Understand the CCSK Cloud Security Certification
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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.
4.3 (399 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,671 students enrolled
Created by Peter HJ van Eijk
Last updated 6/2017
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Decide whether pursuing the full CCSK certification is worthwhile.
  • Understand what is covered in CCSK
  • Understand the practical requirements for getting the certification.
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  • You should have heard about Cloud Computing and have some worry about its security.

“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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
3 Lectures 04:13

Participants will understand what is in this course.

Welcome to the course: what will we cover

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

Scope of this course
2 questions

Is this the course you are looking for?

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

Meet your instructor
Cloud computing and security
3 Lectures 21:40

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

Cloud Computing

This video explains why cloud computing is the result of fundamental shifts in the way we manage technology, as a result of the development of technology. Cloud computing is here to stay, and it allows new things. If you like it, please find the "clubcloudcomputing" channel on Youtube, and like it/share it.

Why cloud computing is changing your job

Understand how cloud brings new security risks

Cloud Security
6 Lectures 18:11

You will understand how CCSK came to be.

The CCSK body of knowledge

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

Overview of CCSK domains

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

Top 8 ENISA Cloud Risks

Learn what the practicalities of the exam are.

The CCSK Certification and exam

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

Sample CCSK questions
17 pages

Here are some sample questions on CCSK

Sample Questions - quiz
2 questions

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

Benefits of CCSK
Preparation options and resources
9 Lectures 18:01

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

Base documents for CCSK preparation: the whole body of knowledge
1 page

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

CCSK preparation guide from CSA
4 pages

Learn what it takes to study for CCSK without additional support

Self study for CCSK

After this lecture you will stand a better chance to prepare and pass the exam. 

10 tips for passing the exam

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

Classroom and virtual courses overview

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

How to convince your boss you need to take CCSK

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.

How does the virtual classroom work?
Bonus section: additional material
6 Lectures 15:03

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

Blog: Using the Cloud Controls Matrix in procuring better cloud services

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

Worksheet to support triage of enterprise cloud applications
2 pages

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

How to talk about security to the board

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).

New cloud security certification CCSP to complement CCSK

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

A bit of fun: CCSK - an entertaining tour around the world
About the Instructor
Peter HJ van Eijk
4.3 Average rating
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4,736 Students
2 Courses
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.