Course Overview:


You’re dedicated to your work in IT or information security, but it’s time to take your career to the next level. Take a big step forward with the SSCP!

This well-known, global IT security certification offers instant credibility. And it’s an excellent way to expand your cybersecurity knowledge — particularly if you’re in a hands-on, operational IT role or you’re building a foundation in information security.

The SSCP shows you have the technical skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures. You’re skilled in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. You matter!


Here are powerful reasons to become an SSCP:


  • Respect. The SSCP certification validates your knowledge and experience. It’s a way to be taken more seriously. SSCPs have a voice in decisions, and their managers and peers value their advice.
  • New career opportunities. The SSCP can spark career growth. It can lead to higher pay, promotions, more complex work, exciting challenges, project lead roles and even better jobs.
  • Growth and learning. The SSCP not only proves your knowledge, it helps you develop new skills you can instantly apply in your day-to-day work. And you’ll stay up-to-date on emerging security threats.
  • A path to the CISSP and/or a career in information security. The SSCP is an excellent way to prepare for the CISSP. It’s also a strong foundation for a career in information security. You’ll build confidence, learn new skills and get familiar with the format of the (ISC)2 exams.
  • A broader perspective. You’ll better understand the business side of things: from risk management, to business continuity planning. And because the SSCP is vendor neutral, you can apply your real-world knowledge across platforms. You’ll bring more value to those you’re serving.
  • Community of professionals. You’ll become a member of the (ISC)2 community. You’ll gain access to an amazing network of peers and ways to better yourself.

SSCP - Systems Security Certified Professional - 40 hours

  • 1. Access Controls

    • Apply Logical Access Control in Terms of Subjects
    • Apply Logical Access Controls in Terms of Objects of Object Groups
    • Implement Authentication Mechanisms
    • Operate Internetwork Trust Architectures
    • Administer Identify Management Life Cycle
    • Implement Access Controls

    2. Security Operations and Administration

    • Understand and Comply with Code of Ethics
    • Understand Security Concepts
    • Document and Operate Security Controls
    • Participate in Asset Management
    • Implement and Assess Compliance with Controls
    • Participate in Change Management Duties
    • Participate in Security Awareness Training
    • Participate in Physical Security Operations

    3. Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis

    • Understand the Risk Management Process
    • Perform Security Assessment Activities
    • Operate and Maintain Monitoring Systems
    • Analyze and Report Monitoring Results

    4. Incident Response and Recovery

    • Participate in Incident Handling
    • Understand and Support Forensics Investigations
    • Understand and Support Business Continuity (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

    5. Cryptography

    • Understand and Apply Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography
    • Understand Requirements for Cryptography
    • Operate and Implement Cryptographic Systems

    6. Networks and Communications Security

    • Understand Security Issues Related to Networks
    • Protect Telecommunications Technologies
    • Control Network Access
    • Manage LAN-Based Security
    • Operate and Configure Network-Based Security Devices
    • Implement and Operate Wireless Technologies

    7. Systems and Application Security

    • Identify and Analyze Malicious Code and Activity
    • Implement and Operate Endpoint Device Security
    • Operate and Configure Cloud Security
    • Secure Big Data Systems
    • Operate and Secure Virtual Environments