Understand the CCSK (v4) Cloud Security Certification
Everything you need to know to decide whether you should pursue the CCSK certification
The CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) is an individual certification. After this course you will be able to decide how valuable the CCSK is, and you will understand how you can attain the certification. This is NOT a CCSK training in itself.
If you are taking a CCSK course, this course will be required knowledge, though there are a few units that you can skip.
Understand How The CCSK Cloud Security Certification Will Benefit You And Your Company
- Learn that cloud computing is here to stay
- Understand why cloud security is new
- Find public resources to help you study CCSK
- Recognize the reasons for taking the CCSK
- Learn about the components of the CCSK body of knowledge
The CCSK Cloud Security Certification
CCSK was developed by the Cloud Security Alliance to facilitate a common understanding of cloud security concepts, which should increase the quality of risk decisions taken. By now, CCSK is the most recognized independent cloud security certification world-wide.
Every professional involved in selecting or adapting cloud solutions, and every team that they are a member of, will find that the CCSK speeds up taking the right decisions.
CCSK is also the basis for a lot of new cloud provider certifications.
Content and structure of this course
The course briefly discusses cloud computing and cloud security, then dives into the details of the body of knowledge and the contents of the certification.
You will also get examples of the value of CCSK.
It explains how the exam can be taken and how the certification works.
In concludes with options that you have for studying for the CCSK, and there is a bonus section with additional resources, and a bit of fun.
As a bonus, the course contains links to or copies of the official study material, a couple of sample questions and a few extra documents to help you to understand how cloud security can be applied in practice.
All in all you should be able to run through all the components in about an hour or two. After that you will be ready to decide whether CCSK is for you. If you have already decided, this will be a good start for your learning journey.
Who is this for?
There is no formal prerequisite for this training, nor is there for the full CCSK certification or its training. However, this course assumes that you have a professional career that is related to IT, and that you are considering a cloud security certification for yourself or your team members.
What you will get out of this course
What you will get out if this course is a good idea as to how worthwhile it is to go for the CCSK certification. You will also have covered some of the basics that are required for the full course.
I am one of the most experienced independent cloud trainers worldwide. Since 2011 I am focussed on developing and delivering cloud computing training, mainly related to business value and business risk of cloud computing.
I have delivered the CCSK cloud security training over 100 times myself in more than a dozen countries. On top of that I developed and delivered more cloud training in more countries.
My background is broad. I worked as a researcher and instructor at Twente University, as a project leader and consultant at EDS and an internet provider, and as an IT strategy, IT risk and digital infrastructures consultant at Deloitte.
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Don't forget, cloud computing is here to stay, security is here to stay, so cloud security is definitely here to stay.