CompTIA's CLO-001

Cloud Essentials: (CompTIA Authorized Courseware)

The CompTIA Cloud Essential certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification demonstrates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for CLO-001 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 250 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 220 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



Prepare for the following certification

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code CLO-001. This certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in cloud computing. The exam covers characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective, business value of cloud computing, technical perspective/cloud types, etc.

Skills Measured

  • Characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
  • Business value of cloud computing
  • Steps to successful adoption
  • Impact and changes on IT service management
  • Risks and consequences of Cloud Computing

CLO-001 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend you to spend 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks if you are familiar with cloud computing.

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uCertify courses also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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CLO-001 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: What Is Cloud Computing?
    • Defining Cloud Computing
    • Understanding Distributed Application Design
    • Understanding Resource Management Automation
    • Understanding Virtualized Computing Environments
    • Understanding High-Performance Computing Models
    • Understanding Cloud Computing Technologies
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 2: Cloud Models
    • Evolving from Virtualization to the Cloud
    • Planning Organizational Roles in the Cloud
    • Identifying Cloud Deployment Models and Scope Modifiers
    • Including Future Cloud Models
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Service Models
    • Categorizing Cloud Services
    • Examining Software as a Service
    • Examining Platform as a Service
    • Examining Infrastructure as a Service
    • Identifying Emerging Cloud Database Capabilities
    • Defining Everything as a Service
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Current Cloud Technologies
    • Comparing Traditional Technologies and Cloud Alternatives
    • Accessing the Cloud
    • Leveraging Software as a Service
    • Developing within Platform as a Service
    • Implementing Infrastructure as a Service
    • Empowering Mobile Computing
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Cloud Business Value
    • Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing
    • Examining the Business Impact
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Cloud Infrastructure Planning
    • Understanding Cloud Networks
    • Leveraging Automation and Self-Service
    • Understanding Federated Cloud Services
    • Achieving Interoperability
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Strategies for Cloud Adoption
    • Aligning Cloud Deployments with Organizational Goals
    • Identifying the Impact of Cloud Adoption to Business Processes
    • Understanding the Importance of Service-Level Agreements
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Applications in the Cloud
    • Understanding the Role of Standard Applications
    • Developing Cloud-Ready Applications
    • Migrating Applications to the Cloud
    • Preparing for Technical Challenges
    • Identifying and Mitigating Risks
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 9: Cloud Service Rollout
    • Identifying Vendor Roles and Responsibilities
    • Identifying Organizational Skill Requirements
    • Transitioning to Live Environments
    • Preparing for Incident Management
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 10: Cloud Service-Level Management
    • Understanding ITIL Service Management
    • Applying ITIL to Cloud Computing
    • Developing and Utilizing Performance Metrics
    • Implementing Continual Process Improvement
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 11: Security in the Cloud
    • Understanding Security and Risk
    • Reviewing Security Standards
    • Exploring Common Security Risks and Mitigations
    • Implementing an ISMS
    • Responding to Incidents
    • Recognizing Security Benefits
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 12: Privacy and Compliance
    • Identifying Legal Risks
    • Identifying Privacy Risks
    • Managing Identity in the Cloud
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

A CompTIA Cloud Essentials certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Process Owners
  • IT specialists


CLO-001 Exam FAQs

What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the CL0-001 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have six months working experience in an environment that markets or relies on IT-related services.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 197

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The CLO-001 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear and multiple choice questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 50 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
60 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CL0-001 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CLO-001 exam, click here.

At a Glance

CLO-001 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 0
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 3
Total Questions 50 250
Interactive Quizzes 0 220
Final Test No Yes

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