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INE Certified Cloud Associate (ICCA)

The INE Certified Cloud Associate certification is an entry-level certification designed for anyone interested in becoming part of the Cloud conversation within their organization. To best prepare you for the certification exam, we have organized more than 10 hours of training material into the INE Certified Cloud Associate learning path. This learning path covers general cloud concepts and how they are implemented in the three largest cloud provider platforms, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In addition, training includes hands-on labs, quizzes, and videos to prepare you for the exam and other real-world applications.

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63% of senior executives have experienced major talent shortages in their tech organizations, making cloud careers amongst the most attractive. Entry level cloud positions are critical to organizational success. The ICCA allows you to prove to current or prospective employers that you have what it takes to administer and manage cloud platforms, from AWS, to Azure, to GCP.

It begins with a focus on hands-on. You must prove that you have the skills necessary to administer cloud platforms. From there, we provide you with the challenge of understanding the foundational pieces of cloud management. Completely agnostic of platform. Looking to prove your skills in the private cloud? Not an issue. The ICCA expects that you'll be exposed to a multitude of environments.

Businesses are no longer working exclusively with a single cloud platform. Get the certification that signals your breadth.

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ICCA Learning Objectives

The ICCA is a 1.5 hour, 46 question exam, that focuses on challenging you to prove your skillset in cloud foundations, cloud management and concepts, and the fundamentals of Identity, Security, and Compliance. Scaling systems to the cloud requires a deep understanding of how cloud platforms work in order to create, deploy, and protect critical infrastructure. With intentionally built, real world scenarios, the ICCA ensures you can prove you and your organization understands the infrastructural, security, and cost implications of migrating to the cloud. Focused on a platform-agnostic approach, the ICCA covers a wide range of topics, including Management Tool Selection and Administration, Cloud and Automation Monitoring, Cloud Data Management, and Identity and Infrastructural Protections. Having experience cross cloud platform is not just a nice-to-have anymore, it's a necessity. The ICCA provides you with the experiences necessary to do your work across a multitude of environments and platforms.

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Cloud Benefits

Demonstrate knowledge and enumerate the benefits of the various cloud services and their associate cost structures.


Cloud Management Concepts

Demonstrate mastery of the Shared Services Responsibility Model, cloud support models, and selecting the appropriate management tools.


Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Demonstrate mastery of cloud compute instance elements, electing the appropriate networking configuration for your environment, and enumerating the characteristics of cloud storage.


Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Demonstrate mastery in selecting the appropriate data service, the characteristics of cloud application hosting platforms, and identifying cloud container service options.


Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Identify the types of cloud identities and differentiating cloud security principles along with how they differ with on-premises options.


Identity Vulnerabilities and Protection Tools

Demonstrate understanding of concepts and tools for protecting computer instances, defining confidential compute concepts, and selecting the correct network protection controls.


Cloud Infrastructure Protection

Demonstrate understanding of concepts and tools for protecting computer instances and the concepts and tools specific to data protection, including explaining encryption.


Regulatory Compliance

Prove your knowledge around data subject to regulatory protection, differentiating responsibilities for compliance, identifying cloud regulatory compliance documentation, and selecting tools for compliance.

INE Provides All The Training Necessary to Pass the ICCA

Looking to pass the ICCA but don't know where to start? By signing up for INE Training, you can get all the tools and training necessary to pass the ICCA and jump into a 10K+ additional videos, labs, and quizzes across Cloud, Networking, Cyber Security and Data Science. An INE Training Pass is the perfect companion for you or your company as you study for the ICCA.

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INE Cloud Fundamentals for Azure

Cloud services in general, and Microsoft Azure in particular, are key components of the IT portfolio for many companies, governments, and organizations. It is increasingly important to understand fundamental Azure concepts for any IT professional, manager, or director. This learning path is designed to help professionals understand Azure concepts and basic implementation. You will learn what Azure is, how resources are managed in Azure, how resources are billed, and how Azure implements information security. This learning path will also help you prepare for the INE Cloud Fundamentals for Azure certification exam.

Learning Path Difficultynovice
28.0 hrs

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How does the ICCA Stack Up?

The ICCA challenges you to prove your skills with real world scenarios that demand you do the work in platform, unheard of for an entry level certification.


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The purpose of the exam and what you'll accomplish if you pass.
Practical platform agnostic role-based exam
Vendor agnostic cloud training
Prove foundational skills for Azure Administration
Demonstrate Basic Understanding of AWS
Time Limit
The amount of time you have to complete the certification exam.
90 Minutes
240 Minutes
85 Minutes
90 Minutes
The number of questions required by the certification exam.
Hands-on Labs
Does the certification require hands-on labs to prove that you understand the concepts?
Real World Scenarios
Questions include real world scenarios with in-platform labs.
The type of expertise required to complete this exam.
Requirements to take the exam
5+ Years in IT, 2-3 Years in Networking or Systems Administration
The amount you must pay to attempt the certification exam.
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