CCSP domain-related changes effective August 1, 2019

Effective August 1, 2019, (ISC)2 will implement domain-related changes for the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®) credential exam. These changes are being implemented based on the outcome of the Job Task Analysis (JTA). The JTA provides the foundation for each of (ISC)2’s examinations. The domain names for the CCSP have changed as noted in the chart below:

 

Previous CCSP Domain Name

New CCSP Domain Name

Domain 1: Architectural Concepts & Design Requirements

Domain 1: Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design

Domain 2: Cloud Data Security

Domain 2: Cloud Data Security

Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security 

Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security 

Domain 4: Cloud Application Security

Domain 4: Cloud Application Security

Domain 5: Operations

Domain 5: Cloud Security Operations

Domain 6: Legal & Compliance

Domain 6: Legal, Risk and Compliance

 

The domain weights are as follows:

Major Domains

Weightings (Percentage)

Domain 1: Cloud Concepts, Architecture and Design

 17% 

Domain 2: Cloud Data Security

 19% 

Domain 3: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security 

 17% 

Domain 4: Cloud Application Security

 17% 

Domain 5: Cloud Security Operations

 17%

Domain 6: Legal, Risk and Compliance

 13%

Total

100%

 

Additionally, the time allowed to take the CCSP exam will be reduced from four to three hours. This decision was made following a timing analysis and the three-hour test period is now in line with other (ISC)2 certification exams.

 

Here is a link to the updated CCSP Exam Outline and FAQs for further clarification. If you have any additional questions about these changes, please contact us.