(ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)


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Hands-On Labs
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The (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) course covers all 6 CCSP domains with in-depth lectures and eBooks. The course utilizes interactive learning modules, videos, practice tests and performance-tracking tools to fully prepare you for the challenging CCSP exam. You'll gain mastery over cloud concepts, data security, encryption, infrastructure and application security, operations, incident response, governance, risk, compliance and more through hundreds of hands-on labs and activities in our cloud sandbox environment. 

Here's what you will get

The CCSP shows you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by our certified members and cybersecurity experts around the globe. Earning the globally recognized CCSP cloud security certification is a proven way to build your career and better secure critical assets in the cloud.


11+ Lessons | 652+ Exercises | 200+ Quizzes | 364+ Flashcards | 251+ Glossary of terms


150+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 150+ Post Assessment Questions | 300+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

25+ LiveLab | 25+ Video tutorials | 57+ Minutes

Video Lessons

46+ Videos | 14:08+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • CCSP Certification
  • Taking the CCSP Exam
  • Computer-Based Testing Environment
  • Exam Retake Policy
  • Work Experience Requirement
  • Recertification Requirements
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • CCSP Exam Objectives
  • CCSP Certification Exam Objective Map

Lessons 2: Architectural Concepts

  • Cloud Characteristics
  • Business Requirements
  • Cloud Computing Service Categories
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Multitenancy
  • Cloud Computing Roles and Responsibilities
  • Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Shared Considerations
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Data Classification

  • Data Inventory and Discovery
  • Information Rights Management
  • Data Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Cloud Data Security

  • Cloud Data Lifecycle
  • Cloud Storage Architectures
  • Threats to Cloud Storage
  • Designing and Applying Security Strategies for Storage
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Security in the Cloud

  • Shared Cloud Platform Risks and Responsibilities
  • Cloud Computing Risks by Deployment Model
  • Cloud Computing Risks by Service Model
  • Virtualization
  • Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC)
  • Cloud Design Patterns
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Cloud Platform, Infrastructure, and Operational Security

  • Foundations of Managed Services
  • Shared Responsibilities by Service Type
  • Securing Communications and Infrastructure
  • Securing Hardware and Compute
  • Securing Software
  • Managing Virtual Systems
  • Assessing Vulnerabilities
  • Securing the Management Plane
  • Auditing Your Environment and Provider
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Cloud Application Security

  • Developing Software for the Cloud
  • Cloud Application Architecture
  • Cloud-Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Cloud Application Assurance and Validation
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Operations Elements

  • Designing a Secure Data Center
  • Managing Security Operations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: Operations Management

  • Monitoring, Capacity, and Maintenance
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • IT Service Management and Continual Service Improvement
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Legal and Compliance Issues

  • Legal Requirements and Unique Risks in the Cloud Environment
  • Analyzing a Law
  • Legal Liability
  • Torts and Negligence
  • U.S. Privacy and Security Laws
  • International Laws
  • Laws, Regulations, and Standards
  • Information Security Management Systems
  • Privacy in the Cloud
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Audit Processes, Methodologies, and Cloud Adaptations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Cloud Vendor Management

  • The Impact of Diverse Geographical Locations and Legal Jurisdictions
  • Security Policy Framework
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Treatment and Response
  • Risk Analysis
  • Cloud Contract Design
  • Government Cloud Standards
  • Manage Communication with Relevant Parties
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on LAB Activities

Architectural Concepts

  • Creating a Virtual Machine

Data Classification

  • Displaying Metadata Information
  • Capturing Network Traffic

Cloud Data Security

  • Taking an Incremental Backup
  • Taking a Full Backup
  • Creating an Amazon S3 Glacier Vault
  • Observing an MD5-Generated Hash Value
  • Observing an SHA256-Generated Hash Value
  • Creating a CloudWatch Dashboard and Adding a Metric to it

Security in the Cloud

  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack

Cloud Platform, Infrastructure, and Operational Security

  • Configuring a Firewall for Inbound Rules
  • Setting up a Honeypot on Kali Linux
  • Enabling an Access Control List
  • Creating a VPC
  • Creating a Network ACL
  • Configuring Outbound Rules for a Firewall
  • Creating an Elastic Load Balancer
  • Creating a NAT Gateway

Cloud Application Security

  • Configuring a Proxy Server
  • Conducting IP Spoofing
  • Conducting Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF or XSRF) Attacks
  • Attacking a Website Using Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Injection

Legal and Compliance Issues

  • Completing the Chain of Custody

Cloud Vendor Management

  • Simulating the DDoS Attack

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USD 599

Pearson VUE

Multiple choice

The exam contains 150 questions.

240 minutes

700 out of 1000 points