Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK)

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Course Overview:

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) stands tall as a globally recognized certification, providing organizations with the assurance that their professionals possess the essential skills to audit cloud computing systems with utmost proficiency. CCAK is your gateway to mastering fundamental cloud concepts, governance, legal and compliance issues, audit management, and the intricate IT auditing process.

Industries worldwide rely on CCAK to validate the competencies of their IT auditing staff in navigating the complexities of cloud-based infrastructures. With this esteemed certification in hand, you’ll be equipped to assess the effectiveness of cloud system controls, identify vulnerabilities, and conduct comprehensive risk assessments that empower organizations to make informed decisions.

Beyond technical prowess, CCAK empowers you to communicate seamlessly with stakeholders, ensuring smoother digital transitions and fostering stronger relationships. Embrace the confidence to navigate governance and compliance challenges confidently, all while keeping organizations secure and compliant in the cloud.

Target Audience

  1. IT Auditors
  2. Cloud Security Analysts
  3. Compliance and Governance Professionals
  4. IT Risk Managers
  5. Cloud Service Providers
  6. Information Security Managers
  7. IT Managers and Decision-Makers
  8. Cloud Consultants

Learning Objectives of Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK)

  1. Understand key concepts and principles of cloud computing.
  2. Comprehend the principles of information system audits in the context of cloud environments.
  3. Identify compliance requirements specific to cloud computing.
  4. Familiarize with risks and risk management strategies associated with cloud technology.
  5. Develop techniques for effective management and governance of cloud computing architecture.
  6. Apply cloud-specific controls to ensure security and compliance in cloud environments.
  7. Learn about cloud contract design, performance evaluation, and management.
  8. Enhance communication skills with stakeholders involved in cloud-related decision-making.
 Module 1: Cloud Governance
  • Overview of governance
  • Overview of governance
  • Cloud governance frameworks
  • Cloud risk management
  • Cloud governance tools
  • Designing a cloud compliance program
  • Building a cloud compliance program
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Standards and security frameworks
  • Identifying controls and measuring effectiveness
  • CSA certification, attestation and validation
  • CCM
  • CAIQ
  • Relationship to standards: mappings and gap analysis
  • Transition from CCM V3.0.1 to CCM V4
  • Definitions and purpose
  • Attack details and impacts
  • Mitigating controls and metrics
  • Use case
  • Evaluation approach
  • A governance perspective
  • Legal, regulatory and standards perspectives
  • Risk perspectives
  • Services changes implications
  • The need for continuous assurance/continuous compliance
  • Audit characteristics, criteria & principles
  • Auditing standards for cloud computing
  • Auditing an on-premises environment vs. cloud
  • Differences in assessing cloud services and cloud delivery models
  • Cloud audit building, planning and execution
  • CCM audit scoping guidance
  • CCM risk evaluation guide
  • CCM risk evaluation guide
  • CCM an auditing example
  • DevOps and DevSecOps
  • Auditing CI/CD pipelines
  • DevSecOps automation and maturity
  • Standard for security and privacy
  • Open Certification Framework
  • STAR Registry
  • STAR Level 1
  • STAR Level 2
  • STAR Level 3

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Course Prerequisites:

• Proficiency in Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) CCSK or equivalent knowledge
• Experience in IT audit
• Knowledge of cloud governance, risk, compliance fundamentals
• Familiarity with IT and cloud security strategic planning
• Experience in evaluating and implementing cloud platforms
• Understanding of cloud security framework and controls.

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  • Self-paced learning
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  • Interaction and collaboration
  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
  • Personal attention


  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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