CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide: Exam CV0-002 by Todd Montgomery
Get ready for the CompTIA Cloud+ Exam CV0-002 with this comprehensive resource
If you're looking to earn the challenging, but rewarding CompTIA Cloud+ certification--and a career in cloud services, then this book is the ideal resource for you. CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide Exam CV0-002, 2nd Edition will not only help you prepare for taking the new CompTIA Coud+ Exam CV0-002, it will provide you with thorough coverage of the important topics that every cloud computing professional needs to be familiar with, including: configuration and deployment; security; maintenance; management; and troubleshooting.
This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of cloud computing infrastructure and administration, with a practical focus on real-world skills. It provides you with a year of FREE access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms.
Master the fundamental concepts, terminology, and characteristics of cloud computing
Deploy and implement cloud solutions, manage the infrastructure, and monitor performance
Install, configure, and manage virtual machines and devices
Get up to speed on hardware, testing, deployment, and more
Whether you're experienced or just starting out, the Cloud+ certification identifies you as the professional these companies need to ensure safe, seamless, functional cloud services, and The CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide Exam CV0-002 provides the tools you need to be confident on exam day.
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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 with network design and implementation of emerging datacenter technologies, as well as software defined networking design plans, cloud design, and implementation.
Stephen Olson, CCIE #21910, CCNP, CCNA, is a senior architect in networking for a Fortune 500 company, working on large-scale LAN/WAN design and all things cloud and data center. His current focus is on automation and SDN SD-WAN integration with the Cloud.
Table of Contents
Introduction xvii Cloud+ Assessment Test xl Chapter 1 An Introduction to Cloud Computing Configurations and Deployments 1 Introducing Cloud Computing 3 Cloud Service Models 7 Cloud Reference Designs and Delivery Models 11 Introducing Cloud Components 13 Connecting the Cloud to the Outside World 14 Initial Documentation 14 Selecting Cloud Compute Resources 14 Validating and Preparing for the Move to the Cloud 15 What Is the Architecture? 15 Choosing Elements and Objects in the Cloud 16 Creating and Validating a Cloud Deployment 16 The Cloud Shared Resource Pooling Model 16 Organizational Uses of the Cloud 19 Scaling and Architecting Cloud Systems Based on Requirements 20 Understanding Cloud Performance 21 Delivering High Availability Operations 21 Connecting Your Organization to the Remote Cloud Data Center 22 What Are the Tools Used for Remote Management? 22 Cloud Testing 25 Verifying System Requirements 26 Correct Scaling for Your Requirements 26 Making Sure the Cloud Is Always Available 27 Understanding Direct and Virtual Cloud Connections 28 Keeping Your Data Safe (A Word About Data Integrity) 32 Making Sure Your Cloud Deployment Is Functioning as Expected 32 Writing It All Down (Documentation) 33 Creating a Known Reference Point (Baselines) 33 What Is the Responsibility of the Cloud Service Provider? 33 Variations in the Cloud: Performance Metrics 34 Summary 34 Exam Essentials 35 Written Lab 37 Review Questions 38 Chapter 2 Cloud Deployments 43 Executing a Cloud Deployment 48 Understanding Deployment and Change Management 48 Cloud Deployment Models 54 Network Deployment Considerations 56 Comparing Benchmarks 62 Matching Physical Resources to the Virtualized World of the Cloud 62 What Are Available and Proposed Hardware Resources? 63 Physical Resource High Availability 65 Introducing Disaster Recovery 65 Physical Hardware Performance Benchmarks 66 Costs Savings When Using the Cloud 66 Energy Savings in the Cloud 66 Shared vs. Dedicated Hardware Resources in a Cloud Data Center 67 Configuring and Deploying Storage 67 Identifying Storage Configurations 67 Storage Provisioning 70 Storage Priorities: Understanding Storage Tiers 72 Managing and Protecting Your Stored Data 73 Storage Security Considerations 78 Accessing Your Storage in the Cloud 81 Managing Cloud Storage 82 Performing a Server Migration 82 Different Types of Server Migrations 83 Understanding the Virtualization Formats Needed When Migrating 85 Addressing Application Portability 86 Workload Migration Common Procedures 86 Examining Infrastructure Capable of Supporting a Migration 86 Managing User Identities and Roles 88 RBAC: Identifying Users and What Their Roles Are 88 Identity Applications in the Public Cloud 89 What Happens When You Authenticate? 89 Giving Authorization to Access Specific Cloud Services 89 Understanding Federations 89 Single Sign-on Systems 90 Understanding Infrastructure Services 90 Summary 93 Exam Essentials 94 Written Lab 95 Review Questions 97 Chapter 3 Security in the Cloud 101 Cloud Security Compliance and Configurations 103 Establishing Your Company's Security Policies 104 Selecting and Applying the Security Policies to Your Cloud Operations 105 Some Common Regulatory Requirements 105 Encrypting Your Data 108 Security Certificates and Keys 111 Remote Access Security 113 Automating Cloud Security 114 Security Templates for Compute Platforms 114 Access Control 116 Accessing Cloud-Based Objects 116 Cloud Service Models and Security 118 Cloud Deployment Models and Security 119 Applying Access Controls 120 Summary 122 Exam Essentials 123 Written Lab 124 Review Questions 125 Chapter 4 Implementing Cloud Security 129 Implementing Security in the Cloud 131 Data Classification 131 Segmenting Your Deployment 132 Implementing Encryption 134 Applying Multifactor Authentication 135 Regulatory and Compliance Issues During Implementation 136 Automating Cloud Security 137 Automation Tools 137 Techniques for Implementing Cloud Security 140 Security Services 141 Summary 144 Exam Essentials 145 Written Lab 146 Review Questions 148 Chapter 5 Maintaining Cloud Operations 153 Applying Security Patches 155 Cloud Element Security 155 Patching Methodologies 157 Patching Order of Operations and Dependencies 161 Updating Cloud Elements 161 Understanding the Different Types of Updates 161 Workflow Automation 163 Virtualization Automation Tools and Activities 164 Storage Operations 166 Types of Backups 167 Backup Targets 169 Backup and Restore Operations 171 Summary 173 Exam Essentials 173 Written Lab 174 Review Questions 176 Chapter 6 Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Ongoing Maintenance 181 Implementing a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan 183 Service Provider Responsibilities and Capabilities 184 Disaster Recovery Models and Techniques 186 Business Continuity 192 Establishing a Business Continuity Plan 193 Establishing Service Level Agreements 195 Cloud Maintenance 196 Establishing Maintenance Windows 196 Maintenance Interruptions to Operations 197 Maintenance Automation Impact and Scope 197 Common Maintenance Automation Tasks 197 Summary 202 Exam Essentials 203 Written Lab 203 Review Questions 205 Chapter 7 Cloud Management 211 Introduction to Cloud Management 214 Cloud Metrics 215 Monitoring Your Deployment 216 Cloud Support Agreements 221 Standard Cloud Maintenance Responsibilities 222 Configuration Management Applications and Tools 222 Change Management Processes 222 Adding and Removing Cloud Resources 224 Determining Usage Patterns 224 Bursting 224 Migrating Between Cloud Providers 224 Scaling Resources to Meet Requirements 225 Extending the Scope of the Cloud 228 Understanding Application Life Cycles 228 Corporate Changes 229 Managing Account Provisioning 230 Account Identification 231 Authentication 231 Authorization 232 Managing the Account Life Cycle 232 Account Automation and Orchestration 233 Summary 234 Exam Essentials 235 Written Lab 236 Review Questions 238 Chapter 8 Cloud Management Baselines, Performance, and SLAs 243 Measuring Your Deployment Against the Baseline 245 Object Tracking for Baseline Validation 246 Applying Changes to the Cloud to Meet Baseline Requirements 249 Changing Operations to Meet Expected Performance/Capacity Requirements 253 Cloud Accounting, Chargeback, and Reporting 255 Summary 257 Exam Essentials 258 Written Lab 259 Review Questions 260 Chapter 9 Troubleshooting 265 Examining Common Cloud Issues 267 Automation 267 Cloud Interoperability 268 Interconnections 269 Language Support 269 Licensing 269 Networking 270 Resource Contention and Starvation 271 Service Outages 271 Templates 272 Time Synchronization 272 Workflow 272 Troubleshooting Cloud Capacity Issues 272 Capacity Boundaries in the Cloud 273 Exceeding Your Baseline Measurements 275 Expecting the Unexpected, Unplanned Expansions 276 Troubleshooting Automation and Orchestration 276 Process and Workflow Issues 276 Summary 280 Exam Essentials 281 Written Lab 282 Review Questions 283 Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Networking and Security Issues and Understanding Methodologies 287 Troubleshooting Cloud Networking Issues 290 Identifying the Common Networking Issues in the Cloud 291 Network Troubleshooting and Connectivity Tools 298 Remote Access Tools 307 Troubleshooting Security Issues 310 Account Privilege Escalation 310 Sign-On Issues 311 Authentication 311 Authorization 311 Confederations 312 Certificate Configuration Issues 312 Device-Hardening Settings 312 External Attacks 313 Identifying Weak or Obsolete Security Technologies 313 Internal Attacks 313 Maintain Sufficient Security Controls and Processes 313 Network Access Tunneling and Encryption 314 Physical Access, Infrastructure, and Availability 314 Unencrypted Communications and Data 315 Troubleshooting Methodology 315 Corporate Policies, Procedures, and the Impact of Implementing Changes 317 Steps to Identify the Problem 318 Summary 320 Exam Essentials 320 Written Lab 322 Review Questions 323 Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 329 Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cloud Computing Configurations and Deployments 330 Chapter 2: Cloud Deployments 331 Chapter 3: Security in the Cloud 332 Chapter 4: Implementing Cloud Security 334 Chapter 5: Maintaining Cloud Operations 335 Chapter 6: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Ongoing Maintenance 337 Chapter 7: Cloud Management 338 Chapter 8: Cloud Management Baselines, Performance, and SLAs 340 Chapter 9: Troubleshooting 341 Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Networking and Security Issues and Understanding Methodologies 342 Appendix B Answers to Written Labs 345 Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cloud Computing Configurations and Deployments 346 Chapter 2: Cloud Deployments 346 Chapter 3: Security in the Cloud 346 Chapter 4: Implementing Cloud Security 347 Chapter 5: Maintaining Cloud Operations 347 Chapter 6: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Ongoing Maintenance 348 Chapter 7: Cloud Management 348 Chapter 8: Cloud Management Baselines, Performance, and SLAs 349 Chapter 9: Troubleshooting 349 Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Networking and Security Issues and Understanding Methodologies 350 Index 351
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