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CompTIA’s Cloud Essential+ certification validates the IT professional has the knowledge to explain cloud principles, identify cloud networking concepts and storage techniques and understand cloud design aspects. Understands risk management and response concepts related to cloud services and identify the importance and impacts of compliance in the cloud.

No, the Cloud Essentials+ is an entry level course.

Yes, the Cloud Essentials+ is an entry level course.

The Cloud Essentials+ certification is for both the IT and non-technical professional who requires the essential business expertise needed to make informed cloud service decisions.

Yes, the Cloud Essentials+ certification is globally recognized vendor neutral certification utilizing key business principles and fundamental cloud concepts that validates data-driven recommendations.

Yes, the Cloud Essentials+ certification meets ISO 17024 standards and meets the DoD 8570.01-M requirements.

No, there are no prerequisites to take the Cloud Essentials+ training course.

Cloud Essentials+ certified professionals can apply for jobs such as Sales and Marketing Staff in cloud product or service management, Business Analysts, Business Process Owners, Managed Service Provider Personnel, Technical Support Staff.

According to, the average salary for a Cloud Essentials+ certified professional is $67,977.

The Cloud Essentials+ exam will have a maximum of 75 questions.

You will have 60 minutes to complete the Cloud Essentials+ exam. 

The minimum passing score on the Cloud Essentials+ exam 720 out of 900 points.

The price of the Cloud Essentials+ exam is $130.

No, there are no eligibility requirements to take the Cloud essentials+ exam.

You can take your Cloud essentials+ exam at a local Pearson VUE testing center or online.

The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a known as the largest vendor neutral certification program in the IT industry that offers education, training, and certifications. CompTIA has awarded more than 2.5 million certificates throughout the IT workforce.

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