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Move Up in Your Career with SSCP

Demand for cybersecurity talent is at an all-time high worldwide and continues to accelerate at a record pace. To build stronger teams, organizations in every industry put a premium on recruiting IT professionals who hold the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credential. Certified specialists point to substantial career gains from SSCP, including higher pay, promotions, responsibility for more complex tasks and project lead roles.

Globally recognized as the gold standard in frontline operations, SSCP is your next smart move to a successful career and better secure your organization’s assets. It demonstrates your hands-on knowledge and skills in implementing, monitoring and administering IT infrastructure in alignment with cybersecurity policies and procedures that advance data confidentiality, integrity and availability.

SSCP-certified experts support key areas of IT operations, including network monitoring and analysis, threat detection and remediation, access control, cryptography and more.

Now is your time for SSCP.

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New Exam, New Training

On November 1, 2021, (ISC)² launched the new SSCP exam with updated content that puts you in front of mitigating today’s emerging threats and protecting critical assets. And now with pricing on Official (ISC)² Online Self-paced Training slashed by half to US$495*, when you bundle with an exam voucher.

SSCP Online Self-Paced Training includes:

  • 180-day access to official course content
  • Pre-recorded videos and narrated power points
  • Real-world learning activities and applied scenarios
  • Knowledge checks and end-of-chapter quizzes
  • Post-course assessment with answer feedback
  • Online interactive flash cards
  • Instructor email support
  • Official (ISC)² Certificate of Completion
  • Course Completion Badge
  • Education Guarantee**

Access (ISC)² Authorized Instructors – Email your questions as you progress through the course.

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Stand Out from the Rest

SSCP puts you on strong footing for long-term success in cybersecurity. The credential from (ISC)², the creator of the industry-leading Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) CBK®, is a great way to grow your career and better secure your organization’s critical assets. Companies value SSCP for its experience requirement, exam rigor and continuing professional education, all unmatched by any other certification.

Your future is bright with SSCP. Leading experts say it provides a solid foundation toward earning the CISSP, renowned as the highest-level certification in cybersecurity.

Don’t just check off a box — go for the credential that truly validates your knowledge and experience and shows you’re serious about a long-term a career in cybersecurity.

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Build Valuable Skills

How could you benefit from SSCP certification?

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Dive Deeper with Free Resources

How to Become a Cybersecurity Hero
How to Become a Cybersecurity Hero

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Get a Sneak Peek inside the SSCP Domains
Get a Sneak Peek inside the SSCP Domains

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A Guide to Becoming SSCP Certified
A Guide to Becoming SSCP Certified

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Find Out What It Takes

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SSCP certification exam details:

  • Length: Up to 3 hours
  • Number of items: 125
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Passing Score: 700/1000 points
  • Availability: English, Japanese, Portuguese
  • Pricing: USD 249 | EUR 230 | GBP 199

Choose Your Training Path

Everyone has their own style of learning. That’s why (ISC)² offers three flexible options to help guide you in your journey to SSCP certification.


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Global Accreditations, Recognitions and Endorsements

SSCP is accredited, recognized and endorsed by leading organizations and industry bodies around the world:

  • AS / NZS / ISO 17024
  • DoD Directive 8570.1
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Cyber Skills Framework
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS) Certified Technologist (Cyber Security)
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Enhanced Competency Framework on Cybersecurity (ECF-C)
  • American Public University System (APUS)

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*Pricing valid only for a single-seat purchase in the following countries/economies: United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Guam, Japan, New Caledonia, Singapore, Aland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Holy See , Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Reunion, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

**Education Guarantee: If you do not pass the SSCP exam on your first attempt after taking this online self-paced training course, you can take the same course again at no cost (within one year from the end-of-training seminar).