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GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)

Your personal Learning Program with everything you need to best prepare for the Exam and become a Certified GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD), supported by your expert instructor.

course: GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)

Duration: 5 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

Prepares for Exam : GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD) Exam (GCLD)

Prepares for Certification : GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)

The best course to get your GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)Exam and Certification - with Certification Guarantee!

The GCLD (GIAC Cloud Security Essentials) course teaches you how to secure cloud environments using automation tools and techniques. You will learn how to use various cloud services and platforms, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes. You will also learn how to apply various automation tools and frameworks, such as Terraform, Ansible, Cloud Formation, and Chef. You will also learn how to implement various security controls and best practices, such as identity and access management, encryption, logging and monitoring, and compliance. The course prepares you for the GCLD certification exam that validates your skills in cloud security automation.

  • Includes a comprehensive set of Learning materials for the best possible Exam prep
  • No outdated and pre-recorded videos. Updated and Live instructor-led sessions - guaranteed!
  • Included in our Unlimited Training offering, giving you Unlimited access to Security courses
  • Full support available helping you register, prepare for and sit your exam

Who is the GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD) training course for?

The GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD) training course is aimed at IT professionals, security administrators, and auditors who work with cloud computing environments. The course covers fundamental concepts of cloud computing, security principles and best practices, infrastructure security, application security, data security and privacy, incident response, and cloud governance. Participants learn about cloud service models, deployment models, security controls, data protection, identity and access management, encryption, incident response procedures, and compliance considerations. By completing the training and obtaining the GCLD certification, individuals demonstrate their understanding of cloud security essentials and their ability to implement effective security measures in cloud environments, ensuring the protection of cloud-based systems and data.

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What you will learn during our GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)course

- Overview of cloud security concepts and challenges
- Overview of cloud automation tools and techniques
- Cloud security standards and frameworks (CSA, NIST, etc.)
- Cloud security assessment methods and tools (ScoutSuite, Prowler, etc.)

- Overview of AWS services and features
- AWS security best practices and recommendations
- AWS automation tools and frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.)
- AWS security controls and services (IAM, KMS, CloudTrail, etc.)

- Overview of Azure services and features
- Azure security best practices and recommendations
- Azure automation tools and frameworks (Terraform, ARM templates, etc.)
- Azure security controls and services (RBAC, Key Vault, Azure Monitor, etc.)

- Overview of GCP services and features
- GCP security best practices and recommendations
- GCP automation tools and frameworks (Terraform, Deployment Manager, etc.)
- GCP security controls and services (Cloud IAM, Cloud KMS, Stackdriver, etc.)

- Overview of Kubernetes concepts and architecture
- Kubernetes security best practices and recommendations
- Kubernetes automation tools and frameworks (Helm, Kustomize)
- Kubernetes security controls and services (Pod Security Policies, Network Policies, Falco)

- Overview of cloud compliance concepts and challenges
- Cloud compliance standards and regulations (PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR)
- Cloud compliance methods and tools (InSpec, Open Policy Agent)
- DevSecOps principles and practices (CI/CD pipelines, security testing)

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

How to best be prepared for our GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)course

At Readynez, we provide many resources and have experienced experts in the field. That is why we are also very successful with many satisfied customers. You can therefore safely take your course with us. In order to take the GIAC GCLD course, however, some prerequisites are required.

You have the perfect starting point to take this course with these prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of cloud computing concepts and models
  • Basic familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems and command line tools
  • Basic knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts and protocols

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With 15 years experience and more than 35.000 happy customers from all over the world, companies such as ALSO, ATEA, Microsoft, Serco, and many more, trust Readynez to help them train and certify their staff.

  • Top rated courses, with learners most often rating their training 10/10
  • Globally recognized expert instructors, many of which are MVP's
  • 35.000 delegates trained and certified
  • Trusted provider of large training projects for many large companies

These are just some of the many major brands trusting Readynez.

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GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

Achieving the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)certification is not an easy task, but with your Readynez Course and Learning Program we’ve done everything we can to support you from start to finish, ensuring you have the optimal conditions to succeed. That includes the best resources available to help you prepare, including relevant online courses, access to practical labs, practice test for Exam prep, study guides, exam support and guides etc, all made easily accessible to you in our Learning Platform. If you select our Virtual Training option, you also contribute to a more sustainable world with a reduction in CO2 emission of 96% compared to the in-classroom option.



The Virtual Classroom is an online room, where you will join your instructor and fellow classmates in real time. Everything happens live and you can interact freely, discuss, ask questions, and watch your instructor present on a whiteboard, discuss the courseware and slides, work with labs, and review.

Yes, you can sit exams from all the major Vendors like Microsoft, Cisco etc from the comfort of your home or office.

With Readynez you do any course form the comfort of your home or office. Readynez provides support and best practices for your at-home classroom and you can enjoy learning with minimal impact on your day-to-day life. Plus you'll save the cost and the environmental burden of travelling.

Well, learning is limitless, when you are motivated, but you need the right path to achieve what you want. Readynez consultants have many years of experience customizing learner paths and we can design one for you too. We are always available with help and guidance, and you can reach us on the chat or write us at info@readynez.com.



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