Cloud Security Alliance V3 Guidance and CCSK

December 9, 2011 – 2:15 pm

I’ll have to watch this closely. As soon as I hear about the V3 CCSK exam, i’ll need to jump right on it.

udpate from Jim Reavis;

I am sure many of you are wondering if the new version 3 of the guidance means we will have a new version of the CCSK test and what that means to existing CCSKs or those currently studying to be CCSKs. The CSA certification board that created the initial test will be providing definitive information about the plan soon, but I wanted to let you know about some things we know for sure, so you can plan appropriately.

– We do not have an exact time frame for the new test, but likely will be the middle of next year.
– Existing CCSKs will be able to take the V3 test when available at no charge.
– Existing CCSK tokens will be valid for the V3 test.
– It is possible that we may consider having a special V3 test for existing CCSKs that cover the difference.
– You should still be studying V2.1 of the guidance to prepare for the existing test.

If you have read both V2.1 and V3, you should be aware that key principles have not changed in the new guidance, but we have greater depth. From that perspective, we want to provide interested professionals assurance that you will not be penalized in any way for obtaining your CCSK now, and the effort will help you in gaining certification on an updated test. If you have questions or input, please respond to this post so we can make sure we update the website FAQ.

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