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CompTIA Cloud+


Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: CompTIA Cloud+

Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA

Certification Price: $329 USD

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

CompTIA Cloud+ validates the expertise required for data center jobs. With an increasingly IT-driven world, it becomes imperative for  System Administrators to be skilled in optimizing cloud infrastructure services. It is said to be vendor-neutral meaning it covers more than a single function to help make an assessment of ROI on cloud infrastructure services. Among a number of renowned IT-driven companies, Oracle, MacB, Bae Systems, and General Dynamics are a few to mention which trust the CompTIA Cloud+ certification for their infrastructure services. Network Administrators, Cloud Engineers, Network Engineers, Cloud Developers, Cloud Specialists, System Engineers, and Business Analysts (Cloud Computing) should apply for this certification.

Average Salary Range of CompTIA Cloud+

USA : $76,000/annum (Source)

India : 10,00,000 - 16,00,000 INR/annum (Source)

Benefits of CompTIA Cloud+

  1. Vendor-Neutral: CompTIA Cloud+ is the only IT Certification that is not vendor-specific which means that it is not restricted to a particular function, say Security or Networking. It is vendor-neutral and covers Configuration and Deployment, Security, Management, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.
  2. High in Demand: Cloud Computing professionals are high in demand since a number of industries depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission-critical systems. Employers are seen to constantly indulge CompTIA Cloud+ certified professionals to fill in data center jobs.

Exam Topics:

DOMAIN
% OF EXAMINATION
CLOUD CONCEPTS AND MODELS 12%
VIRTUALIZATION 19%
INFRASTRUCTURE 21%
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 13%
SECURITY 16%
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 11%
BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN THE CLOUD 8%

Exam Details:

Number of Questions:  90 multiple-choice questions

Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 900)

Time Allotted: 90 minutes.

This exam can be taken in English and Japanese.

Time Taken To Prepare For The Exam: The CompTIA Cloud+ exam takes about 1 month with 4 hours of preparation every day for newbies. Also, multiple study aids are required for vigorous preparation. For more details, click here.

Eligibility Criteria: This certification does not require any previous educational experience as it has its own set of merits. However, 2-3 years in system administration is recommended to take the exam.

The credentials can be renewed by earning 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

An applicant is required to create a Pearson VUE testing account after which it will be allotted a test center or onlineRegister for the exam here.