A+ Certification/Exam Objectives/Virtualization and Cloud Computing

The fourth domain on the 220-1002 exam is Virtualization and Cloud Computing. A completely new subject introduced with the emerging technology of off-loading computationally intensive tasks to server farms, as well as running your own virtual machines.

This domain is about 12% of the exam.

The objectives listed below will give you a general sense of what you need to know.

Objectives edit

Compare and contrast cloud computing concepts edit

  • Common cloud models
  • Shared resources
  • Rapid elasticity
  • On-demand
  • Resource pooling
  • Measured services
  • Metered
  • Off-site email applications
  • Cloud file storage services
  • Virtual application streaming/cloud-based applications
  • Virtual desktop

Given a scenario, set up and configure client-side virtualization edit

  • Purpose of virtual machines
  • Resource requirements
  • Emulator requirements
  • Security requirements
  • Network requirements
  • Hypervisor

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