Introduction

As cloud computing has exploded over the last two decades, so has the need for security professionals who understand how the cloud works. Enter the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification. The CCSP was introduced in 2015 and has quickly become the de facto standard for cloud security certifications around the globe. Today, nearly 7,000 security professionals have earned the coveted CCSP designation worldwide, and that number is quickly growing!

Cloud computing, as we know it, first became widely available circa 2006 when Amazon created the first enterprise cloud service offering, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since then, Google, Microsoft, and a host of other companies have burst on the scene with their very own cloud services. Today, cloud computing is more mainstream than ever, with Gartner estimating the public cloud market to top $300 billion worldwide by 2021. With many estimates putting cloud spend between 60 to 75 percent of all tech spend, the need for informed cloud professionals has never been greater.

While we continue to experience this massive cloud boom, cloud security has not so quietly become front-and-center for most organizations. Companies want to ensure that their most important business and customer data remain safe when moved to the cloud, and they need skilled and qualified practitioners to make that happen. That’s where you (and the CCSP) come in!

You may be familiar with the CCSP’s bigger sibling: the Certified Information ...

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