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CCSP vs Cloud+: What is the right certification for you?


CCSP or Cloud+? Which Is Right for You?

You’re ready to take the next step in advancing your IT security career. Now which certification is right for you — CCSP or Cloud+?

Both (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Comptia’s Cloud+ (CISM) are highly regarded credentials designed for security leaders looking for specialization in cloud security.

What do CCSP and Cloud+ have in common?

  • Each certification is vendor neutral.

How are CCSP and Cloud+ different?

  • CCSP specifically focuses on cloud security, testing candidates’ skills and knowledge across six cloud security domains. Cloud+ takes more of a general view of the cloud that includes security as one of five domains covered.
  • CCSP validates your ability to design, manage and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud, while also following the best practices established by (ISC)². Cloud+ certification validates that you have the skills necessary to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

CCSP is a proven way to build your career and better secure critical assets in the cloud. CCSP shows you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity member experts at (ISC)².

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