Systems Security Certified Practitioner

What Does Systems Security Certified Practitioner Mean?

A system security certified professional (SSCP) is a vendor-neutral beginner certification that evaluates, tests and certifies an individual’s abilities in implementing and managing information security. It is developed, maintained and monitored by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2) for entry-level candidates seeking a career or skills in information security.

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Techopedia Explains Systems Security Certified Practitioner

SSCP is among the many certifications offered by (ISC)2. An individual must pass the test and provide one year of work experience to be eligible for the certification. The key topics covered include:

  • Access controls
  • Security operations and administration
  • Monitoring and analysis
  • Risk response and recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Networks and communications
  • Malicious code and activity

SSCP is designed for information security professionals that are new or have very limited experience in information security.

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