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CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Training

Location(s): Online


Program Description


​Possible career opportunities for those with a CompTIA® Cloud+ certification include Cloud Engineer, Cloud Specialist, Sr. Network Administrator, Sr. Network Engineer, and Systems Engineer. Tasks associated with these positions include migrate computer systems to the cloud, configure cloud infrastructure components like networking and security services, create applications and databases that perform on the cloud, monitor cloud management and data storage services, troubleshoot and maintain cloud computing solutions, and manage company data securely across multi-cloud environments. This career requires continued training and education.​​

This program prepares students to take the CompTIA® Cloud+ exam, and for a career in cloud computing.  It is designed for individuals who have limited experience in cloud technology. This program covers key concepts and skills, including virtualization, infrastructure, troubleshooting, resource management, security, systems management, and business continuity. Included are applied learning activities to ensure students gain a working knowledge of the concepts taught, as well as the ability to implement them in real-life situations.​

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.​

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 580.  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:   https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to pass the CompTIA® Cloud+ certification exam;
2. perform the various responsibilities and tasks required for a cloud support technician;
3. implement and maintain virtualization, infrastructure, troubleshooting, resource management, security, systems management, and business continuity;
4. assess and establish network and storage security concepts and best practices in cloud environments;
5. diagnose and optimize cloud computing performance; and
6. deploy and maintain hardware resources and enable virtual environments.

CCBC Pathway


Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals

Program Credential


CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Students will be prepared to take the CompTIA® Cloud+ certification exam. 

Certifying Organization: Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA®); https://certification.comptia.org/

 

Financial Aid and Payment Options


We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length


2 months

Program Requirements


Academic Requirements:

CompTIA® A+ and CompTIA® Network+ certifications, or comparable training, or equivalent industry experience is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.

Computer Requirements:

  • PC - Windows 8 or later / Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser - Latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox preferred.  Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.

Application Process


To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment


This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

PCA800

CompTIA Cloud + Certification Training

75

Instructional materials are included in course costs.

$1,495

T-$50/F-$1,445

Additional Information


Additional Expenses:
CompTIA Cloud+ exam - $358.

Career Coach


Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information


Program Coordinator: TBA

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS | 100