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Certified in Emerging Technology (CET) Cloud Fundamentals Review Course

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

GWDC Member $200, Non-GWDC Member $350

The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive one day virtual review course for the Certified in Emerging Technology™ (CET) Cloud Fundamentals Certificate.  The course will be held on November 12, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM.

This course covers characteristics, components, deployment models, risks, and business drivers of cloud computing. Learners gain insight into the principles and concepts of cloud computing, services models, cloud governance, and an overview of critical cloud service considerations. The interactive, self-guided format blends both knowledge and performance-based training components to provide a truly unique and dynamic learning experience that builds and reinforces the critical skills required to perform real-world technical tasks.

This event is intended for anyone sitting for the CET Cloud Fundamentals Certificate Exam. Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.

Students who take this GWDC review class and do not pass the corresponding Exam are eligible for a one-time 50% discount on the next review class offered by the GWDC for the exam. Please read the chapter event policy for discount details.

Registration closed on November 11, 2022 @ 5pm. Participants can use the link below to access CPE Certificates and the feedback survey. Instructions on how to access these resources are located on the Access Your CPE Certificate page.

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Course Details


Module 1 – Cloud Computing Models

  • Cloud Components
  • Cloud Service Implementation Considerations
  • Cloud Deployment Models

Module 2-Cloud Service Models

  • Software as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Solution Stacks
  • Infrastructure as a Service

Module 3-Cloud Governance

  • Business Drivers to Cloud 
  • Risks Associated with cloud solutions
  • Cloud Vendor Selection and Management
  • Portability of Services

Module 4-Cloud Service supports

  • Distinguish between service implementation and support in the cloud
  • Describe the testing and validation requirements for post-cloud implementation
  • Articulate the special role that configuration management plays in cloud computing
  • Identify resource management challenges with cloud computing implementations


About the CET

The Cat exam will be offered via Computer-Based Testing (CBT).

Registration for the CET exam is administered by ISACA®, not the GWDC. Registering for this review course does not register you for the exam.

» Details on CET Cloud Fundamentals Certificate and Exam Registration


CCAK Exam Preparation

For students who wish to take the CET Cloud fundamentals exam, it is highly recommended that the prospective candidates should purchase the official study guide and labs here as the exam includes hands on elements.



Instructor Sushila Nair

Sushila Nair
Vice President, Security Portfolio @ NTT DATA Services, NTT DATA, Inc.

Sushila Nair is certified by ISACA International to teach the CCAK Exam Review Course and specializes in cybersecurity, risk, and audit services. Sushila Nair is the current Vice President of the Greater Washington, D.C. ISACA Chapter and has presented at CACS, BrightTALK, Seguruinfo and many other international events.  Sushila has taught review courses for the GWDC and ISACA Global.


Additional Details

Virtual Event Information

  • This event will be presented virtually.  
  • The instructor will email students prior to the event with instructions and additional information. 


Registration Questions

If you have any registration questions about this event, please contact the chapter using the Registration Contact Form.

If you have CPE questions after the event has concluded, please contact the chapter using the CPE Contact Form.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Complaint Policy

The GWDC welcomes your comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other feedback concerning our website information and services. All complaints should be submitted through the Registration Contact Form.


CPE Information

Earn up to 10 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event to receive full CPE credit.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify characteristics, benefits, deployments, and components of cloud computing
  • Evaluate cloud delivery models, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • Define governance needs, business drivers, strategic value, and risks associated with cloud computing
  • Understand business model considerations for cloud computing, including testing, resource management, data availability, and business continuity


CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Students are expected to have prepared for the exam prior to attending the course.
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


November 12, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
GWDC Member $200, Non-GWDC Member $350
Event Category:


Clifton Persaud (Certifications Program and Special Assistance Requests)