Is This for You?

This course is appropriate for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of essential cloud security concepts.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 15 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
15 hours

About This Course

Cloud infrastructure consists of the physical location of the cloud data centre. Depending on the location of the data centre, there are different risks that are taken by the service provider and different methods used to tackle security issues.

In this course, you’ll learn how to maintain a secure cloud environment using open-source software. Additionally, you’ll learn essential security concepts, such as protecting data in motion and at rest, using encryption so that clients can see only their data.

You’ll examine proper life cycle management of the cloud environment, including patching, encryption, and minimising business impacts.

You’ll also examine system and OS hardening, which can reduce software vulnerability and provide data confidentiality and privacy.


Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Infrastructure Planning

Module 3 – Cloud Data & Application Security

Module 4 – Hardened Cloud Security

Module 5 – Continuous Operational Improvement

Module 6 – Regulatory Conformance

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Aims and Objectives

This course builds on what we covered in Cloud Security Fundamentals and will extend your knowledge of the essential principles of cloud infrastructure, data, and application security.


Cloud Security Fundamentals

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This course will be helpful to anyone looking to further their knowledge and understanding of key cloud security concepts.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.