9318 – Cloud +Download Course Outline
Title: Cloud + 9318; 5 Days, Instructor-led
Description: The CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments, who must understand and deliver cloud infrastructure. Recommended experience includes at least 24-36 months of work experience in IT networking, storage, or data center administration, and familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization. The CompTIA Cloud+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the knowledge required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments.
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Audience & Prerequisites: It is recommended for CompTIA Cloud+ candidates to have the following: CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA, though CompTIA certifications are not required Have at least 24-36 months of work experience in IT networking, network storage, or data center administration Familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization, though vendorspecific certifications in virtualization are not required
Course Outline Details: 1.0 Cloud Concepts and Models 1.1 Compare and contrast cloud services SaaS (according to NIST) IaaS (according to NIST) CaaS (according to NIST) PaaS (according to NIST) XaaS (according to NIST) DaaS (according to NIST) BPaaS Accountability and responsibility based on service models 1.2 Compare and contrast cloud delivery models and services Private Public Hybrid Community On-premise vs. Off-premise hosting Accountability and responsibility based on delivery models Security differences between models Functionality and performance validation based on chosen delivery model Orchestration platforms 1.3 Summarize cloud characteristics and terms Elasticity On-demand self-serve/just in time service Pay-as-you-grow Chargeback Ubiquitous access Metering resource pooling Multitenancy Cloud bursting Rapid deployment Automation 1.4 Explain object storage concepts Object ID Metadata Data/blob Extended metadata Policies Replicas Access control 2.0 Virtualization 2.1 Explain the differences between hypervisor types Type I and Type II Proprietary vs. open source Consumer vs. enterprise use 2.2 Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices Creating, importing, and exporting template and virtual machines Install guest tools Snapshots and cloning Image backups vs. file backups Virtual NIC Virtual disks Virtual switches VLAN VSAN 2.3 Given a scenario, perform virtual resource migration Establish requirements Maintenance scheduling Reasons Storage migration Online vs. offline migrations Physical to Virtual (P2V) Virtual to Virtual (V2V) Virtual to Physical (V2P) 2.4 Explain the benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment Shared resources Elasticity Network and application isolation Infrastructure consolidation Virtual datacenter creation 2.5 Compare and contrast virtual components used to construct a cloud environment Virtual network components Shared memory Virtual CPU Storage Virtualization 3.0 Infrastructure 3.1 Compare and contrast various storage technologies Network Attached Storage (NAS) Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Storage Area Network (SAN) Different access protocols Protocols and applications Management differences 3.2 Explain storage configuration concepts Disk types Tiering RAID levels File system types 3.3 Execute storage provisioning Creating LUNs Creating network shares Zoning and LUN masking Multipathing Implications of adding capacity to a NAS and SAN 3.4 Given a scenario, implement appropriate network configurations NAT PAT Subnetting/Supernetting VLAN and VLAN tagging Network port configurations Switching and routing in physical and virtual environments 3.5 Explain the importance of network optimization WAN LAN MAN Bandwidth Latency Compression Caching Load balancing Devices on the same subnet 3.6 Given a scenario, troubleshoot basic network connectivity issues Tools Review documentation and device configuration settings Review system logs 3.7 Explain common network protocols, ports, and topologies Trunk ports Port binding/aggregation Common ports Common protocols Types of networks 3.8 Explain common hardware resources and features used to enable virtual environments BIOS/firmware configurations Minimum memory capacity and configuration Number of CPUs Number of Cores NICs quantity, speeds, and configurations Internal hardware compatibility HBAs Storage media 4.0 Network Management 4.1 Given a scenario, implement and use proper resource monitoring techniques Protocols Alert methods Establish baselines and thresholds Automated responses to specific events Examine processes usage / resource usage 4.2 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate physical (host) resources using best practices Memory CPU Storage and network allocation Entitlement/quotas (shares) Reservations Licensing Resource pooling 4.3 Given a scenario, appropriately allocate virtual (guest) resources using best practices Virtual CPU Memory Storage and network allocation Entitlement/quotas (shares) Hard limit, soft limit Reservations, licensing Dynamic resource allocation Resource pooling CPU affinity Physical resource redirection and mapping to virtual resources 4.4 Given a scenario, use appropriate tools for remote access Remote hypervisor access RDP SSH Console port HTTP 5.0 Security 5.1 Explain network security concepts, tools, and best practices ACLs VPNs IDS/IPS hardware/software-based firewalls DMZ Review / audit logs Attacks 5.2 Explain storage security concepts, methods, and best practices Obfuscation Access Control Lists Zoning LUN masking User and host authentication Review/audit logs 5.3 Compare contrast different encryption technologies and methods PKI IPSEC SSL/TLS Ciphers Encryption for data in transit and encryption for data at rest 5.4 Identify access control methods Role-based administration Mandatory access controls Discretionary access controls Multifactor authentication Single sign-on Federation 5.5 Implement guest and host hardening techniques Disabling unneeded ports and services User credentials Host-based/software firewalls Antivirus software Patching Deactivating default accounts 6.0 Systems Management 6.1 Explain policies and procedures as they relate to a cloud environment Network and IP planning/documentation Configuration standardization and documentation Change management best practices Configuration management Capacity management Systems life cycle management Maintenance windows 6.2 Given a scenario, diagnose, remediate and optimize physical host performance Disk performance Disk tuning Disk latency Swap disk space I/O tuning Performance management and monitoring tools Establish baseline and create documentation with appropriate tools Hypervisor configuration best practices Impact of configuration changes to the virtual environment Common issues 6.3 Explain common performance concepts as they relate to the host and the guest IOPS Read vs. write files File system performance Metadata performance Caching Bandwidth Throughput (bonding/teaming) Jumbo frames Network latency Hop counts QoS Multpathing Load balancing Scaling 6.4 Implement appropriate testing techniques when deploying cloud services Test replication Test latency Test bandwidth Test load balancing Test application servers Test storage Test application delivery Service performance testing and application performance testing Penetration testing Vulnerability assessment Separation of duties during testing 7.0 Business Continuity in the Cloud 7.1 Compare and contrast disaster recovery methods and concepts Redundancy Failover Geographical diversity Failback Replication Site mirroring Hot site Cold site Warm site Backup and recovery Archiving and offsite storage Replication types RTO RPO MTBF MTTR Mission critical requirements 7.2 Deploy solutions to meet availability requirements Fault tolerance Multipathing Load balancing
Start Date: 11/11/2019
End Date: 11/15/2019