CCSK Classroom course

“Peter not just introduced us to Cloud Security, but also provided the wider context of the ways in which we can articulate the value of cloud computing” Peter HJ van Eijk

Hundreds of security managers, IT architects, solution architects and their team members find my CCSK classroom course the most helpful and inspiring way to start mastering the cloud and cloud security. (Read more on CCSK and the body of knowledge)

(CCSK, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, is a trademark of the Cloud Security Alliance).

More on what participants learned from this course.

Master the cloud and cloud security

The three day CCSK classroom course covers the entire CCSK body of knowledge and illustrates this with practical exercises that reinforce the learning. On top of that, audience interaction is also widely considered as useful. (Interested in an online CCSK course: click here)

Day 1 (9am-5pm) Day 2 (9-5) Day 3 (9-5)
  • Introduction of participants and program
  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Infrastructure and virtualization security
  • Practical exercise on AWS or OpenStack
  • Cloud Security and Risk
  • Data Security for Cloud
  • Portability
  • Incident response
  • Securing Cloud Applications
  • Identity and Access Management (practical exercise)
  • Security as a Service
  • Governance and Risk management
  • Lab and/or demo
  • Legal and compliance
  • Audit
  • Review, Evaluation and Test Preparation


The course venue in Utrecht is located in a convenient area, in which we can enjoy ourselves outside the classroom as well.

Next training will take place from 23 – 25 January 2018.

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Your result

After three days of cloud conversation, you will not only be in a very good position to attain the CCSK certification, but your job effectiveness will also increase. It will be easier to speed up cloud projects that have value, and easier to stop projects that don’t. That in itself merits spending time on the course.

Here are a few things my participants got out of the training (unedited extract from the evaluation form). Do you want these results too?

  • “Better understanding of the cloud architecture and the interrelationships between the different components (layers, domains, models).”
  • “Cloud is much more complex than most people appreciate … even me as an informed professional”
  • “Conceptual basics of cloud computing, way of how to study the book (and what not to study) and the way exam questions are asked.”
  • “Helping to show how to define the value of cloud, including the risk profile to present to stakeholders. ”
  • “How much responsibility stays with the consumer in IaaS. The labs were useful in demonstrating a real world example. ”
  • “Got a good introduction to all topics needed to take the certification for CCSK.”
  • “New way of ‘thinking cloud’ (e.g. cattle vs pet, use service as offered or take another one, …) was very well explained with real-life examples. Eye-opening! ”

Included in the course

  • Intake survey.
  • Three days of classroom training, including practical exercises.
  • Support site on or similar.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Exam token (2 tries).
  • A bit of fun.
  • Conference calls after the training.
  • Handouts.

Not included: laptops (so bring your own), applicable VAT, hotel.

About your instructor

I am one of the world’s most experienced independent cloud trainers.

  • certified by the CSA to deliver CCSK training, and by the Cloud Credential Council to deliver their training.
  • author or co-author of multiple cloud courses.
  • delivered more than 50 CCSK courses, and delivered workshops in more than a dozen countries.

Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance:

“Peter is a very experienced cloud trainer and we have enthusiastic feedback from his CCSK students.”

Example result

Here are some results from my participants.

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What participants say

Shanthi Vijay, Information Technology Agency, government of Oman. “I have attended several of Peter’s courses. They are always very good with practical knowledge on cloud computing, and this is helping us very much in our development of the Oman government cloud services.”
IT architect, London City, Canary Wharf: “Peter clearly has a great deal of specific industry experience and draws on this to provide real-world examples. Always happy to divert the conversation out of the course where relevant and interesting within the cloud computing context.  I think this was particularly useful and observed this providing value to the entire group.”
Security operations manager: “The course provides a fantastic overview of Cloud and was an eye opener to me.  The benefits of cloud were made clear, but so too were the limitations and considerations of the service. I would recommend this course to everyone involved in Cloud from hands on IT to Executive. This was one of the most informative courses I have attended.”

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