CompTIA Cloud Essentials+: Contracting with Cloud Service Providers

CompTIA    |    Intermediate
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Before adopting cloud services, you need to calculate costs and establish the most appropriate contract with cloud providers. In this course, you'll explore the direct cost and financial implications of various aspects of cloud computing. You'll also examine cloud computing licensing models and subscription types and compare cloud computing's initial costs with the long-term benefits. Additionally, you'll list core considerations when establishing contracts for cloud service usage. You'll investigate requests for information (RFIs), cloud pricing models, the differences between fixed and dynamic pricing, and best practices for deriving cloud-based professional services. Moving on, you'll outline the end-to-end services provided by managed cloud service providers (CSPs) and the benefits of those services. You'll examine the essential components of SOWs for cloud managed services. Lastly, you'll configure cost estimates for AWS service usage using the AWS Pricing Calculator. You can use this course in preparation for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ (CLO-002) certification exam.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    List the key cost considerations associated with cloud computing and compare the initial costs with the long-term savings and benefits
    Recognize the primary cloud computing financial considerations and classify positive and negative financial aspects of cloud computing
    List the critical cost drivers in data centers along with the pricing models that provide flexibility in acquiring services
    Describe the different licensing models and subscriptions types available for cloud computing
    List the essential considerations when deriving contract checklists for service usage in the cloud
    List and describe the features of various pricing models used in the cloud and recognize the difference between fixed and dynamic pricing
  • Utilize aws pricing calculator to configure cost estimates that match business or personal requirements with aws services
    Define the concept of a 'request for information' (rfi) along with the usage area and structure of an rfi template
    Describe the methodology and best practices that can be adopted to derive cloud professional services for cloud consumers
    Recognize the characteristics of cloud managed services along with the benefits of using cloud managed services
    List the prominent end-to-end cloud services provided by managed cloud service providers that provide customized solutions and scalable and seamless deployment capabilities
    List and describe the essential elements that need to be part of an sow for cloud managed services
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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    3.  Financial Considerations of Cloud Computing
    5m 37s
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    4.  Cost Drivers and Pricing Models in the Cloud
    7m 12s
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    5.  Licensing and Subscription Models
    4m 37s
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    6.  Cloud Service Contract Considerations
    5m 51s
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    7.  Cloud Pricing Models and Fixed and Dynamic Pricing
    3m 56s
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    8.  Creating Cloud Usage Estimates
    4m 29s
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    9.  The Request for Information (RFI) Template for Cloud
    5m 27s
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    10.  Cloud Professional Services for Consumers
    4m 23s
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    11.  Cloud Managed Services Characteristics and Benefits
    5m 19s
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    12.  Managed end-to-end Cloud Services
    3m 45s
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    13.  SOWs for Cloud Managed Services
    2m 36s
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    14.  Course Summary
    1m 44s


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