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Symantec Cloud Security Essentials

Symantec Cloud Security EssentialsSymantec Education is the foremost source of knowledge, insight, and skills to help your business build, manage, and secure IT operations — including the most up-to-date training available on Symantec software and industry trends such as cloud computing. Symantec Education helps you maximize your investment in Symantec software. Register.

Overview of the Cloud Security Essentials Course

Symantec’s Cloud Security Essentials training is a 3-day instructor-led course that prepares students to take the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam delivered by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). It also offers training on Symantec products used to secure a cloud environment. This additional content prepares students for the Symantec Certified Professional (SCP) – Cloud Security certification exam.


Industry-recognized training content: Our partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) provides students with first-hand guidance on cloud security principles.

Expert instructors: Courses are delivered by trainers with many years of experience in the technology and security fields. Real-world experience: Hands-on labs and carefully prepared demonstrations enhance students’ knowledge of the technology and decreases the time to implement the practices in their own environments.

Pricing Details

US pricing is below. Please contact your local Symantec Education office for volume discounts and pricing in your local currency. Offering Price ($USD)
Cloud Essentials 3-day course $2,100/person
CCSK Voucher included
Symantec Certified Professional voucher $150

Cloud Security Essentials Course Outline

The Symantec Cloud Security Essentials course is designed for professionals who are tasked with architecting, recommending, or implementing a company’s data security strategy in the cloud. This instructor-led course covers the 13 domains of cloud security outlined by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and demonstrates the implementation of Symantec products to secure confidential data in the cloud.

Course Objectives
Below is the course outline for the Cloud Security Essentials course:

Section 1: Overview of cloud technologies and cloud security
  • Detailed description of cloud computing
  • Cloud security fundamentals
Section 2: Advanced hands-on activities
  • Analyze risk in cloud environments
  • Create and secure a public cloud instance
  • Create and secure a cloud application
  • Create and secure a private cloud
Section 3: Analyzing cloud security solutions
Section 4: Managing cloud access with Symantec O3 and Encryption
Section 5: Protecting data in the cloud with Symantec Data Loss Prevention and Symantec Messaging Gateway
Section 6: Securing cloud infrastructure with Symantec Control Compliance Suite and Symantec Critical System Protection


The CCSK examination is a timed, multiple choice examination located at The examination consists of 50 multiple choice questions, and must be completed within 60 minutes. A participant must correctly answer 80% of the questions to receive a passing score.

Train. Certify. Succeed! The SCP examination is a timed, multiple choice examination administered by Prometric. To achieve this level of certification, candidates must provide proof of passing the CCSK. Please check our Training website for more details. For information and sales, please contact your local Symantec Education office.


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