Comptia Cloud + or cloud essentials

ialafrozialafroz Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
hello folks,

could someone please provide a quick explanation on what is the main difference between these two certifications?, the idea is to select the most appropriate for my job. Right now I am in the IT security field.

Regards.

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  • nsternster Posts: 231Member
    Cloud Essentials is too basic and not worth your time
  • ialafrozialafroz Posts: 3Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    nster wrote: »
    Cloud Essentials is too basic and not worth your time

    good enough :)

    Thank you.
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member
    not to mention that cloud+ is a Continuing Education certification (keep it updated with other certificationas) and it's only $50 on ProctorU right now.

    Cloud essentials is a lifetime certification but it's a more basic introduction to the cloud, and it's more then $50...
    WGU B.S. IT - Security Progress Start Date: Mar 1 2015 Transferred|Required|In Progress|Completed
    C176 C220 C221 C393 C394 C172 C178 C164 C457 C455 C456 C480 (42 CUs Xfered)
    C247 C299 (12 CUs Required to Graduate)
    C247
    C299 (12 CU In Progress)
    C182 ORA1 C459 C132 C168 C376 C483 C255 C278 C173 C169 C175 C484 C170 C179 C451 C100 C246
    C435 C436(68 CU Completed)
  • tahjzhuantahjzhuan Posts: 270Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm going through a cloud essentials CBT with pluralsight/trainsignal. It seems like stuff that's good to know for someone with limited cloud experience. I don't know that it would add value to a resume.
  • balcobullsbalcobulls Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just passed my cloud + exam in late March. If you are going to go for the Cloud + you are very limited on study material. The only real trustworthy book is CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide (Exam CV0-001) by wilson and stammer. I would also advise you to google a few things cloud as well to learn the lingo a little better. The book covers about 90% of the test in my opinion.
  • c0mptiac0mptia Posts: 146Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    balcobulls wrote: »
    I just passed my cloud + exam in late March. If you are going to go for the Cloud + you are very limited on study material. The only real trustworthy book is CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide (Exam CV0-001) by wilson and stammer. I would also advise you to google a few things cloud as well to learn the lingo a little better. The book covers about 90% of the test in my opinion.

    Correct... X2
  • mcttrainermcttrainer Posts: 18Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ialafroz,

    As both a Cloud+ and Cloud Essentials trainer, I'll give you a brief reply to your question.

    Cloud Essentials is designed for IT Executives (CIO, IT Director, IT Manager) who are knowledgeable about IT but may not necessarily be a boots-to-the-ground technician or administrator. These individuals are decision makers who must decide whether or not to invest in cloud computing. As a result, this exam is less technical than Cloud+. It also contains more business-oriented questions that Cloud+ lacks.

    Cloud+ is designed for IT Technicians. Think of it as, sort of, a basic Network+ with a lot of cloud computing and virtualization mixed in. Its more technical than Cloud Essentials thus it favors technicians and administrators.

    In short, if you're a tech, I recommend Cloud+. If you're more of an IT executive-type, I recommend Cloud Essentials.

    Good luck!

    -MCTTrainer
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