How To Become CCSP Certified – Certification Requirements


The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification by (ISC)²is one of the most advanced cloud security certifications available today. It is awarded to students who can show that they have attained the advanced technical skills and knowledge required to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud and employing the accepted best practices, policies and procedures. This article will discuss the various things an aspiring candidate needs to know in order to embark on the journey of becoming CCSP-certified.

What Are the Requirements Necessary to Take the CCSP?

In order for you to take the CCSP, (ISC)² requires that you must have attained a certain level of experience/

First, you must have a minimum of five years of paid work experience in the information technology field. Of the five years, three years’ experience must be in the information security field and one year in either one or more of the six domains of the CCSP CBK. You should also note that earning CSA’s CCSK certificate can be substituted for the entire CCSP experience requirement

If you do not have the required experience, there is the option of becoming an Associate of (ISC)². In this case, you must have successfully passed the CCSP examination. As an associate of (ISC)², you will have six years to earn the five years of required experience. Working part-time and/or interning may also contribute towards your experience.

What Work Experience Do You Need to Satisfy the Requirements?

You are required to prove that you have worked in a cloud computing environment, doing either information security-related work or work that requires knowledge in cloud security involving direct application. Your experience must fall within one or more of the following six domains of the (ISC)² CCSP CBK:

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