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CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional

About the
course

CCSPP001
Professional
3 hours to complete the exam
125 questions, Multiple choice
700 out of 1000 points
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid work experience in information technology, of which 3 years must be in information security and 1 year in 1 or more of the 6 domains of the CCSP CBK. Earning CSA’s CCSK certificate can be substituted for 1 year of experience in 1 or more of the 6 domains of the CCSP CBK. Earning (ISC)²’s CISSP credential can be substituted for the entire CCSP experience requirement.

Become a CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional.

Earning the globally recognized CCSP cloud security certification is a proven way to build your career and better secure critical assets in the cloud.

The CCSP shows you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain support from a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your professional journey.

About CCSP

(ISC)² developed the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) credential to ensure that cloud security professionals have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities in cloud security design, implementation, architecture, operations, controls, and compliance with regulatory frameworks. A CCSP applies information security expertise to a cloud computing environment and demonstrates competence in cloud security architecture, design, operations, and service orchestration. This professional competence is measured against a globally recognized body of knowledge.

What you'll learn at a glance

Why use CCSP?

The topics included in the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ensure its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of cloud security. Successful candidates are competent in the following six domains:

  • Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Cloud Security Operations
  • Legal, Risk and Compliance
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Average salary for CCSP Professionals

£46,250.00+

The average ccsp salary in the United Kingdom is £46,250 per year or £23.72 per hour. Entry level positions start at £40,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £55,000 per year.

Job Roles

  • Network Consultant
  • AWS Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
Frequently asked questions

Your pathway to Certification

Who Earns the CCSP?

The CCSP is ideal for IT and information security leaders responsible for applying best practices to cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration, including those in the following positions:

  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Cloud Security Analyst
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Auditor of Cloud Computing Services
  • Professional Cloud Developer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect
Is the CCSP Right for You?

The CCSP isn’t the best IT certification option for everyone. Before you start down your certification path, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to pursue a credential more aligned with your immediate career goals.

What will You Need to Know to Pass the CCSP Exam?

The CCSP exam evaluates your expertise across six security domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.

CCSP Domains
  • Domain 1. Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design
  • Domain 2. Cloud Data Security
  • Domain 3. Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Security
  • Domain 4. Cloud Application Security
  • Domain 5. Cloud Security Operations
  • Domain 6. Legal, Risk and Compliance
Register for Your CCSP Exam

Don’t wait. If you’re ready to pursue the CCSP certification, commit yourself now by registering for the exam.

Schedule your exam by creating an account with Pearson VUE , the leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. You can find details on testing locations, policies, accommodations and more on their website.

Get CCSP Training that's Right for You

With self-paced or instructor-led online and classroom courses, (ISC)² has a training option to fit your schedule and learning style. Trainings, seminars, courseware and self-study aids directly from (ISC)² or one of our many Official Training Providers help you get ready for the rigourous CCSP exam by reviewing relevant domains and topics. Visit the (ISC)² Training Finder to register for the course that best meets your needs, including:

Gain the Necessary Work Experience

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you 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).

Learn more about CCSP Experience Requirements and how earning CSA’s CCSK certificate can be substituted for one year of experience, or how earning (ISC)²’s CISSP credential can be substituted for the entire CCSP experience requirement.

Don’t have enough experience yet? You can still pass the CCSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² while you earn the required work experience.

Complete the Endorsement Process

Once you receive notification that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the online endorsement process. This process attests that your assertions regarding professional experience are true and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry.

Agree to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics

All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. All (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support (ISC)² Code of Ethics Canons:

  • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principles
  • Advance and protect the profession
Pay Your First Annual Maintenance Fee

Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) are used by (ISC)² to support the costs of maintaining the (ISC)² certifications and related support systems.

Certified Members AMFs

(ISC)² certified members pay a single AMF of U.S. $125 which is due each year upon the anniversary of their certification date. Members only pay a single AMF of U.S. $125 regardless of how many certifications they earn. AMFs for members with multiple certifications are due on their earliest certification anniversary.

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