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SSCP® - Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Jumpstart Your Career with the Best Entry Level IT Security Certification

Whether you are looking to advance your current position in the information security field, expand upon your existing IT skills or launch a new career in either of these areas, you should seriously consider the SSCP from (ISC)²®. The SSCP is open to all candidates with as little as one year experience, making it an ideal starting point for a new career in infosec or to add that layer of security you need in your current IT career.

The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as:  

  • security
  • network security engineer
  • systems analyst
  • information systems auditor
  • application programmer
  • security administrator
  • systems administrator
  • network administrator
  • database administrator
  • business unit representative
  • systems analyst
  • security architect
  • security consultant/specialist
  • information assurance technician


Globally Recognized Proficiency in IT Security

Demonstrate your security knowledge in one of the fastest-growing fields in IT with the SSCP credential from (ISC)², the world leader in educating and certifying security professionals worldwide.

The SSCP credential ensures that candidates continuously monitor systems to safeguard against security threats while having the knowledge to apply security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents.

The SSCP credential demonstrates competency in the following CBK® domains:

  • Access Controls
  • Cryptography
  • Malicious Code and Activity
  • Monitoring and Analysis
  • Networks and Communications
  • Risk, Response and Recovery
  • Security Operations and Administration

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

 All (ISC)² certifications, except 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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