Professional Cloud Technology Associate – fact sheet

Professional Cloud Technology Associate


Certificate: Professional Cloud Technology Associate
Duration: 3 days
Course Delivery: Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor: Cloud Credential Council
Language: English
Credits: at discretion of your professional organisation

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. 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.


The Professional Cloud Developer course will be of interest to:

Primary audience:

  • IT Managers and solution consultants
  • IT Specialists (Analysts, Developers, Architects, Testing, etc.)
  • IT Administrators (System, Database, etc.)
  • IT Provisioning and Maintenance (Hardware, Network, Storage, etc.)

Secondary audience includes Sales, Purchase, Audit, and Legal.

Learning Objectives:

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.

Benefits of Taking This Course:

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)

Follow-on Courses:

There are no formal follow-on courses but the following can be effective:

  • Vendor specific product training, as well as
  • advanced security, technical, and architectural training.

Course Materials:

Participants receive a copy of the classroom presentation material and the Participant Handbook.


  • Exam Format: Closed-book format.
  • Internet and browser based
  • Questions: 40 multiple choice questions
  • Passing Score: 65%
  • Exam Duration: 75 minutes
  • Proctoring: Live/Webcam

Technical Requirements:

For eBooks:


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Introduction to theCloud Business Model Emerging cloud technologies  Preparing for Cloud Adoption
Introduction to Virtualization Cloud Security, Risk and Governance  Implementing the Cloud

Detailed course content

  1. Introduction to the Cloud Business Model
    • Review Traditional Computing Challenges and Concerns
    • Cloud Computing Concept, History, and Definitions (Characteristics, Service Models, and Deployment Models)
    • Cloud Computing Benefits and Challenges, Application Profile suitability, APIs
    • Cloud Reference Architecture and Common Terminologies
  1. Introduction to Virtualization: The Backbone Technology of Cloud Computing
    • Definition, Concepts, History, and Relationship to Cloud Computing
    • Benefits, Challenges, Risks, and Suitability to Organizations
    • Hypervisor: Role and Purpose in Virtualization and the Various Hypervisor Types
    • Terminologies and the different Types of Virtualization
  1. Overview of Cloud Technologies and Applications
    • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
    • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
    • Big Data, Analytics, NoSQL, NewSQL, HTML5
  1. Cloud Security, Risk and Governance
    • Risk and Governance Definitions
    • Impact of Cloud Essential Characteristics
    • Impact of Cloud Service Models
    • Impact of Cloud Deployment Models
    • Risk Management and Governance
  1. Preparing for Cloud Adoption
    • Cloud Strategy and Roadmap Preparation
    • Solution Architectures: For Various Services, Deployment Models, and Organizational Capabilities
    • Cloud Service Provider, SLA, and Cloud Migration
    • Cloud Governance and Risk
  1. Implementing the Cloud: Cloud Service Management
    • Cloud Service Management (CSM) Overview: Definition, Architecture, Lifecycle, Actors
    • Business Support
    • Provisioning/Configuration
    • Portability/Interoperability



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