CSDA training course: learn the principles of using a data encryption solution

This certification course will give you the essential knowledge to deploy and administer the Stormshield Data Security Enterprise (SDSE) solution. Comprising presentations and practical labs, it will enable you to master the Stormshield Data Management Center (SDMC) administration console, configure security policies to ensure optimum protection for all your company's data (email, cloud, local, server) and maintain the SDSE solution.

Following this training course, you will be able to master the concepts of cryptography, install the Stormshield Data Security solution, secure local data and collaborate securely both internally and externally. Data encryption will be an open book to you! This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield certification.

If you are a systems and security administrator, project manager, or IT and support technician: this course is for you!

At the heart of CSDA training

The structure of the course includes both theory and practical exercises. Two methods are offered: in-person courses, either at Stormshield's offices or the client's offices, and online courses, including interaction with an instructor via videoconferencing and over the Airbus CyberRange platform for practical exercises.

You’ll receive course support consisting of a theoretical component, practical work (Labs) and marking. To help you put the course theory into practice, you’ll have a full technical environment at your disposal. And you’ll be able to keep your expertise current for three years by downloading updates to the course material in PDF format on our Stormshield Institute platform.

What our CSDA training course will enable you to do

  • Master the concepts of cryptography.
  • Use the SDMC console to create security policies linked to your corporate directories and PKI.
  • Install the SDS Enterprise agent on client workstations and deploy security policies.
  • Implement and deploy security policies to protect all corporate data.

Cost and register to CSDA

The public price is € 2,550 ex. VAT for 21 hours or 3 days of training in the classroom and two online certification sessions.

You can register via the training calendar.

CSDA practical information

The CSDA training lasts 21 hours. Stormshield offers face-to-face inter-company training sessions at its Paris and Lyon premises, or via distance learning.

Our trainers also conduct intra-company training (on-site or distance learning) for groups of 5 or more people. There is a maximum of 8 trainees per session.

CSDA: certification at your fingertips

Provided you pass the final exam at the end of the course, obviously! You sit the exam online (1 hr 50 mins, 50 questions). The passmark is 70%. The exam is automatically available on the day following the end of training, for a period of three weeks, at the Institute’s website.

In the event of failure, or inability to take the exam within this time slot, a second and final exam opportunity automatically opens immediately afterwards for a duration of one additional week.


In common with all good software, you’ll need to update your network/security expertise before the third anniversary of your certification. You can do this using our online re-certification kits, which allow you to renew your certification for an additional three years.

As the e-learning, these re-certification kits are not considered training sessions.

CSDA calendar

Want to find out about dates for data protection training courses? Discover our SDS training calendar.

Facilities for trainees with disabilities

Our course facilities are equipped to accommodate and cater to individuals with disabilities. However a prior assessment of the nature of the disability is necessary. To ensure that we anticipate trainees’ needs and make the necessary arrangements, we ask that they inform our training department of their requirements as soon as they get in touch.