CCSK V4 Exam Questions (Sample Test)
As organizations migrate to the cloud, they need information security professionals who are cloud-savvy. The CCSK certificate is widely recognized as the standard of expertise for cloud security and provides you with the foundations you need to secure data in the cloud. How you choose to build on that knowledge is your choice.
- An in-depth understanding of the full capabilities of cloud computing.
- Recommendations from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security’s (ENISA) cloud guidance.
- How to assess the security of cloud providers and your own organization using the cloud-specific governance & compliance tool: Cloud Controls Matrix.
- The knowledge to effectively develop a holistic cloud security program relative to globally accepted standards
What is the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)?
The CCSK is a web-based examination of an individual’s competency in key cloud security issues. Launched in 2010, the CCSK is a widely recognized standard of expertise and is the industry’s primary benchmark for measuring cloud security skillsets. The CCSK was recently lauded as the most valuable IT certification in terms of average salary by Certification Magazine.
Who should consider obtaining the CCSK?
The CCSK is intended to provide understanding of security issues and best practices over a broad range of cloud computing domains. As cloud computing is becoming the dominant IT system, CCSK is applicable to a wide variety of IT and information security jobs in virtually every organization. The CCSK is strongly recommended for IT auditors, and it is even required for portions of the CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) program.
Is the CCSK a viable substitute for other industry certifications?
The CCSK is NOT a substitute for other certifications in information security, audit and governance. Many certification programs help personal development within specific professional roles and job duties, and also provide vetting of individuals, which the CCSK does not do. The CCSK augments these other credentialing programs by encouraging a competency in cloud computing security best practices, which we believe will help individuals better cope with the increasingly pervasive cloud computing issues they are now facing. The Cloud Security Alliance is a strong supporter of popular professional certification programs within our industry and looks forward to developing formalized relationships with these programs in the future.
Are there any plans to “grandfather” individuals with other certifications into the CCSK program?
No. The CCSK is not a user accreditation, but a certificate of knowledge for a specific topic. Grandfathering would not serve the purpose of encouraging competency in cloud security best practices.
Does the CCSK have industry support?
The CCSK in strongly supported by a broad coalition of experts and organizations from around the world. Since its launch in 2010, the CCSK has been adopted around the world and is the gold standard for demonstration of cloud security competency. The collaboration with ENISA means that the world’s two leading organizations for vendor neutral cloud security research are providing the foundation for the industry’s first cloud security certification.
What is the latest version of the CCSK examination?
How do I take the CCSK exam?
You can take the exam by completing the following steps:
- Prepare for the exam through self-study or by participating in a CCSK training.
- Register at the CCSK exam website.
- Purchase a CCSK exam token (unless one was provided in your training package).
Why can’t I see the correct answers once I have completed the exam?
In an effort to maintain the integrity of the CCSK exam the platform is designed to avoid giving out the answers to specific questions. In order to assist those that do not pass the test to study for future attempts the exam platform will provide the user with the number of questions asked from each domain and how many questions were answered correctly in each of the domains.
Is the exam timed? How many questions? Is it open book?
The exam is 90 minutes with 60 questions. As it is a timed test and some questions can be lengthy, it is recommended that you rely as little as possible on study materials.
Do I need to schedule a testing date or find a testing facility?
No, the exam is online. You can register here: CCSK Account Signup
Are the results of the exam immediate?
Yes, the results are immediate. You will know your score after you finish the exam.
Can you send me an invoice?
We do not send out individual invoices. Due to the high volume of requests, we only send out invoices for bulk purchased tokens. When you sign up for the exam online, you will receive a PayPal receipt that will work as an invoice.