Cloud Computing

CompTIA Cloud+
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Course Description

CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data.

CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe, and the Cloud+ credential is the only performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform. CompTIA Cloud+ validates the technical skills needed to deploy, optimize, and protect mission-critical applications and data storage. 

This credential covers the following areas:

  • Cloud architecture and design
  • Cloud security
  • Cloud deployment
  • Operations and support
  • Troubleshooting

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only cloud-focused certification approved for DoD 8570.01-M.

Who should complete this credential?

This credential and the associated coursework are ideal for individuals looking to advance their understanding of cloud data management. This credential covers all the basics in all areas of cloud computing and provides you with an unmatched breadth of skills in a vendor-neutral format.

If you’re early in your career or would like to advance your understanding of cloud computing and its associated infrastructure, this credential is a great way to build an understanding of systems administration and networking. 

Jobs that use CompTIA Cloud+ include systems engineers, senior systems administrators, network engineers, cloud engineers, and cloud specialists. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Once you’ve reviewed the exam prep and you’re ready to take the course, follow the steps below: 

  • Navigate to the CompTIA Certification Hub
  • Before proceeding to check out or scheduling an exam, reach out to NCBCE to see if you qualify to take the exam for free or speak to a representative from your school to see if this course is offered at no-cost
  • Once you understand if you qualify, you can complete the exam via PearsonVue online and follow the step-by-step instructions to create an account, select your online exam, and earn your credential

​​Contact our NCBCE staff to see if you qualify for a free course.