(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Advance Your IT Career with Cybersecurity Skills. Gain Flexibility with Self-Paced Learning.
Each course includes a case study that will require students to put into practice the knowledge they have gained throughout each course. Successful completion of course projects will require the basic understanding of the topics covered and the ability to relate those topics to the real world. The objective of each project is to determine whether students have understood course concepts and are able to use them in a real world setting.
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. www.isc2.org
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
How long does it take to complete the program.
The certificate contains 40 hours of study materials over 6 courses. You have access to course content for 120 days from the time you register.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This certificate is designed for people with strong technical skills and practical security knowledge. No specific background is required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No. Each course covers specific content that does not rely on information from the other courses.
Will I hold the SSCP certification if I complete the certificate program?
No. The certificate program is intended to prepare students to sit for the SSCP certification exam.
In order to hold the SSCP certification cadidates must pass the SSCP certification exam and meet work experience requirements as outlined below:
Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year cumulative work experience in 1 or more of the 7 domains of the SSCP CBK. A 1 year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelors or masters) in a cybersecurity program.
Candidates that do not have the required experience can take and pass the SSCP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)² designation, and will have up to two years to earn the required work experience for the SSCP.
How is this certificate different from SSCP certification?
The certificate for this course prepares you to confidently sit for the (ISC)2 SSCP certification exam. To become SSCP-certified, candidates must pass the SSCP exam and meet outlined work experience requirements.
What are the work experience requirements to hold SSCP certification?
Candidates must have at least 1 year of cumulative work experience in 1 or more of the 7 domains of the (ISC)2 SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). A 1-year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelor's or master's) in a cybersecurity program.
Candidates without the required experience can take and pass the SSCP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)2 designation, and will have up to 2 years to gain the work experience needed for the SSCP.
Will I earn university credit for completing the program?
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended 3 college credit hours for completing a Training Seminar for the SSCP.
ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.
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