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What is the CCC Professional Cloud Security Manager certification?

Enhance your career by earning the Professional Cloud Security Manager (PCS) certification from the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) –  globally known as the standard of achievement for security and governance professionals involved with  cloud-based solutions. Organizations that employ PCSs will have experts on board that can help maximize the business opportunities that cloud is creating.

Why get certified?

Boost Your  Cloud Credentials and Gain a Competitive Edge

CCC’s PCS designation is a globally recognized certification for Security Professionals. Being PCS-certified showcases your Security  experience in a cloud environment, your relevant skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to manage the various stakeholders within the enterprise.


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What topics are covered in a CCC Professional Cloud Security Manager certification course?

Explore the concept of risk and the impact of cloud computing, become aware of the underpinning security concepts in a cloud environment.

– Key security concepts relevant to cloud computing.
– Impact of cloud security on existing legacy data, systems and business.
– Costs, trade-offs and consequences of severity of risks relative to the types of 
cloud computing scenarios in XaaS.

Examine the need to test the compliance and certification of a cloud environment and its services, confidently address likely security challenges.

– Security risk in cloud computing.
– Risks of various cyber attacks on data held in cloud environments.
– Transparency, accountability and viability in relation to cloud computing.

Highlight physical security issues that may apply to cloud environments and apply that awareness to their specific cloud computing role.

– Critical physical security threats associated with data held in cloud environments.
– Ownership and access issues in both on-premise and off-premise hardware.

Virtual security issues that apply to cloud and your specific cloud computing role.

– Critical virtual security threats associated with data held in cloud environments.
– Issues specific to corporate and non-corporate resources and 

Impact of cloud computing on data and system security.

– Compliance and audit provisions relevant to operating in the cloud.
– Balance of responsibility and liability between client and service provider

Explore the “delta” of the cloud from a security perspective and apply this awareness to your specific cloud computing role.

– Relates the implications of core cloud features on security and governance.
– Impact of cloud computing on legal issues, such as copyright, legislative compliance 
and ownership.

Range and types of security reference models and emerging and current standards relating to security and the cloud

– Explains the key current security standards that apply to cloud computing

Security risk assessment in a cloud computing environment to understand the critical issues and criteria for different cloud models.

– Security issues and risks in a given scenario.

Solutions for mitigating and managing risk in the cloud both from a consumer and provider perspectives.

– Design features that are required for a secure cloud environment.
– Security management components and tools currently available.

Examine the broad scope and processes of IT governance and security so that the candidate can apply that awareness to their specific cloud computing role.

– Core principles of governance in a cloud environment.

Active and passive monitoring in cloud computing. Enables appropriate monitoring and tracking of both individual users and systems as a whole.

– Issues of systems and business monitoring for on premise and off premise, remote services monitoring scenarios
– Monitoring systems in relation to the various cloud deployment possibilities.
– Tools for User and systems monitoring using scenarios for on premise, off premise and hybrid combinations

Various contract management practices and issues within cloud computing

– Key concepts and types of contracts for technology and business and the impact of cloud on contracts management
– Hosting models ranging from onsite, CoLoc, Outsourcing, Managed hosting, Cloud Managed Hosting and the impact of cloud computing on these models.
– Contract options for the different cloud deployments, the use of contract templates and types of contract between single and multiple parties
– Types of monetization, metering and charging and subscription mechanisms, and the impact on Terms and Conditions of service for different types of cloud computing scenarios.

Issues of legal concern, competition / anti-trust law, intellectual property, copyright, privacy and protection of rights relating to cloud computing their specific cloud computing role.

– Key legislative control issues that apply to cloud computing environments.

A PCS certification course is a 3-day course

Certification Course Terminology:

All terminology, Reference Architectures, Security Reference Architectures used in the certification courses are based on NIST ( cloud computing definitions.

PCS Certification Course Prerequisites:

There are no formal prerequisites; however, it is recommended that participants have achieved the Cloud Technology Associate certification (or its equivalent) from the Cloud Credential Council and that participants are familiar with key cloud concepts and terminology.

Where can I take the PCS Certification course?

CCC Certification courses are regularly offered in conjunction with major cloud conferences such as Cloud World Forum, Cloud Expo, and many others across the globe. CCC certification courses are also offered by technology vendors member companies and training partners. For the latest listing of certification courses offered at cloud conferences, technology vendors, and training partners please visit our global course calendar.