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Discover CCSK v5: The New Standard in Cloud Security Expertise

Discover CCSK v5: The New Standard in Cloud Security Expertise

Blog Article Published: 06/12/2024

Written by Martin Hall.

Already trusted by thousands of companies and tens of thousands of cloud security professionals worldwide, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is the industry standard for cloud security expertise. And it's about to get even better. Based on input from our member community and the world’s leading cloud security authorities, the upcoming new version has been fully revised to reflect today’s cloud security realities, including AI.

With CCSK v5, everyone from senior leaders to technical practitioners, product managers, product marketers, and compliance managers can get the vendor-neutral training and certificate they need to demonstrate the most up-to-date cloud security knowledge and create value for their companies and their careers.

Read on to learn what’s new and what it can do for you and your organization.


CCSK v5 Provides Essential Knowledge for All Cloud Professionals

Based on feedback from our extensive community, we have worked to ensure that CCSK v5 caters to all professionals who need to understand or play a role in the security of their organization’s cloud assets. This includes:

  • CISOs, CTOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, and Decision Makers
  • Security Analysts, Engineers, Architects, and Administrators
  • Cloud, Software, and Systems Engineers
  • Sales and Solution Engineers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Auditors and Compliance Managers
  • Product Managers and Product Marketers

The new materials are designed to provide a detailed understanding of modern cloud components and state-of-the-art security best practices and include a comprehensive catalog of the essential knowledge cybersecurity professionals need to master. This body of knowledge includes the latest in cloud architecture, cloud-native security, workloads, virtual networking, data protection, DevSecOps, Zero Trust, Generative AI, and much more.

CCSK v5 also includes vital information about managing risks, achieving compliance, optimizing organizational cloud security strategies, and understanding the shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the cloud user.


Update Your Knowledge and Certificate to Cover GenAI Security, Zero Trust, and More

Whether you’re new to CCSK or an existing CCSK certificate or token holder, cloud environments are continuing to evolve and become even more mission-critical to organizations. Having up-to-date knowledge of the principles and practices of securing a company’s cloud applications and data is essential.

Our comprehensive syllabus includes more substance on topics that have become more important and complex. In CCSK v5, you’ll find more depth on:

  • Cloud Workloads
  • Serverless / FaaS (Function-as-a-Service)
  • Application Security
  • CI/CD
  • DevSecOps and Automation
  • Governance, Auditing, and Compliance
  • Organizational Security
  • IAM (Identity and Access Management)
  • Incident Response

Since industry analysis shows market skills gaps in Zero Trust and AI Security, we have also included the latest information about issues and approaches to securing organizations’ use and implementation of AI. Those security professionals who need an even deeper knowledge of Zero Trust will also want to explore our complimentary CCZT training and certificate.


Cloud Security Training When, Where, and How You Want It

CSA strives to make all our services available to as wide a community as possible, at cost-effective price points, and in formats that work best for each individual or team. Whether you’re a member or not, you can choose the training and certificate format that works best for you.

Note that membership includes an attractive number of training credits, so, if your organization is not a member, you may want to enquire about that route to training.

Your Needs

The Best CCSK v5 Option

Study by yourself with reading materials

Exam only

Get guided online assistance and work at your own pace

Online, self-paced training with Exam

Get expert time-bound instruction

Online or in-person instructor-led training with Exam

Get expert classroom instruction with hands-on lab work

Classroom training with lab and Exam

Team training

Custom training based on your exact needs

Learn more about CCSK v5 ahead of the July 16th release.

Learn more about CSA Corporate Membership.

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