The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has today announced that its Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) has been significantly updated in order for it to remain consistent with current cloud computing practices. The new fourth version of the CCSK certificate will officially be made available to subscribers in November this year.
According to the Cloud Security Alliance, the new CCSK v4 features significantly new content and will incorporate training methods from its recently released CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing 4.0. Additionally, the Cloud Security Alliance claim that the labs used to conduct the CCSK v4 course have also been bought up to technological speed so as to reflect current real-world security practices.
A detailed list published by the Cloud Security Alliance show the exact nature of the changes made to CCSK v4 in comparison to the previous CCSK v3.
While revealing the new CCSK v4, CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, Jim Reavis, stated:
The CCSK since its launch has been recognized by a broad coalition of experts and organizations and widely accepted as the gold standard for demonstrating cloud security competency. With this update, the CCSK is again proving to be the definitive resource for anyone in IT and information security who is looking to declare their understanding of key cloud security issues.
Originally introduced in 2010, the CCSK was one of the cloud computing industry’s first types of certification for measuring security skill sets. Those wanting to undertake the CCSK v4 exam will be charged USD 395 as an enrollment fee.