Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
(CCSK) Digital Badge

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), in partnership with Credly, a leading digital credential service provider, is now providing digital badges to qualified holders of the CCSK v.3 and v.4 to showcase your credentials. A digital badge helps you gain recognition for earning your certificate by allowing you to easily display and share your achievement. Recruiters and employers will be able to quickly verify your competencies and skills.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a web-enabled version of your credential that is shareable online. Your digital badge has a unique URL and can be used in your email signature, personal websites, social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as on electronic copies of resumes. It serves as a digital representation of your knowledge, skills, and credential achievements.

How to claim your CCSK digital badge

Step 1: Login

In order to claim your CCSK digital badge, you need to log in to the CCSK Platform using the email associated with your CCSK exam. Once you are logged in, click on the button “Claim your digital badge”.

Step 2: Opt-In

All first-time eligible individuals need to opt in before their first badge is issued. To provide you with your digital CCSK certificate, you need to grant permission to CSA to pass your certification record details to Credly.

Step 3: Credly

Once you have opted in, a limited amount of your personal data (your name, surname, and email address) will be transferred to Credly and they will send you further details on how to access your digital badge.

Frequently Asked Questions

First try to recover your account by resetting your password. If resetting your password doesn’t work, email support@cloudsecurityalliance.org and provide your primary or backup account email address. If you are not able to access the primary email or you are not able to use the password reset function, choose one of the following links to request support:

Yes, our support team can help recover your account. Email support@cloudsecurityalliance.org explaining that you would like to add the CCSK digital badge to your account but can’t remember your account email address. Our support team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Digital badges are only available to CCSK v.3 and v.4 holders. For holders of older CCSK versions, we have special upgrade pricing of $75 for those who wish to take the exam to obtain CCSK v.4. This upgrade offering is available within your CCSK account once you have passed any version of the CCSK exam. The discount is automatically applied at checkout when you go to purchase the exam token for the latest CCSK version as long as you are logged into the account you used to pass the exam.

If you are a holder of both CCSK v.3 and CCSK v.4, you will be able to claim a digital badge for both versions.

CCSK v5 is in development now and targeted for release in 2024.

Yes, there is a digital badge available for the CCAK. You can find more information about it here. Digital badges from the CSA are currently only available for the CCSK and CCAK.

Digital badges keep your credentials up-to-date online and offer a simple and quick way for employers, prospects, and recruiters to do a one-click verification of your certification and skills. Digital badges will help increase awareness of your achievements and differentiate you from other industry professionals.