Cloud computing is being aggressively adopted on a global basis as businesses seek to reduce costs and improve their agility. One of the critical needs of the industry is to provide training and certification of professionals to assure that cloud computing is implemented responsibly, and with the appropriate security controls.
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has developed a widely adopted catalogue of security best practices, the Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing. In addition, the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) whitepaper Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security are an important contribution to the cloud security body of knowledge.
The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) provides evidence that an individual has successfully completed an examination covering the key concepts of the CSA Guidance, the CSA CCM, and the ENISA whitepaper.
Preparing for the CCSK Exam
CSA highly recommends CCSK training. As with any IT certification, formal training is an excellent way to improve your chance of successfully passing the exam. CSA recommends that you download and review all the materials in the CCSK preparation kit, prior to taking the examination.
The CCSK examination costs $395 USD. This entitles you to attempt the test up to two times with your first purchase. If necessary, additional test attempts can be purchased for $395 USD each.
Certificate of Competence in Zero Trust
The Certificate of Competence in Zero Trust provides evidence of an individual's successful completion of the key concepts in the CSA Zero Trust Training. These concepts include an introduction to Zero Trust Architecture, Zero Trust Planning, and Zero Trust Implementation.
Preparing for the CCZT Exam
CSA highly recommends Zero Trust Training (ZTT). As with any IT certification, formal training is an excellent way to improve your chance of successfully passing the exam.
The Certificate of Competence in Zero Trust examination is priced at $175.00 USD. This fee allows you to make two attempts at the test with your initial purchase. If needed, additional tokens can be purchased for $175.00 USD each.