5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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Our Online Career Training Programs are competitively priced and offer you an exceptional value as you train for your new career.

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Military Spouse?

We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country.

Check out MyCAA and whether you qualify for up to $4000 in tution assistance!

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CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training

Earn Your CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

The rapid growth of cloud computing has created excellent opportunities for those with advanced skills in cloud-related computing. Recognizing this opportunity, CompTIA created the Cloud+ Certification, an exam and certification that validates cloud-specific competencies. This 100% online course will teach you key concepts and skills required to build, maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services. Key topics include virtualization, infrastructure, security, systems management and business continuity.

6 months / 75 Course Hours

Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University

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Online CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training

Self-Paced - Instructor Led

Study on your own schedule
Includes CompTIA Exam Voucher

Job Outlook for CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

  • Cloud computing is among the most dynamic career areas in the current economy. Data gathered by TechRepublic.com indicates that job postings for the three major cloud platforms - Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Services and Microsoft Azure - grew by well over 200% between 2015 and 2019. Google Cloud postings grew by over 1300%.
  • For the single year between 2018 and 2019, AWS postings grew by 21.07%, Azure-related opportunities grew 30.59%, and Google Cloud professionals saw an increase of 40.87% in job postings.
  • Experts expect the strong trend to continue as organizations migrate their data to the cloud and discover new opportunities for applications and data services in the cloud environment.

CompTIA Cloud+ Certification FAQs

What Kind Of Job Can I Get With CompTIA Cloud+ Certification?

Cloud computing is a fast-growing and dynamic area within IT, so job titles often vary by employer or industry convention. However, titles commonly associated with the CompTIA Cloud+ certification include:

  • System Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Developer
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Project Manager, Cloud
  • Computing Services
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Manager, Data Center SANs
  • Business Analyst, Cloud Computing

What Does The CompTIA Cloud+ Exam Cover?

The CompTIA Cloud+ exam validates hands-on IT knowledge and skills. It integrates cloud computing skills across multi-vendor platforms, especially the movement of databases, systems and applications to the various cloud platforms. Cloud+ focuses on system administration tasks not limited by specific vendor functions or features. It consists of 110 performance-based and multiple-choice questions (maximum) delivered over the course of an hour and 45 minutes. Cloud+ certification exam candidates are expected to be prepared in the following areas:

  • System Configurations & Deployment
  • Cloud System Management
  • Maintenance of a Cloud Computing Instance and System
  • Security Controls for Cloud Computing
  • Cloud System Troubleshooting

Does The CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Expire?

Because cloud computing is a rapidly-changing field, CompTIA recommends that Cloud+ certificate holders pursue an aggressive regime of continuous learning. Cloud+ Certification is valid for three years from the date of your exam. It can be renewed in three-year increments based on continuing education (CE) requirements.

How Much Do CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Jobs Pay?

Cloud computing professionals are well-compensated. According to PayScale.com, CompTIA Cloud+ certificate holders earn $78,600 per year, on average.

Course Objectives

  • Prepare to take and pass the CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam
  • A solid foundation in key cloud concepts, models, and computing skills
  • How to implement and maintain virtualization, infrastructure, troubleshooting, resource management, security, systems management, and business continuity
  • How to assess and establish network and storage security concepts and best practices in cloud environments
  • How to diagnose and optimize cloud computing performance
  • How to deploy and maintain hardware resources and enable virtual environments
CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, CompTIA recommends holding the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications, or equivalent experience, before taking the Cloud+ certification exam.

Curriculum

  • CLOUD CONCEPTS AND MODELS
    Contrasting cloud services and delivery models; object storage concepts
  • VIRTUALIZATION
    Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices; benefits of virtualization in a cloud environment
  • INFRASTRUCTURE
    Storage technologies, configuration concepts and provisioning; network configuration, optimization and troubleshooting basic connectivity issues
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    Resource monitoring techniques; best practices for allocating physical host resources and virtual guest resources
  • SECURITY
    Network security concepts, tools and best practices; identifying access control methods and implementing guest and host hardening techniques
  • BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN THE CLOUD
    Disaster recovery methods and concepts; deploying solutions to meet availability requirements

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

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