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Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge

This course is based on V3.0 of the CCSK exam and the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing V3.0 which results with the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

The Cloud Computing Security Knowledge – Foundation class provides students a comprehensive one day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK v3.0 certificate exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the Guidance v3.0 document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).


Learning Objectives

This training programme is geared towards security professionals looking to achieve the CCSK-plus certification, but is also useful for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security.


We recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of security fundamentals, such as firewalls, secure development, encryption, and identity management.

Course Content

This is a two day class that begins with the CCSK – Basic training, followed by a second day, CCSK-plus, of additional content and hands-on activities.

  • • Introduction and Cloud Architecture
  • • Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
  • • Managing cloud computing security and risk
  • • Data security for cloud
  • • Securing applications and users
  • • Selecting Cloud services
  • • Cloud Risk assessment
  • • Create and secure a public cloud
  • • Encrypting an EBS volume
  • • Identity and access management

Exams & Certification

The online examination is 60 questions and is  90 minutes long.

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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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