The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Cloud Computing to work as an informed member of the implementation team working to introduce this subject matter in the organization. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.
The target audience for the Foundation qualification is individuals who are involved in cloud computing initiatives within their companies. These individuals would probably be IT personnel, although this qualification could also be useful for finance, legal, and procurement employees.
The objectives of this program is to provide candidates a good understanding of Cloud Computing characteristics, key benefits, common security and technical challenges and how to address them, as well as all the delivery models — private, public, and hybrid. Candidates will also learn the basis of how to effectively implement a cloud action plan that ensures organization acceptance and success for cloud computing initiatives.