CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Cloud Essentials


CompTIA’s Cloud Essentials exam validates a candidate has the knowledge and understanding of the main cloud computing principles and concepts. Successful candidates will understand what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

Target Audience: CompTIA Cloud Essentials is relevant to business analysts, business process owners, technical support staff, managed service provider personnel, new data center staff and sales/marketing staff in cloud product or service environments. While it is not required, CompTIA recommends that a candidate have at least six months of experience working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services.

Exam Domains

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
Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing

Popular Job Roles

  • Business Development staff that sell cloud services
  • Technical Sales Specialist
  • IT Support Technician
  • Business Analyst

Exam Details

Exam Codes CLO-001
Exam Description CompTIA Cloud Essentials covers cloud services from a business perspective. The expertise validated includes the business value of cloud computing, cloud types, steps to a successful adoption of the cloud, impact and changes on IT service management, as well as risks and consequences.
Number of Questions 50 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes
Passing Score 720
Recommended Experience At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services
Languages English, Japanese and Portuguese

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