Elevate your Cybersecurity Career: A Guide to ISC2's CCSP Certification Training
Elevate your Cybersecurity Career: A Guide to ISC2's CCSP Certification Training
by Shadi Ashi

If you’re looking to elevate your cybersecurity career, the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential is a great first step. The CCSP credential has been created by (ISC)2 to ensure that cloud security professionals have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities in cloud security design, implementation, architecture, operations, controls, and regulatory framework compliance. It's one of the few certifications that are globally recognized and respected—and it's easy to see why!

A CCSP uses their knowledge of information security in a cloud computing environment and shows they are skilled in cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration. This professional competence is assessed against a body of knowledge that is globally recognized.

The CCSP credential will help you demonstrate your expertise to employers or clients who are looking for someone with the highest level of skills in this area. By attaining this certification, you'll prove that you're able to build secure cloud environments from start to finish—and that's something that can benefit any organization!

What is the CCSP certification?

The (ISC)²® Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification course provides a thorough understanding of the information security risks and mitigation strategies critical to cloud data security. The CCSP certification training course should cover the six domains of the official (ISC)2 CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®) and prepare you to pass the CCSP exam and become a Certified Cloud Security Professional.

The CCSP is a valuable and highly sought-after certification that shows employers you have the knowledge, skills, and experience to protect cloud-based systems. It shows that you know how to secure data in the cloud in all of its phases: setting up, managing, using, maintaining, getting rid of, and recovering from the cloud environment.

The CCSP certification course will provide you with an overview of the information security risks associated with cloud computing environments. You will learn how to identify threats based on real-world case studies, how attackers work in different environments, how best practices are applied across multiple domains in an organization's cloud environment, and how ready your company is for this new shift in the way computers are used.

What are the prerequisites for the CCSP certification?

The CCSP certification is a great credential for those who want to prove their knowledge and skills in information security. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience working in IT, with 3 years being in information security, and 1 year in one or more of the 6 domains of the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional CBK. This is a valuable certification for any individual involved in software development projects, especially if they work as an application security engineer or secure architect.

If you want to get the CCSP certification, you'll need to do more than pass the exam. You'll have to meet several requirements, like having 5 years of paid work experience in IT, of which 3 years must be in information security and 1 year in one or more of the 6 domains of the CCSP CBK. The CSA's CCSK certificate can be used in place of one year of experience in one or more of the CCSP CBK's six domains. Getting the CISSP certification from (ISC)² can replace all CCSP experience requirements.

The official CCSP certification page has all the additional information you need to know more about how long your certification lasts and what you need to do to keep it up-to-date. Even if you don't have the required experience but pass the test anyway, you can take advantage of our associate program and then apply for certification once you've gained the required experience!

How long does the CCSP certification remain valid?

A CCSP certification is valid for 3 years. After that, you'll need to renew it if you want to keep using the credential. To get this certification, you must do more than pass the exam. You have to meet several requirements, such as having 5 years of paid work experience in IT, of which 3 years must be in information security and 1 year in one or more of the 6 domains of the CCSP CBK. The CSA's CCSK certificate can be used in place of one year of experience in one or more of the CCSP CBK's six domains. Even if you don't have the experience needed, you can take the test to become an Associate of (ISC)². Then, the Associate of (ISC)² will have 6 years to get the 5 years of experience.

How much does the CCSP certification cost and other FAQ?

We know that the CCSP certification is an investment in yourself, and we want to make sure you get all the information you need before moving forward with your enrollment. Here are some of the most common questions people ask about our course:

Q: How much does the CCSP training cost?

A: We offer a 5-day in-class training course with an official (ISC)² curriculum, after-course instructor coaching benefit, exam voucher included with course tuition, pre-course consultation, highly experienced instructor(s), post-course follow-up, and more! It all comes together for a price starting at $4,423. Get in touch with us to get the updated price for your custom training, fitted for your needs.

Q: What are my payment options?

A: You can pay later by invoice, with installments, or at the checkout by credit card. If you choose to pay at the checkout by credit card, there will be a 3% processing fee added to your total amount due for using this option.

Q: What will I learn?

A: The cloud can be a safe and secure environment, but it has risks and vulnerabilities that you need to understand. By learning more about the laws, regulations, and rules that apply to cloud services as well as understanding the essential legal and regulatory requirements for data privacy, you’ll have a better grasp on how to protect your organization's data. You'll also learn how to evaluate the risks, weaknesses, threats, and attacks in the cloud environment so that you can come up with the best security plans for your needs. Finally, we will analyze the concept and strategy for the security measures in the cloud architecture so that you can determine what is required to oversee security operations.

Q: Who should get CCSP?

A: First, you must have at least five years of paid IT work experience. This can be in any field—as long as it's paid and in the IT field. If you've only got four years in the IT field but one year of paid experience, that's okay!

Second, you must have at least three years' experience in information security. You don't have to have been working in this field since the beginning of time, but if you started out as an accountant and then switched over to information security, that wouldn't count towards your required three years of experience.

Third, you must have at least one year of experience in one or more of the six CCSP CBK domains:

  1. Network Security
  2. Compliance and Operational Security
  3. Threats and Vulnerabilities
  4. Application Security
  5. Cryptography and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
  6. Operations Management

Becoming CCSP certified is a big deal! It means that you've spent the time and energy to prove to the world that you're an expert in information security, and it also means that you're committed to continuing your education.

To become CCSP certified, you must: 

  1. Meet the CCSP prerequisites
  2. Agree to the (ISC)² code of ethics.
  3. Pass the CCSP exam.

For more information, make sure to visit ISC²'s CCSP Certification Training page now!

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Shadi Ashi
Managing Partner of Averest Training & Consulting Company, one of the leading and rapidly expanding organizations in Information Technology and Business Development, with extensive experience in management consulting. Passionate about growing and expanding the capacities of individuals and corporations through professional training; competent in Analytical Skills, Creative Problem Solving, and Strategic Thinking with an MBA-focused Master's degree.