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Systems Security Certified Practitioner Study Guide

ISBN : 9781616916732

Prepare for the ISC2 SSCP certification exam with the Systems Security Certified Practitioner Study Guide. This course completely covers objectives of the ISC2 SSCP exam and includes topics such as access controls, security operations and administration; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; cryptography, and network and communications security. The course covers all the concepts used in system security with its interactive learning resources.

The SSCP certification exam is an entry-level security exam sponsored by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., or ISC2. It is considered by many to be a stepping stone on the path to earning the ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP). The ISC2 SSCP certification exam demonstrates a candidate's advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor, and administer IT infrastructure using the best security practices, policies and procedures.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

ISC2 has the following pre-requisites:

  • A minimum of one year of cumulative work experience.
  • In one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
What is the exam registration fee? USD 599
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions
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? 700
What is the exam's retake policy? Test takers who do not pass the examination the first time will be able to retest after 30 days. Test takers that fail a second time will need to wait 90 days prior to sitting for the examination again. In the unfortunate event that a candidate fails a third time, the next available time to sit for the examination will be 180 days after the most recent exam attempt. Candidates are eligible to sit for (ISC) examinations a maximum of 3 times within a calendar year.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the SSCP-2017, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems/Network Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Systems/Network Administrator
  • About the (ISC)2 Organization
  • Exams, Testing, and Certification
  • The SSCP Exam
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • The Development of Security Techniques
  • Understanding Security Terms and Concepts
  • Security Foundation Concepts
  • Participating in Security Awareness Education
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • What Are Controls?
  • Types of Access Controls
  • Identification
  • Authentication
  • System-Level Access Controls
  • Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
  • Nondiscretionary Access Control
  • Mandatory Access Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Security Administration Concepts and Principles
  • Data Management Policies
  • Endpoint Device Security
  • Security Education and Awareness Training
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Understanding the Risk Management Process
  • Risk Management Frameworks and Guidance for Managing Risks
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Managing Risks
  • Risk Visibility and Reporting
  • Analyzing Monitoring Results
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Event and Incident Handling Policy
  • Creating and Maintaining an Incident Response Plan
  • Understanding and Supporting Forensic Investigations
  • Understanding and Supporting the Business Continuity Plan and the Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Concepts and Requirements of Cryptography
  • Key Management
  • Secure Protocols
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Network Models
  • Network Design Topographies
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Converged Network Communications
  • Network Monitoring and Control
  • Access Control Protocols and Standards
  • Remote User Authentication Services
  • Local User Authentication Services
  • Network Segmentation
  • Securing Devices
  • Security Posture
  • Firewall and Proxy Implementation
  • Network Routers and Switches
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Devices
  • Telecommunications Remote Access
  • Wireless & Cellular Technologies
  • Wireless Networks
  • Traffic Shaping Techniques and Devices
  • Quality of Service
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Understand Malicious Code and Apply Countermeasures
  • Malicious Add-Ons
  • User Threats and Endpoint Device Security
  • Understand and Apply Cloud Security
  • Secure Data Warehouse and Big Data Environments
  • Secure Software-Defined Networks and Virtual Environments
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Written Lab Study Guide
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Microsoft Password Checker
  • Internet Explorer Phishing and Malicious Software Filter
  • Manage Internet Cookies
  • Observing Logs with Event Viewer
  • Viewing a Digital Certificate
  • Monitoring PC Activities with Windows Performance Monitor
  • Analyzing Error Messages in Event Viewer
  • Calculate Hash Values