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SSCP | Systems Security Certified Practitioner

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


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.

OverviewWhat you'll learnWhat's included

Your quick course guide

Certification: SSCP

Study time: 20-30 hours

Vendor: (ISC)²

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: One year or more of paid work experience or more of exam domains

Assessment: 1 x 180 minutes, 125 questions

Resources: Internet access and email

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

Included in your modules

Information security
Security concerns
Identification, authentication, authorisation and accounting
Access control techniques
Best practices for access control
Access control administration
Access control models, methodologies and implementation Physical security
Monitoring and intrusion detection
Penetration testing
The C.I.A. triad policy, standards, guidelines and baselines
Privacy issues and regulation
Data classification
Security architecture and design
Controls, evaluation criteria and security models
Development lifecycle
Configuration management
Hardware components
Employment practices
Security threats and attacks
Types of controls 
Incident response and analysis
Monitoring devices and techniques  
Cryptographic terms and technologies
Message authentication
Certificate authority
Security overview
Internet, intranet and extranet security
Network layer security protocols 
Transport layer security 
Application layer security protocols
Malicious code types
Mobile code threats
Types of attacks
Risk management
Knowledge based systems 
Safeguards and countermeasures
Incident handling
Forensics Business continuity project planning

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Salary Indicator

Salary Projection

Average salary after completing

Average Salary
Junior Network Security Engineer
Average Salary
You can earn
Average Salary
Senior Network Security Engineer
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You can earn an average of A$42,800.00 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

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