Congratulations on deciding to take the CCSP exam! While the CCSP exam is not considered to be as grueling as the CISSP exam – but it needs its own preparation! The first step in preparing for the CCSP exam is understanding the exam details. These are listed below:
The CCSP candidate should thoroughly know all the fundamentals related to encryption, virtualization technologies and the difference between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
The candidate is expected to study the following books thoroughly in order to pass the exam with ease!
This is the first book that has to be studied and this is the (ISC)2 endorsed study guide for the CCSP exam from Sybex. As organizations increasingly move their data to the cloud, cloud security assumes enormous significance in today’s world. This second edition features clearer diagrams, real-life scenarios, illustrated examples, tables, best practices, and more.
The fourth version of the ‘Security guidance for critical areas of focus in cloud computing’ incorporates advances in cloud, security, and supporting technologies; reflects on real-world cloud security practices; integrates the latest Cloud Security Alliance research projects; and offers guidance for related technologies.
‘Treacherous 12’ are the top security threats that organizations face and this can be downloaded from the above link. Candidates are expected to read this before appearing for the CCSP exam.
The Cloud Control Matrix is used to provide guidance to prospective vendors and cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider.
OWASP is ‘Open web application security project’ is an open community that enables organizations to work with applications that can be trusted. They list the ten most critical web application security risks. Some of the risks last updated for the year 2017 are injection, broken authentication, ‘sensitive data exposure’ among others.
This is a study tool for those preparing to take the CCSP exam. It is a unique and interactive way to test one’s knowledge of industry terms and the various CCSP domains.
This study tool can also be accessed via the phone both for Android and iOS via the Quizlet app.
‘Cloud computing’ being a rapidly changing field, it is also good to listen to various podcasts to keep up with the current trends.
These resources will definitely enable you to pass the CCSP exam in your first attempt!
In addition, it is to be noted that we at InfoSec Train offer online training for CCSP by our expert instructor, Prabh Nair! Do contact us for more details and good luck!