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Why You Should Consider the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification When Upskilling

By: Marla Ovenden-Cooper

Published On: September 8, 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic saw vast amounts of workers moving to a work-from-home model, which resulted in the acceleration of the adoption of the cloud in 2020-2021.  In their efforts to pivot, many businesses had to make these decisions very quickly. As a result, professionals are still trying to catch up on cloud technology, while currently using it. Now more than ever, businesses need professionals who are knowledgeable and can make sound decisions when working with the cloud. Professionals need to be able to successfully troubleshoot cloud implementation and make sound choices regarding automation. 

Many companies are now looking at hybrid-cloud environments, choosing specific vendors for specific needs, ensuring the service that they are using will help them achieve their goals. This means companies are working with many vendors in a multi-cloud environment. Professionals need to be able to consider the scope of their project, their needs and be confident comparing and considering different vendors when making choices. Companies have learned that they need to be able to move quickly and the cloud offers the ability to do that. The ability to move quickly requires a team of individuals who are well versed in the foundation of multiple vendors. That is why the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam focuses on vendor-neutral training that validates the skills needed for system administrators and engineers to deploy and automate secure cloud environments 

IT professionals who are certified in Cloud+ have the knowledge to make better decisions because they have the ability to compare vendors. They can assess the return on investment of cloud infrastructure services. There is also a strong IT security component to the CompTIA Cloud+ and it is highly regarded and recognized as a result.  Holding a certification in CompTIA Cloud+ is valuable because it is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 International Standard. It is also approved by the DoD for Directive 8140/8570.01-M. 

Individuals can prepare for their certification through online training courses, such as self-paced Cloud+ courses that allow flexibility while learning how to protect the organization’s critical data and cloud infrastructure. When deciding whether the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification is right for you, ask yourself if your current or desired future position aligns with the following job roles:  

  • Sr. Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Sr. Network Administrator
  • Sr. Network Engineer
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Cloud Project Manager

If you are currently in one of these roles and have been working in the field for 2-3 years you are well suited for this certification. CompTIA recommends 24-36 months in system administrator experience prior to sitting for the exam, although there are no defined prerequisites. The exam length is 90 minutes and consists of multiple-choice and performance-based questions. There are many ways to prepare for the CompTIA Cloud + Exam, but taking a Cloud+ training course from certified trainers and authorized training partners will provide you with the best opportunity for success when you take the exam. 

Are you interested in learning more about the Cloud, but have limited IT experience? Consider a self-paced CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ course.


The information contained in this post is considered true and accurate as of the publication date. However, the accuracy of this information may be impacted by changes in circumstances that occur after the time of publication. Ashton College assumes no liability for any error or omissions in the information contained in this post or any other post in our blog


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