Understand the CCSK Cloud Security Certification

Get an overview of all domains, sample questions, and how to study for the online exam. This is NOT a CCSK training.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

“Understanding the CCSK Certificate of Cloud Computing"

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.

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

As a bonus, the course contains links to or copies of the official study material, a couple of sample questions and a few bonus 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. After that you will be ready to decide whether CCSK is for you.

Who is this for?

There is no formal requisite 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.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have heard about Cloud Computing and have some worry about its security.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Decide whether pursuing the full CCSK certification is worthwhile.
  • Understand what is covered in CCSK
  • Understand the practical requirements for getting the certification.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant to answer questions about the usefulness of the CCSK certification. This course will NOT end with you actually getting the certification.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Participants will understand what is in this course.

2 questions

A quiz to test your understanding the scope of this course.

Is this the course you are looking for?

This will allow you to understand to that extent you should believe the instructor.

Section 2: Cloud computing and security

After this lecture, you will understand how cloud computing is changing the way information technology is being delivered.

The historic inevitability of cloud computing

Understand how cloud brings new security risks

Section 3: CCSK

You will understand how CCSK came to be.


After this lecture you will have an overview of the various domains of the CCSK body of knowledge.


This lecture enables the students to understand the top 8 cloud security risks according to ENISA.


Learn what the practicalities of the exam are.

17 pages

See sample questions, as they are given by the Cloud Security Alliance.

2 questions

Here are some sample questions on CCSK


Understand the various ways in which CCSK training and certification is beneficial.

Section 4: Preparation options and resources
1 page

This lecture and its resources contain all the text that comprises the CCSK body of knowledge

4 pages

This copy of the publicly available CSA CCSK preparation guide details what is necessary for passing the exam.


Learn what it takes to study for CCSK without additional support


Learn about various training and workshop options that exist on the market


Learn the points you can make to convince your boss to send you to CCSK training.

Further questions? Feedback? Review?
1 page
How does the 3 day classroom look?

Learn how the virtual classroom is run over a number of days.

Section 5: Bonus section: additional material

After reading this blog article, you will understand the role of CCSK and the CCM in better procuring cloud services.

2 pages

This worksheets assists in analysing cloud applications for risk and value.


Here are a few tips on talking to higher management about budget and breaches.

External publications on cloud adoption

Here is a recent blog article describing the preliminary assessment of the relation between CCSK and the new CCSP certification (for a link to the version with links, look at the resources section).


After this section you will have had a bit of fun and entertainment.

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Instructor Biography

Peter HJ van Eijk, Cloud Business Trainer

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 50 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 a university, as a project leader and consultant at a systems integrator and an internet provider, and as an IT and digital infrastructures consultant at a Big Four company.

Be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel as well.

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