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Cloud Security (CCSK) online training

Master the Cloud and Cloud Security with this online top Cloud Security training. You will surely pass the CCSK exam of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in record time!

Cloud Security (CCSK) v4 – mode of study

Option 1: Online training
Option 2: 3-day public training
Option 3: In-company training

CCSK – top Cloud Security certification

The most sought after cloud computing certification you should consider according CIO.com is the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). Certification Magazine listed CCSK as the number 1 on the average salary survey.

Why obtain the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)?

CCSK - IMF AcademyEmployers struggle to find information security leaders who have the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge to establish Cloud Security programs protecting sensitive information. With the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) you are ready for this challenge. CCSK is the first credential dedicated to Cloud Security, offered by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's thought leader in cloud security. Protect your company as a qualified professional with the expertise to competently design, build and maintain a secure cloud business environment and subscribe today!

Why the Cloud Security (CCSK) online training?

IMF Academy offers the Cloud Security (CCSK) online training as an alternative to the in-class training. The in-class public training is organized only once a year, because of a lack of time of our top trainer who is travelling all over the world to serve our clients (in-house).

The CCSK online training is a unique training package that offers far more than the 3-day in-class training. The online training is enriched with many instructor-led support hours, extra PowerPoints, screen recordings, chat support, more exam preparation materials, practical application tips for CCSK and online classes.

As an extra you get 5 sessions of 2 hours to speed up your learning process, boost your job performance and successfully pass the CCSK exam. The program will coach you for 3 months to pass the CCSK exam and will effectively change the way you (and your team) work. You will be assisted by ongoing support by the trainer.

Online CCSK training – results

This online Cloud Security (CCSK) training will help you to:

  • Perform risk assessments of cloud solutions and proposals
  • Manage cloud computing risk
  • Understand security controls for public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud
  • Control the IT supply chain and the cloud environment
  • Learn cloud control best practices
  • Get an overview of cloud providers and secure cloud architecture
  • Select real world security controls
  • Understand Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure security
  • Pass the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam

Do you want to have a solid fundamental and technical understanding of cloud computing and Cloud Security? Do you want to understand and mitigate cloud security and risk? Do you want to pass the CCSK exam on short notice? Then this is the training you are searching for.

About the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

CSA - IMF AcademyThe Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a vendor-neutral industry association. CSA have been issuing the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) since 2010. This certificate demonstrates knowledge of the leading cloud security guidance documents and certifies competency in key cloud security areas.

Who this is for

This online Cloud Security (CCSK) training is meant for information security managers, IT service managers, cloud risk assessment professionals, cloud architects and other cloud professionals all over the world. The training is also a must for engineers, compliance managers, auditors, BCM managers, and other IT professionals.


CCSK was the first Cloud Security certification in the world and with the update to CCSK v4 it is also the most current. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) has been significantly updated to reflect changes in the cloud and security landscape. For instance, a completely new domain was added to address IoT, mobile, serverless computing, and Big Data technologies and their security implications. Also added is a description of DevOps and the associated security risks. Besides that, a discussion of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - together with a few other regional regulations - and more software defined subjects like Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) were included in CCSKv4.

CCSK vs CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional)

Based on the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), (ISC)2 developed - in collaboration with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) - the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification in 2015. CCSP is a more extensive certification than CCSK with a tougher exam and an eligibility requirement of at least 5 years experience in IT. At least 3 years must have been spent in security, and at least 1 year in cloud computing. If you are already very knowledgeable and experienced in cloud and cloud security, CCSP would be a better choice for you.

About the CCSK exam

The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is a web-based, multiple-choice exam of individual competency in key cloud security issues. The test is a 60 question, timed examination, which must be completed within 90 minutes. Should you fail the first time, you can try again without any additional costs.

CCSK certification – expiration

The CCSK certification does not expire. However, your certificate will be given a version number equal to a specific version of the Body of Knowledge.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – prerequisites

The Cloud Security online training is designed to interest any IT professional and there is no requirement for preliminary knowledge of or understanding on this subject matter. To pass the CCSK exam you do not need to have any specific knowledge about the cloud.

Cloud Security (CCSK) – educational level

The online CCSK training is based on a bachelor level.

CPE points

This online CCSK training may qualify for 12 or more CPE points. You can use these for maintaining a.o. your CISSP certification.

Also interesting

Besides the Cloud Security training (CCSK), the following courses could also be of interest to you and/or your colleagues:


With at least 5 participants, an in-house training on CCSK could be your best option. An in-company training, customized to the needs of your organization, has many advantages and:

  • saves you and your colleagues time
  • enables you to train in the comfort of your own working environment
  • saves travel and accommodation costs
  • can be arranged at a time convenient for you
  • sensitive issues can be discussed openly since no outsiders are present

Do you prefer an in-company training? Please contact us for more information!


The CCSK online training is a blended program. You can start the self-paced part immediately. The online training covers all the official CSA courseware, the 14 domains of CCSK plus CCM (Cloud Control Matrix) and ENISA. Included are labs to show you how to create a secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure architecture. The same principles apply also to other IaaS providers.

As an extra you get 5 sessions of 2 hours to speed up your learning process, boost your job performance and successfully pass the CCSK exam. Moreover, you will get additional labs on CAIQ, APIs, CI/CD, DevSecOps, and more. You will have access to e-learning on cloud adoption essentials, and you will receive 3 months coaching with weekly development calls (group coaching and 1-on-1).

The program will coach you in 3 months to pass the CCSK exam and will change the way you (and your team) work. You will be assisted with ongoing support by the trainer.


Cloud computing - introduction

  • Essential characteristics, service models, deployment models

Infrastructure security for cloud computing

  • Securing base infrastructure, management plane, virtuals hosts and networks, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS security, containers

Risk and governance

  • Legal and compliance, audit, data governance, risk management, CCM (Cloud Control Matrix)

Data and application security

  • Cloud data architectures, data security and encryption, CASB, Identity & Access Management (IAM); Security as a service, DevOps

Cloud Security operations

  • Monitoring, incident response, interoperability, IoT, Big Data and mobile

CCSK Exam preparation

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All participants will receive a personal certificate. When you pass the CCSK exam you will receive the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge issued by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).


Your trainer is one of the most experienced independent Cloud Security trainers in the world. Of course he is an authorized Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) training partner.

Start date(s)

You can start with the online CCSK training immediately. As soon as we have received your payment we will send you your personal log-in code.

Fee / Registration

The fee for the Cloud Security (CCSK) online training amounts to € 2,495 (VAT excl.) per person. The fee for the CCSK exam (value € 250) is included in the training fee. You can try again for free should you fail the first time.

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Payment of course fees must be received within 30 days of the invoice date, though always before the start of the course.

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