This 3-day training prepares you for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and covers all domain topics outlined by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). The CCSK credential will provide foundational requirements for any future certifications that focus on specific professions, management or technical skills.
Cloud Security (CCSK) – the industry’s first Cloud Security certification
The CCSK is strongly supported by a broad coalition of experts and organizations from around the world. The collaboration between CSA and ENISA means that the world’s two leading organizations for vendor-neutral Cloud Security research are providing the foundation for the industry’s first Cloud Security certification.
About the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assistance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the use of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other stakeholders. The CSA certification board is a diverse group of Cloud Security experts from around the world.
About the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
ENISA is the EU’s response to cyber security issues within the European Union. The objective of ENISA is to be the European hub for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of information security.
Cloud Security training and certification – target group
The 3-day training on Cloud Security is relevant to any IT professional who is planning to use cloud computing or is already working in the cloud. Naturally, the audience will include the likes of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IT and security professional.
Did you know that almost 75% of all organizations find security the greatest barrier to cloud adoption?
Cloud Security (CCSK) – Body of Knowledge and course materials
The Cloud Security training includes:
CSA’s Book on Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v2.1
ENISA Book on Cloud Computing Security Risk Assessment
Relevant white papers on Cloud Computing
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Documentations on the cloud: Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing; the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing; Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations
Cloud Security (CCSK) – exam
The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is a web-based, multiple-choice examination of individual competency in key Cloud Security issues. The test is a 50 question, timed examination, which must be completed within 60 minutes.
Will the Cloud Security (CCSK) certification expire?
The CCSK certification does not expire, however it will be given a version number equating it to a specific Body of Knowledge. It is likely that updated exams will be regarded as the Body of Knowledge changes.
Cloud Security (CCSK) – prerequisites
The Cloud Security training is designed to interest any IT professional and there is no requirement for preliminary knowledge or understanding of this subject matter.
Cloud Security (CCSK) – a viable substitute for other certifications?
The CCSK is not a substitute for other certifications in information security, audit and governance.
Cloud Security (CCSK) – CPE credits that can be applied to other certifications
Other certifying bodies will provide CPE credits for the one-hour to take the CCSK test and the other hours required to study for the test.
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