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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

If you’re an information security professional looking to demonstrate your competence in best security practices in IT, then the SSCP certification is for you

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Why choose the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)?

The SSCP certification is the ideal credential for you if you have proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles.

It credits your ability to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure. It shows your comprehensive understanding of information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The SSCP indicates your technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities required in a security role. You’ll be tested on authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures and more. SSCPs benefit from a global network of certified members and valuable resources and support to help them to continually develop and advance in their careers.

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The key facts about your online training

Certification: Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Study time: 20-30 hours

Vendor: (ISC)²

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™, Career Services and expert mentoring

Prerequisites: 1+ years experience in 1+ of relevant SSCP domains, this can be accrued after passing the exam

Assessment: 1 x 180 minute exam (included), 125 questions. Also includes practice exam and questions

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Senior network security engineers, senior security systems analysts or senior security administrators

Included in your modules

Network Fundamentals
Security Concepts
Risk Management
Cryptography Primer
Public Key Infrastructure
Identity Management
Controlling Resource Access
Security Controls
Asset and Change Management
Network Security
Malware and Endpoint Security
Securing Environments
Security Assessments
Digital Forensics
Business Continuity

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Average salary after completing

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You can earn an average of $180,000.00 a year

UK cyber security workforce up 163% in recent years

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Highly demanded field of expertise

 In the IT arena security has become one of the most important areas of specialty available, with companies relying on networks for the secure storage and fast retrieval of mission critical corporate data and information

Globally recognised certification

Recognized as the best entry level IT security certification across the globe

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Undertake a certification that will show your proficiency in IT security to kickstart your career in IT or to enhance your current career progress

Why learn with us?

We'll get you career ready and help place you into the industry
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Industry leading tuition with 1:1 personal tutor access
Global community of over 40,000 students
Unrivalled 360 Career Services and StudentCare™
Access virtual seminars and live classrooms
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Gain invaluable industry experience
Change career, start fresh or simply advance in your current role

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