CCSP® (Certified Cloud Security Professional)

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CCSP® (Certified Cloud Security Professional)

Authors: Kevin Henry, Lyron Andrews

This series provides the foundational knowledge needed for the technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using... Read more

What you will learn

  • Domain 1. Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design
  • Domain 2. Cloud Data Security
  • Domain 3. Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security
  • Domain 4. Cloud Application Security
  • Domain 5. Cloud Security Operations
  • Domain 6. Legal, Risk and Compliance

Pre-requisites

Understanding the concepts and technologies of cloud computing and security fundamentals

Path Courses

This series provides the foundational knowledge needed for the technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures. This series can be used to prepare for the (ISC)²® CSSP® (Certified Cloud Security Professional) examination, with coverage of the CSSP certification exam domain refresh which took effect on August 1, 2019. Further details of the domain refresh and exam weighting by domain can be found here: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CCSP/Domain-Refresh-FAQ

Preparing for an (ISC)2® Certification Exam

by Kevin Henry

Mar 31, 2018 / 17m

17m

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Description

Preparing for an (ISC)2® examination can be difficult and stressful. In this course, Preparing for an (ISC)2® Certification Examination, you will learn how to set yourself up for success, prior to taking the exam. First, you will delve into the test-taking process. Next, you will discover some helpful tips and tricks to pass the exam. Last, you will learn how to develop a study plan. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to be prepared for an (ISC)2 exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. The (ISC)2® Exam Format
  3. How to Prepare for an (ISC)2® Examination

Cloud Security: Introduction to Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®)

by Lyron Andrews

Sep 11, 2019 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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Description

Many organizations may make the mistake of skipping architecture and going straight to design. This can be avoided by selecting a cloud service provider that fits with your business requirements. In this course, Cloud Security: Introduction to Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), you will learn foundational knowledge of how to translate business requirements into selection criteria for a cloud service provider. First, you will learn how to identify which cloud architecture best meets your business requirements. Next, you will discover how to use security architecture to develop a secure cloud consumption strategy. Finally, you will explore how to select a cloud service provider and meet regulatory requirements. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to select and consume cloud services securely.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Cloud Definition and Architecture
  3. Using Secure Cloud Consumption Strategies
  4. Selecting Providers and Meeting Regulatory Requirements

CCSP®: Cloud Architecture and Concepts

by Kevin Henry

May 9, 2020 / 1h 54m

1h 54m

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Description

Many organizations struggle with understanding the various cloud models and knowing which cloud architecture is best for them.

In this CCSP Training course, CCSP®: Cloud Architecture and Concepts, you will learn the various cloud models, deployments, and essential characteristics.

  • First, you will explore foundational knowledge about the concept of cloud-based deployments.
  • Next, you will learn the security principles of cloud computing.
  • Finally, you will discover how to evaluate cloud providers.
When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of cloud security needed to deploy secure cloud-based information systems.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Cloud Computing Concepts and Architecture
  3. Security Principles of Cloud Computing
  4. Evaluation of Cloud Providers

CCSP®: Cloud Data and Security Lifecycle

by Kevin Henry

May 12, 2020 / 2h 9m

2h 9m

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Protection of data in the cloud is more challenging than protecting data in a traditional data center. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Data and Security Lifecycle, you will learn foundational knowledge of data classification and gain the ability to ensure data protection. First, you will discover the core concepts of data security. Next, you will learn data classification and protection through the selection of appropriate controls. Finally, you will explore how to investigate any data security issues in the cloud. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of protecting data in the cloud and the justification for controls to ensure adequate data protection legal compliance.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Cloud Data Concepts
  3. Cloud Data Classification
  4. Cloud Data Protection
  5. Investigation of Cloud Data Issues

CCSP®: Cloud Platform Security

by Lyron Andrews

Feb 4, 2020 / 58m

58m

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Cloud Platorm Security offers a new level of confidence for security and protection while using cloud services. In this course, CCSP: Cloud Platform Security, you will learn the steps to take to be better prepared to protect your organization's cloud platforms. First, you will look at how to enumerate the primary services of the cloud that will aid you in selection, advising, and managing your cloud environments. Next, you will discover what identity access management tools and protocols should be used given a business requirement. Finally, you will discover how to devise and execute on a list of controls that will aid you in protecting access to your services. By the end of this course, you will be better prepared to protect your cloud platform.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Using Cloud Components that Provide Service
  3. Designing Cloud IAM Controls
  4. Implementing Cloud Security Controls

CCSP®: Cloud Infrastructure Security

by Lyron Andrews

Feb 19, 2020 / 1h 31m

1h 31m

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Cloud computing can potentially increase the attack surface for the malicious and misguided. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Infrastructure Security, you will identify top threats to cloud computing as defined by global leaders in the security industry. First, you will learn how to analyze risks related to cloud infrastructure with a view to applying the proper security controls to mitigate them.
Next, you will discover how to implement cloud interoperability and portability techniques in selecting and integrating cloud services between providers and on-premises environments to cloud environments. Finally, you will explore planning, designing, implementing, and testing cloud BCDR strategies. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills necessary to protect your cloud infrastructure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Analyzing Risk with Cloud Infrastructure
  3. Designing a Secure Data Center
  4. Planning Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

CCSP®: Cloud Application and Security Components

by Kevin Henry

May 27, 2020 / 1h 53m

1h 53m

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This course examines the challenges of software development and deployment in the cloud. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Application and Security Components, you will learn foundational knowledge about secure cloud based applications. First, you will discover secure cloud based applications development and methodology. Next, you will learn cloud software testing and assurance. Finally, you will explore how to deploy secure applications on the cloud and ensure their secure operations. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of securing cloud-based applications needed to ensure secure operations of cloud services.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Secure Application Development Concepts and Methodology
  3. Cloud Software Testing and Assurance
  4. Cloud Application Architecture and Components
  5. Identity and Access Management

CCSP®: Cloud Physical and Logical Infrastructure

by Lyron Andrews

Mar 11, 2020 / 1h 18m

1h 18m

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Cloud physical and logical infrastructure contain complex tools and services for which you may be responsible. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Physical and Logical Infrastructure, you'll learn foundational knowledge of tools and services for operating and maintaining cloud infrastructure. First, you'll learn what is involved in implementing and building physical and logical cloud infrastructure. Next, you'll discover the tools, standards, and processes necessary to operate a cloud physical and logical infrastructure. Finally, you'll be able to describe the tools and services necessary to protect the cloud physical and logical infrastructure. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to select and protect your cloud infrastructure through the identification and application of operational protocols and tools to manage, operate, and protect your cloud infrastructure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing and Building Physical and Logical Cloud Infrastructure
  3. Operating Physical and Logical Cloud Infrastructure
  4. Managing Physical and Logical Cloud Infrastructure

CCSP®: Cloud Security Operations Controls

by Lyron Andrews

Mar 18, 2020 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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Cloud security operations controls are imperative for fulfilling business requirements to protect assets in the cloud. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Security Operations Controls, you'll investigate and identify your responsibility and how to manage it. First, you'll learn how the ITIL and ISO standards can be used in a high-demand and high-velocity cloud environment. Next, you'll discover how to navigate the various communication needs that are internal, provider-oriented, and from your customer base in a cloud environment. Finally, you'll be able to identify the tools and standardized processes for monitoring cloud security operations. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to engage and maintain a security controls environment that adheres to and supports your cloud adoption strategy.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing Standards for Operational Controls
  3. Supporting Communications between Organizations
  4. Managing Security Operations

CCSP®: Cloud Governance, Data Privacy, and Audit

by Lyron Andrews

Nov 6, 2019 / 1h 11m

1h 11m

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Establishing and maintaining cloud governance is an imperative to successful cloud consumption that meets business requirements. In this course, CCSP: Cloud Governance, Data Privacy, and Audit, you will learn how to use governance to align with business goals. First, you will create policies and define and assign roles and responsibilities. Next, you will learn to articulate legal requirements and unique risks within the cloud environment. Finally, you will explore how to understand data privacy issues and implement audit frameworks to ensure you are compliant with laws and regulations. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to prove due care and due diligence in cloud consumption activities.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Implementing Cloud Governance
  3. Understanding Legal Issues in the Cloud
  4. Establishing Data Privacy Audit Frameworks

CCSP®: Cloud Risk and Compliance

by Lyron Andrews

Apr 9, 2020 / 1h 3m

1h 3m

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The rapidity of delivery and the ease of access to the cloud is only eclipsed by the speed and the ease at which threats can be successfully executed. In this course, CCSP®: Cloud Risk and Compliance, you’ll gain the ability to reduce the overall risks related to cloud consumption.  First, you’ll gain the understanding necessary to select appropriate risk frameworks for your cloud operating environment and the ability to address risks with appropriate, business-driven treatments. Next, you’ll review attestation and certification processes that will give you the ability to select the appropriate cloud service provider that meets your regulatory and compliance needs, and a way of maintaining ongoing assurance of the effectiveness of their controls.  Finally, you’ll explore open and free tools that can be used to select a specific provider that meets your risk and compliance needs. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of cloud risk and compliance needed to procure and implement cloud services that meet business requirements.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining Risk Frameworks and Risk Treatment
  3. Providing Assurance and Trust to Customers
  4. Assessing Providers Risk Management Programs

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