”
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 also must demonstrate the ability to anticipate and identify cyber threats to cloud technologies.
IT professionals who are CompTIA Cloud+ certified work in a range of industries, including aerospace, cybersecurity, engineering, enterprise computing, mobile technologies, systems integration and telecommunications. They hold jobs such as system administrators, systems engineers, network administrators, network engineers, cloud developers, cloud specialists and cloud engineers.
The CompTIA Cloud+ exam is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), signifying its compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (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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