Is This for You?

This is an introductory-level course for anyone seeking to develop an understanding of essential cloud security concepts.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 10 CPD points upon successful completion

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

About This Course

This course provides an introduction to cloud security concepts and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn the core principles of cloud infrastructure, data, and application security.

You’ll begin the course by exploring cloud definitions, roles, deployment models, characteristics, and building block technologies. You’ll then move on to the fundamentals of cloud architecture and design. Following that, you’ll learn how to secure the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) account using best practices and techniques.

From there, you’ll learn about securing cloud data-at-rest and data-in-transit by using various cryptographic mechanisms and security controls offered by the cloud service provider. And you’ll learn how to secure applications in the cloud. Lastly, you’ll explore the critical and often overlooked approaches to legal and regulatory compliance when working with cloud solution providers.


Module 1 – Basics of Cloud Operations

Module 2 – Architectural & Design Concepts

Module 3 – Cloud Infrastructure & Security

Module 4 – Cloud Data Security

Module 5 – Cloud Application Security

Module 6 – Legal & Compliance

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Aims and Objectives

This course aims to teach the core principles of cloud infrastructure, data, and application security.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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 develop a foundational 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.