Cloud Security and Compliance Course Series
PCA 3501 (Classroom) ~~ PCA 3502 (Virtual Classroom) ~~ PCA 3503 (Distance Learning)

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The Cloud Security and Compliance course is designed for a technical audience, those who are responsible for the architecture, planning, implementation, operation and management of a Cloud migration plus those responsible for data security.

Course learning emphasis

Enhancing upon previously acquired basic Cloud Computing knowledge, this course focuses on the security and compliance issues and opportunities in the Cloud from an operations and IT viewpoint.

The primary learning outcome from the courses in this series is that your Cloud Computing knowledge will immediately contribute to helping you make smart, effective and ultimately successful technical Cloud Computing security decisions.

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Course objectives

  • Providing the essential knowledge for a secure transition to Cloud Computing thereby guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of you data.
  • This course will provide your team with the skills and knowledge to make and implement hypercritical and often business-saving security decisions and actions.

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Auditors, operations managers and their teams, and IT development management and all teams involved with implementing Cloud Computing technology solutions.

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Course prerequisites

It is strongly recommended that in the interest of optimal learning value and knowledge retention that the participants on this course previously attended the Cloud Knowledge Fundamentals course.

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Course learning modules

  1. Course goals and functions
  2. Data security overview
    Understand the three critical issues of security, performance and uptime. Recognize the risks and implications to your business based on where your data exists in the Cloud. Make sure you know what really needs security in the Cloud.
  3. Compliance tutorial
    The essential knowledge and tools you need to do due diligence on discovering and identifying the implications and risks inherent in all the government, financial, healthcare and international privacy laws to your business.
  4. Cloud security questions
    The security risk is all yours! Developing the skill to systematically work through 10 critical security questions; what you will learn will be super-critical to making effective Cloud security decisions.

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Course delivery logistics

The Cloud Security and Compliance course can be delivered in any of our standard delivery options.

Course # Learning delivery methodology Course duration Class size
PCA 3501 Classroom:
Classroom-based facilitator-led and delivered lectures, group discussions, discovery and experiential learning sessions, comprehension quizzes and group and team learning interactive exercises.
5 hour delivery and exercise session Min: 5
Max: 16
PCA 3502 Virtual Classroom:
Facilitator-led Internet-enabled audio and visual lectures, group discussions, comprehension quizzes and group and team learning interactive exercises.
4 hour delivery session Min: 5
Max: 25
PCA 3503 Distance learning:
Facilitator-led Internet-enabled audio and visual lectures with a ten minute question and answer period at the end of each session.
Three 1 hour delivery sessions to meet your schedule requirements Min: 5
Max: 50

The content of the courses is the same across all delivery options. Certain exercises and activities are adapted to work in the virtual or distance learning delivery options. The amount of time for discussions and other group or team learning exercises is also correspondingly adjusted. Custom delivery options are available.

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Your organization's specific additional content, special delivery needs or participation volume requirements may be blended into these courses. For more information, see our custom training services. Please e-mail us at to plan for any customization you require.

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Course Data Sheet