A Guide to Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certification

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JULY 15, 2022

The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification focuses on the cloud security principles and practices required to protect data and assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording, or destruction as well as other threats related to cloud computing applications and services from both internal and external sources. It validates that an information security professional has deep knowledge of cloud computing security topics and is capable of designing effective cloud solutions that are secured.

What are the basic requirements for CCSP certification?

There are certain requirements you must meet before becoming eligible for certification as entry-level security professional. The first requirement is holding an active Networking or Security+ Certification. The second requirement is an undergraduate degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Technology, or any other related field. An aspirant should have 5 years of paid work experience in IT (3 years must be in information security and 1 year must be in one of six (ISC)² CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) domains)

How much does the CCSP certification exam cost?

The certification exam that tests your knowledge of cloud security will be held as a multiple-choice pattern for a duration of 3 hours. The standard registration fee costs US$ 599 with passing points of 70%.

What is the average salary of a Certified Cloud Security Professional?

As per the salary insights of payscale.com, the average annual base salary of an (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is US$ 120,000. With many high-paying positions available and an expected increase in demand by 2022, it’s safe to say that CCSP certifications will be one of the most valuable skills you can have in IT security.

What are the top career choices after CCSP certifications?

After passing your exam and obtaining your CCSP certification, several job roles are perfect for someone with your new skills. This list will help you gain insight into some of these.

  • Product security engineer
  • Cybersecurity solutions architect
  • Application security architect
  • Cloud security engineer
  • Information security auditor
  • Compliance technology specialist
  • Information security manager

How does Denken Solutions aid in finding the right job after Cloud Security Professional Certification?

Denken is introducing the perfect way to stay on top of all those jobs you’re chasing with top companies. Find your next opportunity as we post new jobs daily for professionals across the information technology industry. Click on the link here directing to our career page where you can explore the relevant job titles after CCSP certifications.

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