Cloud Computing training (in-company)

This 2-day Cloud Computing in-company training will qualify you for the vendor-neutral international CompTIA Cloud Essentials certificate

Mode of study

  • Option 1: Public course 2 Day Certification Programme
  • Option 2: In-house course

See also the 3-day in-company training
'Cloud Security (CCSK)'

New international Cloud Computing certification

Virtually every organization is now exploring their potential for cloud computing, searching for a higher agility, scalability and new business opportunities. Successfully adopting the cloud starts with foundation-level knowledge of the possibilities, potential benefits and understanding of basic roadmaps to implementation.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification

Obtaining the CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification guarantees that you understand the main cloud computing principles and concepts, understand what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective and understand who is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

A principal understanding of cloud computing, and its related skill set, is essential for a well-managed implementation of any cloud project. This cloud computing credential demonstrates your understanding of the key concepts, themes and issues around cloud computing, including definitions, organizational readiness, operating in the cloud and governance and security of the cloud model.

The majority of cloud deployments today and into the foreseeable future are a mix of public clouds, private clouds and on-premise equipment from different vendors. A vendor-neutral credential such as CompTIA Cloud Essentials will prepare you to work with confidence in any cloud environment.

Target audience for the Cloud Essentials Professional training

The value and benefits of cloud computing are quickly becoming apparent to organizations of every shape and size, from the largest enterprise to the smallest business. But there is no one-size-fits-all blueprint for moving to the cloud. It requires thoughtful evaluation, comprehensive planning and technical savvy, exactly the type of skills that CompTIA Cloud Essentials will validate.

The Cloud Essentials Professional training is relevant for IT specialists, IT managers, IT technical services specialists (IT, security, infrastructure, services, systems, tests, etc.), IT relationship managers, IT support staff, IT architects, consultants, business and IT managers, business process owners, process managers, developers, analysts and risk management employees.

Cloud Computing training description: Business and Technical perspectives

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials training is a 2-day learning experience. The training provides a balanced curriculum and addresses the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. It will also explain how to adopt, operate and govern the cloud. The training enables you to successfully complete the associated CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam.

Prerequisites for this Cloud Computing training/certification

There are no formal prerequisites for this cloud computing training/certification.

CompTIA Cloud Essentials training: CPE credits

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials training is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA):

  • 14 CPE
  • 11 PDU

How to become CompTIA Cloud Essentials certified?

The training includes an exam preparation module, preparing participants to take on the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam on the second day of the training. The online exam is in closed-book format, with 40 multiple-choice questions. The pass score is 65% (26 out of 40 questions). The exam lasts for 60 minutes. Passing the exam allows candidates to become CompTIA Cloud Essentials. The exam is also available through professional testing centres worldwide.

The cloud certification program is a vendor-neutral foundation level certification program for cloud computing. The program has been developed by some of the most significant forces in the industry such as IBM, Cisco EMC, HP, Virtual Clarity and ING.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the global IT workforce. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, CompTIA is the recognized certainty for IT education and credentials and the primary advocate for IT businesses and workers. CompTIA's vision of the IT landscape is shaped by more than 25 years of global perspective and more than 2,000 members and 1,000 business partners.

With at least 5 persons, an in-company training to become Cloud Essentials Professional certified could be your best choice. An in-house training has several advantages:

  • IT saves time and money;
  • Enables you to train in the comfort of your own working environment;
  • Can be arranged for groups of 5 people or more;
  • Will take place at a time chosen by and convenient for you; and
  • Sensitive issues can be openly discussed because there are no outsiders.

Are you interested? Please call us at +31 (0)40 - 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to to discuss the possibilities.

All trainings and distance learning courses of IMF Academy can be presented in-house.

About the Cloud Credential Council

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is the international industry representation body mandated to drive alignment and develop standards for the cloud computing domain that is important for organizational and individual training and certification. The council is independent and vendor neutral, with membership that include user organizations, vendors, professional associations and international certification bodies from across the world.


  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Business perspective
  • Technical perspective
  • Adopting the cloud


  • Operating in the cloud
  • Governing the cloud
  • Exam preparation
  • Exam

Interested in an open classroom-based Cloud Essentials Professional training?
In the Netherlands, International Management Forum (IMF) organizes several open classroom-based Cloud Essentials Professional trainings, consisting of 2 days from 09.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs. The 2-day open training will take place on:

The next training dates will soon be announced. Please check this website for updates.

The fee for the open classroom-based CompTIA Cloud Essentials training is €1.680 (VAT excl.). The fee includes coffee, tea, lunches, training materials and the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional exam.

For more information please contact us or call us at +31 40 246 0220.

In-company Cloud Essentials training
The fee for the in-company CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional training is € 7.980 (VAT excl.) for a maximum of 5 participants. The fee includes all training materials and a voucher for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials exam. Traveling and other expenses of the trainer are not included and depend on the location of the training. For every participant above 5 you pay a fixed fee of € 1.250 (VAT excl.).