Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) covers topics within the information security discipline. The certification is ideal for persons looking to fulfill positions as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts, or Security Administration: although it provides a good understanding of security for individuals who have job descriptions that touch on information security.

Specific topics of SSCP cover:
Access Controls
• Analysis and Monitoring
• Cryptography
• Malicious Code
• Networks and Telecommunications
• Risk, Response, and Recovery
• Security Operations and


SSCP is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC) 2. The SSCP certification allows individuals to earn the Associate of (ISC) 2 designation. The certification can be used to waive a year of experience for the CISSP credential.

SSCP certification can lead to experience in:
• Work requiring special education or intellectual attainment
• Work requiring habitual memory of a body of knowledge
• Management of project or employees
• Supervision of other's work.
• Work requiring judgment, management, decision-making, and discretion
• Creative writing and oral communication
• Teaching, instructing, training, and mentoring
• Research and development
• Specification and Selection of controls and mechanisms