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

With this certified training course, you’ll become familiar with Stormshield Data Security, our certified trusted product for data protection and encryption. During the Certified Stormshield Data Administrator (CSDA) training course, you’ll be immersed in the main principles of how to handle and use the Stormshield Data Security data encryption solution. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to master cryptographic concepts, 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.
  • Install and deploy the SDS Suite solution.
  • Secure local data.
  • Collaborate securely, both internally and with external stakeholders.
  • Work independently at incident resolution level 1.

Cost and register to CSDA

The public price is € 1,750 ex. VAT for 14 hours or 2 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 14 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.