How I Passed CCSK on First Try and Tips for You to do it

Certificate of Cloud Security knowledge howto pass

Organizations are sharing critical business with clients and partners allover the internet which puts it at risk of getting stolen - 60% of small business go bankrupt after an attack. Thus, professionals who understand the risk to organizations and provide solutions to lower risks are in high demand.

Earning your Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) sets you apart from the crowd and signals to the employer that you bring valuable skills to the business. And if you are interested in an executive position, consider earning a CISSP and/or CISM to improve your skills and value to the enterprise.

Resources used to study for CCSK:

  1. Navigate to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) website and signup for the mailinglist particularly tick the option "CSA training - The latest updates on training offerings, workshops, classes and discounts." And "save preferences". Then pay attention to emails you receive on discounts on the CCSK trainings and exam of up to 50% on cyber monday (end of November). I took advantage of this myself. 
    Cyber monday 50% discount on ccsk

  2. Spend time on reddit reading about the experiences of other exam takers and the resources they are sharing. Spend more time on the positive or success stories to analyze the strategies used. As for the negative stories, look out for situations to avoid. 

  3. Download CSA study materials (CSA Security Guidance v4, ENISA Recommendations and CSA Cloud Controls Matrix) and study hard. Thereafter, I used the cybrary ccsk course with the instructor following through this same material and adding extra valuable tips along the way. Afterwards, I went through the Cybrary practice questions and questionbanks until i passed them close to 100% which gave me enough confidence to sit the final exam.  

  4. CCSK howto pass guide resources
    Download and study CCSK study materials

    CCSK is an open-book, online exam, completed in ninety minutes with sixty multiple-choice questions. Exam costs $395 which gives two test attempts to complete in two years, which should be more than ample time to get it done.

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