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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSp)

ABOUT Cloud Security Professional

The GSDC CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional certification is a vital credential for professionals seeking expertise in certified cloud security. 

This certification equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to secure cloud environments effectively in today's increasingly digital world.

Recognized globally, the CCSP certification validates your proficiency in safeguarding cloud-based data, applications, and infrastructure, making you a sought-after certified cloud security professional.

Stay competitive and stay secure with the GSDC cloud security certification – the key to unlocking a successful career in the ever-evolving realm of cloud security.

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OBJECTIVES Of Certified Cloud Security Professional

  1. Protect cloud data from evolving cyber threats
  2. Secure cloud applications and infrastructure effectively
  3. Ensure compliance with cloud security best practices
  4. Manage cloud security risks and vulnerabilities efficiently
  5. Demonstrate expertise as a certified cloud security professional
  6. Safeguard critical cloud resources and sensitive information
  7. Promote cloud security awareness

TARGET AUDIENCES For Certified Cloud Security Professional

Cloud Security Analysts

Cloud Security Engineers

Cloud Security Architects

IT Security Managers

Cloud Compliance Analysts

Cloud Operations Managers

Network Security Administrators

Cloud Solution Architects



5+ Hrs of Elearning

5+ Hours of expert-created videos 

Practice Exams

Mocks curated by SME's will help you to pass final certification exam.


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BENEFITS Of Cloud Security Certification

Opens doors to high-demand cloud security roles

Validates skills for complex cloud security challenges

Paves the way for lucrative cloud security careers

Demonstrates competence in cloud security management

Sharper Problem-Solving Skills

Increased Career Mobility

Expert Cloud Security Knowledge


PRE-REQUISITES For Cloud Security Certificate

While not mandatory, relevant work experience in Cloud Security is beneficial


EXAMINATION Cloud Security Professional

Ensure that you have filled up the basic details.
This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions.
Candidates need to score a minimum of 65% of the total marks (i.e. 26 out of 40) to pass this examination.
The total duration of this examination is 90 minutes.
Candidate should Tick against only one correct answer in Multiple Choice Questions.
There is no negative marking system applicable to this examination.
In case the participant does not score passing % then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.


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EXAM SYLLABUS of certified cloud security professional

  • 1.Understanding Cloud Principles and Architecture
    • Developing Security Requirements
    • Business Impact Analysis
    • Developing Business Requirements
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Cloud Security Frameworks and Standards
    • Defense in Depth
    • Security Responsibility by Service Model
    • Cloud Security Process
    • Community Cloud Deployment Risks
    • Private Cloud Deployment Risks
    • Multi-Tenant Environment Risks
    • Public Cloud Deployment Risks
    • Cloud Deployment Models
    • Virtualization Risks
    • Risks associated with Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Risks associated with Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Risks
    • Exploring Cloud Service Models
    • Essential Cloud Security Concepts
    • Roles in Cloud Computing
    • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Its Key Characteristics
  • 2.Protecting Cloud Data
    • Intellectual Property (US)
    • Challenges in Information Rights
    • Implementing Information Rights
    • Information Rights Management (IRM)
    • Tokenization
    • Data Masking
    • Data Obfuscation
    • Safeguarding Data Privacy
    • Data Privacy Measures
    • Data Audit Policy
    • Auditing Best Practices
    • Data Destruction Methods
    • Data Retention Policy
    • Data Storage Architecture
    • Securing Data in Transit
    • Jurisdictional Requirements
    • Hardening Devices
    • Encryption and Key Management
    • Crafting a Cloud Data Security Strategy
    • Data Discovery in the Cloud
    • Managing the Cloud Data Lifecycle
  • 3.Ensuring Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Resilience
    • Disaster Recovery Testing
    • Disaster Recovery Criteria
    • Declaring a Disaster
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the Cloud
    • Oversight of cloud platforms shared by all
    • Guarding Against Cloud Threats
    • Understanding Cloud Threats
    • Data Center Tiers and Redundancy
    • Additional Redundancy and Safety Considerations
    • Power Redundancy Considerations
    • Cloud Provider Responsibilities for Physical Facilities
    • Implementing System Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • Network Security Best Practices
    • Ensuring Secure Networking
    • Data Access Controls
    • Managing Virtualization Security
    • Middleware Administration
    • Securing the Management Plane
    • Components of Cloud Infrastructure
  • 4.Enhancing Cloud Application Security
    • Approaches to Application Security Testing
    • Addressing Logging and Monitoring Gaps
    • Mitigating Vulnerabilities from Known Components
    • Countering Insecure Deserialization
    • Tackling Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks
    • Concepts and Methods for Cloud Application Security Testing
    • Employing Sandbox Environments
    • Utilizing Open-Source Software Securely
    • Approving and Managing APIs
    • Ensuring API Security
    • Embracing Federation Standards
    • Implementing Single Sign-on and Federated Identity Management
    • Strengthening Authentication with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices
    • Adhering to Application Security Standards (ISO/IEC 27034-1)
    • Integrating Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) and Cloud Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Fostering Training and Awareness
    • Addressing Challenges in Cloud Application Deployment
  • 5.Managing Cloud Security Operations
    • Addressing Shared Technology Vulnerabilities
    • Mitigating Denial of Service Incidents
    • Detecting Abuse of Cloud Services
    • Performing Due Diligence Adequately
    • Preventing Data Loss
    • Countering Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
    • Safeguarding Against Malicious Insider Activities
    • Preventing Account Hijacking
    • Identifying and Mitigating System Vulnerabilities
    • Ensuring API Security
    • Enhancing identity, credential, and access management
    • Handling Data Breach Incidents
    • Effective Incident Response
    • Overcoming Challenges in Log Review
    • Setting up a Security Operations Center (SOC)
    • Managing Change and Configuration
  • 6.Navigating Legal, Risk, and Compliance in Cloud Computing
    • Understanding Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE-18)
    • Managing Vendor Relationships
    • Embracing Risk Management Frameworks
    • Implementing Risk Management Strategies
    • Complying with General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Principles
    • Ensuring GDPR Compliance
    • Complying with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards
    • Addressing Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Requirements
    • Complying with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
    • Meeting Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Standards
    • Navigating US Laws and Regulations
    • Understanding Legal and Compliance Terminology
    • Exercising Due Diligence and Due Care
    • Assessing Legal Risks in Cloud Computing


Nathan Fields

Designation - IT Security Manager

CCSP certification was a career catalyst! It validated my cloud security skills, landing me a promotion. My confidence skyrocketed, and I now tackle complex cloud security challenges with ease. GSDC's CCSP is the gold standard!

Jim Niels

Designation - Cloud Security Analyst

GSDC's certified cloud security professional opened doors to exciting opportunities. Worth every penny! The certification gave me a competitive edge in a crowded job market, and I'm thrilled with the career growth it has enabled. 

Michael Manns

Designation - Cloud Security Engineer

Cloud security certification - a game-winning move. This certification is a testament to my expertise, boosting my professional reputation. Thanks to GSDC, I'm now leading cloud security initiatives with confidence.


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