CSDE training course: securing data in an information system

With this certified training, you’ll be able to centrally administer data security within an information system using our Stormshield Data Security solution. During the three-day Certified Stormshield Data Expert (CSDE) training course, you’ll learn about the administration tool and how to configure the Stormshield Data Authority Manager console. This console enables you to centrally administer data security in an information system. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be able to install and configure the Stormshield Data Authority Manager administration platform, install and configure a PKI and its CAs, and manage and deploy user accounts.

Data encryption will be an open book to you! This skillset is enhanced by our Stormshield CSDE certification.

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

However, you need to have already passed the CSDA exam.

At the heart of CSDE 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 CSDE training course will enable you to do

  • Install and configure the Stormshield Data Authority Manager administration platform.
  • Install and configure a PKI and its ACs.
  • Customise the installation of SDS Suite on user workstations.
  • Manage and deploy user accounts.
  • Manage authentication using cards and chips and USB tokens.

Cost and register to CSDE

The public price is € 2,450 ex. VAT for 21 hours in the classroom and two online certification sessions.

You can register via the training calendar.

CSDE practical information

The CSDE 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.

CSDE: certification at your fingertips

Provided you pass the final exam at the end of the course, obviously! You sit the exam online (1 hr 30 mins, 70 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.

CSDE 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.