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Cloud Computing Foundation (CCF)

ABOUT Cloud Computing Foundation CERTIFICATION:

The purpose of GSDC's Cloud Computing Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the benefits of Cloud Computing. This Certification validates a balanced curriculum and addresses the business and technical perspectives of cloud computing. It helps employees to work as informed members 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 complete the associated GSDC Cloud Computing Foundation Exam to become a Cloud Computing Foundation Certified.

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Cloud Computing Foundation OBJECTIVES

Clear understanding of:

  • The key factors about the concepts, characteristics, delivery models of cloud computing.
  • The key characteristics, benefits and delivery models of cloud computing.
  • The possibilities and challenges of moving an organization's applications to the cloud.
  • Implementation and management of cloud.
  • Usage of the Cloud.
  • Implementation of security and compliance in Cloud Computing.
  • Scope and Evaluation of Cloud computing.
  • Successful cloud computing initiatives.



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



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Learn Leadership responsibilities.

Learn how to implement cloud technology.

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

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


60 minutes exam.
40 multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40-65% is needed to pass.
Electronic devices not permitted.
In case the participants do not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.

Sample Certificate



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 life-cycle
  • 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 stake-holder management to maximize cloud deployment success
  • Calculating the financial implications
  • Preserving business continuity

7. Migrating to the Cloud:

  • Technical considerations


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