Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Training

Level: Intermediate

The Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) is the first credential that industry professionals can obtain to demonstrate their expertise in understanding the essential principles of auditing cloud computing systems. The CCAK credential training program was developed by the Cloud Security Alliance, the global leader in cloud security best practices, in partnership with ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT audit, security, cybersecurity, risk, privacy, and governance.

Key Features of this CCAK Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Official ISACA Curriculum
  • Exam Prep Questions included
  • Exam voucher included 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Ensure the right controls for confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility are in place.
  • Mitigate risks and costs of audit management and penalties for non-compliance.
  • Enhance organizational reputation and customer trust.

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after course instructor coaching
  • Pay later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
  • Exam voucher included 
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Standard $2995 USD

Government $2355 USD




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Note: This course runs for 2 Days

  • Oct 26 - 27 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Nov 22 - 23 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST New York / Online (AnyWare) New York / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Dec 13 - 14 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important CCAK Training Information

  • Prerequisites

    To ensure your success in this course you should have some foundational education or experience in cybersecurity.

  • Who Should Attend

    Anyone who is setting up systems, performing audits, or is the target of an audit.
    Specific job roles include:

    • Third Party Assessors and Auditors
    • Internal and External Assessors and Auditors
    • Teams in the offices of CISOs and Information Security Officers
    • Compliance Managers
    • Vendor/Partners Program Managers
    • Procurement Officers

CCAK Training Outline

  • Cloud Governance

    • An Overview of Governance
    • Cloud Assurance
    • Cloud Governance Frameworks
    • Cloud Risk Management
    • Cloud Governance Tools
  • Cloud Compliance Program

    • Designing a Cloud Compliance Program
    • Building a Cloud Compliance Program
    • Legal & Regulatory Requirements
    • Standards & Security Frameworks
    • Identifying Controls & Measuring Effectiveness
    • CSA Certification, Attestation, & Validation
  • CCM and CAIQ Goals, Objectives & Structure

    • CCM
    • CAIQ
    • Relationship to Standards: Mappings & Gap Analysis
    • Transition from CCM V3.0.1 to CCM V4
  • Threat Analysis Methodology for Cloud using CCM

    • Definitions & Purpose
    • Attack Details & Impacts
    • Mitigating Controls & Metrics
    • A Use Case
  • Evaluating a Cloud Compliance Program

    • Evaluation Approach
    • A Governance Perspective
    • Legal, Regulatory & Standards Perspectives
    • Risk Perspectives
    • Services Changes Implications
    • The Need for Continuous Assurance/Continuous Compliance
  • Cloud Auditing

    • Audit Characteristics, Criteria & Principles
    • Auditing Standards for Cloud Computing
    • Auditing an On-Premises Environment vs. Cloud
    • Differences in Assessing Cloud Services & Cloud Delivery Models
    • Cloud Audit Building, Planning & Execution
  • CCM Auditing Controls

    • CCM Audit Scoping Guidance
    • CCM Risk Evaluation Guide
    • CCM Audit Workbook
    • CCM an Auditing Example
  • Continuous Assurance & Compliance

    • DevOps and DevSecOps
    • Auditing CI/CD Pipelines
    • DevSecOps Automation and Maturity
  • STAR Program

    • Standard for Security and Privacy
    • Open Certification Framework
    • STAR Registry
    • STAR Level 1
    • STAR Level 2
    • STAR Level 3

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CCAK Training FAQs

  • How many questions are on the exam?

    There are 76 Questions on the exam which must be completed in 2 hours. This exam is available online via remote proctoring only.

  • Why would my current or prospective employer care?

    • A well-planned, risk-based approach to cloud evaluation and audit management.
    • Ensure common understanding of cloud auditing terminology.
    • Establish vendor-neutral guidelines and considerations for cloud compliance and assurance.
    • Manage or audit the lifecycle and usage of cloud services.
    • Integrate cloud compliance and auditing into existing programs.
  • I have other ISACA Certifications, would this course be of benefit to me?

    CCAK would be highly suited for current ISACA certification holders looking to expand their traditional audit, cybersecurity, security, and risk knowledge to include cloud technology.

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