Cloud Security (CCSK)

3-day training preparing you for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), the industry’s first vendor-independent Cloud Security certification from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

Cloud Security – mode of Study

Option 1: Public course – 3 day Certification Programme
Option 2: In-house training

CCSK – a solid foundation in Cloud Security issues and best practices

This 3-day training prepares you for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and covers all domain topics outlined by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). The CCSK credential will provide foundational requirements for any future certifications that focus on specific professions, management or technical skills.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – the industry’s first Cloud Security certification

The CCSK is strongly supported by a broad coalition of experts and organizations from around the world. The collaboration between CSA and ENISA means that the world’s two leading organizations for vendor-neutral Cloud Security research are providing the foundation for the industry’s first Cloud Security certification.

About the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assistance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the use of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance  (CSA) is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other stakeholders. The CSA certification board is a diverse group of Cloud Security experts from around the world.

About the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

ENISA is the EU’s response to cyber security issues within the European Union. The objective of ENISA is to be the European hub for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of information security.

Cloud Security training and certification – target group

The 3-day training on Cloud Security is relevant to any IT professional who is planning to use cloud computing or is already working in the cloud. Naturally, the audience will include the likes of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IT and security professional.

Did you know that almost 75% of all organizations find security the greatest barrier to cloud adoption?

Cloud Security (CCSK) – Body of Knowledge and course materials

The Cloud Security training includes:
  • CSA’s Book on Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing v2.1
  • ENISA Book on Cloud Computing Security Risk Assessment
  • Relevant white papers on Cloud Computing
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Documentations on the cloud: Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing; the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing; Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations

Cloud Security (CCSK) – exam

The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is a web-based, multiple-choice examination of individual competency in key Cloud Security issues. The test is a 50 question, timed examination, which must be completed within 60 minutes.

Will the Cloud Security (CCSK) certification expire?

The CCSK certification does not expire, however it will be given a version number equating it to a specific Body of Knowledge. It is likely that updated exams will be regarded as the Body of Knowledge changes.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – prerequisites

The Cloud Security training is designed to interest any IT professional and there is no requirement for preliminary knowledge or understanding of this subject matter.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – a viable substitute for other certifications?

The CCSK is not a substitute for other certifications in information security, audit and governance.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – CPE credits that can be applied to other certifications

Other certifying bodies will provide CPE credits for the one-hour to take the CCSK test and the other hours required to study for the test.

Cloud Security (CCSK) training – feedback from participants

'The training was useful to understand cloud structure a bit more in detail. I will use this information in my organisation.'

'The Cloud Security training helped to get better understanding of both; cloud and security.'

'This training will help us to develop a security strategy and architecture and provide us the bullit point to address these better.'

Cloud Security (CCSK) training in-house
With at least 5 persons, an in-company training on Cloud Security could be your best choice. An in-house training has several advantages:
  • It saves time and money;
  • Enables you to train in the comfort of your own working environment;
  • Can be arranged for groups of 5 people or more;
  • Will take place at a time chosen by and convenient for you; and
  • Sensitive issues can be openly discussed because there are no ‘outsiders’.

Are you interested? Please call us at +31 (0)40 - 246 02 20 or send an e-mail to info@imfacademy.com to discuss the possibilities.
Cloud Security (CCSK) – training program
The Cloud Security training program consists of 3 training days. The following topics are discussed:
  • Governance and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Legal and Electronic Discovery Risk Management
  • Compliance and Audit
  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
  • Portability and Interoperability
  • Traditional Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Center Operations
  • Incident Response, Notification and Remediation
  • Application Security
  • Encryption and Key Management
  • Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • Virtualization
  • ENISA - Cloud Computing Risk Assessment Guidelines
  • Full test simulations


Your trainer is a certified CCSK instructor
Peter H.J. van Eijk is a certified CCSK instructor who has completed both CCSK and instructor training at Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Peter is a Cloud Credential Council certified trainer and master trainer of the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Professional training.
The Cloud Security Certification (CCSK) training consists of 3 days. The training will take place on:

Cloud Security (CCSK) – training I
  • 22, 23 and 24 April 2014 in Utrecht


Cloud Security (CCSK) – training II

  • 10, 11 and 12 September 2014 in Utrecht
The fee of the 3-day Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) training is € 2,480 (VAT excl.). The fee includes lunches, coffee, tea, course materials and test token to take the CCSK exam. You are entitled to attempt the CCSK test up to 2 times. A notebook computer with wireless capability is required for the third day of class.