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CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide, Second Edition (Exam CV0-002), 2nd Edition

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With hundreds of practice exam questions, CompTIA Cloud+® Certification Study Guide, Second Edition covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam.

•100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam CV0-002
•Exam Readiness Checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
•Exam Watch notes call attention to information about, and potential pitfalls in, the exam
•Exam at Work sidebars provide real-world examples of cloud computing technologies in the workplace today
•Two-Minute Drills for quick review at the end of every chapter
•Key Terms sections highlight and define the most important terms discussed in each chapter
•Simulated exam questions match the format, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all exam topics, including:
Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Terminology • Disk Storage Systems • Storage Networking • Network Infrastructure • Virtualization Components • Virtualization and the Cloud • Network Management • Performance Tuning • Systems Management • Security in the Cloud • Security Best Practices • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • Testing, Automation, and Changes • Troubleshooting

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Exam Readiness Checklist
  11. 1 Cloud Computing Concepts, Models, and Terminology
    1. Cloud Service Models
      1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
      2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
      3. Software as a Service (SaaS)
      4. Database as a Service (DBaaS)
      5. Communications as a Service (CaaS)
      6. Business Process as a Service (BPaaS)
      7. Anything as a Service (XaaS)
      8. Accountability and Responsibility by Service Model
    2. Cloud Deployment Models and Services
      1. Private Cloud
      2. Public Cloud
      3. Hybrid Cloud
      4. Community Cloud
      5. On-Premises vs. Off-Premises Hosting
      6. Orchestration Platforms
    3. Cloud Characteristics and Terms
      1. Elasticity
      2. Demand-Driven Service
      3. Pay-as-You-Grow
      4. Chargeback
      5. Ubiquitous Access
      6. Metering
      7. Multitenancy
      8. Cloud Bursting
      9. Baselines
      10. Source and Target Hosts
      11. Existing Systems
      12. Cloud Elements
    4. Object Storage Concepts
      1. Object ID
      2. Metadata
      3. Data BLOB
      4. Policies
      5. Replicas
    5. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  12. 2 Disk Storage Systems
    1. Disk Types and Configurations
      1. Rotational Media
      2. Solid State Drive (SSD)
      3. USB Drive
      4. Tape
      5. Interface Types
      6. Access Speed
      7. Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
    2. Tiering
      1. Performance Levels of Each Tier
      2. Policies
    3. File System Types
      1. Unix File System
      2. Extended File System
      3. File Allocation Table File System
      4. New Technology File System
      5. Resilient File System
      6. Virtual Machine File System
      7. Z File System
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  13. 3 Storage Networking
    1. Storage Types and Technologies
      1. Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
      2. Storage Area Network (SAN)
      3. Network Attached Storage (NAS)
      4. Object Storage
      5. Deduplication Technologies
      6. Compression Technologies
    2. Storage Access Protocols
      1. Fibre Channel (FC)
      2. Fibre Channel Protocol
      3. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
      4. Ethernet
      5. TCP/IP
      6. Internet Fibre Channel Protocol
      7. Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
    3. Storage Provisioning
      1. Performance
      2. Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs)
      3. Network Shares
      4. Zoning and LUN Masking
      5. Multipathing
      6. Provisioning Model
      7. Encryption Requirements
      8. Tokenization
    4. Storage Protection
      1. High Availability
      2. Storage Replication
    5. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  14. 4 Network Infrastructure
    1. Network Types
      1. Intranet
      2. Internet
      3. Extranet
    2. Network Optimization
      1. Network Scope
      2. Network Topologies
      3. Bandwidth and Latency
      4. Load Balancing
    3. Routing and Switching
      1. Network Address Translation (NAT)
      2. Port Address Translation (PAT)
      3. Subnetting and Supernetting
      4. Network Segmentation and Micro-Segmentation
      5. Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
      6. Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
      7. Routing Tables
    4. Network Ports and Protocols
      1. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
      2. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and FTP over SSL (FTPS)
      3. Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
      4. Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
      5. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
      6. Well-Known Ports
    5. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  15. 5 Virtualization Components
    1. Hypervisor
      1. Type 1
      2. Type 2
      3. Proprietary
      4. Open Source
      5. Consumer vs. Enterprise
    2. Virtualization Host
      1. Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
      2. BIOS
      3. UEFI
      4. Firmware Configurations
      5. CPU and Cores
      6. Memory Capacity and Configurations
      7. NIC
    3. Virtual Machine
      1. Virtual Disks
      2. vNIC
      3. Virtual Switches
      4. Memory
      5. Storage Virtualization
      6. Guest Tools
    4. Virtualized Infrastructure Service Elements
      1. DNS
      2. DHCP
      3. Certificate Services
      4. Local Agents
      5. Antivirus
      6. Load Balancing
      7. Multifactor Authentication
      8. Firewall
      9. IDS/IPS
    5. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  16. 6 Virtualization and the Cloud
    1. Benefits of Virtualization in a Cloud Environment
      1. Shared Resources
      2. Elasticity
      3. Network and Application Isolation
      4. Infrastructure Consolidation
      5. Virtual Data Center Creation
    2. Virtual Resource Migrations
      1. Virtual Machine Templates
      2. Physical to Virtual (P2V)
      3. Virtual to Virtual (V2V)
      4. Virtual to Physical (V2P)
      5. Virtual Machine Cloning
      6. Virtual Machine Snapshots
      7. Clones vs. Snapshots
      8. Storage Migration
      9. Host Clustering and HA/DR
      10. Cloud Provider Migrations
    3. Migration Considerations
      1. Requirements Gathering
      2. Migration Scheduling
      3. Upgrading
      4. Testing
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  17. 7 DevOps
    1. Resource Monitoring Techniques
      1. Protocols and Methods
      2. Baselines and Thresholds
      3. Automated Event Responses
    2. Remote-Access Tools
      1. Remote Hypervisor Access
      2. RDP
      3. Console Port
      4. SSH
      5. HTTP
    3. Life Cycle Management
      1. Application Life Cycle
      2. ITIL
      3. Application Replacement
      4. Application Retirement
      5. Application Migration
      6. Application Feature Use (Increase/Decrease)
      7. Business Needs Change
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  18. 8 Performance Tuning
    1. Host and Guest Resource Allocation
      1. Host Resource Allocation
      2. Guest Resource Allocation
    2. Optimizing Performance
      1. Configuration Best Practices
      2. Common Issues
      3. Scalability
      4. Performance Concepts
      5. Performance Automation
    3. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  19. 9 Systems Management
    1. Policies and Procedures
      1. Standard Operating Procedures
      2. Workflow
      3. Capacity Management
    2. Systems Management Best Practices
      1. Documentation
      2. Standardization
      3. Metrics
      4. Planning
    3. Systems Maintenance
      1. Code Updates
      2. Patch Management
      3. Maintenance Automation
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  20. 10 Security in the Cloud
    1. Data Security
      1. Public Key Infrastructure
      2. Encryption Protocols
      3. Tunneling Protocols
      4. Ciphers
      5. Storage Security
      6. Protected Backups
    2. Network Security
      1. Security Systems
      2. Security Applications
      3. Impact of Security Tools to Systems and Services
    3. Access Control
      1. Identification
      2. Authentication
      3. Authorization
      4. Federation
      5. Access Control Methodologies
      6. Multifactor Authentication
      7. Single Sign-On
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  21. 11 Security Best Practices
    1. Cloud Security Engineering
      1. Host and Guest Computer Hardening
      2. Implementing Layered Security
      3. Protecting Against Availability Attacks
      4. Least Privilege
      5. Separation of Duties
      6. Security Automation
    2. Security Governance and Strategy
      1. Developing Company Security Policies
      2. Account Management Policies
      3. Documenting Security Procedures
      4. Assessment and Auditing
      5. Leveraging Established Industry Standards and Regulations
      6. Applying Platform-Specific Security Standards
      7. Data Classification
      8. Keeping Employees and Tools Up to Date
      9. Roles and Responsibilities
    3. Vulnerability Management
      1. Testing Methods
      2. Vulnerability Scanning
      3. Penetration Testing
      4. Roles and Responsibilities
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  22. 12 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    1. Business Continuity Methods
      1. Business Continuity Plan
      2. Contingency
      3. Resiliency
      4. High Availability
      5. Service Level Agreements for BCP and HA
    2. Disaster Recovery Methods
      1. Corporate Guidelines
      2. Replication
      3. File Transfer
      4. Service Level Agreements for DR
    3. Backup and Recovery
      1. Backup Types
      2. Backup Target
      3. Other Backup Considerations
      4. Archiving
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  23. 13 Testing, Automation, and Changes
    1. Testing Techniques
      1. Baseline Comparisons
      2. Performance Testing
      3. Configuration Testing
      4. Testing in the Cloud Landscape
      5. Validating Proper Functionality
      6. SLA Comparisons
      7. Testing Sizing Changes
      8. Testing High Availability
      9. Testing Connectivity
      10. Verifying Data Integrity
      11. Evaluating Replication
      12. Testing Load Balancing
    2. Automation and Orchestration
      1. Event Orchestration
      2. Scripting
      3. Custom Programming
      4. Runbook Management for Single Nodes
      5. Orchestration for Multiple Nodes and Runbooks
      6. Automation Activities
    3. Change and Configuration Management
      1. Change Management
      2. Configuration Management
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  24. 14 Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting Tools
      1. Connectivity Tools
      2. Configuration Tools
      3. Query Tools
      4. Remote Administration Tools
    2. Documentation and Analysis
      1. Documentation
      2. Log Files
    3. Troubleshooting Methodology
      1. Deployment Issues
      2. Capacity Issues
      3. Connectivity Issues
      4. Automation/Orchestration Issues
      5. Security Issues
    4. Certification Summary
      1. Key Terms
      2. Two-Minute Drill
      3. Q&A Self Test
      4. Self Test Answers
  25. A About the Digital Content
    1. Installing and Running the Total Tester
    2. About the Total Tester
    3. Total Tester Online
    4. Technical Support
  26. Glossary
  27. Index