CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Cloud Essentials


CompTIA Cloud Essentials validates the primary understanding of cloud language, principles and rationale that make up the cloud computing landscape. The Cloud Essentials exam will show that successful candidates:

  • Have the knowledge and skills required to make clear and conscious decisions about cloud technologies
  • Understand what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective by evaluating business use cases
  • Comprehend what is involved and the financial impact in deploying to and governing the cloud

The new CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002) exam coming in Q4 2019!

The beta exam available on April 29, 2019.

Interested in taking the beta exam? Registration begins April 29, 2019, on the Pearson VUE site.

More information on both versions of the exam is available in the Exam Details below.

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
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Process Owners
  • Technical Support Staff

Exam Details

Exam Codes CLO-001
Launch Date October 2011 Beta launches April 29, 2019
New exam launches Q4, 2019
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. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ ensures that IT Professionals and other business decision makers who either work for cloud service providers - or who may need to guide their organization in the utilization of cloud services – have the skills they need to make solid business recommendations and decisions.
Number of Questions 50 questions 70 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 60 Minutes 75 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience At least six months working in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services 6-12 months of work experience as a business analyst in an IT environment with some exposure to cloud technologies
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Thai English

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