Cloud Technology Associate

Associate Level

LOGO-CCC-CTA

The CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ certification demonstrates that candidates have the basic skill set and knowledge associated with cloud and virtualization. The certification is a critical step to advance your career as organizations look for qualified Cloud Technology Associates.

The certification allows IT professionals to operate effectively in a cloud environment as they can demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and relevant terminology. It furthermore  provides the foundation needed in order to successfully complete subsequent vendor-specific training / certification programs and also provides a baseline for the subsequent CCC Professional level certifications.

The CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ certification is the first building block for an IT professional looking to get familiar with cloud concepts, and is an excellent segway into vendor-specific cloud training and certification programs.

Certification adds value to the career development of IT professionals as the Cloud Technology Associate certification is globally recognized.

Provides relevant competences for IT professionals to work in a modern, innovative IT organization.

Will help the IT professional to advance his or her career in the cloud and virtualization domain.

Course Description

Cloud computing is not just a technology, but also a new model for organizing, contracting and delivering information technology systems. This model has great potential for benefits but also new risks.

Professional Cloud Technology Associate starts with proper definitions of cloud computing and virtualization, and explains the benefits and applications. Technology is explained, but mostly in a vendor neutral way. A lab activity is included which enables participants to understand the cloud in a practical manner. Besides, the course is contemporary with the inclusion of latest cloud technologies and applications.

Subsequently, the risks of cloud computing are pointed out as well as ways of managing these risks. In the final part of the course the process of making choices in the adoption process of cloud is explained and cloud service management is broken down into details.

The course is an excellent way to prepare professionals who are considering cloud computing in their organizations.

Course Specifications

At the end of this course, the participant will gain competencies in and be able to:

– Identify the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and virtualization including business benefits of cloud computing and technical aspects (high-level) of virtualization.
– Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing and virtualization.
– Identify the characteristics of cloud applications.
– Identify the steps to successfully adopt cloud services.
– Understand cloud security and identify the risks involved in cloud computing as well as the risk mitigation measures.
– Understand the factors involved for implementation of different cloud models.

The course allows IT professionals to operate effectively in a cloud environment as they can demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and relevant terminology. It furthermore provides the foundation needed in order to successfully complete subsequent vendor-specific training / certification programs and also provides a baseline for the subsequent CCC Professional level certifications.

Participants report that this training allows them to better communicate with their peers on cloud benefits and risks, and that they are in a better position to evaluate vendor proposals for cloud computing.

There are no formal prerequisites; however, it is recommended that participants have:
6+ months of experience in Internet/web technologies,
Some basic knowledge of storage and network technologies (preferred)

There are no formal follow-on courses but it would be effective if, participant go though some:
Vendor specific product training, as well as more advanced security, technical, and architectural training.

Exam Format: Closed-book format.
Questions: 40 multiple choice questions
Passing Score: 65%
Exam Duration: 60 minutes
Proctoring: Live/Webcam

For eBooks:
– Internet for downloading the eBook
– Laptop, tablet, Smart Phone, eReader (no Kindle)
– Adobe DRM supported software (e.g. Digital Editions, Bluefire Reader)
– eBook download and activation instructions

This Course will be interest to:

IT Managers and solution consultants
IT Specialists 
IT Administrators
IT Provisioning and Maintenance