Domain 1: Architecture, concept, design Course

This is an overview of cloud computing concepts, models (services and deployments) and principles. It builds knowledge of virtualization, treat modeling and design cloud requirements.

4 hours, 18 minutes

Course description

In this course, we discuss key elements found in Domain 1 of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The goal is to provide you with knowledge and building blocks necessary to understand cloud-based systems. You will be introduced to such cloud computing concepts as the customer, provider, partner, measured services, scalability, virtualization, storage and networking.


Cloud terms and definitions you must know

Video - 00:30:00

This video covers cloud computing roles, responsibilities and definitions.
Threat modeling

Video - 00:24:00

This video covers STRIDE, DREAD, the OWASP Top 10 security threats and the CSA Top 9 risks.
Protecting sensitive information

Video - 00:34:00

This video covers hardening, encryption, layer defense, common threats, secure data life cycles and more.
Cloud model boundaries

Video - 00:10:00

This video covers cloud service models, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
Design requirements

Video - 00:30:00

This video covers requirements analysis, functional requirements, inventory, valuation and more.
Principles of secure cloud computing

Video - 00:29:00

This covers roles and responsibilities, design principles and Identity and Access Management.
Security aspects of virtualization

Video - 00:23:00

This video covers Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors.
Cloud service deployment models

Video - 00:10:00

This video covers public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, community cloud, management plane, virtualization and more.
Cloud reference architecture

Video - 00:42:00

This video covers service models, IaaS, storage types, volume storage, object storage, PaaS, storage types and more.
Cloud computing concepts

Video - 00:13:00

This video covers broad network access, on-demand services, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, multi-tenancy and more.
Domain 1 assessment

Assessment - 26 questions

Meet the author

Ross Casanova

Mr. Casanova has extensive experience in leadership, project management, intelligence analysis and training development. As a program manager, he helped build the CSRA pipeline of new opportunities, including developing winning proposals for more than $100 million in new business. He served the intelligence community in various roles and retired from the United States Army after 20+ years of service. He has over twenty years of experience as a technical trainer.

Certifications held: CISSP, Security+ce, CEH, CCSP, NSA-IAM, GIAC, CCSK, CIRM, SMSP, Infosec Certified Instructor, ISC2 Certified CISSP Instructor, Ultimate Knowledge Institute Certified Instructor, ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILv3-F).

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