While both certifications are for cybersecurity, the CISSP requires a broader and more comprehensive understanding of further cybersecurity topics and can eventually lead to cybersecurity professionals taking on management roles for cybersecurity programs.
Nonetheless, the CCSP is more focused on cloud security and architecture, limiting your specific cybersecurity roles while also allowing you to move to cloud-specific roles.
The CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) is a certification intended for individuals who are experienced in information technology (IT) and security, and want to pivot their careers in cloud-based cybersecurity.
Candidates must have the following qualifications to become CCSP certified:
At least five years of paid IT work experience; at least three years in information security; and at least one year in one or more of the six CCSP CBK domains.
To become CCSP certified, you must:
According to the official website of (ISC)², there are 10,898 CCSP credential holders as of January 1, 2022.
The standard cost of the CCSP exam is $599 USD, but a voucher for the exam, as well as exam preparation tools are included in the price of this course tuition.
There are 125 multiple-choice questions on the CCSP exam.
The 6 domains of the CCSP are as follows: