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EC-Council’s Certified Cloud Security Engineer (C|CSE)

EC-Council’s Certified Cloud Security Engineer (C|CSE) course is a specialized program curated by cloud security professionals in collaboration with subject matter experts from around the globe.


C|CSE is a hands-on learning certifi­cation course that adopts a detailed and methodological approach to teaching the fundamental concepts of cloud security.


EC-Council's C|CSE program blends vendor-neutral and vendor-specific cloud security concepts, offering aspirants an unbiased learning approach.


Vendor-neutral concepts emphasize universally applicable cloud security best practices, technologies, and frameworks to help individuals strengthen their grasp of the fundamentals. Vendor-specific concepts help individuals gain the practical skills needed to work with specific cloud platforms.

Certified Cloud Security Engineer


Introduction to Cloud Security

In this module, you will be presented with the core concepts of cloud computing, cloud service models, and cloud-based threats and vulnerabilities.


The module highlights service provider components, such as evaluation and the shared security responsibility model, that are essential to con­figuring a secure cloud environment and protecting organizational resources.

Platform and Infrastructure Security in the Cloud 

This module explores the key components and technologies that form a cloud architecture and how to secure multi-tenant, virtualized, physical, and logical cloud components.


This module demonstrates con­figurations and best practices for securing physical data centers and cloud infrastructures using the tools and techniques provided by Azure, AWS, and GCP.

Application Security in the Cloud 

The focus of this module is securing cloud applications and explaining secure software development lifecycle changes.


It explains the multiple services and tools for application security in Azure, AWS, and GCP.

Data Security in the Cloud

This module covers the basics of cloud data storage, its lifecycle, and various controls for protecting data at rest and data in transit in the cloud.


It also addresses data storage features and the multiple services and tools used for securing data stored in Azure, AWS, and GCP.

Operation Security in the Cloud

This module encompasses the security controls essential to building, implementing, operating, managing, and maintaining physical and logical infrastructures for cloud environments and the required services, features, and tools for operational security provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Penetration Testing in the Cloud

This module demonstrates how to implement comprehensive penetration testing to assess the security of an organization's cloud infrastructure and reviews the required services and tools used to perform penetration testing in AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Incident Detection and Response in the Cloud

This module focuses on incident response (IR). It covers the IR lifecycle and the tools and techniques used to identify and respond to incidents; provides training on using SOAR technologies; and explores the IR capabilities provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Forensics Investigation in the Cloud

This module covers the forensic investigation process in cloud computing, including various cloud forensic challenges and data collection methods. It also explains how to investigate security incidents using AWS, Azure, and GCP tools.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud 

This module highlights the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning in IR.


It covers the backup and recovery tools, services, and features provided by AWS, Azure, and GCP to monitor business continuity issues.

Standards, Policies, and Legal Issues in the Cloud 

This module discusses standards, policies, and legal issues associated with the cloud. It also covers the features, services, and tools needed for compliance and auditing in AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance in the Cloud

This module focuses on the various governance frameworks, models, and regulations (ISO/IEC 27017, HIPAA, and PCI DSS) and the design and implementation of governance frameworks in the cloud.


It also addresses cloud compliance frameworks and elaborates on the AWS, Azure, and GCP governance modules.

C|CSE Training Information

Recommended Prerequisites

• Have working knowledge in network security management 
• Basic understanding of cloud computing concepts 
• You will need an account (preferably, a new free tier account) on AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud services to perform labs.

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