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On June 8 & 9, CSA will be conducting our new courses intended to assist professionals in successfully completing the CCSK examination and gaining practical hands on experience in securing cloud computing. On June 10 we will have an additional “Train the Trainer” session to assist instructors to teach the courses themselves. The courses will be taught in San Jose, California.

If you are interested in participating and potentially becoming a CSA authorized training partner, here are key dates to be aware of.

  • CCSK Training Partner Program details available here
  • Event registration online here
  • Sample courseware will be available week of May 2 under NDA
  • Agreements will be available week of May 16 with terms and conditions of authorized training partners
  • Our CCSK training schedule will be posted online June 1, with the intention that partners will fulfill some of these courses
  • Training in San Jose, CA, June 8-10

Below are the course descriptions. If you are interested in receiving updates on the program over the next few weeks, let me know.

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Basic, 1 day, $595 USD

Register: http://ccsk-training.eventbrite.com/

There is a lot of hype and uncertainty around cloud security, but this class will slice through the hyperbole and provide students with the practical knowledge they need to understand the real cloud security issues and solutions. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Basic class provides students a comprehensive one day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the latest Guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). This class is geared towards security professionals, but is also useful for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security. (We recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of security fundamentals, such as firewalls, secure development, encryption, and identity management).

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) – Plus, 2 day, $1195 USD

Register: http://ccsk-plus-training.eventbrite.com/

The CCSK- Plus class builds upon the CCSK Basic class with expanded material and extensive hands-on activities with a second day of training. Students will learn to apply their knowledge as they perform a series of exercises as they complete a scenario bringing a fictional organization securely into the cloud. This second day of training includes additional lecture, although student’s will spend most of their time assessing, building, and securing a cloud infrastructure during the exercises. Activities include creating and securing private clouds and public cloud instances, as well as encryption, applications, identity management and hybrid clouds. To clarify, day 1 is CCSK Basic, and day 2 are the advanced exercises.