CCSK PLUS: Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus


Price: USD $1,995.00
Duration: 3 days
CPE Credits: 21
Course Number: SEC-304

This Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus (CCSK PLUS) training seminar is a three (3) day, 21 CPE course offered to you by Intrinsec Security, an official training provider of Cloud Security Alliance.

First of all, this official CCSK PLUS training program is a cloud security knowledge and development course which focuses on a wide range of foundational cloud security topics. Students are provided with a unique learning experience focused on cloud computing and the security aspects that need to be addressed prior to deployment of any system in a public or private cloud. As a result of this course, enterprises and professionals will be able to demonstrate their technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively develop a holistic cloud security program relative to globally accepted standards. In addition, the material that our instructors cover is reinforced with numerous hands-on activities and practical exercises. Lastly, this course is going to be especially relevant for those who are preparing to write the CCSK examination issued by Cloud Security Alliance.

Since the CCSK was first released in 2011, Intrinsec has worked with hundreds of security-minded individuals and enterprises alike to develop their professional abilities in the space of cloud security and obtain the CCSK certification issued by Cloud Security Alliance. As a result Intrinsec is one of the most established CCSK training providers around the globe, being the only official Training Partner of Cloud Security Alliance that’s servicing both Canada and the United States in addition to providing students with any form of post-training support.

Outlines & Objectives

Intrinsec’s CCSK PLUS training and course material is broken into six (6) modules, all of which focus on the Key Examination Concepts for the CCSK certificate exam; CCSK v3 Guidance Domains, ENISA Document, and “Applied Knowledge”.

For more information on this course, the key areas of focus and learning objectives for each module can be found in this section.

Module 1: Introduction and Cloud Architectures

Intrinsec’s official CCSK course begins by students reviewing the first module, otherwise known as Cloud Architectures. The content that’s reviewed here mainly focuses on four distinct areas of cloud security: (1) NIST Definitions, (2) Cloud Essential Characteristics, (3) Service Models, and (4) Deployment Models.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 1:

  • Define Cloud Computing and Why You Care About It
  • Discuss the Different Components of the Cloud Computing Stack
  • Work Through the Cloud Reference Model and Understand where Security Fits In


Module 2: Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing

During the second module of this course, Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing, students discuss and review the following areas of cloud security: (1) Securing Base Infrastructure, (2) Management Plane Security, (3) Securing Virtual Hosts and Networks, and (4) IaaS, PaaS & SaaS Security.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 2:

  • Understand the Components of Cloud Infrastructure
  • Assess the Security Implications of Different Deployment Models
  • Learn the Security Advantages and Disadvantages of Working with Virtual Infrastructure
  • Evaluate How to Secure the Cloud Management Plane
  • Learn the Security Basics for the Difference Service Models

Module 3: Cloud Platform Infrastructure Security

The key areas of focus for Module 3 of our CCSK Plus training seminar are: (1) Risk and Governance, (2) Legal and Compliance, (3) Audit, (4) Portability and Interoperability, (5) Incident Response and more.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 3:

  • Analyze Risk Management Frameworks
  • Understand Ad-hoc Risk Management without Frameworks
  • Review Jurisdictions, Contracts and Artifacts
  • Understand Audit Plans and Assurances
  • Minimize Disruption of Service
  • Keep Control of Intellectual Property
  • Understand How Incidents Change in Cloud
  • Defining Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Module 4: Data Security for Cloud Computing

In Module 4, Data Security for Cloud Computing, students can expect to focus on the following areas: (1) Cloud Data Architectures, (2) Data Security Life-cycle, (3) Information Governance, (4) Data Security and Encryption, and (5) Data Loss Prevention.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 4:

  • Understand Different Cloud Storage Models
  • Define Security Issues for Data in the Cloud
  • Introduce Data Security Life-cycle
  • Introduce Cloud Security Issues, and Specific Controls to Address Security and Governance
  • Apply Life-cycle to Use Cases
  • Discuss Data Encryption

Module 5: Securing Cloud Applications and Users

In Module 5 the key areas of focus are: (1) Application Security and (2) Identity and Access Management.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 5:

  • Define Application Architecture, Design, and Operations Lifecycle
  • Discuss Impact on SDLC
  • Examine Application Security Tools and Vulnerability Management Processes that Address Certain Key Cloud Application Security Issues
  • Discuss Role of Compliance in Cloud Applications

Module 6: Selecting Cloud Services

The key areas of focus for the sixth and final module of our CCSK Plus course is the following: (1) What to Look for in a Cloud Provider and (2) Security as a Service.

CCSK Learning Objectives for Module 6:

  • Enabling the Security Strategy
  • Things to Look for in a Cloud Provider
  • Security as a Service (SECaaS): Advantages, Concerns, and Difference SECaaS Services
  • Summary and Review

What Comes With Registration?

Professionals who register for Intrinsec’s CCSK PLUS course are provided with an unmatched number of benefits designed to maximize their cloud security learning experience. The following features and items are included with all registrations for this course:

    • Three (3) days of Offical CCSK Training from North America’s Leading Cloud Security Trainers.
    • Official CCSK PLUS Courseware
    • OnDemand Access to Intrinsec’s CCSK Guidance Video Library
    • Unlimited Q&A access to Intrinsec’s cloud security training specialists
    • Access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for In-Training Practical Exercises
    • Online Access to Intrinsec’s CCSK Test Prep Program (+200 practice questions)
    • Two (2) CCSK Certification Exam Tokens

Registration Requirements

Anyone interested in registering for our Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Plus (CCSK Plus) training seminar can do so.

However, since this course focuses on the relationship between cloud computing and IT security, we do recommend for all prospective students to have a basic understanding of IT security.

Why Should You Choose Intrinsec?

Free Help and Support that Doesn’t Expire

If you have some questions about the CCSK course material, but it’s been six months since you’ve attended our training, don’t worry—we’ve got your back! All of our CCSK PLUS students are granted non-expiring access to Intrinsec’s cloud security training instructors for comprehensive post-training support and guidance on the CCSK V3 Guidance Domains issued by Cloud Security Alliance.


Complimentary Gifts with eGift Card

You can call it a graduation gift, or possibly a late birthday present (better late than never, right?), but the reality is we wanted to provide our students with a small token of our appreciation for choosing Intrinsec as their cloud security training provider. This is why every CCSK PLUS student receives one (1) eGift Card for $150.00 (USD & CAD available) after the class is complete—our treat. Thank you for choosing Intrinsec!

Hassle Free Refunds and Guaranteed Satisfaction

When it comes to Cloud Security we know our stuff, and so does Cloud Security Alliance. We’re so confident you’ll be satisfied with our CCSK PLUS training that we don’t mind putting our money where our mouth is; if a student is unsatisfied during the first morning of training, we’ll give them a 100% refund, regardless of the reason. For example:

  • The course isn’t what you expected? Refund.
  • Our instructor is humming that annoyingly catchy song you had just managed to forget? Refund.

“Intrinsec Security is one of CSA’s most experienced CCSK training providers, and they’ve certainly contributed to the progress of CSA’s mission in delivering the best practices for security assurance within cloud computing.”

Jim Reavis
CEO of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)


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