Fundamental Cloud Storage


Module 13
Fundamental Cloud Storage

This course expands upon the cloud storage topics introduced in Module 2 by further exploring cloud storage devices, structures, and technologies from a more technical and implementation-specific perspective. A set of cloud storage mechanisms and devices are established, along with in-depth coverage of NoSQL and cloud storage services.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Fundamental Storage Concepts (including IOPS, Disk Throughput, etc.)
  • Disk Storage Concepts (including Access Time, Seek Time, Relational Latency)
  • File Systems & Volume Management (including Distributed/Clustered File Systems, Concatenation, Partitioning, etc.)
  • RAIDs (Descriptions, Comparison, Penalties)
  • I/O & Capacity (Concatenation, Vertical Tiering, Disk Splitting, etc.)
  • Types of Storage (Data Processing, Local, Directly Attached, Remote)
  • Storage Levels (Block, File, Object)
  • Basic Storage Infrastructure Components (including I/O Flow, NICs, Storage Switches, etc.)
  • Backup Fundamentals (including Snapshots, Disaster Recovery/Protection, Recovery Time, etc.)

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of public or private instructor-led workshops. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or contact to inquire about private workshop delivery.

The following materials are provided to public and private workshop participants:

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the self-study kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course.

Taking the Course using a Self-Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a self-study kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the Self-Study Kits page for pricing information and for details regarding discounted self-study kit bundles for individual certification tracks. The following materials are provided in the self-study kit for this course:

Module 13 Self-Study Guide (50 pages)Module 13
Self-Study Guide
(50 pages)
Audio Tutor CD 1 Module 13 Overview - Part IAudio Tutor CD 1
Module 13
Overview - Part I
Audio Tutor CD 2 Module 13 Overview - Part IIAudio Tutor CD 2
Module 13
Overview - Part II
Audio Tutor CD 3 Module 13 Exam PreparationAudio Tutor CD 3
Module 13
Exam Preparation
34 Flash Cards34 Flash Cards

Note that any required text book(s) for this course are not included as part of the self-study kit and need to be purchased separately. Also, this self-study kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for the exam that corresponds to this course:


Self-study kits and bundles and associated text books can be purchased using the online store.

Note that by purchasing and registering this self-study kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a workshop.

About the Text Book

This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the associated Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.


This course corresponds to Exam C90.13, which is required for the following certifications:

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral Cloud topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of Cloud practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

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Pearson VUE Exams

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Self-Study Kits

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, allowing you to study remotely and at your own pace. For information about the latest available Self-Study Kits, visit the Self-Study page.

Instructor-Led Workshops

The following public workshops are currently scheduled. Additional workshops are often added on short notice. For information regarding private instructor-led workshops delivered to your location, contact: