CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ Self-study Guide

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The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) Cloud Technology Associate™ certification enables professionals to operate effectively in a Cloud environment, demonstrating an understanding of the key concepts and relevant terminology.

Certificate Cloud Technology Associate
Duration 16 hours
Accreditor Cloud Credential Council
Delivery format Self-Study e-book, Exam Voucher, Mock Exam



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Course Details

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Let’s Get to Know Each Other
  • Overview
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Agenda
  • Type of Activities
  • Exam
  • Course Book

Module 2: Introduction to Cloud Services Model

  • Module Objectives
  • Review Traditional Computing Challenges and Concerns                                    
  • Cloud Computing Concepts, History, and Definitions                                        
  • Cloud Computing Benefits and Challenges                                              
  • Cloud Reference Architecture and Common Terminologies
  • Activity – Identifying Cloud Service/Deployment Model

Module 3: Introduction to Virtualization: The Backbone Technology of Cloud Computing

  • Module Objectives
  • Virtualization: Definition, Concepts, History, and Relationship to Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization: Benefits, Challenges, Risks, and Suitability to Organizations
  • Hypervisor: Role and Purpose in Virtualization and Various Types of Hypervisor
  • Virtualization: Terminologies/Features
  • Virtualization: Different Types of Virtualization
  • Activity – Identifying Virtual Machines and Containers

Module 4: The Role of Cloud and Other Technologies in Digital Transformation

  • Module Objectives
  • Big Data Analytics, Hadoop, and NoSQL
  • Internet of Things
  • Activity – Internet of Things (Simulated Hands-on Lab
  • DevOps
  • Activity – DevOps Culture – Patterns and Anti-Patterns
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Activity – Machine Learning

Module 5: Cloud Security, Risk, Compliance, and Governance

  • Module Objectives
  • Security, Risk, Compliance and Governance Definitions
  • Impact of Cloud Essential Characteristics
  • Impact of Cloud Service Models
  • Impact of Cloud Deployment Models
  • Best Practices and General Cloud Security Recommendations
  • Activity – Identifying Cloud Threats and Vulnerabilities

Module 6: Preparing for Cloud Adoption

  • Module Objectives
  • Cloud Strategy and Roadmap Preparation
  • Solution Architectures: For Various Service Models, Deployment Models, and Organizational Capabilities
  • Cloud Service Provider, SLA, and Cloud Migration

Course Description

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) Cloud Technology Associate™ certification enables professionals to operate effectively in a Cloud environment, demonstrating an understanding of the key concepts and relevant terminology. It works as the ideal foundation for those interested in advancing their careers with professional-level certifications.

Cloud computing has become one of the most important buzzwords in our fast-paced world. Its benefits have been recognized by a varied set of professionals and organizations, from reduced costs to collaboration efficiency and scalability. Microsoft, Google, and Adobe are only a few of the major companies using it to great effect.

Cloud’s difference in relationship to traditional IT has led to a significant effort by organizations to upskill, re-skill and re-train so as to not get lost in their process of digital transformation. While there is no secret formula for succeeding in the cloud, there is one thing organizations recognize as essential: hiring the right specialists.

The industry-recognized CCC Cloud Technology Associate certification ensures you obtain the basic skill set and knowledge of Cloud and virtualization needed to make an impact. This is done through its strong emphasis on the importance of exchanging experiences and information gathered on the topics in discussion. The activities included not only add context to the content but also help you build the required confidence to apply the knowledge in practical scenarios.

Once the certification exam is passed, you are awarded a diploma and digital badge officially recognizing you have achieved the CCC Cloud Technology Associate certification and are now a member of the Cloud Credential Council’s global community.


The following departments benefit from CCC Cloud Technology Associate-certified professionals:

  • Administrative/Management
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Research & Development
  • Other

CCC Cloud Technology Associate jobs include:

  • CXO’s, Board Members, & Business Operation Heads 
  • Database Administrators
  • Developers
  • IT Analysts
  • IT Architects
  • IT Managers
  • IT Provisioning and Maintenance (Hardware, Network, Storage, etc.)
  • Project Managers
  • System Administrators
  • Technology Enthusiasts & Entrepreneurs
  • Testers
  • Others (Audit, Purchase etc.)

Learning Objectives

Once you become CCC Professional Cloud Technology Associate-certified, you will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of Cloud computing and virtualization. This will also include the business benefits of Cloud computing and technical aspects (high-level) of virtualization
  • Identify the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in Cloud computing and virtualization
  • Understand the latest digitization trends associated with Cloud computing
  • Define cloud security and identify the risks involved in Cloud computing as well as risk mitigation measures
  • List the steps to successfully adopt Cloud services

Delivery format

  1. Self-Study e-book
  2. Exam Voucher
  3. Mock Exam

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Possessing some basic knowledge of storage and network technologies is recommended but not required for the completion of the certification.

Please note that if an exam voucher is included, you are able to schedule your exam for up to twelve months.

Course Duration

Certificate: Cloud Technology Associate

Duration: 16 hours

Domain: IT Governance and Strategy

Delivery Method:

  • Self-Study e-book
  • Exam Voucher
  • Mock Exam

Accreditation: Cloud Credential Council

How to pass the CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ Exam

Delivery: Online

Format: Closed Book

Proctoring: Web proctored

Duration: 60 minutes (15 minutes additional for non-native English Speakers)

Number of questions: 40 simple multiple choice

Pass grade: 65%

Scheduling Your CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ Exam

You will be able to use the voucher provided with the training material. Once you feel comfortable with the content of the course, our service desk will book the Cloud Credential Council (official CCC Cloud Technology Associate™ exam provider) exam for you.

ITpreneurs made it easy to navigate the information available to obtain my certification. The instructions that followed upon purchasing the materials made for a stress-free process to register for my examination.

Erin Campbell

Deloitte Canada

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