Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, CCSK


As organizations migrate to the cloud, they need information security professionals who are cloud-savvy. The CCSK certificate is widely recognized as the standard of expertise for cloud security. It gives you a cohesive and vendor-neutral understanding of how to secure data in the cloud, which will prepare you to earn cloud credentials specific to certain vendors or job functions.


What are the benefits of earning your CCSK?

  • Prove your competency in key cloud security issues through an organization that specializes in cloud research.
  • Increase employment opportunities by filling the skills-gap for cloud-certified professionals.
  • Demonstrate your technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively use controls tailored to the cloud.
  • Learn to establish a baseline of security best practices when dealing with a broad array of responsibilities, from cloud governance to configuring technical security controls.
  • Complement other credentials such as the CCAK, CISA, CISSP, and CCSP


Who should earn their CCSK?

The CCSK is designed for any IT professional working in cloud computing. For security professionals, it’s a no-brainer. We also see non-security professionals get value out of it, particularly developers, IT operations, and audit/compliance since the CCSK is really designed to give you a well-rounded view of cloud security.


The CCSK Covers

  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Data Security for Cloud Computing
  • Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
  • Application Security and Identity Management for Cloud Computing
  • Managing Cloud Security and Risk
  • Cloud Security Operations


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 adopting 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.  

The CCSK credential is one of the highest-paying certifications in the IT industry. It was reported in Certification Magazine that the average annual salary for CCSK certified employees was $149,760.00. With the demand for CCSK professionals and the lucrative salaries, it’s easy to see why earning this certification is definitely worth it.

Our CCSK training course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the CCSK certification exam and earn their credentials. The CCSK is a vendor-neutral certification, so students will develop a broad understanding of the security of cloud-based technologies. Upon completion of the course, students should have a thorough knowledge of the certification exam topics and competency in those same areas.  There are no formal prerequisites for the CCSK certification exam or for this course. However, it is assumed that students have basic IT knowledge before they take this CCSK class.



Program Components

  • CCSK Training Program
  • CCSK Courseware
  • CCSK Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge All-in-One Exam Guide
  • Device of Your Choice





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