Cloud and Virtualization Essentials Combo Training

Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led training combines two training courses:

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • Virtualization Essentials Professional (VEP)

The course focuses on how to utilize virtualization and cloud computing in a business or enterprise environment. The instructor examines both the technical and business perspectives regarding the benefits of combined technologies.


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.


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Course Outline

Cloud Computing Introduction

  • Cloud Computing Overview 
  • The History of Cloud Computing 
  • Specialized and Specific Cloud Services

The Business Value of the Cloud

  • The Need for the Cloud 
  • Scalability 
  • Security
  • Impact of the Cloud on Business

Technical Perspectives of the Cloud

  • Deployment Models 
  • Network Requirements for Developing the Cloud
  • Self Service and Automation
  • Federation 
  • Standardization

Technical Challenges of Cloud Computing

  • Storage 
  • Performance of Applications
  • Integrating Data 
  • Mitigating Risks 
  • The Application Architecture and Involved Development Process

Successful Adoption of Cloud Based Services

  • Steps to Adopting Cloud Services 
  • An Organization’s Capability to Adopt Cloud Services 
  • Capabilities and Roles of a Cloud Vendor
  • Migrating Applications

ITIL and Cloud Computing

  • Overview of ITIL 
  • Laying Out a Service Strategy 
  • Designing Cloud Services 
  • Transitioning to a Live Environment 
  • Running a Cloud Service Operation 
  • Continuous Improvement of Service

Identifying Risks and Consequences

  • Organizational Risks 
  • Technical Risks 
  • Legal Risks 
  • Evaluating the Cost of Cloud Computing 
  • Identifying the Maintenance Aspects of Strategic Flexibility

 Virtualization Essentials:

  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Virtualization from a Business Perspective
  • Server Virtualization
  • Networks, Storage and Applications
  • Utilizing Workplace Virtualization Technologies
  • Adopting Virtualization
  • Operating Virtualization
  • Effectively Managing Virtualization

Exam Information

Cloud Essentials

Cloud Essentials covers the following domains:

  • Technical Perspective/Cloud Types – 20%
  • Cloud Computing and Business Value – 20%
  • Cloud Services Characteristics from a Business Perspective – 15%
  • Steps to Succesfsul Adoption of Cloud Computing – 15%
  • Risks and Consequences of Cloud Computing – 15%
  • Impact and Changes of Cloud Computing on IT Service Management – 15%

The Cloud Essentials certification exam consists of:

  • 50 questions
  • Passing Score is 720
  • 60 minute time frame to complete
  • Test Delivery is through Pearson VUE

Virtualization Essentials Professional (VEP)

VEP covers the following topics:

  • Business Perspective of Virtualization
  • Technical Capabilities and Operating Model for Virtual Infrastructures
  • Integrating Virtualization into an Organization’s Current Risk and Regulatory Framework
  • Benefits and Associated Costs
  • Adoption Barriers and Steps for Successful Adoption
  • Impact on IT Service Manaement

The Virtualization Essential Professional certification exam consists of:

  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Closed book
  • 60 minute time frame to complete
  • Passing score is 65% (26 out of 40)
  • Test Delivery through Pearson VUE

Phoenix TS is an authorized testing center for Pearson VUE & Prometric exams. Register for exams by visiting the Pearson VUE and Prometric websites or call us at (240) 667-7757.

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