CCP Module 2:
Cloud Technology Concepts

This course explores a range of the most important and relevant technology-related topics that pertain to contemporary cloud computing platforms. The course content does not get into implementation or programming details, but instead keeps coverage at a conceptual level, focusing on topics that address cloud service architecture, cloud security threats and technologies, virtualization and data processing.

Proven technologies are defined and classified as concrete architectural building blocks called “mechanisms”. The purpose of this course is to introduce cloud computing-related technology topics in a manner that is accessible to a wide range of IT professionals, as well as to empower participants with an understanding of the fundamental mechanics of a cloud platform, how the different “moving parts” can be combined, and how to address common threats and pitfalls.

The following primary topics are covered:
–  Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks
–  Virtual Servers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems, and Pay-for-Use Monitors
–  Cloud Balancing and Cloud Bursting Architectures
–  Common Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities of Cloud-based Services and Cloud-hosted Solutions 
–  Cloud Security Mechanisms Used to Counter Threats and Attacks
–  Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images
–  Cloud Service Implementation Mediums (including Web Services and REST Services)
–  Cloud Storage Benefits and Challenges
–  Cloud Storage Services, Technologies and Approaches
–  Non-Relational (NoSQL) Storage Compared to Relational Storage
–  Cloud Service Testing Considerations and Testing Types

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of instructor-led workshops taught by Arcitura Certified Trainers. These workshops can be open for public registration or delivered privately for a specific organization. Certified Trainers can teach workshops in-person at a specific location or virtually using a video-enabled remote system, such as WebEx. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or visit the Private Training page to learn more about Arcitura’s worldwide private workshop delivery options.

Below are the base materials provided to public and private workshop participants. Some public and private workshops offer promotions whereby participants receive entire Study Kits for attending workshops, or are offered discounts for the purchase of Study Kits and/or Pearson VUE exam vouchers.

Note that this course contains reading exercises that require the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text book that is provided as part of the course materials for the pre-requisite CCP Module 1.

Taking the Course using a Study Kit                 

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a Study Kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the CCP Module 2 Study Kit page for pricing information and for details. Also, visit the Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

The following materials are provided in the Study Kit for this course:

Note that this course contains reading exercises that require the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text book that is provided as part of the course materials for the pre-requisite CCP Module 1.

This Study Kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for Exam C90.02.

Study Kits and Study Bundles can be purchased using the online store. By purchasing and registering this Study Kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a public workshop.


This course corresponds to Exam C90.02, which is required for the following certification(s):
Certified Cloud Technology Professional
Certified Cloud Architect
Certified Cloud Security Specialist
Certified Cloud Governance Specialist
Certified Cloud Storage Specialist
Certified Cloud Virtualization Specialist
Certified Cloud Capacity Specialist

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding Study Kit.