CCSP Certification Course Overview

Gain expertise in cloud security architecture, design, applications, and operations with this CCSP online training certification course. You will receive step-by-step guidance and an easy-to-follow, detailed lesson plan regarding every facet of CCSP, helping you accelerate your career in the growing field of cloud security.

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CCSP Certification Key Features

  • 8X higher interaction in live online classes conducted by industry experts
  • Lifetime access to self-paced learning
  • Industry-recognized course completion certificate
  • 7 real-world case studies
  • Exam Voucher Included
  • Exam Pass Guarantee

Skills Covered

  • Cloud computing concepts
  • Cloud architecture and design
  • Cloud infrastructure security
  • Cloud data lifecycle
  • Cloud application security
  • Vulnerabilities and risk
  • Threat modeling
  • Encryption
  • Identity and access management
  • Cloud security operations
  • Risk management and analysis
  • Disaster recovery
  • Business continuity


Cloud computing is poised to grow at least 6.5 times annually and the demand for cloud services will continue to grow by 22% per year through 2020. The annual salary of a principal information security professional ranges from $135,000–$190,000 (Source: Glassdoor).

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Training Options

Self-Paced Learning

$ 2,200

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content curated by industry experts
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

online Bootcamp

$ 2,499

  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content and live class recordings
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
  • Classes starting from:-
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  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

CCSP Course Curriculum


This online CCSP certification course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn and explore career opportunities in IT network security and cloud computing. This course also is ideal for enterprise architects, security administrators, systems engineers, security architects, security consultants, security engineers, security managers, and system architects.
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To qualify for the CCSP, candidates must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in information technology, of which three years must be in information security, and one year in one or more of the six domains of the (ISC)2 CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®).
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Course Content

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®)

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Welcome to Certified Cloud Security Professional Course
      • 1.02 Certification Overview
    • Lesson 02: Understand Cloud Computing Concepts

      • 2.01 Cloud Computing Definitions
      • 2.02 Cloud Computing Roles
      • 2.03 Key Cloud Computing Characteristics
      • 2.04 Building Block Technologies
    • Lesson 03: Describe Cloud Reference Architecture

      • 3.01 Cloud Computing Activities
      • 3.02 Cloud Service Capabilities
      • 3.03 Define Cloud Models
      • 3.04 Platform as a Service (PaaS)
      • 3.05 Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • 3.06 Cloud Deployment Models - Public, Private, Hybrid
      • 3.07 Cloud Shared Considerations
      • 3.08 Impact of Related Technologies
    • Lesson 04: Understand Security Concepts Relevant to Cloud Computing

      • 4.01 Cryptography and Key Management
      • 4.02 Access Control
      • 4.03 Data and Media Sanitization
      • 4.04 Network Security
      • 4.05 Virtualization Security
      • 4.06 Common Threats
    • Lesson 05: Understand Design Principles of Secure Cloud Computing

      • 5.01 Cloud Secure Data Lifecycle
      • 5.02 Cloud based Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) planning
      • 5.03 Cost Benefit Analysis
      • 5.04 Functional Security Requirements
      • 5.05 Security Considerations for Different Cloud Categories
    • Lesson 06: Evaluate Cloud Service Providers

      • 6.01 Verification Against Criteria
      • 6.02 System and Subsystem Product Certifications
    • Lesson 07: Cloud Data Security

      • 7.01 Cloud Data Life Cycle Phases
      • 7.02 Data Dispersion
    • Lesson 08: Design and Implement Cloud Data Storage Architectures

      • 8.01 Storage Types
      • 8.02 Threats to Storage Types
    • Lesson 09: Design and Apply Data Security Technologies and Strategies

      • 9.01 Encryption and Key Management
      • 9.02 Hashing
      • 9.03 Masking
      • 9.04 Tokenization
      • 9.05 Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
      • 9.06 Data Obfuscation
      • 9.07 Data De-identification
    • Lesson 10: Implement Data Discovery

      • 10.01 Structured Data
      • 10.02 Unstructured Data
    • Lesson 11: Implement Data Classification

      • 11.01 Mapping
      • 11.02 Labeling
      • 11.03 Sensitive data
    • Lesson 12: Design and Implement Information Rights Management (IRM)

      • 12.01 Objectives
      • 12.02 Appropriate Tools

CCSP Exam & Certification

CCSP Certification
  • What changes have been made to the CCSP exam?

    The content of the CCSP exam has been refreshed to reflect the most common issues cloud security professionals face, along with the best practices for mitigating those issues. Some topics have been updated while others have been realigned. The result is an exam that more accurately reflects the knowledge and hands-on experience with cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration.

    Previous CCSP Domain Name    
    Domain 1: Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements    
    Domain 2: Cloud Data Security    
    Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security    
    Domain 4: Cloud Application Security
    Domain 5: Operations    
    Domain 6: Legal & Compliance    

    New CCSP Domain Name
    Domain 1: Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design
    Domain 2: Cloud Data Security
    Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
    Domain 4: Cloud Application Security
    Domain 5: Cloud Security Operations
    Domain 6: Legal Risk and Compliance

    The cumulative scoring weight of each area is also changing.

    Domain 1: Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design – 17%
    Domain 2: Cloud Data Security – 19%
    Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security – 17%
    Domain 4: Cloud Application Security – 17%
    Domain 5: Cloud Security Operations – 7%
    Domain 6: Legal, Risk, and Compliance – 13%

  • When are these changes effective?

    The changes are effective beginning August 1, 2019.

  • How much does the CCSP certification exam cost?

    The CCSP certification exam costs $599.

  • How many questions are there in the CCSP certification exam? What is the passing score?

    The CCSP exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions. To pass the exam, you will need to have a minimum passing score of at least 700/1000 (or 70 percent) in order to gain your certification.

  • In what language will the CCSP exam be available?

    Refreshed CCSP exams are available only in English.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    To unlock your certificate from Simplilearn, you must complete 85 percent of the self-paced learning and successfully pass the course end assessment with a score of 70 percent or above. 

CCSP Course Reviews

  • Srinivas R

    Srinivas R

    IT Security Manager at HCL Technologies

    The quality of the training is very good. The method and technologies used in Simplilearn made the learning engaging and interesting. The customer support is very good. I had a very good experience in Simplilearn.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

CCSP Training Course FAQs

  • What is CCSP?

    CCSP is an acronym that stands for; Certified Cloud Security Professional. This certification validates your advanced skills and knowledge in the ability to design, manage, and safeguard data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies, and procedures established by the Cyber Security experts at (ISC)².

  • What are the benefits of becoming a CCSP?

    Benefits of being CCSP-Certified are:

    • Increases career visibility and credibility
    • The certification creates job security and new job opportunities
    • Allows you to gain versatile vendor-neutral skills that can be applied to different technologies and methodologies
    • Gain access to a global community of like-minded cybersecurity leaders
    • Be better prepared to stem cyber attacks and inspire a safe and secure cyber world
    • On average, (ISC)² members report earning 35% more than non-members

  • What are the prerequisites for this course?

    To obtain the CCSP certification course, you must have at least five years of working experience in IT including three years of information security and one year of cloud security experience. Those without the required experience can take the exam to become an Associate of (ISC)² while working toward the experience needed for full certification.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified instructors are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience working with front-end development technology. Each one has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty. All trainers are also practitioners in the field which they teach assuring that you are learning from someone with real-world, industry experience.

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The tools you’ll need to attend the CCSP Course are:

    • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Mac: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
    • Headset, speakers, and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instructions clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to other professionals learning alongside you. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone based upon your preference.

  • How do I enroll in this online training?

    You can enroll in this training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:
    · Visa Credit or Debit Card
    · MasterCard
    · American Express
    · Diner’s Club
    · PayPal
    Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our refund policy

  • You offer an exam pass guarantee. How does it work?

    *Free exam retake terms and conditions:

    Terms and Conditions: 

    Simplilearn offers Exam Pass Guarantee to our students who complete our course training. Simplilearn uses top learning methodologies to equip learners with the knowledge and confidence to pass the CCSP exam in the first attempt. If you do not pass the CCSP exam at the first attempt, Simplilearn will provide you one free exam retake.

    To ensure your success, we strongly recommend that you take the CCSP exam within a week of the course completion date—or a maximum of 45 days from the completion of the online training. This way, the course materials will be fresh in your mind.

    CCSP Exam Attempts:

    Attempt Time Frame Result Free Exam Retake
    First Within 6 months (180 days) from enrollment date Did Not Pass Yes

    Exam Pass Guarantee:
    If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will provide you one free exam retake.  You must submit a copy of your scorecard.  

    Terms and Conditions for qualifying:
    This money-back guarantee applies only to Simplilearn’s CCSP blended learning. The guarantee is valid only for participants who have paid the entire enrollment fee.

    The guarantee becomes void if:

    • Participants do not take the CCSP examination within 45 days of unlocking the certificate.
    • Participants do not maintain 100% attendance during the training sessions.
    • Participants fail to score at least 80% in at least 2 simulation tests available at
    • Participants fail to book their exam within 6 months from the date of enrollment 
    • Participants do not follow the instructions of the trainer and do not complete the exercises given during the training.
    • Participants do not submit the required documents to Simplilearn.
    • Participants failed to request a refund within 15 days of receiving their results 

  • How do I become a Cloud Security Architect?

    You can become a cloud security architect by understanding what cloud security is and its application. It is better to implement project-specific learning and begin to understand cloud security architecture and design. Simplilearn's CCSP certification is an excellent starting point when you want your career to reach the next level.

  • What is Cloud Security used for?

    Cloud security is basically used to establish a set of policies, procedures, controls, and technologies with an aim to protect cloud-based data, systems, and infrastructure. It is designed to prevent unauthorized access to the data and applications in the cloud and secure them from emerging cybersecurity threats. Take our CCSP course if you want to start a promising career in cloud security.

  • Is the CCSP course difficult to learn?

    Our CCSP course is designed by industry experts who also have rich teaching experience. They explain everything step-by-step and even beginners don’t find it difficult to follow. 

  • Is Cloud Security Architect a good career option?

    McAfee has highlighted that one in four companies using public cloud services have experienced data threats and one in five have experienced an advanced attack against their public cloud infrastructure. With 97% of organizations using cloud services across the world, cloud security has become a necessity and many job opportunities are emerging in this field. With a CCSP certification, you can successfully step into this career field. 

  • How do beginners learn Cloud Security?

    Beginners can participate in a CCSP training program to understand the course modules in detail. It helps them effectively pass the examination and get rid of exam preparation stress. In addition, they will be guided by a professional instructor on the certification exam. Beginners can also use the CCSP training material to get success in this examination.

  • Is CCSP certification worth it?

    The CCSP is a globally recognized credential that helps you build your career and better secure crucial assets in the cloud. It showcases your advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage, and secure applications, data, and infrastructure in the cloud. Our CCSP training can help you achieve this valuable credential without much difficulty. 

  • What are the job roles available after getting a CCSP certification?

    For CCSP holders, the most frequent employment positions include enterprise architect, security architect, systems engineer, security manager, and security consultant. CCSP certification is available to students seeking a future cloud security certificate because this is the only certification of more excellent value and importance than other certifications.

  • What does a Cloud Security Architect do?

    Cloud security architects identify threats to cloud systems, build new features that align with security needs, and design, maintain, and improve cloud-based systems. They put in a balanced set of controls for security technologies, processes, and the overall architecture. A CCSP certification is worth pursuing if you are seeking such a job role. 

  • What skills should a Cloud Security Architect possess?

    Cloud security architects are expected to have a sound knowledge of information security. They should be familiar with network and application security, cloud architecture, DevOps, ethical hacking, programming, and technology tools and platforms. A CCSP certification can help them become successful cloud security architects.

  • What industries use Cloud Security most?

    In all industries, including the government, media, transport, power, health, and more, CCSPs are vital members. CCSP certification is regarded as a reasonable measure of skill by most sectors. Our CCSP course enables you to achieve your dream career in any industry.

  • Which companies hire Cloud Security Architects?

    Cloud security architects, especially those with CCSP certification, are in high demand in firms like Google, Amazon, IBM, Salesforce, Microsoft, Oracle, and Accenture. 

  • What book do you suggest reading for Cloud Security?

    Some efficient self-study books besides CCSP training that prepare you for the CCSP examination and cover 100 percent of all examination fields include:

    • CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide by Ben Malisow
    • The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK by Adam Gordon
    • CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam Guide by Daniel Carter

  • What is the pay scale of Cloud Security Architects across the world?

    According to the (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the global average salary of professionals who hold a CCSP certification is $80,717. Here is the region-wise average salary (in USD):

    • Asia-Pacific - $61,835
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa    - $78,548
    • Latin America    - $16,476
    • North America     - $114,172

  • Are Networking Courses mandatory for the CCSP Certification?

    While Networking Courses are not mandatory for the CCSP Certification, they can be highly beneficial for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of cloud security. Networking knowledge enhances the ability to design secure networks within cloud environments, making it a valuable asset for CCSP professionals.

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