Pursue better IT security job opportunities and prove knowledge with confidence. The SSCP Professional Training Certificate shows employers you have the IT security foundation to defend against cyber attacks – and puts you on a clear path to earning SSCP certification.
Learn on your own schedule with 120-day access to content aligned with the latest (ISC)2 SSCP exam domains. We’re offering the complete online self-paced program for only $1,000 – a $200 savings when you get all domains bundled together.
3 Steps to Career Advancement
1. Register for the course
2. Gain access for 120 days
3. Register and sit for the SSCP certification exam
Upon completing the SSCP Professional Certificate, you will:
1. Complete six courses of preparing you to sit for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam as outlined below.
Course 1 - Access Controls
Course 2 - Security Operations and Administration
Course 3 - Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis/Incident Response and Recovery
Course 4 - Cryptography
Course 5 - Network and Communication Security
Course 6 - Systems and Application Security
2. Receive a certificate of program completion.
3. Understand how to implement, monitor and administer an organization’s IT infrastructure in accordance with security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
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
What is the refund policy?
You are eligible for a refund until 14 days after your payment date, or until 14 days after the course or Certificate launches, whichever is later. You are not eligible for a refund after earning a Course Certificate, even if you complete a course within the 14-day period. See our full refund policy.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What will I be able to do upon completing the program?
You'll walk away with a more thorough understanding of information security concepts and industry best practices for systems security. You'll also gain confidence to sit for and pass the SSCP certification exam.
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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