SSCP® - Systems Security Certified Practitioner
Operational Excellence in Information Security
The SSCP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. It provides industry-leading confirmation of a practitioner’s ability to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure in accordance with information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
The SSCP indicates a practitioner’s technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.
The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to:
- Network Security Engineer
- Systems/Network Administrator
- Security Analyst
- Systems Engineer
- Security Consultant/Specialist
- Security Administrator
- Systems/Network Analyst
- Database Administrator
Globally Recognized Proficiency in Information Security
Offered by (ISC)², the world leader in educating and certifying security professionals worldwide, SSCPs benefit from a global network of 100,000 certified members and valuable resources and support to help them to continually develop and advance in their careers.
The SSCP credential draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date global body of knowledge that ensures candidates have the right information security knowledge and skills to be successful in IT operational roles. It demonstrates competency in the following CBK Domains:
- Access Controls
- Security Operations and Administration
- Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis
- Incident Response and Recovery
- Network and Communications Security
- Systems and Application Security
SSCP Exam Information
NOTE: Effective April 15, 2015, the English SSCP exam will be based on a new exam blueprint. Effective July 1, 2015, the Japanese and Portuguese SSCP exam will be based on the new exam blueprint. Please refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.
For more information on the SSCP credential, download the SSCP Brochure.
All (ISC)² certifications, except CCSP, CCFP, and HCISPP, are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization and <span xml:lang='en' lang='en'>International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards.