ISBN-10:
1260461785
ISBN-13:
9781260461787
Pub. Date:
02/21/2020
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition (Exam CLO-002) / Edition 2

CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition (Exam CLO-002) / Edition 2

by Daniel Lachance Lachance IT Consulting Inc.Daniel Lachance Lachance IT Consulting Inc.
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The best IT certification exam study system available

Filled with hands-on exercises and practice exam questions, CompTIA Cloud Essentials+™ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition (Exam CLO-002) covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CLO-002
  • Exam Readiness checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam
  • Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter
  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all the exam topics, including: The Principles of Cloud Computing • The Business Side of Cloud Computing • Cloud Planning • Compliance and the Cloud • Cloud Storage Infrastructure • Cloud Network Infrastructure • Cloud Computing Infrastructure • Applications and Big Data in the Cloud • Cloud DevOps • Security and the Cloud • Managing Cloud Risk

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      Product Details

      ISBN-13: 9781260461787
      Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
      Publication date: 02/21/2020
      Edition description: 2nd ed.
      Pages: 304
      Sales rank: 509,983
      Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

      About the Author

      Daniel Lachance, CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MCT, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting, Inc. He is the author of several books, including CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Practice Exams, CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SK0-004), and CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams, Second Edition (Exam SY0-401).

      Table of Contents

      Preface xvii

      Acknowledgments xxi

      Introduction xxiii

      Part I Cloud Computing Introduction

      1 The Principles of Cloud Computing 3

      Identifying Cloud Computing Characteristics 4

      Elasticity and Scalability 4

      Self-service 6

      Broad Network Access 6

      Pay-as-You-Go 8

      Availability 8

      Identifying Cloud Service Models 9

      Software as a Service (SaaS) 10

      Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 10

      Platform as a Service (PaaS) 11

      Other Cloud Service Models 11

      Identifying Cloud Deployment Models 12

      Understanding Cloud Shared Responsibility 12

      Shared Responsibility Examples 13

      Exercise 1-1 Sign Up for a Free Microsoft Azure Cloud Subscription 13

      Certification Summary 17

      Two-Minute Drill 18

      Q&A Self Test 19

      Self Test Answers 22

      2 The Business Side of Cloud Computing 25

      The Business Case for Cloud Computing 26

      Ongoing Operating Expenses (OPEX) 26

      Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and the Cloud 27

      Service Level Agreements 28

      Chargeback 30

      Managing Cloud Costs 30

      Reserved and Spot Instances 31

      Cloud Subscription Types 32

      Licensing 32

      Exercise 2-1 Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator 33

      Exercise 2-2 Microsoft Azure Budgets and Alerts 33

      Certification Summary 34

      Two-Minute Drill 35

      Q&A Self Test 36

      Self Test Answers 39

      Part II Cloud Design Requirements

      3 Cloud Planning 45

      Cloud Feasibility 46

      Feasibility Study 47

      Cloud Pilot Program 47

      Solving Business Problems with the Cloud 48

      Map Computing Requirements to Cloud Services 48

      Data Sovereignty and Privacy 48

      Cloud Migration Strategies 52

      Lift and Shift 53

      Rip and Replace 55

      Exercise 3-1 Run an On-Premises Cloud Migration Assessment for Microsoft SQL Server 55

      Certification Summary 57

      Two-Minute Drill 58

      Q&A Self Test 59

      Self Test Answers 62

      4 Compliance and the Cloud 65

      Laws, Regulations, and Security Standards 66

      Legal and Regulatory Compliance 66

      Cloud Service Provider Compliance 68

      NIST SP 800-53 68

      ISO/IEC 27017:2015 68

      FedRAMP 69

      Sarbanes-Oxley Act 71

      Business Requirements and Cloud Solutions 71

      Data Artifacts 71

      Cloud Service Provider Security Control Implementation 73

      Exercise 4-1 Review Amazon Web Services

      Regulatory Compliance 75

      Certification Summary 76

      Two-Minute Drill 76

      Q&A Self Test 77

      Self Test Answers 80

      Part III Cloud Infrastructure

      5 Cloud Storage Infrastructure 85

      Storage Media 86

      Drive Types 86

      IOPS 87

      Cloud Storage Configuration 88

      File and Object Storage 88

      Hot and Cold Storage 89

      Replication and Encryption 90

      Databases in the Cloud 91

      Database Types 92

      Content Delivery Networks 93

      Exercise 5-1 Create a Microsoft Azure Storage Account 94

      Exercise 5-2 Upload Content to a Microsoft Azure Storage Account 95

      Certification Summary 97

      Two-Minute Drill 98

      Q&A Self Test 99

      Self Test Answers 102

      6 Cloud Network Infrastructure 105

      Cloud Network Components 106

      Connecting to Cloud Environments 106

      Site-to-Site VPNs 108

      Client-to-Site VPNs 109

      Cloud Virtual Networks 110

      Network Protocols 112

      Cloud Load Balancing 113

      Exercise 6-1 Create a Microsoft Azure Virtual Network 114

      Exercise 6-2 Configure a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Circuit 115

      Certification Summary 117

      Two-Minute Drill 117

      Q&A Self Test 119

      Self Test Answers 122

      7 Cloud Compute Infrastructure 125

      Virtualization in the Cloud 126

      Virtual Machine Sizing 126

      Cloud Virtual Machine Components 128

      Operating System Selection 128

      Virtual Network Interface Cards 131

      Routing Table Entries 133

      High-Performance Computing 133

      Exercise 7-1 Deploy a Windows-Based Virtual Machine in the Cloud 135

      Exercise 7-2 Remotely Manage a Cloud Windows Virtual Machine 135

      Certification Summary 137

      Two-Minute Drill 137

      Q&A Self Test 139

      Self Test Answers 142

      8 Applications and Big Data in the Cloud 145

      Service-Oriented Architecture 146

      Microservices 146

      Content Management Systems 148

      Blockchain 149

      Crypto currency Miners 151

      Cryptocurrency Implementations 151

      Application Containers 153

      Container Images 153

      Containers 154

      Big Data Analytics 154

      Internet of Things 156

      Machine Learning 156

      Exercise 8-1 Create a Microsoft Azure Queue 157

      Exercise 8-2 Create a Microsoft Azure Container Registry 159

      Certification Summary 160

      Two-Minute Drill 161

      Q&A Self Test 163

      Self Test Answers 166

      9 Cloud DevOps 169

      Software Development in the Cloud 170

      Application Programming Interfaces 170

      Data Exchange Formats 172

      Software Testing 173

      Sandboxing 173

      Testing Types 175

      Continuous Integration and Delivery 175

      Code Repositories 176

      How CI/CD Works 176

      Cloud Resource Deployment 177

      Cloud Automation 177

      Cloud Orchestration 178

      Exercise 9-1 Deploy Cloud Virtual Machines Using Templates 178

      Certification Summary 179

      Two-Minute Drill 180

      Q&A Self Test 182

      Self Test Answers 185

      Part IV Securing the Cloud

      10 Security and the Cloud 191

      Confidentiality 192

      Encryption 192

      Transport Layer Security 195

      Data Integrity and Message Authentication 196

      Hashing 197

      Digital Signatures 197

      Availability 197

      Identity and Access Management 198

      Identity Providers 199

      Single Sign-On 199

      Multifactor Authentication 200

      Exercise 10-1 Check Virtual Machine Disk Encryption Compliance 201

      Exercise 10-2 Create a Microsoft Azure Active Directory Tenant 204

      Certification Summary 206

      Two-Minute Drill 206

      Q&A Self Test 208

      Self Test Answers 211

      11 Managing Cloud Risk 215

      Risk Management 216

      Risk Assessments 216

      Risk Treatments 217

      Assets and Threats 218

      Asset Inventory 218

      Threat Prioritization 219

      Threat Mitigation 220

      Security Policies 220

      Control Objectives and Security Controls 220

      Disaster Recovery 221

      Continuous Monitoring 222

      Security Testing and Auditing 224

      Vulnerability Scanning 224

      Penetration Testing 225

      Exercise 11-1 Secure Data at Rest 226

      Certification Summary 228

      Two-Minute Drill 229

      Q&A Self Test 231

      Self Test Answers 234

      Part V Appendix and Glossary

      A About the Online Content 239

      System Requirements 240

      Your Total Seminars Training Hub Account 240

      Privacy Notice 240

      Single User License Terms and Conditions 240

      TotalTester Online 242

      Ebook PDF 242

      Technical Support 243

      Glossary 245

      Index 259

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