Officially CCSP now!
I passed the (ISC)² CCSP exam on my first attempt on December 20 2018.
Still i had to wait until the endorsement was finished and after a few week of (long) waiting the CCSP title was awarded on February 8 2019
The exam wasn’t easy but also not that super hard (like CISSP), but you’ll have to know the facts … facts … and all the facts.
The preparation for my CCSP was all self-study, as i was confident that CISSP gives a huge foundation and the cloud concepts are all around us. I just had to have the right video’s and books.
The outline is almost the same as my CISSP preparation ...
(don't change the recipe )
The following books helped me with the studying:
Both CCSP books are a good read and cover most of the materials. The All-in-One Guide is more helpfull if you want to read per domain, Sybex uses a different approach which make the book an easy reader.
Beside the courseware books you should also check out the following documents :
Practice … practice and more practice! Doing practice exams preps you for the official exam and helps you discover the nasty words like Best, Least likey, Most likey.
I started with CCSP Official Practice Tests and on the last day i used the exam engine that comes with the CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam. Found them both very helpfull.
Allthough i have passed the CISSP i must admit being a bit nervous as people say that it’s also a hard test to pass. But in my opinion it’s was a very solid exam and did test you pretty good! I think i finished under 90 minutes and received the Provisionally passed message!
Above is a copy/paste from my blogpost, so if you need links to the preparation material, just take a look:
I passed my CCSP exam two days ago. How long ago did you pass your CISSP exam? My learning path was quite similar, however I do recommend also using the Official (ISC)² Guide to the CCSP CBK, Second Edition. The chapters in the CBK line up with the CCSP domains. For me this gives some extra confidence while learning. I studied the CBK front to back and used the Sybex book to look up topics that I didn't completely understood after reading the CBK.
For practice questions I used https://cccure.education. Although there are not too many questions in their set, the way of posing those questions gives me the right mindset for the exam. I used cccure also for my CISSP exam.
Although there is a lot of overlap between CISSP and CCSP, I really did have to study hard to get confidence in my knowledge. Compared to the CISSP exam, the CCSP exam felt much easier to me. After finishing the exam I didn't worry about the result as I felt really sure I passed.