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  • 21 January 2020 11:47

DDLS introduces (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification for IT Professionals


DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, is now offering the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification training from (ISC)² giving IT and information security leaders the opportunity to prove their understanding of cybersecurity and securing critical assets in the cloud.

By earning the CCSP certification, IT and information security professionals affirm that they have deep knowledge and hands-on experience with cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration.

The CCSP qualification was co-created by (ISC)² and the Cloud Security Alliance — leading stewards for information security and cloud computing security. It is a global credential that represents the highest standard for cloud security expertise. (ISC)² is the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organisation, best known for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification.

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said, “DDLS is the only Australian Official Training Provider (OTP) of (ISC)² to be able to deliver CCSP training on a national scale. As an (ISC)² OTP, courses are only taught by (ISC)² authorised instructors delivering the latest official course material. As the only training provider able to offer the three major cloud vendors with authorised Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft cloud training in Australia, DDLS is uniquely positioned to offer CCSP training. The DDLS training portfolio bridges the disciplines of cloud and cybersecurity and we are able to bring relevance and context to students’ CCSP learning.”

“Once you earn your CCSP certification, you become an (ISC)² member and part of a professional global community of more than 140,000 certified cybersecurity professionals. You also gain access to a full suite of benefits and resources for continuing education and professional development, ensuring your expertise remains relevant throughout your career,” continued Lang.

“Due to increasing demand for cloud security, the CCSP is the fastest growing (ISC)2 certification worldwide, and we’re pleased that it has been added to the DDLS portfolio of official (ISC)2 classes, which also includes the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),” said Clayton Jones, managing director of Asia-Pacific, (ISC)2. “The CCSP classes provide cloud security professionals with useful knowledge that will help them prove their abilities to build, implement and manage enterprise cloud security architectures.”

The CCSP certification is a proven way to build their career and better secure critical assets in the cloud by strengthening their qualifications of advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud.

According to Cybersecurity Insiders’ 2019 Cloud Security Report 28 per cent of organisations experienced a cloud security incident in the past 12 months. Cybersecurity Insiders said the main theme to emerge from its survey was ‘the continuing shortage of not only qualified cybersecurity staff, but also the lack of security awareness and skills among all employees’

Sixty-one percent of organisations surveyed said their employees would benefit from security training and/or certification of their jobs. CISSP and CCSP were ranked the top two most valued security certifications.

“We recognise that, as the use of cloud increases so too do the security risks. At DDLS, we are committed to rollout a portfolio of relevant training to equip security professionals with the essential skills to protect their organisations from cloud-delivered attacks,” commented Lang

To qualify for the CCSP, candidates must have at least five years of cumulative, paid full-time work experience in information technology, of which three years must be in information security and at least one year in one of the six domains covered in the course. If professionals don’t have enough experience yet, one can still pass the CCSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² while earning the work experience needed

Full details of DDLS’ CCSP course and how to apply can be found at

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