Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The globally recognised SSCP certificate indicates your technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities required in a security role.

Course overview

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The SSCP certification is recognised internationally as a benchmark for IT security expertise and is designed to validate the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure. Covering various topics such as access controls, risk identification, cryptography and security architecture, this course is a valuable credential for IT professionals who want to excel in this field. 

Systems Security Certified Practitioners benefit from a global network of certified members and valuable resources and support to help them continually develop and advance in their careers. 

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Basic Security Concepts
    Security Controls
    Asset & Change Management Lifecycles
    Physical Security Operations
    Understanding & Applying Cryptography
    Secure Protocols & Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    Authentication & Trust Architectures
    Identity Management & Access Control Models
    Risk Management
    Security & Vulnerability Assessment
    Incident Response & Forensics
    Business Continuity Planning
    Fundamental Networking Concepts
    Network Attacks & Countermeasures
    Secure Wireless Communication
    Malware & Countermeasures
    Endpoint Protection & Mobile Device Management
    Secure Virtual & Cloud Environments
How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will take 240 minutes to complete and features 150 multiple-choice and performance-based questions.


Upon successfully passing the examinations, you’ll receive your Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). This is a digital certificate.

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The key facts about your online training.


Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Study time

30 guided learning hours (Full-time: 2 - 3 weeks, part time: 1 - 2 months)


1 x 180 minute exam, 125 questions


Internet access and email


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

Ideal for

Senior network security engineers, senior security systems analysts or senior security administrators



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What's included

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  • What's included
    On-demand platform access
    CV and LinkedIn support
    eBooks, Video Lessons, and Practice exams
    Monthly careers workshops
    Expert support and mentoring
    Learning People Alumni membership
    TOTUM student card

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Our training is regularly updated to align with the latest technologies and trends, so you can be confident that you're equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Learn from the best in the field. Interact with our industry experts, ask your questions, and seek advice. We have the knowledge you need to succeed.

Learning People’s certifications hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create your unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why become a Systems Security Certified Practitioner?

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner course is a globally recognised certification offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² who are the world’s leading cyber security professional organisation. Earning the SSCP certification is valuable towards career progressions and demonstrates that you have a comprehensive understanding of information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability. 

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Salary projection

Average Salary after completing


You can earn an average of £64,482.00 a year

Junior Network Security Engineer
Average salary you can earn
Senior Network Security Engineer

You can earn an average of £64,482.00 a year

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