CCSK exam training questions

There are two main reasons for having a look at CCSK exam training questions. First, of course, is to prepare yourself for the exam. The second reason would be to understand what the type of knowledge is that CCSK represents.

Question pools

Are you working to prepare for the CCSK exam? You are probably looking for questions to test your understanding. Here are a few sources.

  • The official CSA sample questions. See below.
  • My own 14 questions CCSK version 4 test bank.
  • Most CCSK courses have some test questions (mine has about 100), though there is no official mock exam.
  • The official CCSK exam token allows two attempts at the exam, so you could consider one of them a ‘mock exam’.
  • Multiple websites on the internet exist that sell exam bundles. Be aware however: some are for older versions of the CCSK exam, some are just rehashes of the guidance, and none are officially sanctioned.

The best way to prepare for the exam, however, is to take a course. Without a course, more than 50% of exam takers fail, according to the CSA.

The CSA demo questions

Here are the sample questions as presented on the CSA website. Note that the real exam has multiple answer options for these questions, which makes them slightly easier. What you can do is use these questions as a basis for searching the guidance. Want to check your answers? Submit them to me and I will review them for you.

Domain 1. Cloud Architecture

What are the five essential characteristics of cloud computing?

Domain 2. Governance and Enterprise Risk

The level of attention and scrutiny paid to enterprise risk assessments should be directly related to what?

Domain 3. Legal Issues, Contracts and Electronic Discovery

In the majority of data protection laws, when the data is transferred to a third party custodian, who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data?

Domain 4. Compliance and Audit Management

What is the most important reason for knowing where the cloud service provider will host the data?

Domain 5. Information Governance

What are the six phases of the data security lifecycle?

Domain 6. Management Plane and Business Continuity

Which infrastructure supports the creation of an infrastructure template to configure aspects of a cloud deployment?

Domain 7. Infrastructure Security

Software firewalls, such as security groups, are managed outside a system, but applied to each system without additional hardware costs or complex provisioning.

Domain 8. Virtualization and Containers

Why do blind spots occur in a virtualized environment, where network-based security controls may not be able to monitor certain types of traffic?

Domain 9. Incident Response

What measures could be taken by the cloud service provider (CSP) that might reduce the occurrence of application level incidents?

Domain 10. Application Security

How should an SDLC be modified to address application security in a Cloud Computing environment?

Domain 11. Data Security and Encryption

Which data security control is concerned about the data going into the cloud?

Domain 12. Identity, Entitlement, and Access Management

What two types of information will cause additional regulatory issues for all organizations if held as an aspect of an Identity?

Domain 13. Security as a Service

When deploying Security as a Service in a highly regulated industry or environment, what should both parties agree on in advance and include in the SLA?

Domain 14. Related Technologies

Why do blind spots occur in a virtualized environment, where network-based security controls may not be able to monitor certain types of traffic?

ENISA Document

Economic Denial of Service (EDOS), refers to..


Which Cloud Controls Matrix domain address training/awareness of employees?

Do a FREE course

Are you not sure if you are ready to start a full CCSK training yet? Then this course is perfect for you. It will give you a good idea of how worthwhile it is to go for the CCSK certification. You will also cover some of the basics that are required for the full course.

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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.

Security operations manager

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.

Attended several of Peter’s courses

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.

Shanthi Vijay

Information Technology Agency, government of Oman

Gabe Camacho

Very grateful.  Thank you!

Gabe Camacho

Didier Raelet

I have appreciated very well most topics and particulary the Security Risk & compliance topics. Comparison on IT process on premise with those in the Cloud is quite good. But, it could be done deeper.

Didier Raelet

Vincent Yesue

This class is great. Good balance between you talking, and us chatting. You keep control of the syllabus and the schedule, and we provide some information on what the facts mean to us and how we understand them in our context. Brilliant stuff.

Vincent Yesue


Very professional domain, but very clear explained! Thanks



Most useful: Technical context, risk knowledge and exam approach


Ali Isikli

Experienced trainer. Reflects his experience well within the context

Ali Isikli

Ken Tola

Peter is incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to answer questions and actually work with his students. The course is also an amazing way to learn how AWS actually works and, by the end of the labs, you feel ready to manage your own cloud! The materials are easy to understand and yet technical enough to get real-life security implemented. This was a great course and far beyond most of the accreditation courses I have completed.

Ken Tola

Carlo Tyrberg

I attended Peter’s CCSK-training and found it very useful, because 1) the sessions gave me more insight on several other aspects of cloud computing than only security, 2) it ‘inspired’ (/forced) me to study the CSA guide/ENISA more thorughly and not least 3) I manage to pass the exam 🙂

Carlo Tyrberg

Frank Cerney

I had very little to no experience wit the CLOUD, so this training was incredibly valuable to me. My new professional responsibilities are becoming more and more cloud centric. I have a greatly improved level of confidence because I know I have a solid educational foundation that the training and exam preparation has provided for me. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Frank Cerney