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CCSP Certification

Course Description

CCSP Certification

This Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) training course is the leading certification by (ISC)². This course will enable you to negate security threats to your cloud storage by understanding information security risks and implementing strategies to maintain data security.

CCSP 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.

Eligibility

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.

Pre-requisites

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

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Course Syllabus

Lesson 1 – Course Introduction

1.1 CCSP Certification Overview
1.2 Course Objectives

Lesson 2 – Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design

1.01 Cloud Concepts, Architecture, and Design
1.02 Security Concepts
1.03 Key Security Concepts, Defense in Depth, Due Care, and Due Dilligence
1.04 Security Controls and Functionalities
1.05 Cloud Computing Concepts
1.06 Business Drivers
1.07 Scalability, Elasticity, Vendor Lock-in, and Vendor Lock-out
1.08 Cloud Computing Concepts Advantages
1.09 Cloud Reference Architecture
1.10 Cloud Computing Roles and Actors
1.11 Cloud Service Categories Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
1.12 Cloud Service Categories Platform as a Service (PaaS)
1.13 Cloud Service Categories Software as a Service (SaaS)
1.14 Cloud Service Categories Management
1.15 Cloud Deployment Models: Public Cloud
1.16 Cloud Deployment Models: Private Cloud
1.17 Cloud Deployment Models: Hybrid Cloud
1.18 Cloud Deployment Models: Community Cloud
1.19 Models and Characteristics
1.20 Comparison of Cloud Deployment Models
1.21 Case Study: Hybrid Cloud
1.22 Cloud Technology Roadmap
1.23 Impact of Related Technologies
1.24 Cryptography
1.25 Key Management
1.26 IAM and Access Control
1.27 Data Remanence
1.28 Virtualization
1.29 Common Threats
1.30 Design Principles of Secure Cloud Computing
1.31 Cost-Benefit Analysis
1.32 Evaluate Cloud Service Providers
1.33 SOC
1.34 IT Security Evaluation
1.35 FIPS
1.36 Scenario
1.37 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

Lesson 3 – Cloud Data Security

2.01 Cloud Data Security
2.02 Cloud Data Life Cycle
2.03 Cloud Data Life Cycle: Create, Store, Use, and Share
2.04 Real-World Scenario
2.05 Cloud Data Life Cycle: Archive
2.06 Cloud Data Life Cycle Destroy, Business Scenario, and Key Data Functions
2.07 Cloud Data Storage Architectures
2.08 Cloud Data Storage Architectures: Storage Types for IaaS
2.09 Cloud Data Storage Architectures: Storage Types for PaaS
2.10 Cloud Data Storage Architectures: Storage Types for SaaS
2.11 Cloud Data Storage Architectures: Threats to Storage Types
2.12 Real-World Scenario
2.13 Data Security Strategies
2.14 Data Security Strategies: Encryption (Use Cases)
2.15 Data Security Strategies: Encryption Challenges
2.16 Data Security Strategies: Encryption in IaaS
2.17 Data Security Strategies: Database Encryption
2.18 Data Security Strategies: Key Management
2.19 Data Security Strategies: Key Storage in the Cloud
2.20 Data Security Strategies: Masking
2.21 Data Security Strategies: Data Anonymization
2.22 Data Security Strategies: Tokenization
2.23 Data Security Strategies: Homomorphic Encryption and Bit Splitting
2.24 Real-World Scenario
2.25 Data Security Strategies: Data Loss Prevention
2.26 Scenario
2.27 Data Discovery and Classification Technology
2.28 Data Discovery and Classification Technology: Data Classification
2.29 Data Discovery and Classification Technology: Challenges With Cloud Data
2.30 Jurisdictional Data Protections for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
2.31 Privacy Acts: GDPR
2.32 Privacy Acts: GDPR Data Protection Principles
2.33 Privacy Acts: United States
2.34 Privacy Acts: HIPAA, FISMA, and SOX
2.35 Jurisdictional Data Protections for PII: Responsibilites of Cloud Services
2.36 Data Rights Management
2.37 Data Retention, Deletion, and Archiving Policies
2.38 Data Retention
2.39 Data Deletion
2.40 Real-World Scenario
2.41 Data Archiving
2.42 Real-World Scenario
2.43 Legal Hold
2.44 Auditability, Traceability, and Accountability of Data Events
2.45 SIEM
2.46 Chain of Custody
2.47 Nonrepudation
2.48 Real-World Scenario
2.49 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

Lesson 4 – Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security

3.01 Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
3.02 Cloud Infrastructure Components
3.03 Network and Communications
3.04 Management Plane and Virtualization
3.05 Factors That Impact Data Center Design
3.06 Physical Design: Buy or Build
3.07 Physical Design: Data Center Design Standards
3.08 Physical Design: Uptime Institute
3.09 Physical Design: Tiers
3.10 Physical Design Features of Tiers
3.11 Real-World Scenario
3.12 Environmental Design Considerations
3.13 Connectivity
3.14 Hypervisor and Resource Allocation
3.15 Risks Associated with Cloud Infrastructure
3.16 Policy General and Virtualization Risks
3.17 Cloud-Specific Legal and Non-Cloud Specific Risks
3.18 Cloud Attack Vectors and Compensating Controls
3.19 Business Scenario
3.20 Design and Plan Security Controls
3.21 Real-World Scenario
3.22 Plan Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
3.23 Real-World Scenario
3.24 BCDR Planning Factors and Disruptive Events
3.25 Characteristics of Cloud Infrastructure
3.26 BCDR strategies and Returning to Normal
3.27 Real-World Scenario
3.28 BCDR Creation
3.29 BCDR Creation: Test
3.30 Business Requirements
3.31 BCDR Creation: Report and Revise
3.32 Testing Types, Uptime, Availability, Activity, and Case Study
3.33 Security Training and Awareness
3.34 Real-World Scenario
3.35 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

Lesson 5 – Cloud Application Security

4.01 Cloud Application Security
4.02 Advocate Training and Awareness for Application Security
4.03 Real-World Scenario
4.04 Common Pitfalls
4.05 Encryption Dependency Awareness
4.06 Business Scenario
4.07 Understanding Software Development Lifecycle Process
4.08 Real-World Scenario
4.09 Vulnerabilities and Risks
4.10 Threat Modeling
4.11 Real-World Scenario
4.12 Encryption
4.13 Sandboxing and Application Virtualization
4.14 Federated Identity Management
4.15 SAML Authentication
4.16 Identity and Access Management
4.17 Multi-Factor Authentication
4.18 Real-World Scenario
4.19 Cloud Access Security Broker
4.20 Application Security Testing
4.21 Software Supply Chain Management
4.22 Real-World Scenario
4.23 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

Lesson 6 – Cloud Security Operations

5.01 Cloud Security Operations
5.02 Secure Configuration of Hardware: Servers
5.03 Secure Configuration of Hardware: Storage Controllers
5.04 Real-World Scenario
5.05 Secure Configuration of Hardware: Storage Controllers- ISCSI, Initiators and Targets, and Oversubscription
5.06 Secure Configuration of Hardware: Virtual Switches
5.07 Configuration of VM Tools
5.08 Configuration of VM Tools Running a Physical Infrastructure: Legal, Compatibility, Control, and Log Data
5.09 Configuration of VM Tools Running a Physical Infrastructure: PCI DSS Access, Upgrades and Changes, and Failover Technology
5.10 Configuration of VM Tools Running a Physical Infrastructure: Compliance, Regulations, and Outsourcing
5.11 Configuration of VM Tools Running a Physical Infrastructure: Placement of Security, Virtualization, VM
5.12 Real-World Scenario
5.13 Securing Network Configuration
5.14 Real-World Scenario
5.15 Clustered Hosts
5.16 Dynamic Optimization and Clustered Storage
5.17 Maintenance Mode and Patch Management
5.18 Performance Monitoring
5.19 Real-World Scenario
5.20 Network Security Controls: Layered Security and Honeypots
5.21 Network Security Controls: SIEM
5.22 Log Management
5.23 Orchestration
5.24 Availability of Guest OS
5.25 Operations Management: Part One
5.26 Real-World Scenario
5.27 Operations Management: Part Two
5.28 Risk Management Process: Framing Risk and Risk Assessment
5.29 Quantitative Risk Analysis
5.30 Scenario
5.31 Risk Response and Risk Monitoring
5.32 Collection and Preservation of Digital Evidence
5.33 Communication with Relevant Parties
5.34 Real-World Scenario
5.35 Security Operations Center
5.36 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

Lesson 7 – Legal Risk and Compliance

6.01 Legal, Risk, and Compliance
6.02 Case Study
6.03 Legislative Concepts
6.04 Intellectual Property Laws
6.05 Case Study
6.06 Business Scenario
6.07 Acts and Agreements
6.08 Case Study
6.09 NERC
6.10 Privacy Shield and Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP)
6.11 Jurisdictional Differences in Data Privacy
6.12 Terminologies and eDiscovery
6.13 Forensic Requirements and PII
6.14 Gap Analysis, SOC Reports, and Chain of Custody
6.15 Vendor Management
6.16 Cloud Computing Policies and Risk Attitude
6.17 SLA
6.18 Quality of Service
6.19 Risk Mitigation
6.20 Risk Management Metrics and ISO Standard
6.21 Real-World Scenario
6.22 Key Takeaways
Knowledge Check

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