Cloud Computing Foundation

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network (typically the Internet). Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better service and performance as if the software programs were installed locally on end-user computers. End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location. Computing cloud provide computation, software, data access, and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other details of the computing infrastructure.


Target Audience for this certification are:

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.


There is no prerequisite for this certification.

Exam Details:

  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice question
  • Number of Question: 40
  • Exam Pass Mark: 65% (26 out of 40)
  • Electronic Devices Permitted: No
  • Open Book: No

IGC Certification will check your skills in following areas:

  • Identify essential elements
  • Describe the pros and cons
  • Understand the business case for going to the cloud
  • Describe how to build a cloud network
  • Understand virtualization architecture
  • Describe security and privacy issues
  • Understand federation and presence
  • Describe cloud computing standards and best practices
  • Describe how mobile devices can be used in the cloud

Key benefits are:

  • The primary benefit of cloud computing is reduced cost for everyone involved.
  • Conversely, users wouldn't have to shell out the large up-front costs of fully purchasing word processing, spreadsheet, or other end user products. 
  • Software vendors do not have to spend thousands of hours supporting users over the phone... they would simply maintain and repair a single central copy of the product online.