Can someone please point me to where I can learn about the new SSCP exam. I heard it will be changing at the end of the year and I would like to know where I can order study guides - will current study guides be sufficient? I plan on taking the test in Dec. 2018
I passed the CCSP on my second attempt on Sept 31. I used the following books to study. All available on Amazon:
The Official Guide (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK by Gordon CCSP
Official (ISC)2 Practice Test by Ben Malisow
CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide by Brian T. O'Hara and Ben Malisow
Between my first attempt and second attempt picked up an AWS Certification and studied for the AWS security certification, thus I read all their white papers. The AWS certs gives you the hands on experience and makes the theoretical concepts mention in the three books concrete.
I only had a vague concept my first attempt, but by my second I had a deeper understanding because of working with AWS. It is important to do all the exams in the Practice Test book (about 1000 questions), this will help reinforce what you learned and help identify problem areas that require additional study. It took me about 4 months of study to prepare for the exam, studying about 1 -2 hours each day. It was a tough exam, not as difficult as the CISSP, but once you are down you will have pretty in depth understanding of cloud security.
I just passed the CCSP exam on 7th Sep, 2018.
The following is what I used to prepare for this exam:
It helps to pass this exam having some hands-on experience in cloud computing, ex. Azure and/or AWS, and sticking to the official CCSP CBK and study guide.