Category Archives: Cloud+

CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) Available Now at CBT Nuggets!


The CompTIA Cloud+ is an internationally recognized certification that will validate your ability to work in a cloud computing environment. This training course will teach you to configure, deploy, secure, and manage cloud technologies while preparing you for CompTIA’s Cloud+ CV0-002 exam.

CBT Nuggets is a CompTIA-approved training provider. By completing this course and submitting the appropriate documentation to CompTIA, you can earn 5 CEUs.

Check out this critical Cloud content!

1. Configuration and Deployment: Cloud Architecture
2. Configuration and Deployment: Interaction of Cloud Components
3. Configuration and Deployment: Interaction of Non-Cloud Components
4. Configuration and Deployment: Evaluation for Cloud Deployment
5. Configuration and Deployment: Automation and Orchestration
6. Configuration and Deployment: Preparing for Deployment
7. Configuration and Deployment: Execute a Deployment Plan
8. Configuration and Deployment: A Deployment Testing Plan
9. Configuration and Deployment: Analyzing Deployment Test Results
10. Configuration and Deployment: Deploying a Virtual Network
11. Configuration and Deployment: Virtual Networking in Azure
12. Configuration and Deployment: CPU and Memory Sizing
13. Configuration and Deployment: Storage Types
14. Configuration and Deployment: S3 in AWS
15. Configuration and Deployment: Provisioning Storage
16. Configuration and Deployment: Protecting and Securing Storage
17. Configuration and Deployment: AWS S3 Versioning
18. Configuration and Deployment: Workload Migration Types
19. Configuration and Deployment: Workload Migration Considerations
20. Configuration and Deployment: Extend an Infrastructure
21. Security: Policies and Compliance
22. Security: Encryption and Tunneling
23. Security: Securing the Infrastructure
24. Security: Using ACLs
25. Security: Security Groups Versus Network ACLs in AWS
26. Security: Secure a Cloud Service Model
27. Security: Automation
28. Maintenance: Applying Patches
29. Maintenance: Applying Updates
30. Maintenance: Backup and Restore
31. Maintenance: Disaster Recovery Methods
32. Maintenance: Disaster Recovery in AWS
33. Maintenance: Business Continuity
34. Maintenance: Maintenance Automation
35. Management: Forecasting Future Needs
36. Management: Allocating Cloud Resources
37. Management: Planning Provisions/Deprovisions
38. Management: Account Provisioning
39. Management: Analyze Deployment Results
40. Management: Applying Changes
41. Management: Reporting Metrics
42. Troubleshooting: A Methodology
43. Troubleshooting: Identify the Problem
44. Troubleshooting: Establish Theory of Probable Cause
45. Troubleshooting: Test the Theory
46. Troubleshooting: Establish a Plan of Action
47. Troubleshooting: Solve, Verify, Document
48. Troubleshooting: Deployment Issues
49. Troubleshooting: Capacity Issues
50. Troubleshooting: Automation-Orchestration Issues
51. Troubleshooting: Common Connectivity Issues
52. Troubleshooting: Network Troubleshooting Tools
53. Troubleshooting: Security Issues

Federation versus SSO


I am writing this post as I teach another Nugget for the upcoming release of CompTIA Cloud+ (2018 version) at CBT Nuggets!

This topic comes up several times in the course, and for today’s Nugget it has to do with extending an existing infrastructure into the cloud. Something that becomes more popular every day in hybrid cloud environments!

Most of us are familiar with SSO (Single Sign On) as we have been configuring it in our IT networks for decades now. The idea is a user inputs their username and password once (typically at workstation log in) and then that information is passed to other applications and resources that need it.

So what is Federation and how is it different? Federation allows SSO, but without passwords! A Federation Server knows the username for the network entity and presents this to the application or service as a token. It is worth mentioning again here that there is no password involved. The SSO functions because of trust between the systems that the Federation Server is aware of.

Token passing in Federation is made possible thanks to standard identity protools like – SAML, OpenID, WS-Trust, WS-Federation, and OAuth.

Another term you might come across today is Enterprise SSO. Like “normal” SSO, a password is required, but here that password is input for the user thanks to specialized software.

I hope you found this interesting and I also hope you will join me in the upcoming Cloud+ course!