C)CSO – Certified Cloud Security Officer

C)CSO - Certified Cloud Security Officer


The Cloud is being widely adopted today for a diverse set of reasons! However, many are finding that security in the cloud is a huge challenge! Either because of implementation or Governance. Yes, Governance of security related to your cloud vendor is a huge challenge. However, many global standards have been developed that provide a great baseline for cloud security along with governance. This course will provide for you what you do not find in other classes! The combination of knowledge combined into one source from the leading global standards. We also provide practical skills regarding implementing cloud security, auditing and compliance. This is all managed by a unique delivery of cloud security along with the hands-on labs needed to truly understand what is happening to your data at all the layers of the cloud stack. This is a relevant course which introduces many technologies used in the cloud from implementing a private cloud architecture to using a new key management solution from various vendors. Upon completion, the Certified Cloud Security Officer candidate will not only be able to competently take the C)CSO exam but will also understand basic cloud security knowledge to keep companies’ IP and IT infrastructure safe.

Exam Information

The Certified Cloud Security Officer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from Mile2.com.

Accreditations & Acknowledgements

Accreditation And Certifications

Mile2 is:

  • ACCREDITED by the NSA CNSS 4011-4016
  • MAPPED to NIST / Homeland Security NICCS's Cyber Security Workforce Framework
  • APPROVED on the FBI Cyber Security Certification Requirement list (Tier 1-3)


Key Data

Course Title: Certified Cloud Security Officer

Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Class Format Options:

  • Instructor-led classroom
  • Instructor-led online training


  • Recommended minimum one-year experience with
    virtualization technology or equivalent knowledge.
    General understanding of cloud architectures.
    Minimum one-year experience with general security.

Student Materials:

  • Student Workbook
  • Student Prep Guide

Certification Exams: Certified Cloud Security Officer Covers CCSP Exam Objectives CEUs: 40

Who Should Attend?

Virtualization Administrators, Cloud Administrators,
CIO, Virtualization and Cloud Auditors, Virtualization
and Cloud Compliance Officers, anyone that needs a general
understanding of security in the Cloud, those seeking the CCSP Certification.

Course Outline

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Cloud Computing and Architecture
  • Module 2 – Cloud Risks
  • Module 3 - ERM and Governance
  • Module 4 - Legal Issues
  • Module 5 - Virtualization
  • Module 6 - Data Security
  • Module 7 - Data Center Operations
  • Module 8 - Interoperability and Portability
  • Module 9 - Traditional Security
  • Module 10 - BCM and DR
  • Module 11 - Incident Response
  • Module 12 - Application Security
  • Module 13 - Encryption and Key Management
  • Module 14 - Identity, Entitlement and Access Management
  • Module 15 - Auditing and Compliance

Course Objectives

  • To fully understand Cloud Security from a real-world viewpoint
  • To receive the hands-on experience needed to implement
    Cloud Security with practical implementations
  • To comprehend the industry security standards for both exam knowledge and implementation
  • To have a general working knowledge of what to audit in a cloud architecture.
  • To know hands-on methods of auditing a cloud environment from the best practices viewpoint.
  • To understand how compliance is viewed and dealt with in the cloud.
  • To gain the knowledge needed to pass the exam