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SSCP® - Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Operational Excellence in Information Security

The SSCP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. It provides industry-leading confirmation of a practitioner’s ability to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure in accordance with information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The SSCP indicates a practitioner’s technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more. 

The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to: 

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Systems/Network Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
 
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems/Network Analyst
  • Database Administrator 
 

Globally Recognized Proficiency in Information Security

Offered by (ISC)², the world leader in educating and certifying security professionals worldwide, SSCPs benefit from a global network of 100,000 certified members and valuable resources and support to help them to continually develop and advance in their careers.

The SSCP credential draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date global body of knowledge that ensures candidates have the right information security knowledge and skills to be successful in IT operational roles. It demonstrates competency in the following  CBK Domains:

  • Access Controls
  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Network and Communications Security
  • Systems and Application Security

SSCP Exam Information

Length of exam     3 hours
Number of questions 125
Question format Multiple choice questions
Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points
Exam languages English, Japanese, and Portuguese
Testing center Pearson Vue Testing Center
Exam pricing Exam pricing (PDF)
Study tools

Official (ISC)² Guide to the SSCP CBK Textbook 

Official (ISC)² training seminar

Exam outline

 

NOTE: Effective April 15, 2015, the English SSCP exam will be based on a new exam blueprint. Effective July 1, 2015, the Japanese and Portuguese SSCP exam will be based on the new exam blueprint. Please refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.

For more information on the SSCP credential, download the SSCP Brochure.

 All (ISC)² certifications, except CCSP, CCFP, and HCISPP, are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization and  International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards.

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