Become an SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner
Earning a globally recognized IT security administration and operations certification like the SSCP is a great way to grow your career and better secure your organization’s critical assets.
SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at ISC2.
Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain the support of a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your career.
SSCP Quick Glance
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS
Demonstrates professionals have the knowledge and skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using cybersecurity best practices.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE SSCP EXAM
Domain 1. Security Operations and Administration
Domain 2. Access Controls
Domain 3. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis
Domain 4. Incident Response and Recovery
Domain 5. Cryptography
Domain 6. Network and Communications Security
Domain 7. Systems and Application Security
SSCP Exam Outline
Required Work Experience
ISO/IEC Standard 17024
Approved by Department of Defense
Your Pathway to Certification
Who Earns the SSCP
The SSCP is ideal for IT administrators, managers, directors and network security professionals responsible for the hands-on operational security of their organization’s critical assets, including those in the following positions:
- Network Security Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Security Analyst
- Systems Engineer
- Security Consultant/Specialist
- Security Administrator
- Systems/Network Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Health Information Manager
- Practice Manager
Work in government? See how the SSCP meets the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1.
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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Online Instructor-Led)
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