CCC Professional Cloud Administrator Certification -PCA Training

Earn the CCC professional Cloud Administrator certification

What is the CCC Professional Cloud Administrator certification?

The CCC Professional Cloud Administrator certification is the certification awarded to individuals who have successfully passed the CCC Professional Cloud Administrator exam. The certification has been developed by leading cloud experts from technology vendors such as Microsoft and VMWare, consulting organizations such as Deloitte and CapGemini, and many other experts from the field.

The certification is a demonstration of knowledge about Cloud Provisioning and Administration, Cloud Bursting, Cloud Interoperability, Strategic Policy Design for Cloud Usage and Compliance, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies for the Cloud, as well as Performance Measurement and Monitoring.

Why get certified?

The Cloud Credential Council’s Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) designation is a globally recognized certification for Cloud Administrators. Being PCA-certified showcases your experience in a cloud environment, and demonstrates the relevant skills and knowledge.

Globally there is a shortage of people with Cloud Administrator skills. Enhance your career by earning the Professional Cloud Administrator (PCA) certification from the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) – globally known as the standard of achievement for administrators of cloud-based solutions. Organizations that employ PCAs will have experts on board that can help maximize the business opportunities that cloud is creating.

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Course Description:

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 Provisioning and Administration 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. It is supported by major vendor technology solutions and covers Open Source, as well as global 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:

(Primary Audience)

Network Administrators

Systems Administrators

(Database Administrator Secondary Audience)

 Service Desk Managers

 Senior Operators

Learning Objectives:

Individuals certified at this level will have a demonstrated understanding of:

Types of Cloud Environments: Cloud environment controls, hosting, ITO Outsourcing, CoLoc, Onshore, offshore versus cloud.

Planning for cloud capacity: Policy management and third party management.

Cloud Administration technology: Virtual networks, storage and computing, application management in the cloud.

Security administration, compliance and certification.

Cloud Provisioning: Capacity Management, Service Desk Management, cloud provisioning/ automation management.

Course Logistics:

Classroom – U-shaped setup preferred

Whiteboard, flipchart, and projector

Participants – maximum of 16, no minimum requirement


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

Participants receive a copy of the classroom presentation material and the course book. In addition, they also receive access to the Greengate learning portal where additional reference material is available. The learning portal allows participants to stay in touch with the instructor and the other class participants for several months after the course. Most of the material is also accessible via tablets/computers.

Technical Requirements:

For eBooks:

Internet is required only for downloading the eBook. The eBooks can be read offline.

Available on: Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, SmartPhone, eReader.

Recommended PDF reader: Adobe Reader.

Instructions for download are available here.


The Professional Cloud Administrator certification is the most recognized/respected professional certification provided by the Cloud Credential Council (CCC). Professional certifications are awarded to candidates who have completed an approved certification-training program and have also completed one or more relevant technology training program(s)/certification(s).

In order to apply for certification, the candidate is required to provide evidence of having completed an approved training program

About the Exam:

Exam Format: Web based, Closed Book

Question: 25 questions

Pass score: 65%

Duration: 75 minutes. For non-native speakers an additional 15 minutes is available.

Proctoring: Live or webcam


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

1. Course Introduction

4. Cloud Interoperability and Portability

7. Cloud Security Fundamentals

2. Cloud Resource Administration and Provisioning

5. Strategic Policy Design for Cloud Usage and Compliance

8. Federated Controls and Strategies for Multiple Cloud and Non-cloud Administration

3. Cloud Scalability and Elasticity Administration

6. Business Continuity Strategies and Disaster Recovery for Cloud

9. Performance Measures, Monitoring, and Optimization in Production

 About the Facilitator for the Professional Cloud Administrator –PCA Certification Training

Chidi Henry Emeribe, CISA, PCA, COBIT5(f), RESILIA(f)

A seasoned IT Audit, Governance and Assurance Professional with over 13 years experience in areas including:  IT Audit, IT Security, IT Governance and Strategy, Cloud Computing and IT Service Management. A seasoned Web developer. He is the author of ISACA COBIT Focus Article – Establishing A Governance and Management Structure for E-Commerce Using COBIT5 – Published at:

Chidi is accredited by the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) to deliver the Professional Cloud Administrator Courseware. He has over 7 years experience in delivering IT learning courseware.

About Greengate Consult:

Incorporated in 2007, Greengate Consult boasts of a team of consultants in IT Best Practice and Learning, Cloud Computing, Environmental and Engineering Services with a combined experience of over 45 years between them. Our strengths are in our people, their skills and competencies.

We have had the pleasure of providing training and consulting services to numerous individuals and key players in the Nigerian economy spanning the telecoms, manufacturing, financial, government and the maritime sector.

Greengate is in strategic partnership with ITpreneurs BV of the Netherlands to deliver licensed and accredited IT courseware to its teeming customer base in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

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