The (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification covers seven domains which they describe as ‘the compendium of topics pertaining to an Information Systems Security Practitioner’, the CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). The seven domains maps directly to the seven modules of this course listed below, it is referred to as a taxonomy or collection of past, present and future topics around Information Security.
The SSCP is aimed at security go-to-people, on the front line of a business dealing with technologies employed to protect Information. If you are responsible for implementing and maintaining countermeasures such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection or Prevention, Anti-Virus solutions or Public Key Infrastructures and you want a certification to attest to your skills and professionalism within Information Security, this is it.
Module 1. Access Controls
Module 2. Security Operations and Administration
Module 3. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis
Module 4. Incident Response and Recovery
Module 5. Cryptography
Module 6. Network and Communications Security
Module 7. Systems and Application Security
This QA course is not an ‘exam cram’ course, but will provide a guide through the (ISC)2 SSCP domains. The SSCP exam is not a part of the course, delegates will be required to book their own exam through (ISC)2 and should reference www.isc2.org for a schedule.
If you wish to sit the SSCP exam you must have one year working in the Information Security arena, covering at least one of the domains from the SSCP CBK. Proof of this must be supplied to (ISC)2.