Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

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Duration: 5 days
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Duration: 5 days
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A Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification is an internationally recognized certification applicable to a wide range of cloud platforms. The CCSP certification represents the highest standard of cloud security, covering concepts and industry best practices in-depth.

Cognixia’s CCSP training is a preparatory course aimed at providing basic as well as advanced knowledge about the six domains of CCSP. It covers cloud security architecture, design, operations, service, and maintenance to excel in the CCSP exam. It also examines how to leverage the various levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to secure data and applications on the cloud. It not only covers risk management analysis on the cloud, but also an in-depth idea about how to maintain a secure cloud infrastructure.


What You'll Learn

  • Data Security on the Cloud
  • Cloud Architecture & Design
  • Operations on the Cloud Platforms
  • Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • Application Security on the Cloud
  • Legal and Compliance Standards in the Cloud Platform


  • Understand cloud computing concepts
  • Describe cloud reference architecture
  • Understand security concepts relevant to cloud computing
  • Understand design principles of secure cloud computing
  • Identify trusted cloud services

  • Understand cloud data lifecycle (CSA guidance)
  • Design and implement cloud data storage architectures
  • Design and apply data security strategies
  • Understand and implement data discovery and classification technologies
  • Design and implement relevant jurisdictional data protections for personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Design and implement Data Rights Management (DRM)
  • Plan and implement Data Retention, Deletion and Archiving policies
  • Design and implement auditability, traceability and accountability of data events

  • Comprehend cloud infrastructure components
  • Analyze risks associated to cloud infrastructure
  • Design and plan security controls
  • Plan disaster recovery and business continuity management

  • Recognize the need for training and awareness in application security
  • Understand cloud software assurance and validation
  • Use verified secure software
  • Comprehend the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process
  • Apply the secure software development lifecycle
  • Comprehend the specifics of cloud application architecture
  • Design appropriate identity and access management (IAM) solutions

  • Support the planning process for the data center design
  • Implement and build physical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Run physical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Manage physical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Build logical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Run logical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Manage logical infrastructure for cloud environment
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and controls (e.g. ITIL, ISO/IEC 20000-1)
  • Conduct risk assessment to logical and physical infrastructure
  • Understand the collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence
  • Manage communication with relevant parties

  • Understand legal requirements and unique risks within the cloud environment
  • Understand privacy issues, including jurisdictional variation
  • Understand audit process, methodologies and required adaptations for a cloud environment
  • Understand implications of cloud to enterprise risk management
  • Understand outsourcing and cloud contract design
  • Execute vendor management
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Who should attend

The CCSP certification preparation course offered by Cognixia is highly recommended for current and aspiring:
  • Cloud security professionals
  • Networking professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Network engineers
  • Network security engineers


This certification is applicable for information security professionals with minimum 5 years of IT experience. Out of these 5 years, they should have at least 3 years of information security experience and at least 1 year of cloud security experience.

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    After completing the CSSP training program from Cognixia, one is fully trained and equipped to appear for the CSSP examination conducted by (ISC)2.

    The CSSP exam evaluates expertise across six security domains. These domains along with their weightages in the exams are as below –

    Domain Weightage
    Architectural concepts and design requirements 19%
    Cloud data security 20%
    Cloud platform and infrastructure security 19%
    Cloud application security 15%
    Operations 15%
    Legal and compliance 12%

    Clearing the CCSP examination conducted by (ISC)2 proves that the participant has the advanced knowledge and technical skills to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure effectively on the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures.

    The CCSP examination is conducted by (ISC)2 in English language worldwide. The details for this examination are as below –

    Length of the examination 4 hours
    Number of questions 125
    Format of the questions Multiple choice questions
    Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points
    Exam language availability English

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