The aim of this course is to equip and empower individuals to conduct an audit (assurance assessment) of Cloud-based solutions, services and environments. The objective is to prepare candidates for an examination towards obtaining a certification as a ‘Certified Cloud Computing Auditor’ (CCCA).
The CCCA certification course is designed to help the candidate demystify Cloud auditing. The course provides all the “know-how”, step-by-step procedures, checklists, resources and tools to help candidates prepare and adequately execute on their next audit of Cloud-based solutions, services or environments.
• Understand the fundamental concepts, key terminology and principles of Cloud Computing
• Describe the business benefits of Cloud Computing and identify challenges and solutions for Cloud specific risks
• Understand Governance, Risk, Compliance & Regulation (GRC&R) concepts and requirements
• Describe the application of GRC&R on Cloud based solutions, services and environments
• Understand the fundamental concepts, meaning of and the key steps in performing a Cloud audit
• Identify the key steps in the Planning and Scoping of the Cloud Audit
• Identify the key steps and tools needed to obtain an understanding of the Cloud environment
• Understand Cloud assurance, compliance and security and identify the risks involved in Cloud Computing as well as the risk mitigation measures
• Describe how to evaluate the Cloud environment and execute a Cloud audit
• Identify the key components of reporting writing, follow-up and closure of the Cloud audit
• Consider tools and frameworks to enable the efficiency and appropriate execution of a Cloud audit
The purpose of the CCCA Certification is to enhance the candidate’s career by earning a designation that sets a global standard for assessment, auditing, monitoring and control of Cloud-based solutions, services and environments. The vision is for the CCCA Certification to become the globally accepted / recognized designation
for Cloud Auditors. Being a certified CCCA would solidify the candidate’s Cloud Audit knowledge and demonstrate that they are capable to assess Cloud risks and report on Cloud specific compliance and institutional controls.
The NIST Cloud Computing reference defines five major Cloud actors, namely Cloud providers, Cloud consumers, Cloud carriers, Cloud auditors, and Cloud brokers. Each of these actors perform an important role in the realm of the Cloud Computing ecosystem, participating in a transaction or process in delivering IT services.
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Who Should Attend:
• IT auditors
• Governance professionals
• Risk professionals
• Compliance professionals
• IT security professionals
• IT management
• Cloud specialists
• Management consultants