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CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional

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Course Description & Overview

Managing and utilizing cloud computing introduces new security challenges that cannot be addressed with traditional information security approaches. Secure clouds cannot exist without the right cloud security expertise. As a result, organizations are seeking competent, experienced professionals who know how to secure cloud computing environments and services. The CCSP credential helps employers ensure they have the right expertise by providing a new benchmark for knowledge, skills and experience that is viewed as the most reliable indicator of overall competency in cloud security.

Secure Ninja's five day Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) training and certification boot camp applies information security expertise to a cloud computing environment and demonstrates competence in cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration. This professional competence is measured against a globally recognized body of knowledge.


Our 5-day program covers the six (6) domains of CCSP

  • Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Operations
  • Legal and Compliance

Course Completion

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the building blocks necessary to develop cloud based systems, including concepts with regard to customer, provider, partner, measured services, scalability, virtualization, storage, and networking. Students will also be able to understand the cloud reference architecture based on activities defined by industry standard documents.
  • Identify the types of controls necessary to administer various levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, with regard to securing data in the cloud. You will gain knowledge on topics of data discovery and classification techniques, digital rights management, privacy of data, data retention, deletion, and archiving, data event logging, chain of custody and non-repudiation, and the strategic use of security information and event management.
  • Identify the virtual and physical components of the cloud infrastructure with regard to risk management analysis, including tools and techniques necessary for maintaining a secure cloud infrastructure. In addition to risk analysis, you will gain an understanding in how to prepare and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery plans, including techniques and concepts for identifying critical systems and lost data recovery.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle, you will gain an understanding in cloud software assurance and validation, utilizing secure software, and the controls necessary for developing secure cloud environments with regard to program interfaces, cloud application architecture, and how to ensure data and application integrity, confidentiality, and availability through identity and access management solutions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop, plan, implement, run, and manage the physical and logical cloud infrastructure though an understanding of the necessary controls and resources, best practices in monitoring and auditing, and the importance of risk assessment in both the physical and logical cloud infrastructures.
  • Identify privacy issues and audit processes utilized within a cloud environment, including, auditing controls, assurance issues, and the specific reporting attributes. Topics covered include, ethical behavior and required compliance within regulatory frameworks, which includes investigative techniques for crime analysis and evidence gathering methods.

CCSP Benefits

How CCSP Certification Helps the Professional

  • Demonstrate not just cloud knowledge but competence gained through hands-on experience in addressing the unique information security demands intrinsic to cloud environments
  • Enhance your credibility and marketability for the most desirable cloud security opportunities; bolster your standing and provide a career differentiator
  • Affirm your commitment to understanding and applying security best practices to cloud environments – today and in the future
  • As a member of (ISC)², gain access to valuable career resources, such as networking and ideas exchange with peers

How CCSP Certification Helps Organizations

  • Secure and optimize the organization’s use of cloud computing infrastructure and services with qualified professionals who have demonstrated their cloud security competence
  • Ensure the organization is applying the proper cloud security controls not only internally but also with third parties by reinforcing risk and legal requirements through cloud contract and SLAs with cloud service providers
  • Know that with the two leading stewards of information and cloud security knowledge – (ISC)² and CSA – responsible for CCSP, organizations can be confident it reflects the most current required best practices and competency
  • Increase organizational integrity in the eyes of clients and other stakeholders
  • Ensure work teams stay current on evolving cloud technologies, threats and mitigation strategies by meeting the continuing professional education requirements

Who Should Attend

CCSP is most appropriate for those whose day-to-day responsibilities involve procuring, securing, and managing cloud environments or purchased cloud services.

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Manager
  • Systems Architect      


To attain CCSP, applicants must have a minimum of five years of cumulative, paid, full-time working experience in information technology, of which three years must be in information security and one year in one of the six CBK domains:

  • Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Operations
  • Legal and Compliance

Required Exam


Course Length

40 hours

Follow-on Courses

CISSP, Secure Ninja Defensive Programming      

About SecureNinja

SecureNinja Training is the DC’s Area’s #1 Expert IT Training Center . We are conveniently located in beautiful Historic Old Town Alexandria, VA enhancing your training experience and featuring:

  • Metro Accessibility - Short walk from Metro Blue/Yellow Line (leave the car behind)
  • 4 minute Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Available Parking
  • World class restaurants and shops at your footsteps
  • Closest Expert IT & IT Security Training Center to Fort Belvoir, Boiling AFB, Fort Myer, Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Navy, US Coast Guard, Fort McNair, Washington Navy Yard and the Pentagon

Why Choose SecureNinja for your Washington DC Expert IT Training?

  • Expert Instructors
  • Highest Pass Rates
  • Choose from Day, Evening & Weekend Classes to meet your busy schedule
  • Accelerated Boot Camps Save You Time And Money
  • Paid Internships & Job Referrals!
  • Meet Your DoD 8570-1 Certification Needs. Get Compliant!
  • SecureNinja is the ONLY Testing Center that offers ALL 5 industry standard test vendors in the DC / Baltimore Metropolitan Area. ( VUE, Kryterion-Online, Certiport and Impact-Testing)
  • Lowest Prices! We are locally based keeping our overhead low so we can pass the savings along to you
  • Washington, DC is our Home.  Most training centers set up shop in hotels or rented centers.  When you have a need, request or encounter a problem they are not there to answer. Our physical location in Alexandria is open 7 days a week and our staff always there to help.
CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) Classes Schedule
Aug. 05, 2019 Aug. 09, 2019 Dulles Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Aug. 05, 2019 Aug. 09, 2019 Alexandria Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Aug. 05, 2019 Aug. 09, 2019 Live Online Mon-Fri OPEN Online
Sep. 16, 2019 Sep. 20, 2019 San Diego Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Sep. 30, 2019 Oct. 04, 2019 Alexandria Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Sep. 30, 2019 Oct. 04, 2019 Live Online Mon-Fri OPEN Online
Sep. 30, 2019 Oct. 04, 2019 Dulles Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Dec. 09, 2019 Dec. 13, 2019 Dulles Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Dec. 09, 2019 Dec. 13, 2019 Alexandria Mon-Fri OPEN Bootcamp
Dec. 09, 2019 Dec. 13, 2019 Live Online Mon-Fri OPEN Online

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