For all of you certification junkies - and in our field there are many :-) - there is a good certification now available online (for $195 through Dec 2010) at the Cloud Security Alliance. Launched this month, it is a 50 question, multiple choice test that must be completed in 60 minutes - but don't worry - there is a study guide available at CCSK Study Guide. The questions cover the information you will find in one overview document I mentioned in my last post - Cloud Security Alliance Guidance Version 2.1–
The CSA is planning updates to this body of knowledge and will have a road map for certifications next year. In the meantime, it's a good idea to do the prep and take the exam.
This certification isn't a substitute for current certifications such as CISM or CISSP. It is based on knowledge specific to cloud computing - so, you can't use any of your other certifications to grandfather you in!Since it is on-demand, it should fairly straightforward to set aside an afternoon to review the material and then take the exam.