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Cloud Security Specialist Training

Cloud Security Specialist Training
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USD $2,990.45 with Exam Vouchers


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A 5-day comprehensive course that covers vendor-neutral design patterns to identiying and resolving Cloud Security concerns.

  • This bootcamp-style training session is organized into 5 one-day courses, as described in the Agenda below.
  • The base price is shown on this page, there is an option to purchase discounted Exam Vouchers.
  • The registration fee includes all required materials and eBooks. All courseware provided is printed in full-color.
  • All participants that complete the workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Those that pass the exams required for the Certified Cloud Security Specialist designation will receive official certificate for this designation and will have access to the benefits associated with this certification.
  • Please note that seating in this workshop is limited.


In the Details tab you can find more information about this workshop:

  • Workshop Materials - A list of the materials and text books that are included in the registration fee.
  • Agenda - Full course outlines are provided.
  • Schedule
  • Registration information regarding the cancellation policy.
  • Location Details regarding the planned location of the workshop.
  • Exams and Certification - An explanation of how to take exams and get certified upon completion of the workshop.


Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Day 1 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Monday)
Fundamental Cloud Computing
Concepts, terminology, technologies, benefits, challenges, SLAs and business cost metrics associated with cloud computing are covered, along with SaaS, IaaS, PaaS delivery models, common cloud deployment models, and cloud characteristics.

The following topics are covered:

• Fundamental Cloud Computing Terminology and Concepts
• Basics of Virtualization
• Specific Characteristics that Define a Cloud
• Understanding Elasticity, Resiliency, On-Demand and Measured Usage
• Benefits, Challenges and Risks of Contemporary Cloud Computing Platforms and Cloud Services
• Cloud Resource Administrator and Cloud Service Owner Roles
• Cloud Service and Cloud Service Consumer Roles
• Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Models
• Combining Cloud Delivery Models
• Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Deployment Models
• Business Cost Metrics and Formulas for Comparing and Calculating Cloud and On-Premise Solution Costs
• Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Cloud-based IT Resources
• Formulas for Calculating and Rating SLA Quality of Service Characteristics


Day 2 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Tuesday)
Cloud Technology Concepts
This course covers a range of topics related to cloud computing mechanisms, cloud security threats and controls, and essential cloud technologies. Also addressed are testing, cloud storage, industry standards, and emerging technologies and trends.

The following primary topics are covered:

• Cloud Computing Mechanisms that Establish Architectural Building Blocks
• Virtual Servers, Ready-Made Environments, Failover Systems, and Pay-for-Use Monitors
• Cloud Balancing and Cloud Bursting Architectures
• Common Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities of Cloud-based Services and Cloud-hosted Solutions
• Cloud Security Mechanisms Used to Counter Threats and Attacks
• Understanding Cloud-Based Security Groups and Hardened Virtual Server Images
• Cloud Service Implementation Mediums (including Web Services and REST Services)
• Cloud Storage Benefits and Challenges
• Cloud Storage Services, Technologies and Approaches
• Non-Relational (NoSQL) Storage Compared to Relational Storage
• Cloud Service Testing Considerations and Testing Types


Day 3 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Wednesday)
Fundamental Cloud Security
This course dives into the implementation technologies behind the cloud security mechanisms first introduced in Module 2, and further explores how these mechanisms and associated security technologies can be configured and combined to establish a cloud security architecture.

The following primary topics are covered:

• Cloud Security Basics and Common Cloud Security Mechanisms
• Cloud Security Threats and Threat Categorization Methodology
• Identification and Treatment of Common Threats
• Cloud Network Security Patterns and Supporting Mechanisms
• Securing Network Connections and Cloud Authentication Gateways
• Collaborative Monitoring and Logging, Independent Cloud Auditing
• Cloud Identity and Access Management Patterns and Supporting Mechanisms
• Federating and Enabling Secure Interoperability among Cloud Consumers
• Trust Assurance Patterns and Supporting Mechanisms
• Trust Attestation and Establishing Trustworthiness


Day 4 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Thursday)
Advanced Cloud Security
Complex security topics are addressed by this course, which introduces a set of security design patterns that address the application of cloud security mechanisms and technologies in order to establish sophisticated, custom security controls for preventative and reactionary responses to common threats and attacks.

The following primary topics are covered:

• Cloud Service Security Patterns and Supporting Mechanisms
• Virtual Machine Platform Protection Patterns
• Considerations for Setting Up Secure Ephemeral Perimeters
• Trusted Cloud Resource Pools and Cloud Resource Access Control
• Permanent Data Access Loss Protection and Cloud Data Breach Protection
• Isolated Trust Boundaries
• The Attack Lifecycle and the Security Lifecycle
• Proactive Mitigation vs. Incidence Response
• Threats, Vulnerabilities, Impacts from Exploitation
• Threat Modeling, Threats and Mitigations

Day 5 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Friday)
Cloud Security Lab
A hands-on lab during which participants apply the patterns, concepts, techniques, and mechanisms covered in previous courses, in order to complete a series of exercises that present real-world security problems.

As a hands-on lab, this course provides a set of detailed exercises, that require participants to solve a number of inter-related problems, with the ultimate goal of evaluating, designing and correcting technology architectures to fulfil specific sets of solution and business automation requirements.

The Trainer works closely with participants to ensure that all exercises are carried out completely and accurately. Attendees can voluntarily have exercises reviewed and graded as part of the class completion.

Workshop Materials
The following materials will be provided to attendees of the entire workshop


  • Training starts at 9:00AM and we aim to finish around 4:30PM each day.
  • There breaks are scheduled at 10:30AM, 12:00 noon and 2:30PM but the exact times will be determined by the trainer.
  • The course is fully catered for; Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are provided.



  • Please select your preferred location from the options and select whether you'd like Exam Vouchers then follow the registration process.
  • Alternatively, you can e-mail and request a quote or an invoice
  • We do offer private workshops for companies that want to hold workshops specifically for their employees, please contact us directly for a discussion or quote.
  • Accepted payment methods include Invoice, Wire Transfer, Credit Card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) and Paypal.



Please see our cancellation policy.


Please select the relevant city from the choices below. The exact address of the workshop will be provided closer to the workshop date.


Exams & Certification

  • You are not required to complete exams to attend this workshop. Exams only need to be completed by those interested in attaining certification credit.
  • All workshop attendees are issued an official "Certificate of Completion" for this workshop.
  • Those that pass the exams required for the Certified Cloud Architect designation will receive official certificate for this designation and will have access to the benefits associated with this certification.
  • The workshop instructor will stay after each course day to provide any necessary exam preparation and tutoring assistance.
  • The exams required for certification can be taken at any Pearson VUE testing center in the world or online via Pearson VUE Online Proctoring. See the Exams page for more information.
  • Several of the course modules provided by this workshop also apply toward additional certifications, as explained at Cloud School Certification Matrix.

Note: All quoted pricing is excluding GST. For customers in Australia GST will be added during the check-out process.

Ryan Chun

Trainer Photo - Ryan Chun

Ryan Chun is a Senior Certified Trainer for Arcitura Education, accredited to teach a range of SOACP, CCP and DevOps certification workshops. He has over 20 years of experience designing enterprise solutions for public and private sector clients and has delivered technical training to students all over the world.

As a consultant, Ryan assists organizations with applying service-orientation to develop software that is extensible, easier to manage, and resilient to change. Typically serving as a solution architect, he develops roadmaps for moving IT organizations from traditional application architectures to lightweight service and microservice architectures that leverage advancements in containerization and cloud computing. These service applications are typically used to automate the aggregation and management of health, logistics, and financial data collected from line-of-business systems.

As organizations continue to explore cloud computing as an option for outsourcing and consolidating IT services, Ryan has assisted various clients with evaluating the growing array of cloud offerings, working with them to develop strategies for moving key infrastructure and applications into commercial and government cloud environments.

Ryan has assisted clients in the defence and financial services industry with evaluating public and private cloud offerings for hosting e-mail, productivity software, and collaboration services. He was a technical manager for Hawaii's largest health insurance provider and has served as the Director of Solutions Development for a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Ryan is proficient with C#, XML/XSLT, SOAP, REST, JavaScript, ASP.NET, and SQL, as well as cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Ryan also holds the following professional certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Azure), Project Management Professional (PMP), and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

Ryan has been delivering courses for Silver Platypus since 2016.

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