CompTIA Certifications

CompTIA Cloud Essentials



CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is for both IT and non-technical professionals who require the essential business acumen needed to make informed cloud service decisions.

About the exam

Business analysts and IT pros alike are consistently called upon to assist their organization in determining which cloud service provider(s) to use, what to migrate to the cloud, and when to implement. Collecting and analyzing cloud products and services information is essential when making operational cloud business decisions. The financial and operational impacts covered by Cloud Essentials+ ensure an ability to develop and implement solid cloud strategies. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ will show that successful candidates:

  • Have the knowledge and understanding of the foundational business and technical components included in a cloud assessment
  • Understand specific security concerns and measures
  • Comprehend new technology concepts, solutions, and benefits to an organization

Why is Cloud Essentials+ Different?

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification utilizing key business principles and fundamental cloud concepts that validate data-driven cloud recommendations. It stands alone in this field by demonstrating that all necessary staff members – not just the IT specialists – understand how to increase efficiency, manage costs, and reduce security risks for organizations whenever tasked with making current cloud technology decisions.

Exam Domains

Cloud Essentials CLO-002
% of Exam
Cloud Concepts
Business Principles of Cloud Environments
Management and Technical Operations
Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Security for the Cloud

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-002
Launch Date November 2019
Exam Description 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 70 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test Maximum of 75 questions
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience 6-12 months of work experience as a business analyst in an IT environment with some exposure to cloud technologies
Languages English
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Retirement Usually 3 years after launch