Systems Security Certified Practitioner

ISC2's SSCP certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence in technical aspects of information security design, implementation and administration of information systems in compliance with stated policies. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for SSCP exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 229 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 86 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



Prepare for the following certification

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner exam is a standalone certification from ISC2 with the exam code SSCP.

The exam is targeted to individuals who may hold technical and engineering related information security positions such as network security engineers, systems security analysts, security administrators as well as non security specific information technology positions that require an understanding of security concepts and of best Security practices.

The exam covers areas like logical access, control concepts, risk responses and recovery, analyzing of monitoring results, wireless and cellular technologies etc.

Skills Measured

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

SSCP Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have a reasonable knowledge of security skills and network knowledge and one year of work experience.

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SSCP Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Access Controls
    • Implement Logical Access Controls in Terms of Subjects
    • Implement Logical Access Controls in Terms of Objects
    • Implement Authentication Mechanisms
    • Apply Access Control Concepts
    • Manage Internetwork Trust Architectures
    • Implement identity management
    • Understand basic security concepts related to cloud computing
  • Lesson 2: Security Operations and Administration
    • Adhere to Code of Ethics
    • Perform Security Administrative Duties
    • Perform Change Management Duties
    • Provide security evaluation and assistance to the organization
    • Participate in Security Awareness Education
    • Assess the information communication technology infrastructure using appropriate tools
    • Understand concepts of endpoint device security
    • Comply with data management policies
    • Understand security concepts
  • Lesson 3: Monitoring and Analysis
    • Maintain Effective Monitoring Systems
    • Analyze Monitoring Results
  • Lesson 4: Risk, Response, and Recovery
    • Understand Risk Management Process
    • Perform Security Assessment Activities
    • Participate in incident handling analysis
    • Understand and Support Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
  • Lesson 5: Cryptography
    • Understand basic concepts of Cryptography
    • Understand Requirements for Cryptography
    • Support Certificate and Key Management
    • Understand the use of Secure Protocols
  • Lesson 6: Networks and Communications
    • Understand Security issues related to Networks
    • Understand Telecommunications
    • Understand Remote Access
    • Understand Firewalls and Proxies
    • Understand Wireless and Cellular Technologies
  • Lesson 7: Malicious Code and Activity
    • Identify Malicious Code
    • Implement Malicious Code Countermeasures
    • Identify Malicious Activity
    • Implement Malicious Activity Countermeasures

Career Prospects

An ISC2's SSCP Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network security engineers
  • Security System Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • System auditors
  • Application Programmers
  • Network and database administrator
  • Business Unit Representatives
  • System Analysts



What certificate do I earn on passing the SSCP exam?
If you pass ISC2's SSCP exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What is the exam registration fee?
  • Paper based testing- Early registration- $250
  • Paper based testing-Standard registration-$300
  • Computer based Testing-$250

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The IS2 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear and multiple choice questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

ISC2 has the following pre-requisites for SSCP certification:

  • Candidates have a minimum of one year of cumulative information systems security-related work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP .
  • If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)2 for SSCP until you have gained the required experience.

For the information of seven domain click here.

How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 125 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
180 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SSCP exam, ISC2's retake policy is:

  • Candidates who do not pass the exam the first time will be able to take the retest after 30 days.
  • Candidates that fail a second time will need to wait 90 days prior sitting for the exam again.
  • If a candidate fails third time, the next available time to sit for the exam will be 180 days after the most recent exam attempt.
What is the validity of the certification?
ISC2's SSCP expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the SSCP exam, click here.

At a Glance

SSCP Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 7
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 2
Total Questions 15 229
Interactive Quizzes 0 86
Final Test No Yes

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