Cloud Security Essentials

Empower your IT, cloud, and cybersecurity teams with the right baseline knowledge and skills to maintain a secure cloud environment.

Course Overview

Recent studies indicate that up to 97% of enterprise IT leaders are planning to distribute workloads across two or more cloud providers. The pandemic has increased pressure on multi-cloud efficacy and security as personnel have shifted to hybrid work environments.

CyberVista’s Cloud Security Essentials is an introductory program designed to help participants understand the security controls, systems, and platforms for cloud system deployment and implementation. With 5-7 hours of 100% online hands-on training, participants have 1:1 instruction where they can set the pace while learning practical skills. This course includes:

  • 4.5 hours on-demand training videos
  • 2-3 hours of guided labs
  • 15 question diagnostic exam
  • 15 question final exam
  • 30 knowledge check questions
  • Performance Tracker

Vendor-Agnostic Training

This course was intentionally designed to be vendor-agnostic because the majority of organizations use more than one cloud services provider. The topics covered provide a foundation of cloud security concepts, processes, and regulations that are applicable across multiple platforms.


It is recommended to have some experience in IT or computer networking, basic knowledge of security concepts, and hands-on skills with common security controls. However, there are no formal prerequisites.


There are a multitude of certifications an individual can pursue after taking the Cloud Security Essentials course. For entry-level or transitioning talent, CompTIA’s Security+ is the perfect introductory cybersecurity certification and Cloud+ for a direct career track in cloud computing. For individuals who are interested in training for a particular cloud provider, click here to see vendor-specific cloud certification training options.

Course Outline

As a true foundational curriculum, the Cloud Security Essentials course spans six major units on security controls, systems, and platforms for secure cloud system deployment and implementation. Click on the sections below to see the expanded topic areas within each unit.

Unit 1: Cloud Concepts and Resource Security –This unit covers basic cloud concepts, resource types, policy types, and cloud configurations.

  • Identify Different Cloud Resource Types
  • Cloud Policy Types and Configurations

Unit 2: Cloud Access Management – This unit covers cloud IAM (Identity and Access Management) concepts, cloud segmentation, and further role-based controls.

  • Cloud Resource Segmentation
  • Role-Based Controls

Unit 3: Secure Cloud Storage – This unit covers storage types, access controls (with a focus on encryption), and configuration mechanisms.

  • Cloud Storage Types
  • Access and Encryption Controls
  • Access and Configuration Mechanisms

Unit 4: Secure Virtual Networks – This unit covers secure communication configurations, endpoint protection mechanisms, and firewalls, and virtual security appliances.

  • Secure Communication Configuration
  • Secure Endpoint Protection Mechanisms
  • Firewalls and Virtual Security Appliances

Unit 5: Secure Cloud Applications – This unit covers cloud development environments, secure deployment configurations, and monitoring services configuration.

  • Cloud Development Environment for Coding and Automation
  • Configure Secure Deployment and Access Mechanisms
  • Configure Monitoring Services

Unit 6: Cloud Governance and Compliance – This unit covers security governance configuration, legal and regulatory compliance, and legal requirements for forensic data collection.

  • Security Governance Configuration and Migration
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Legal Requirements for Forensic Data Collection