Cloud Security Alliance to Offer CCSK ‘Train the Trainer’ Course in Milan


Three-day course to be held in conjunction with Cloud Security Summit 2016

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is pleased to announce that it will host its CCSK Train the Trainer course in Milan (May 17 and 18-19) at the ITWAY Academy as part of the Cloud Security Summit 2016. Conducted by recognized international CCSK trainer Moshe Ferber, the three-day course series is designed to provide comprehensive training for those partners and professionals interested in becoming certified to teach CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) course. Participants will be able to take either the full course series, which includes the CCSK Basic, CCKPlus and Train the Trainer classes, or just those classes they need to fulfill their certification requirements.

Since the CSA first released the CCSK in 2010, thousands of IT and security professionals have taken the opportunity to upgrade their skillsets and enhance their careers by obtaining CCSK certification. The course has become an integral part of training for those IT professionals looking to expand their knowledge of cloud security, so much so that listed CCSK as #1 on its list of Top Ten Cloud Computing Certifications.

“There has been tremendous demand for more CCSK trainers in the European markets. The Train the Trainer course in Italy provides a unique opportunity for those interested in teaching the CCSK both in Italy and the EMEA,” said Alberto Manfredi, CSA Italy president. “We’re happy to be able to provide this important course in conjunction with the Cloud Security Summit 2016, the national conference organized by CSA Italy, Assintel and Clusit. We’d also like to thank our training partner ITWAY for generously providing the training facility.”

The CCSK is designed to ensure that a broad range of professionals with responsibilities related to cloud computing have a demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud. The CCSK test is a web-based, multiple-choice examination of individual competency in key cloud security issues as articulated by CSA.

There will be three days of instruction, broken up as follows:

Day 1 (May 17): The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Basic class provides students a comprehensive one-day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK certification exam. Starting with a detailed description of cloud computing, the course covers all major domains in the latest guidance document from the Cloud Security Alliance, and the recommendations from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

Day 2 (May 19): The CCSK-Plus class builds upon the CCSK Basic class with expanded material and extensive hands-on activities with a second day of training. The Plus class enhances the classroom instruction with real-world cloud security labs. Students will learn to apply their knowledge as they perform a series of exercises while they complete a scenario of bringing a fictional organization securely into the cloud. This second day of training includes additional lecture time, although students will spend most of their time assessing, building and securing a cloud infrastructure during the exercises. Activities include creating and securing private clouds and public cloud instances, as well as encryption, applications, identity management and much more.

Day 3 (May 20): The CCSK Instructor workshop adds a third day to the course to train prospective trainers. More detail about how to teach the course will be presented, as well as a detailed look into the hands-on labs, and an opportunity for all trainers to present a portion of the course.

Building a trusted cloud ecosystem is a broad initiative requiring a global educational outreach. The CCSK is intended to be an important educational foundation for a wide variety of professionals: IT, information security, audit, risk management, legal and many others. The CSA intends to fulfill the global cloud security educational requirements through a 100-percent partner delivered training capability, the CCSK Training Partner Program, and to support a better knowledge transfer to local security professionals using chapter initiatives.

To register for training (Base, Plus and/or Train the Trainer), visit

For more information on CCSK training, visit or [email protected].

[Cloud Security Alliance Research News]

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