Professional Cloud Security Manager

IGC Professional Cloud Security Manager (PCS) certification explores core concepts related to security, risk and compliance within the cloud computing environment. The certification enables candidates to apply the underpinning security concepts to an enterprise cloud computing environment. The risks and the impact of cloud computing must be understood in terms of both business and technical security challenges and their effect on business and technical governance and policy. The certification also presents the terminology used to describe security threats and issues in cloud computing.


This certification can be done by:

  • IT security professionals(i.e. Security Engineers, Analysts and Architects)
  • IT risk and compliance professionals (i.e. Risk Management, Audit and Compliance Managers)
  • Auditors of cloud computing services
  • Network engineers/administrators and email system administrators

There is no prerequisite for this certification. 

Exam Details:

Exam Type: Scenario Based, Complex Multiple Choice
No. of Questions: 25
Duration: 75 minutes
Additional Time Provisions: 15 minutes additional time for candidates who speak English as a second language.
Open Book: No
Pass Score: 64%
Mode of exam: Paper-based


IGC Professional Cloud Security Manager Certification check your skills in following areas:

  • Course Introduction
  • Cloud Computing: Security, Governance, and Risks
  • Security threats and challenges in Cloud Computing
  • Physical and Operations Security: A Shared Responsibility
  • Security Management Controls in Cloud Computing
  • Legal, Contractual, and Operational Monitoring in Cloud
  • Network Security Management in Cloud
  • Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Capacity/Performance Planning

After getting certified in Professional Cloud Security Manager you will be able to:

  • Explain what it takes to secure the different cloud computing services and deployment models.
  • Explain design security regarding the cloud infrastructure, configurations, and applications running within a cloud computing environment.
  • Explain, apply, and analyze how to manage access to cloud computing resources using accounts, users, and groups.
  • Explain, apply, and analyze the ways of securing data, operating systems, and applications and overall infrastructure within the cloud