What is a CCSP?

A Certified Cloud Security Professional is a credential that validates a person’s technical knowledge in cloud infrastructure and expertise in designing, managing and securing data. 

Why is a CCSP important?

A Certified Cloud Security Professional has demonstrated an advanced understanding and leadership in securing critical assets in the cloud. A CCSP has the technical skills to effectively design, manage and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies, and procedures.

Who needs a CCSP certification?

A CCSP is most suitable for information security leaders and IT experts responsible for delivering cloud security architecture, operations, and service orchestration at the enterprise level. 

Some of the roles that benefit from this certification are: 

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Manager
  • Systems Architect

How to become a CCSP

To qualify for the CCSP exam, candidates must have a minimum of five years of cumulative work experience in information technology and at least three years in information security. The CCSP exam evaluates expertise across six security domains. 

Who is the certifying association

CCSP is offered through (ISC)², a global nonprofit association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. 

Requirements to stay certified

A CCSP must recertify every three years through (ISC)². Recertification can be accomplished through Continuing Education units and an annual maintenance fee payment.