CompTIA Cloud + Study Guide: Exam CV0 - 001

Author : Todd Montgomery
Price : Rs 799.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126566136
ISBN 10 : 8126566132
Pages : 360
Type : Paperbound

CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide: Exam CV0-001

Details

CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide covers 100% of all exam CV0-001objectives with in-depth explanations from expert Todd Montgomery. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of cloud computing infrastructure and administration, with a practical focus on real-world skills. Each chapter includes a list of exam topics, helpful hands-on exercises, and illustrative examples that show how concepts are applied in different scenarios, to help you build a solid foundation of cloud computing skills.

Introduction

Assessment Test

 

Chapter 1 Cloud Computing Overview, Concepts and Models

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • Computing as a Utility Service
  • The Growth of the Cloud
  • Why Do This?
  • Cloud vs. In-House Computing
  • The Past of Computing
  • Present State of Computing
  • The Future of the Cloud
  • Cloud Services Models and Architecture
  • SaaS  
  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • CaaS
  • XaaS
  • DaaS
  • BPaaS
  • Accountability and Responsibility Based on Service Models
  • Cloud Delivery Models
  • Private
  • Public
  • Hybrid
  • Community
  • On-Premise vs. Off-Premise Hosting
  • Security Differences between Models
  • Functionality and Performance Validation Based on Chosen Delivery Model
  • Orchestration Platforms
  • Cloud Characteristics and Terms
  • Elasticity
  • On-Demand
  • Pay-As-You-Grow
  • Chargeback
  • Ubiquitous Access
  • Metering Resource Pooling
  • Multitenancy
  • Cloud Bursting
  • Rapid Deployment
  • Automation
  • Cloud Object Storage Concepts  
  • Object ID
  • Metadata
  • Data / BLOB
  • Extended Metadata
  • Policies
  • Replicas
  • Access Control

 

Chapter 2 Compute Virtualization in the Cloud

  • Understanding the Hypervisor in a Virtualized Cloud
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Hypervisor Types
  • Proprietary vs. Open Source
  • Consumer vs. Enterprise Use
  • Workstation vs. Infrastructure
  • Setting Up and Managing VMs, Networking and Storage
  • Creating, Importing and Exporting Templates and VMs
  • Installing Guest Tools
  • Snapshots and Cloning
  • Image Backups vs. File Backups
  • Virtual NIC
  • Virtual Disks
  • Virtual Switches
  • VLAN
  • VSAN
  • Migrating from Physical Servers to a Virtual Architecture
  • Establish Requirements
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performance Testing
  • Storage Migration
  • Online vs. Offline Migrations
  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V)
  • Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V)
  • Virtual-to-Physical (V2P)
  • Understanding the Benefits of Virtualization in a Cloud Environment
  • Shared Resources
  • Elasticity
  • The Time to Service / Mean Time to Implement
  • Portability
  • Network and Application Isolation
  • Infrastructure Consolidation
  • Virtual Datacenter Creation
  • Virtual Components in a Cloud Environment
  • Virtual Network Components
  • Shared Memory
  • Virtual CPU
  • Storage Virtualization

 

Chapter 3 Cloud Storage and Provisioning

  • Understanding Infrastructure
  • Comparing Storage Technologies
  • Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Direct-Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Working with Storage Protocols
  • FCoE
  • FC
  • Ethernet
  • iSCSI
  • Understanding Protocols and Applications
  • IP
  • FCP
  • iSCSI
  • Management Differences
  • Understanding Storage Configuration Concepts
  • Disk Types
  • SSD vs. Spinning
  • Interfaces Types
  • Access Speed
  • Tiering
  • Performance Levels of Each Tier
  • Policies
  • RAID Levels
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 1+0
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  • RAID 0+1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
  • Filesystem Types
  • UFS
  • EXT
  • NTFS
  • FAT
  • VMFS
  • ZFS
  • Using Storage Provisioning and Creating LUNs
  • Creating Network Shares
  • Zoning and LUN Masking
  • Multipathing
  • Implications of Adding Capacity to a NAS and SAN
  • Impact to Operations
  • Downtime
  • Best Practices

 

Chapter 4 Cloud Networking Concepts and Implementation

  • Implementing Appropriate Network Configurations
  • NAT
  • PAT
  • Subnetting / Supernetting
  • VLAN and VLAN Tagging
  • Network Port Configurations
  • Switching and Routing in Physical and Virtual Environments
  • The Importance of Network Optimization
  • WAN
  • LAN
  • MAN
  • QoS
  • Bandwidth
  • Latency
  • Compression
  • Caching
  • Load Balancing
  • Devices on the Same Subnet
  • Troubleshooting Basic Network Connectivity Issues
  • Tools
  • Review Documentation and Device Configuration Settings
  • Review System Logs
  • Common Network Protocols, Ports and Topologies
  • Trunk Ports
  • Port Binding / Aggregation
  • Common Ports
  • Common Protocols
  • Types of Networks

 

Chapter 5 Cloud Compute Resources, Concepts and Implementation

  • Understanding the Hardware Computing Resources in the Cloud
  • BIOS / Firmware Configurations
  • Minimum Memory Capacity and Configuration
  • Number of CPUs
  • Number of Cores
  • NICs Quantity, Speeds and Configurations
  • Internal Hardware Compatibility
  • Computing Storage Systems
  • HBAs
  • Storage Media

 

Chapter 6 Cloud Management Concepts

  • Managing Your Cloud Deployment
  • What Do We Mean by Managing Your Cloud?
  • Who Has Responsibility?
  • Management Models
  • Cloud Provider Management Services
  • What Does the Provider Manage?
  • What Do They Not Manage?
  • Responsibility for Management in the Cloud
  • Management as a Service
  • What Is Management as a service?
  • Cloud Management Providers
  • Outsourcing Your Management Responsibilities or Keeping It in House
  • Remote Access Tools for Managing Your Cloud  
  • What Are the Tools Used for Remote Management?
  • VPN Access
  • SNMP
  • Firewalls

 

Chapter 7 Cloud Operations

  • Implementing and Using Cloud Resource Monitoring
  • Protocols
  • Alert Methods
  • Establish Baselines and Thresholds
  • Automated Responses to Specific Events
  • Examine Processes Usage and Resource Usage
  • Understanding and Allocating Physical Host Resources
  • Memory
  • CPU
  • Storage and Network Allocation
  • Entitlement / Quotas (Shares)
  • Reservations
  • Licensing
  • Resource Pooling
  • Understanding and Allocating Virtual Host Resources
  • Virtual CPU
  • Memory
  • Storage and Network Allocation
  • Entitlement / Quotas (Shares)
  • Hard Limit, Soft Limit
  • Reservations and Licensing
  • Dynamic Resource Allocation
  • Resource Pooling
  • CPU Affinity
  • Physical Resource Redirection and Mapping to Virtual Resources
  • Accessing Cloud Resources Remotely
  • Remote Hypervisor Access
  • RDP
  • SSH
  • Console Port
  • HTTP

 

Chapter 8 Understanding and Maintaining Cloud Security

  • Understanding Network Security Concepts, Tools and Best Practices
  • ACLs
  • VPNs
  • IDS / IPS
  • Hardware- and Software-Based Firewalls
  • DMZ
  • Review/Audit Logs
  • Attacks
  • Understanding Storage Security Concepts, Methods and Best Practices
  • Obfuscation
  • Access Control Lists
  • Zoning
  • LUN Masking
  • User and Host Authentication
  • Review / Audit Logs
  • Cloud Encryption Technologies and Methods
  • PKI
  • IPsec
  • SSL / TLS
  • Ciphers
  • Encryption for Data in Transit and Encryption for Data at Rest
  • Understanding User Access Control
  • Role-Based Administration
  • Mandatory Access Controls
  • Discretionary Access Controls
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Single Sign-On
  • Federation
  • Hardening the Guest OS and Compute Resources  
  • Disabling Unneeded Ports and Services
  • User Credentials
  • Host-Based / Software Firewalls
  • Antivirus Software
  • Patching
  • Deactivating Default Accounts

 

Chapter 9 Systems Management in the Cloud

  • Understanding Policies and Procedures in the Cloud Environment
  • Network and IP Planning, Documentation
  • Configuration Standardization and Documentation
  • Change Management Best Practices
  • Configuration Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Systems Life-Cycle Management
  • Maintenance Windows
  • Diagnosing, Remediating and Optimizing Physical Host Performance
  • Disk Performance
  • Disk Tuning
  • Disk Latency
  • Swap Disk Space
  • I/O Tuning
  • Performance Management and Monitoring Tools
  • Establish Baseline and Create Documentation with Appropriate Tools
  • Hypervisor Configuration Best Practices
  • Impact of Configuration Changes to the Virtual Environment
  • Common Issues
  • Understanding Cloud Performance Concepts
  • IOPS
  • Read vs. Write Files
  • Filesystem Performance
  • Metadata Performance
  • Caching
  • Bandwidth
  • Throughput (Bonding / Teaming)
  • Jumbo Frames
  • Network Latency
  • Hop Counts
  • QoS
  • Multipathing
  • Load Balancing
  • Scaling
  • Testing Your Cloud Services Deployment
  • Replication Testing
  • Latency Testing
  • Bandwidth Testing
  • Load Balancing Testing
  • Application Server Testing
  • Storage Testing
  • Application Delivery Testing
  • Service Performance Testing and Application Performance Testing
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Separation of Duties

 

Chapter 10 Understanding Business Continuity in the Cloud

  • Disaster Recovery Methods and Concepts
  • Redundancy
  • Failover
  • Failback
  • Geographical Diversity
  • Replication
  • Site Mirroring
  • Hot Site
  • Warm Site
  • Cold Site
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Archiving and Offsite Storage
  • Replication Types
  • Recovery Time Objective
  • Recovery Point Objective
  • Mean Time Between Failures
  • Mean Time to Repair
  • Mission-Critical Requirements
  • High Availability and Fault Tolerance in the Cloud
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Multipathing
  • Load Balancing

 

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Review Questions

 

Appendix A Answers to Written Labs

Chapter 1: Cloud Computing Overview, Concepts and Models

Chapter 2: Compute Virtualization in the Cloud

Chapter 3: Cloud Storage and Provisioning

Chapter 4: Cloud Networking Concepts and Implementation

Chapter 5: Cloud Compute Resources, Concepts and Implementation

Chapter 6: Cloud Management Concepts

Chapter 7: Cloud Operations

Chapter 8: Understanding and Maintaining Cloud Security

Chapter 9: Systems Management in the Cloud

Chapter 10: Understanding Business Continuity in the Cloud

 

Appendix B Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1: Cloud Computing Overview, Concepts and Models

Chapter 2: Compute Virtualization in the Cloud

Chapter 3: Cloud Storage and Provisioning

Chapter 4: Cloud Networking Concepts and Implementation

Chapter 5: Cloud Compute Resources, Concepts and Implementation

Chapter 6: Cloud Management Concepts

Chapter 7: Cloud Operations

Chapter 8: Understanding and Maintaining Cloud Security

Chapter 9: Systems Management in the Cloud

Chapter 10: Understanding Business Continuity in the Cloud

Index

Primary audience: Those preparing for CompTIA's Cloud+ certification and a career in or career advancement in cloud services.

 

Secondary audience: IT and networking professionals responsible for their company's cloud computing solution and infrastructure, or those looking for practical insight into cloud computing.

 

Todd Montgomery, CCNA Data Center, CCNA Security, CCNP Route and Switch, CSA, CCDA, is a senior datacenter networking engineer for a Fortune 500 company. He is involved in network design and implementation of emerging data center technologies. He also works with SDN/software defined networking design plans; cloud design and implementation; Cisco Nexus 9k, 7k, 5k and 2k; Juniper core routing and firewall security products and Citrix load balancers.