Certified Cloud Technology Professional

A Certified Cloud Technology Professional has demonstrated proficiency in the concepts, IT resources, and implementation mechanisms used to assemble and evolve cloud platforms via common utilization models.

 

A Certified Cloud Technology Professional has demonstrated proficiency in the concepts, IT resources, and implementation mechanisms used to assemble and evolve cloud platforms via common utilization models, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

An understanding of fundamental cloud computing concepts and terminology are second nature to the Cloud Technology Professional, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and general implications of using and combining common cloud computing mechanisms and cloud security mechanisms.

Furthermore, the Cloud Technology Professional must possess the ability to associate cloud computing mechanisms to the realization of specific characteristics, benefits, and goals assigned to cloud environments and cloud-based solutions. In addition, the Cloud Technology Professional needs to be able to identify the common threats and challenges to cloud services and supporting IT resources, in order to leverage cloud security mechanisms and when necessary, moderate the use of cloud computing mechanisms.

To achieve this certification, the following exams must be completed with a passing grade:
–  Exam C90.01: Fundamental Cloud Computing
–  Exam C90.02: Cloud Technology Concepts
–  Exam C90.03: Cloud Technology Lab

Note that the Cloud Technology Professional designation is based on vendor-neutral coverage of cloud technologies, cloud computing technology considerations, and related topics. Although vendor-specific examples of some discussed technologies are provided, none of the required exams, nor the attainment of the certification, requires any knowledge or expertise in vendor-specific products. The purpose of this certification is to instill proven understanding and capabilities of common, foundational cloud computing technology concepts, mechanisms, and considerations. This knowledge establishes a sound foundation that can be further built upon with vendor-specific training and experience.