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Certified in Emerging Technology (CET) – Cloud Fundamentals

June 4 @ 9:30 am - June 11 @ 2:30 pm EDT

GWDC Member $200, Non-GWDC Member $350

The GWDC is sponsoring an intensive 2-day course for the Certified in Emerging Technology™ (CET)- Cloud Fundamentals Certificate.  The dates of this course are: June 4 and 11, 2022 from 9:30 am to 2:30 PM Eastern.  Please register by June 1!

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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.


Who Should Attend?

Individuals with little to zero years’ experience in cloud and those seeking to increase their knowledge and skills in Emerging Technology Topics.  It's also intended for anyone preparing for the CET Cloud fundamentals certificate exam.

CET Cloud Fundamentals Certificate Exam Information

CET Cloud Fundamentals Certificate Exam

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

Registration for the 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


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.

Course Objectives and Outline

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Course Outline

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


Meet the Instructor


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

Sushila Nair specializes in cybersecurity, risk, and audit services. Sushila Nair is a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington, D.C. ISACA Chapter and has presented at CACS, BrightTALK, Seguruinfo and many other international events.  She has taught several review courses for the GWDC chapter and ISACA Global.

Additional Details

Specific Instructions:

  • Group Internet-Based. Zoom link delivered with registration.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.

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.


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CPE Information

Earn up to 10 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. 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:


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 the full day and respond to polling questions to receive full CPE credit.


CPE-Related Details:

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology - Technical



June 4 @ 9:30 am EDT
June 11 @ 2:30 pm EDT
GWDC Member $200, Non-GWDC Member $350
Event Category:


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