I don't even see a press release announcing this beta on comptia.org.
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I sat the beta test this morning, using the new online, at-home testing provided by PearsonVue. Generally speaking I had the experiences as outlined in the big Reddit thread.
Most importantly, on MacOS the drag-n-drop on PBQs is really slow. You have to click and hold for three seconds before dragging something. Aside from that the experience was pleasurable and it all worked well enough.
I'm not as enthused about the Cloud+ beta as I was about Linux+ and PenTest+ at the time. The questions seemed very repetitive, sometimes very predictable (if "containers" was an option, two out of three times it'd be the correct answer) and some just unimaginative (just throw four abbreviations or acronyms at the test-taker, two or three of which are clearly unrelated). Knowing CompTIA I assume there will be plenty of fine-tuning happening in the next few months.
I'm pretty sure I didn't pass this one, but I'm happy to have had the chance to take a look I went in blind, without looking at the objectives or doing any studying. As @AverageJoe said: I'm don't have much interest in the cert, but I'm happy to give it a $50 shot, out of curiosity.
There weren’t any questions on AWS, Azure, Alibaba, or Google Compute.
There weren’t any questions on AWS, Azure, Alibaba, or Google Compute. CompTIA certs do not typically include information related to specific technology vendors. There is enough generic system, networking, and Cloud info available to make a family of vendor-independent Cloud certs.
^^^Maybe you passed.