CompTIA Cloud Essentials+: Contracting with Cloud Service Providers

Manage cloud costs, licensing models, and contract negotiation strategies for optimal cloud usage.

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    Approx. 1 hour
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About this course

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.

Learning objectives

  • 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

How it works

Expert-led videos

In this course, you'll watch videos created by industry-leading experts for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. They'll cover key concepts, go through sample applications, prepare you for industry certifications, and more. Watch on any device — whenever and wherever you want — to learn at your own pace.

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Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular. Every day, more companies are turning away from traditional IT infrastructures and corporate data centers. Instead, they’re flocking to cloud services and platforms — but why?

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