I’ve been blogging a lot about cloud certifications lately, and in researching an upcoming Cloud Cert Survey story for Tom’s IT Pro, have also uncovered a number of new credentials that will be going live over the next 6-9 months (at least 15 of them, in fact). In just over three weeks, in fact, CompTIA will be launching its second cloud certification (the first is CompTIA Cloud Essentials) — namely, CompTIA Cloud+.
This time, when CompTIA says “Coming Soon” they really mean it — Cloud+ goes live on 10/1/2013.
Where the Cloud Essentials credential is an entry-level, foundational certification, Cloud+ aims at IT practitioners who work in and around cloud computing environments, and who are tasked with implementing and maintaining cloud infrastructures. Thus, CompTIA recommends that candidates should possess a minimum of two to three years’ experience in IT networking, storage, or data center administration. They should also be familiar with “any major technologies for server virtualization,” such as VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM Server, Citrix XenServer, IBM PowerVM, Linux KVM, and so forth.
Exam objectives are already available from CompTIA’s Cloud+ page for download (registration required). The exam will run for two hours, and include 120 questions. A passing score is 750 on a scale of 100-900 (~81%). The exam code for Cloud+ is CV0-001, and exam vouchers are already available for purchase from CompTIA.