Why you need to get CCSP.
Certifications can be a great way to enhance a career. They will not make you an expert but can give direction and confidence to practice more. Certifications can provide a great foundation for your professional knowledge base. Cloud technology is causing a major change in the IT landscape. More organizations are adopting cloud services and integrating them into their IT infrastructure. Storing data, transferring and processing data in the cloud requires skills and knowledge.
It can be catastrophic if an enterprise or other organization botches cloud integration. The results could possibly disrupt business operations or lead to a security breach and data loss. It takes leadership and understanding to utilize technology to enhance business. There are careless cloud integrations that are being carried out because executive management wants cloud.
The CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional is brought to you by experts at (ISC)². The same organization that provides the CISSP exam. The CCSP does have an experience requirement, but it is possible to take exam without require experience. There are also ways to substitute the required experience with other certifications or credentials. The cost for the exam is $599.00. This certification is highly recommended for IT professionals who already have earned a CISSP or SSCP certification.
The CCSP can demonstrate an IT professional has the skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures. There are opportunities for professionals who have these skills and can use them effectively. The number of opportunities will be increasing over the next 3 years or so. The CCSP may not be the right certification for you now or in the future but make sure you are investing in professional development that aligns with your goals.