CCSP For Dummies with Online Practice

Book description

Secure your CSSP certification

CCSP is the world’s leading Cloud Security certification. It covers the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage, and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies, and procedures. 

If you’re a cloud security professional seeking your CSSP certification, this book is a perfect way to prepare for the exam. Covering in detail all six domains, the expert advice in this book gives you key information you'll need to pass the exam. In addition to the information covered on the exam, you'll get tips on setting up a study plan, tips for exam day, and access to an online test bank of questions. 

  • Key information for all six exam domains
  • Test -taking and exam day tips and tricks
  • Free online practice questions and flashcards
  • Coverage of the core concepts 

From getting familiar with the core concepts to establishing a study plan, this book is all you need to hang your hat on that certification!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About this Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Starting Your CCSP Journey
    1. Chapter 1: Familiarizing Yourself with (ISC)2 and the CCSP Certification
      1. Appreciating (ISC)2 and the CCSP Certification
      2. Knowing Why You Need to Get Certified
      3. Studying the Prerequisites for the CCSP
      4. Understanding the CCSP Domains
      5. Preparing for the Exam
      6. Registering for the Exam
      7. Taking the Exam
      8. Identifying What to Do After the Exam
    2. Chapter 2: Identifying Information Security Fundamentals
      1. Exploring the Pillars of Information Security
      2. Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Risks … Oh My!
      3. Securing Information with Access Control
      4. Deciphering Cryptography
      5. Grasping Physical Security
      6. Realizing the Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      7. Implementing Incident Handling
      8. Conducting a Post-Mortem
      9. Utilizing Defense-in-Depth
  4. Part 2: Exploring the CCSP Certification Domains
    1. Chapter 3: Domain 1: Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design
      1. Knowing Cloud Computing Concepts
      2. Describing Cloud Reference Architecture
      3. Identifying Security Concepts Relevant to Cloud Computing
      4. Comprehending Design Principles of Secure Cloud Computing
      5. Evaluating Cloud Service Providers
    2. Chapter 4: Domain 2: Cloud Data Security
      1. Describing Cloud Data Concepts
      2. Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Storage Architectures
      3. Designing and Implementing Data Security Technologies and Strategies
      4. Implementing Data Discovery
      5. Implementing Data Classification
      6. Designing and Implementing Information Rights Management (IRM)
      7. Planning and Implementing Data Retention, Deletion, and Archiving Policies
      8. Designing and Implementing Auditability, Traceability and Accountability of Data Events
    3. Chapter 5: Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security
      1. Comprehending Cloud Infrastructure Components
      2. Designing a Secure Data Center
      3. Analyzing Risks Associated with Cloud Infrastructure
      4. Designing and Planning Security Controls
      5. Planning Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR)
    4. Chapter 6: Domain 4: Cloud Application Security
      1. Advocating Training and Awareness for Application Security
      2. Describing the Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Process
      3. Applying the SDLC Process
      4. Applying Cloud Software Assurance and Validation
      5. Using Verified Secure Software
      6. Comprehending the Specifics of Cloud Application Architecture
      7. Designing Appropriate Identity and Access Management (IAM) Solutions
    5. Chapter 7: Domain 5: Cloud Security Operations
      1. Implementing and Building a Physical and Logical Infrastructure for Cloud Environment
      2. Operating Physical and Logical Infrastructure for a Cloud Environment
      3. Managing Physical and Logical Infrastructure for a Cloud Environment
      4. Implementing Operational Controls and Standards
      5. Supporting Digital Forensics
      6. Managing Communication with Relevant Parties
      7. Managing Security Operations
    6. Chapter 8: Domain 6: Legal, Risk and Compliance
      1. Articulating Legal Requirements and Unique Risks within the Cloud Environment
      2. Understanding Privacy Issues
      3. Understanding Audit Process, Methodologies, and Required Adaptations for a Cloud Environment
      4. Understanding the Implications of Cloud to Enterprise Risk Management
      5. Understanding Outsourcing and Cloud Contract Design
  5. Part 3: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 9: Ten (or So) Tips to Help You Prepare for the CCSP Exam
      1. Brush Up on the Prerequisites
      2. Register for the Exam
      3. Create a Study Plan
      4. Find a Study Buddy
      5. Take Practice Exams
      6. Get Hands-On
      7. Attend a CCSP Training Seminar
      8. Plan Your Exam Strategy
      9. Get Some Rest and Relaxation
    2. Chapter 10: Ten Keys to Success on Exam Day
      1. Making Sure You Wake Up
      2. Dressing for the Occasion
      3. Eating a Great Meal
      4. Warming Up Your Brain
      5. Bringing Snacks and Drinks
      6. Planning Your Route
      7. Arriving Early
      8. Taking Breaks
      9. Staying Calm
      10. Remembering Your Strategy
  6. Part 4: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Glossary
    2. Appendix B: Helpful Resources
      1. (ISC)2 and CCSP Exam Resources
      2. Standards and Guidelines
      3. Technical References
  7. Index
  8. About the Author
  9. Connect with Dummies
  10. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: CCSP For Dummies with Online Practice
  • Author(s): Deane
  • Release date: September 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119648376