Jul 25, 2017 — Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association and the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certification for information technology (IT) professionals, today issued a call for beta testers for a new version of its CompTIA Cloud+ exam.

The CompTIA Cloud+ beta exam (CV0-002) released today tests candidates on their understanding of how to incorporate and manage cloud technologies as part of broader IT systems operations.

“The number of organizations that depend on cloud-based solutions to run mission critical systems continues to grow,” said James Stanger, chief technology evangelist for CompTIA. “But cloud computing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are the norm as the cloud is an increasingly important component in broader IT systems.”

To pass the CompTIA Cloud+ beta exam candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to integrate cloud solutions with exiting technology systems in a way that meets specific business needs, delivers maximum benefits and works in a variety of different industries.

“The content of the new beta exam reflects the collective wisdom of the industry,” Stanger noted. “CompTIA Cloud+ is the only vendor-neutral, performance-based certification that validates the cloud computing skills needed to meet an organization’s IT infrastructure requirements.”

Candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ beta exam should have two to three years of on-the-job experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration as a systems administrator, systems engineer or related position. It’s also recommended, though not required, that candidates hold CompTIA Network+ and/or Server+ certifications.

CompTIA Cloud+ was introduced in 2013. Since than more than 4,500 individuals have earned the credential. CompTIA Cloud+ is globally recognized and accredited and is compliant with the ISO/IEC 17024 standards which govern personnel certification programs.

The updated version of the CompTIA Cloud+ exam is scheduled to be released during the first quarter of 2018.

For more information on the CompTIA Cloud+ beta exam, or to register for the test, visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/comptia/.

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