CCAK Testimonials: From an Audit and Compliance Expert

CCAK Testimonials: From an Audit and Compliance Expert

Blog Article Published: 05/13/2021

By Michael Roza, Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential available for industry professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential and training program fills the gap in the market for technical education for cloud IT auditing. In this blog series, we’re interviewing developers of the CCAK about the importance of this certification and who should consider earning it. In this fourth blog, we’re interviewing Michael Roza, CSA contributor.

1. How is the CCAK certification program different from other IT audit certification programs?

The CCAK certification itself is different from other certifications in that it evidences the holder’s expertise in Cloud Security the most pressing need of organizations today rather than cybersecurity in general, which gives it a distinct competitive advantage with respect to other certifications.

The CCAK certification program is different from other certifications in that the material addresses in Cloud Security the most pressing need of organizations today which also gives it a competitive advantage with respect to other certification programs.

2. Why did you want to get involved in the development of the CCAK?

I want to influence the development of CSA's CCAK professional cloud education and certification to ensure it meets or exceeds the requirements established by other time honored and time tested globally recognized education and certificate granting organizations such as ISACA/CISA, IIA/CIA, and AICPA/CPA.

3. Who should earn their CCAK?

Certainly, anyone who audits cloud environments, though I see this as significant for anyone who designs, implements (greenfield or migration) or manages cloud environments. Security awareness is one thing, but the CCAK can move the certificate holder from awareness to understanding. With understanding the holder can make organization IT secure as well as educate others.

4. Why is the CCAK important?

It establishes a standard of knowledge and professionalism that employers and professionals can rely on to verify that the holder meets the demanding IT Security needs of organizations in these changing and difficult times.


If you are actively involved in the CSA community you may be eligible for a discount on the CCAK exam and preparation materials. You can learn more about the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge, and purchase the exam and study materials here.

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