Q. What is the SSCP exam?
A. The SSCP associate certification is designed for the hands-on practitioner who implements the plans and policies designed by information security managers, CISOs, CSOs or equivalent. Its goal is to validate mastery of the technical implementation side of information security systems and the ability to collaborate with those that write policy. The SSCP is complementary to vendor-specific certifications that validate detailed knowledge of a network system.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the SSCP exam?
A. Candidates for the SSCP must meet several requirements: A candidate for the SSCP must meet the following ISC-2 SSCP exam requirements:

  • Assert that he or she possesses a minimum of one year of professional experience in one of the seven CBK domains.
  • Attest to the truth of their assertions regarding professional experience and accept the ISC-2 Code of Ethics. Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background.
  • Pass the SSCP examination with a scaled score of 700 points or greater.
  • Have their qualifications endorsed by another ISC-2 certified professional in good standing. The endorser attests that the candidate’s assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of their knowledge, and that the candidate is in good standing within the information security industry.

Q. What are the benefits to becoming an SSCP Practitioner?
A. There are the following benefits to becoming an SSCP Practitioner:

  • It demonstrates your working knowledge of information security.
  • It offers a career differentiator, with enhanced credibility and marketability.
  • It provides access to valuable resources, such as peer networking and idea exchange.
  • It allows access to a network of global industry and subject matter/domain experts.
  • It also provides a business and technology orientation to risk management.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. It provides Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Adaptive

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 700

Q. Is the SSCP exam right for me?
A. This test is appropriate for you if you have experience in any of the seven domains of the (ISC-2) SSCP CBK. This certification is suitable for Information Systems Auditors, Application Programmers, System Administrators, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, Business Unit Representatives, Systems Analysts, and Physical Security Professionals.

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification validates your skills and knowledge in the field of seven domains of the (ISC) SSCP CBK which are as follows:

  • Access Controls
  • Analysis and Monitoring
  • Cryptography
  • Malicious Code
  • Networks and Telecommunications
  • Risk, Response and Recovery
  • Security Operations and Administration

Q. What to expect in the SSCP exam?
A. This test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt approximately 125 questions in 180 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 70%.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the SSCP exam?
A. ISC-2’s Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is an advanced-level certification specially meant for IT security professionals who have a minimum of one year professional experience in the field of information security. The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification validates your skills and knowledge in the field of seven domains of the ISC-2 SSCP CBK, which are as follows:

  • Access Controls
  • Analysis and Monitoring
  • Cryptography
  • Malicious Code
  • Networks and Telecommunications
  • Risk, Response, and Recovery
  • Security Operations and Administration

2 thoughts on “Everything you want to know about SSCP certification?

  1. I have been working on IDAM ..and have nearly 2 years of experience. Is SSCP right for me?

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