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Cloud Computing Foundation (CCF)

About Certification

The purpose of GSDC's Cloud Computing Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Cloud Computing. This Certification validates a balanced curriculum and addresses the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. It helps employee to work as an informed member of the implementation team working to introduce cloud subject matter in the organization.

It will also explain how to adopt, operate, and govern the cloud. The exam enables participants to successfully complete the associated GSDC Cloud Computing Foundation Exam to become Cloud Computing Foundation Certified.

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Clear understanding of

  • To Understand the key facts about the concepts, characteristics, delivery models of cloud computing.
  • Understand the key characteristics, benefits and delivery models of cloud computing.
  • Understand the possibilities and challenges of moving organization's applications to the cloud.
  • To Learn Implementing and managing cloud
  • How to Use the Cloud
  • How to implement Security and compliance in Cloud Computing.
  • Scope and Evaluation of Cloud computing.
  • Understand successful cloud computing initiatives.


Target Audience


Cloud computing Foundation is intended for everyone playing a role or having an interest in the use and management of internet based IT services. This includes staff from internal and external service providers, their customers, and their managers.

Project manager


Cloud Engineer

Business Analyst

Cloud Consultant

Technical Architect



Get hired easily.

Learn Leadership responsibilities.

Learn how to implement cloud technology.

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There are no mandatory pre-requisite for Cloud Computing but below are few recommendations.

  • Recommended to have work experience in Digital Environment.
  • Must have working knowledge in Digital Transformation.


60-minute exam.
40-multiple choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40-65% is needed to pass.
Electronic Devices Not Permitted.
Incase Participant do not score passing % then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up-to 30 days from date of 1st exam attempt.

Sample Certificate


Course Syllabus

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing :

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing.
  • Benefits of Cloud
  • Five Cloud Characteristics (NIST)
  • Three Cloud Service Models (NIST)
  • Four Cloud Deployment Models (NIST)
2. Adopting the Cloud :
  • Key drivers of cloud computing solutions
  • Evaluating barriers to cloud computing
  • Overview of cloud application design considerations
  • Understand the implications of big data
  • Understand the cloud application lifecycle
  • Describe the key principles of cloud automation and testing
  • Harnessing the power of shadow IT
3.Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS) :
  • Characterizing SaaS
  • Comparing service scenarios
  • Inspecting SaaS technologies

4.Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS) :

  • Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS
  • Building services with solution stacks
  • Managing cloud storage
  • Employing support services
5.Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) :
  • Enabling technologies
  • Accessing IaaS
6.Building a Business Case :
  • Understanding the scope and purpose of a cloud action plan.
  • Selecting a cloud partner and implementing a successful pilot
  • Broad understanding of stakeholder management to maximise cloud deployment success.
  • Calculating the financial implications
  • Preserving business continuity
7.Migrating to the Cloud :
  • Technical considerations
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