CompTIA Cloud+ Domain 3 – Deployment
Domains of CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA Cloud+ certification covers five domains.
Domain 1: Cloud Architecture and Design 13%
Domain 2: Security 20%
Domain 3: Deployment 23%
Domain 4: Operations and Support 22%
Domain 5: Troubleshooting 22%
We will discuss the third domain that is ‘Deployment’.Deployment
Software solutions are only as good as their deployment. It is also crucial for cloud solutions. This domain is given 23% of the CompTIA Cloud+ exam’s weight. This domain validates a candidate’s ability to create, deploy, provision, and configure cloud solutions. This domain will provide information about components, storage, networking, compute size, and migrations to cloud solutions. Cloud solutions can be deployed using Software as a Service, Platform as a Service or Infrastructure as a Service models.
1. Integrate components into cloud solutions: In this sub-domain we will learn how to integrate components into cloud solutions in a given situation. We will be learning about subscription services, provisioning resources and applications, deploying Virtual Machines, custom images, templates and identity management. Subscription services cover file subscriptions, communications and email, Voice over IP, messaging, collaboration, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, (VDI), directory services, identity services, cloud resources like IaaS and PaaS. Provisioning resources covers all things related to compute, storage, network, and more. Applications will cover serverless. Templates will provide information about OS templates and solution templates. Containers will be used to define configuration variables, configure secrets, persistent storage, and other related terms.
2. Provision storage in cloud environments: This sub-domain will teach you how to provision storage in cloud environments. It covers types, tiers and Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS), read/write, protocols and Redundant Array Of Inexpensive Disks. Storage system features, user limits, hyperconverged and Software-Defined storage (SDS) are all covered. Types teaches us about block types like Storage Area Network (SAN), zoning, file types like Network Attached Storage, (NAS), as well as object types such tenants and buckets. Tiers allow us to understand flash, hybrid, spinning, and long-term storage tiers. Protocols will include Network File System, Common Internet File System and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Fibre Channel and Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). Redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID), have 0. 5, 6, and 10 5, 6, and 10.
3. Learn how to deploy cloud networking solutions: This sub-domain will teach you how to deploy cloud network solutions in a given situation. This course provides an in-depth knowledge of services, Virtual Private Network, virtual routing, network appliances and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VLAN/VXLAN/GENEVE. Single Root Input/Output Virtualization is (SR-IOV) and Software-Defined Network is (SDN). We will learn about Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Time Protocol, (NTP), Domain Name Servers (DNS), Content Delivery Networks (CDN), and IP Address Management. Virtual Private Network (VPN) teaches us about different types networks such as site-to-site and point-to-point, point-to-site. We also learn about IP Security (IPSec) and Multi-Protocol Label Switching. We are able to understand virtual routing, including static and dynamic routing, Virtual Network Interface Controllers (VNIC) and subnetting. Network appliances include load balancers, firewalls, and other network devices. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) teaches us about the hub, spoke, and peering.
4. Configure the right compute sizing to deploy: This is how we will configure the a