Course Description

As organizations move more and more towards cloud computing, understanding its information security risks and mitigation strategies is critical. Legacy approaches are insufficient, and organizations need professionals equipped with the cloud security knowledge and skills to be successful. Backed by the two leading non-profits focused on cloud and information security, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)², the CCSP credential denotes professionals with deep knowledge and competency derived from hands-on experience with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security.

This course provides a comprehensive review of security topics and exam preparation for the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification. The CCSP is globally recognized as an objective measure of knowledge and competency derived from hands-on experience with cyber, information, software and cloud computing infrastructure security.  In this course, students review the 6 CCSP domains of the common body of knowledge (CBK) which cover Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements, Cloud Data Security, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security, Cloud Application Security, Operations, Legal and Compliance.

Course Outline

Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements

  • Cloud computing concepts
  • Cloud Reference Architecture
  • Security concepts relevant to could computing
  • Design principles of secure cloud computing
  • Identify trusted cloud services
  • Cloud Architecture Models

Cloud Data Security

  • Understand Cloud Data Life Cycle
  • Design and Implement Cloud Data Storage Architectures
  • Design and Apply Data Security Strategies
  • Data Discovery and Classification Technologies
  • Relevant Jurisdictional Data Protection for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Data Rights Management
  • Data Retention, Deletion, and Archival policies
  • Auditability, Traceability, and Accountability of Data Events

Cloud Platform Infrastructure Security

  • Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • Risks Associated with Cloud Infrastructure
  • Design and Plan Security Controls
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Management

Cloud Application Security

  • Training and Awareness in Application Security
  • Cloud Software Assurance and Validation
  • Verified Secure Software
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Process
  • Apply the Secure Software Development Life Cycle
  • Cloud Application Architecture
  • 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
  • Conduct Risk Assessment to Logical and Physical Infrastructure
  • Understand the Collection and Preservation of Digital Evidence
  • Manage Communications with Relevant Parties

Legal and Compliance

  • Legal Requirements and Unique Risks
  • Privacy Issues and Jurisdictional Variances
  • Audit Process, Methodologies, and Required Adaptations
  • Implication of Cloud to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Outsourcing and Cloud Contract Design
  • Executive Vendor Management


Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in information technology, of which 3 years must be in information security and 1 year in 1 or more of the 6 domains of the CCSP CBK. Earning (ISC)²’s CISSP credential can be substituted for the entire CCSP experience requirement.

If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an  Associate of (ISC)²  until you have gained the required experience.


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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Bootcamp
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Jul 25, 2022 to Aug 24, 2022
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