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GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)

Secure cloud environments confidently. Master essential cloud security principles and practices to protect data and assets in cloud-based infrastructures.

course: GIAC Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD)

Duration: 5 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Elevate your expertise in cloud security with the Cloud Security Essentials (GCLD) certified course. Led by industry experts, this program delivers comprehensive training to fortify cloud environments. Acquire practical skills to safeguard data and applications in the cloud. Stay ahead in the evolving field of cybersecurity with hands-on learning, and earn the sought-after GCLD certification to validate your cloud security proficiency.

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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 50.000 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.

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