CSA Training
Certified Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Foundation

Live online instructor-led sessions

Learn cloud security and pass the CCSK exam from the comfort of your home office through our blended online program

What is in the instructor led online sessions?
The online instructor led sprints start six times a year. Each sprint has five sessions. On top of that there are focus sessions with Q&A. More information about the sprints/sessions please see below.

CCSK Foundation gives you the official Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) training material. This includes all 6 modules of content, plus bonus sections and a CCSK token valid for two exam attempts.

The body of knowledge covers the

  • CSA “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v4”
  • ENISA report “Cloud Computing: Benefits, Risks and Recommendations for Information Security”
  • Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)

You will get access to an e-learning platform. This has the official learning material, but also extra learning units. Included in this is:

  • Introductory material, explaining concepts that are prerequisite knowledge for the official material
  • learning units that extend the content for your practical application

For more information visit the CCSK website

CPE Credits Earn 12 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this training. Please request a confirmation.
Dates Jumpstart and focus session 29 July 2020, Sprint: 18, 19, 20, 25, and 27 August 2020
Jumpstart and focus session 10 September 2020, Sprint: 13 – 22 October 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
Jumpstart and focus session 25 November 2020, Sprint: 15 – 23 December 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
Jumpstart and focus session 13 January 2020
Time All events start at 4:00 pm CEST, which is 10:00 am New York time.
Language English
Participation Fee CHF 1’055.–
Every package includes access to all online CCSK sessions for two years, support from your instructor, one CSA exam token which entitles you to two attempts at the exam.

Who should attend
This is for experienced professionals. Those who want to get up to speed on cloud security fast, pass the CCSK exam, and help secure their cloud adoption.

  • Official CSA CCSK training material
  • CCSK exam token for two attempts
  • E-learning access with extra material
  • All online learning sprints and Q&A sessions for the life of your exam token (2 years)
  • Recordings
  • Chat support, also between the live sessions

Instructor led sprints
You can attend any of the sprints (5 daily 2-hour online sessions). These sprints review all the CCSK body of knowledge domains, including test questions. You will be able to prepare for these sessions in advance. Recordings will be available. You will also interact with the instructor and your fellow participants. Between the sprints, you can attend focus sessions. These focus each on a specific section, and have case studies and Q&A.

Sessions

Every sprint has the following sessions (live and recorded) Session duration
Session 1: Introduction to cloud computing
Essential characteristics, service models, deployment models
Two hours
Session 2: Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
Securing base infrastructure, management plane, virtual hosts and networks, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS security, containers
Two hours
Session 3: Risk and Governance
Legal and compliance, audit, data governance, risk management, CCM
Two hours
Session 4: Data and application security
Cloud data architectures, data security and encryption, CASB, identity and access management, Security as a Service, DevOps
Two hours
Session 5: Cloud Security Operations, Exam preparation
Monitoring, incident response, interoperability, IOT, big data and mobile
Exam preparation
Two hours




Each session has presentations, quizzes to test your knowledge, Q&As and suggestions for study, practical exercises and application to your current job. The sessions are covered over a period of one or two weeks.

On top of the live sessions, there is a membership site featuring a private support group with your instructor, a group channel, and additional practical resources. There is also an option for practical lab work by building a secure application on Amazon Web Services.

If you attend all sessions, and do a little preparation in between, you should be able to pass the on-line CCSK exam immediately after the last session.

About your trainer Peter van Eijk
Peter is one of the world’s most experienced independent cloud trainers.

  • certified by the CSA to deliver CCSK training, and by the Cloud Credential Council to deliver their training.
  • author or co-author of multiple cloud courses.
  • delivered more than 90 CCSK courses and delivered workshops in more than a dozen countries.

Testimonials
Daniele Catteddu, CTO, Cloud Security Alliance:
“Peter is a very experienced cloud trainer and we have enthusiastic feedback from his CCSK students.”

Shanthi Vijay, Information Technology Agency, government of Oman. “I have attended several of Peter’s courses. They are always very good with practical knowledge on cloud computing, and this is helping us very much in our development of the Oman government cloud services.”

IT architect, London City, Canary Wharf: “Peter clearly has a great deal of specific industry experience and draws on this to provide real-world examples. Always happy to divert the conversation out of the course where relevant and interesting within the cloud computing context. I think this was particularly useful and observed this providing value to the entire group.”

Security operations manager: “The course provides a fantastic overview of Cloud and was an eye opener to me. The benefits of cloud were made clear, but so too were the limitations and considerations of the service. I would recommend this course to everyone involved in Cloud from hands on IT to Executive. This was one of the most informative courses I have attended.”

Registration
Cancellations of registration are free of charge until 30 days before. Cancellations received beyond this point will incur 100% of the admission fee. You will get an invoice for the respective amount. In any case, however, a delegate may be sent at no additional costs.

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