Technology is constantly evolving, especially in the customer-facing areas. IT professionals must ensure that their skills are constantly evolving as customers and businesses seek new ways to do things. This will help them remain competitive in their job market.
Learning is one of the best ways you can keep your skills current. Even if you don’t want to hold an IT certification, learning regularly on technology will enhance your value as an IT professional.
CompTIA certification is the best way to learn the cloud and there’s no better skill set than cloud certification. This article will help you to understand the differences between Cloud+ or Cloud Essentials+.
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification for Non-Technical Professionals
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification was created for business professionals and non IT experts who want to understand the basics and practical aspects of cloud computing technology. It also explains how cloud computing affects businesses.
The Cloud Essentials Certification focuses primarily on:
The cloud has many benefits for businesses, including security and scalability.
The technical aspects of the cloud include network requirements, deployment models, standardization, federation, and automation.
Technical issues such as cloud storage, security threats, application performance, mitigation, and application architectures.
How to use cloud-based services
Cloud computing and ITIL are used to run cloud service operations, plan service procedures and maintain service with the cloud.
The cloud has legal, technical, organizational and financial implications.
The Cloud Essentials+ Certification Exam Objectives for CLO-002 are:
Cloud Concepts (24%)
Cloud Environments for Business (28%)
Management and Technical Operations (26%)
Governance, Risk, Compliance and Security for the Cloud (22%)
CompTIA Cloud+ Certification for Experienced IT Professionals
CompTIA recommends that candidates for CompTIA Cloud+ certification have at least two years of experience in IT networking, storage, or data center technology. This certification, unlike Cloud Essentials is for experienced IT professionals who are interested in basic technical knowledge about cloud computing. This person should hold a key position in the administration and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. This definition does not exclude IT professionals who are essential to internal IT operations. They would greatly benefit from certification.
Cloud+ certification covers a variety of technical topics related to cloud computing such as:
Concepts, models, and terminology for cloud concepts
Disk storage systems
Virtualization and the cloud
Troubleshooting and testing
Business continuity and disaster recovery
The objectives of the Cloud+ Certification Exam are:
Configuration and deployment (24%)
Cloud Essentials+ is more basic than Cloud+
This is how CompTIA certifications can be distinguished. Cloud Essentials is required for those who are interested in Cloud+. Cloud+ is the more technical option for IT professionals. Cloud Essentials, a high-level, business-like introduction to Cloud Essentials, will benefit traditional non-technical occupations.
This doesn’t mean that either organization will not benefit from the other certification.
Cloud+ certification is not for technical professionals, but IT professionals could benefit from Cloud Essentials+ to learn about the business implications of cloud computing.
Cloud Essentials is for business people who need to understand the legal and business implications of cloud technology. It doesn’t require a lot of work. It allows anyone in an organization the ability to understand cloud technology so they can make informed decisions. These people could include those in sales, marketing and management, as well as IT personnel.
Even IT professionals who have been working with cloud technology for years may be able to benefit from this certification. They might not be familiar with the business associations of these technologies.
Cloud+ is also an entry-level cloud certification. This makes it easy for non-technical professionals to be certified on these topics. It is also a professional certification which will make a resume that is not technical a bit more multifunctional.
No matter if you are looking to work as a sales manager or cloud service provider, the knowledge and skills required will be invaluable.