Online CCSK training product details

The CCSK body of knowledge

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a vendor-neutral industry association, established the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), which demonstrates knowledge of the leading cloud security guidance documents.

While many people take the CCSK for its certification value, most actually report that it helps them be more productive in adopting the right level and model of cloud computing.

By understanding the essential cloud and cloud security concepts and applying these in conversations on IT initiatives, consensus is reached quicker. Less time is wasted on discussion and doomed cloud initiatives. Proper cloud adoption and governance is accelerated.

Most importantly, the body of knowledge facilitates a common language around cloud and cloud security. This training is fully aligned with CCSK v4.

CCSK online training

My online CCSK program helps you to master the CCSK body of knowledge in record time from the comfort of your home (or office).

You can start at any time, and then participate in all the online sprints and focus sessions. These are regularly scheduled, as well as recorded.

Here’s how the online sprint works: the content of all the domains is split into five webinar sessions of approximately 120 minutes each with an additional e-learning support site.

The five sessions are a logical grouping of all the domains in the CCSK Body of Knowledge.

(I am also piloting a “jumpstart” half-day session to get you up to speed between two online sprints, ask for details).

Five sessions

Each session has presentations, quizzes to test your knowledge, Q&As and suggestions for study, practical exercises and application to your current job. The sessions are covered over a period of one or two weeks.

On top of the live sessions, there is a membership site featuring a private support group (sneak preview here, and a brief overview video here) with your instructor (me: Peter van Eijk), a group channel, and additional practical resources. There is also an option for practical lab work by building a secure application on Amazon Web Services.

If you attend all sessions, and do a little preparation in between, you should be able to pass the on-line CCSK exam immediately after the last session. The price of the exam is included in the course, and you can schedule that session at your own convenience.

I have delivered CCSK training more than 100 times now, across the world as well as many times online.

What is in the instructor led online sessions?

The online instructor led sprints start six times a year. Each sprint has five sessions. On top of that there are focus sessions with Q&A. For the up-to-date schedule consult this page over at the courseware page.

Every sprint has the following sessions (live and recorded) Session duration
Session 1: Introduction to cloud computing
Essential characteristics, service models, deployment models
Two hours
Session 2: Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
Securing base infrastructure, management plane, virtual hosts and networks, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS security, containers
Two hours
Session 3: Risk and Governance
Legal and compliance, audit, data governance, risk management, CCM
Two hours
Session 4: Data and application security
Cloud data architectures, data security and encryption, CASB, identity and access management, Security as a Service, DevOps
Two hours
Session 5: Cloud Security Operations, Exam preparation
Monitoring, incident response, interoperability, IOT, big data and mobile
Exam preparation
Two hours

The CCSK training is available in a number of packages. Every package includes access to all online CCSK sessions for two years, support from your instructor, one CSA exam token which entitles you to two attempts at the exam.

100% Guarantee

If you follow my study and exam instructions you are guaranteed to pass the exam.

Frequently asked questions

This course may qualify for 12 or more CPE points, which might come in handy if you maintain CISSP certification for example, (ISC)² would count them as Group A points. Contact me for details.

If you are not sure that this CCSK training is perfect for you, I would be happy to chat with you. Just send me a message from the contact page, and we can set up a call.

Contact me with proof of your purchase or entitlement, and I will discount you for that.

This happens regularly, contact me for additional support and group discounts.

Yes, CCSK Foundation including lab support is one of the packages.

You will find a lot of learning material on the private support site. That is also where recordings of are available immediately after the session. If a recording fails, there are multiple recordings of earlier runs of this training. Older recordings will also be available for several months.

Knowledge of cloud computing value and risk is indispensable for any senior IT related role these days. It will advance your career, improve the efficiency of your team, and is likely to positively influence the quality and cost of your company’s services. This training is a very effective way to get these results.

If you are not ready to sign up for the course now, download 10 tips for passing the exam here.