This course is aimed for professionals who posses authoritative potentials. CLA® is the pinnacle of achievement and recognition for professionals with the necessary knowhow who would like to seek the opportunity to become subject matter authorities in the field of Cloud. Individuals will be taken through multi-levels of foundation, concept, principle, theory, physics, strategy, management, engineering, design, technology and selection in order to complete this course work required for becoming a CLA®. In addition to course work, all successful CLA® candidates must fulfill the required criteria which include but are not limited to undergoing minimum G1 Cloud project alongside IDCA approved consultants, as well as submitting an effective thesis to the attention of the accreditation committee of IDCA. The thesis shall be driven from applicants’ professional experiences and expertise in subject matters such cloud architecture, cloud security, cloud sustainability, cloud capacity planning, cloud technologies, etc. CLAs will be considered the leaders of the Cloud industry and serve as key players and contributors to the industry’s direction. The CLA® is a leap into Cloud strategy, approached in the unique manner of capturing the operations aspects of Cloud, compliance parameters and knowledge of the design and technology fundamentals, thus applying such insight into future technologies, amalgamating this knowledge to prepare the execution, management, expansion, or upgrade for reliable, resilient, secure, innovative and efficient Clouds.