Note-to-self: extended reprint of a LinkedIn post…
I might have mentioned it already, but if you have passed the CCSK exam before, better logon to your CCSK profile on the CSA website and check if you still have an exam token left.
By default you get 2 tokens each exam registration, so…
If you pass your exam the first time, the “second try” backup token is left unused in your profile.
And (if not yet expired) you can use it to upgrade your CCSK to v4.
Tokens stay valid for 2 years after purchase.
On that page you can also find the required study material for the exam.
You can download the CCSK v4 prep kit from : https://downloads.cloudsecurityalliance.org/ccsk/CCSKv4_Exam_Preparation_Kit.zip
It’s an online exam and thus open book exam, using the below reference guides.
- CSA Guidance: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/download/security-guidance-v4/
- Cloud Controls Matrix: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/download/cloud-controlsmatrix-v3-0-1/
- ENISA: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/act/rm/fles/deliverables/cloud-computing-riskassessment
But realise: 60 questions in 90 minutes still is hard work, so better do some prep work up front to maximize your chances.
Once you pass this one, you can go for the (ISC)² CCSP with more confidence…