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 2-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 6 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 6 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.
  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Business perspective
  • Technical perspective
  • Adopting the cloud

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

Your trainer is Peter H.J. van Eijk
Your Cloud Essentials Professional certification trainer is Peter H.J. van Eijk. Peter is an independent consultant on the management of cloud computing and other digital infrastructures, as well as a speaker, teacher and writer. Peter is Master Global Trainer of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional training, a Cloud Credential Council certified trainer and a certified CCSK instructor at Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

“Peter van Eijk is an innovative IT strategist who makes connections between business, people and technology. With wit and confrontation he guides you to new approaches. He is inimitably hard core internet oriented, yet never forgets that communication is between people, not machines.”

“I attended his Virtualization Essentials Professional training and it was one the best training experiences I have encountered. Peter brings his vast knowledge on the subject and makes it easy to understand the various concepts in what can seem a very complicated environment. I highly recommend Peter and his abilities to help organizations improve their virtualization and cloud education and implementation initiatives.”

“Peter made the Cloud Computing and Virtualization course a real learning experience for everyone.”

“Peter was my teacher for the Virtualization Essentials Professional course. His adaptive approach and broad knowledge of the subject made this course valuable to me.”

“Peter is a problem solver in the digital networked world. His scope is enormous, ranging from hardcore technology to organizational processes. Highly recommended if there is something to improve in your organization’s IT dept./infrastructure.”

“Peter is an expert in IT infrastructure and strategy. He also is a real professional.”

“Peter is a brilliant analyst of complex systems with extensive up-to-date knowledge of infrastructural issues and possibilities. He masters out-of-the-box thinking as well as regular solution development.”

"The trainer has lots of knowledge about the topic."

"Very good training."

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.
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:
  • 20 and 21 January, 2015, in Amsterdam

The fee for the open classroom-based CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional 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.

The in-company and open Cloud Essentials Professional trainings are available for resale.

All our trainings and distance learning courses are available for resale. Find out how to become a reseller and contact us (+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 6 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 6 you pay a fixed fee of € 1,250 (VAT excl.).