Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus(CCSK+)

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Deepen your cloud security skills with Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus (Lectures + Labs) training. Gain practical experience, prepare for certification, and master advanced cloud security concepts.

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Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus(CCSK+)


The CCSK Plus (Lectures + Labs) course is an advanced training program that expands upon the foundational CCSK course. It offers extensive hands-on activities, allowing students to apply their knowledge in securing a fictional organization in the cloud. This course is designed to prepare participants for earning the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) by providing practical experience and in-depth understanding of cloud security concepts.


By the end of this course, leaner will be able to:

  • Gain hands-on experience in securing organizations in cloud environments.
  • Prepare to earn the widely recognized CCSK certification, demonstrating expertise in cloud security.
  • Learn and practice applying knowledge from all 14 domains of the CSA Security Guidance v4.
  • Understand core account security measures and best practices for configuring cloud accounts.
  • Implement advanced identity and access management (IAM) and monitoring solutions in cloud environments.
  • Develop skills in network and instance security, including virtual private cloud (VPC) setup and instance launching.
  • Master encryption and storage security techniques to protect data stored in the cloud.
  • Build and secure multi-tier applications, implementing federated identity using OpenID.
  • Practice risk assessment and cloud provider evaluation using industry standards like the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix and STAR registry.


  • Completion of the foundational CCSK course or equivalent knowledge in cloud security concepts.
  • Familiarity with basic cloud computing terminology and principles.
  • Experience with cloud service providers and common cloud-based technologies.
  • Access to necessary hardware and software for hands-on lab activities.
  • Commitment to actively participate in lab exercises and coursework.

Course Outline

Module 1: Core Account Security2024-05-03T17:28:02+05:30
  • Configure initial cloud account settings.
  • Implement basic security controls.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) and basic monitoring.
Module 2: Network and Instance Security2024-05-03T17:31:57+05:30
  • Create and secure virtual networks (VPC).
  • Launch and secure virtual machine instances.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments in the cloud environment.
Module 3: Encryption and Storage Security2024-05-03T17:34:42+05:30
  • Encrypt storage volumes with customer managed keys.
  • Secure snapshots and other data.
  • Implement storage security best practices.
Module 4: Application Security and Federation2024-05-03T17:35:31+05:30
  • Build out a 2-tier application securely.
  • Implement federated identity using OpenID.
  • Ensure application security across cloud environments.

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