SANS believes that the cloud is a transformative technology that will define the technology landscape for many years to come. Given the unmitigated growth of Cloud, we have launched the Cloud Security Curriculum to give you the training and skills you need to become a cloud security expert.
CURRENT SANS CLOUD SECURITY CURRICULUM
There are SEVEN new cloud security courses being launched in 2020 with several more planned for 2021.
In the Cloud, all things are dependent on applications, code, and automation. As such, our curriculum takes a holistic approach to Cloud Security. Courses range in complexity for those new to Cloud as well as those who have been around for the block a few times. If you are a developer, an architect, an engineer, an analyst, or a manger, the SANS Cloud Security Curriculum has training for you. If you are ready for deep, hands-on, highly technical, skill-specific training, we’re there for you. If you’re new to cybersecurity as a whole and want to start a journey in Cloud Security, we have you covered. Working with AWS? Azure? GCP? Multicloud? No problem, we’ve got the training you need.
With the development of the larger curriculum, SANS has conscientiously looked at job roles, training needs within those roles, and how we help students progress along their professional cloud security journey.
CLOUD JOB ROLES:
- Cloud Security Manager – responsible for leading
- Cloud Security Architecture – responsible for designing
- Cloud Security Engineer- responsible for building security capabilities
- Cloud Security Analyst – responsible for enabling defenses and analyzing issues
- DevOps Professional – responsible for building applications and systems
The map below shows a natural progression for a professional to follow within a specific job role from baseline to advanced, specialized topics with hands-on, lab intensive activities.
SANS CLOUD SECURITY CURRICULUM ROADMAP BY JOB TITLE
To help students find the best starting point, we have defined each level.
Baseline – Courses that impart the baseline skills required of any information security professional involved in Cloud Security, whether active practitioner or manager
Foundational – Courses that provide the basic knowledge to introduce students to a required skill set for the Cloud Security industry as a whole.
Core – Courses that prepare professionals for more focused job functions in Cloud Security, including manager, architect, engineer, analyst, and developer.
Specialization – Courses for critical, advanced skills, or specialized roles in Cloud Security
In addition to courses, we offer two GIAC certifications with plans for more in 2021.
More exciting milestones are on the horizon with the SANS Cloud Security Curriculum such as a brand new landing page, additional courses – both short and long, added GIAC certifications, a CyberStart Assessment, new posters, resources, and more! Stay tuned!
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