Professional Cloud Administrator Certification (PCA)

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Course Description:

This is a 3-day course. The interaction between a cloud environment and the existing network/administrative policies is one of the most challenging management issues to resolve. This is the domain of cloud administrators. They configure and maintain the cloud platform—and have to understand and master all aspects regarding cloud provisioning.  The Cloud Administrator course enables Network, Systems, and Database Administrators to effectively operate in the cloud.  This 3-day training program provides a hands-on, practical approach to cloud provisioning for administrators and touches upon all the aspects of administering cloud services. The training covers best practices on cloud administration, supported by many Vendor technology solutions, covering Open Source and major Vendor Standards. This is a professional level course, and relevant to professionals with at least 2-5 years of experience as an Administrator. The course prepares candidates for the Professional Cloud Administrator Certification (PCA).


The Cloud Administrator course will be of interest to:

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Service Desk Managers
  • Senior Operators

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand Cloud Provisioning and Administration
  • Outline Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategies for Cloud
  • Explain Performance Measures, Monitoring and Optimization in Production
  • Understand Cloud Security Fundamentals
  • Illustrate Federated controls and strategies for multiple cloud and non-cloud administration
  • Understand Administration of Virtual Infrastructure Services
  • Understand Administration of Virtual Platform Services
  • Understand Administration of Virtual Software Services


There are no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that participants have attained the Cloud Technology Associate Certification (or its equivalent) from the Cloud Credential Council, and/or that participants are conversant with cloud concepts and vocabulary.

Certificate: Cloud Credential Council Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA)

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