In perusing the press releases at the CompTIA Website this morning, I came across an item dated November 8, 2011, and entitled “CompTIA and ITpreneurs Collaborate on New Cloud Computing Credential.” The credential is called the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam and it’s intended to provide a vendor-neutral take on cloud-based computing technology both from the nuts-and-bolts technology side and from a business perspective as well. Additional emphasis is placed on understanding the processes and changes involved in migrating to a cloud-based architecture, and in monitoring and managing such environments as well.
This exam is slated to go live in December, 2011, and consists of 50 questions administered in a one-hour time slot. The cut score is 72 percent (36 out of 50 questions correct, in other words), and the exam ID is CLO-001. No pricing information is available as yet, but it will probably be between $180 and $250 in keeping with other typical CompTIA exam price points. Stay tuned to the CompTIA Website for more information and “go live” date and cost information.