SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner

£220.00

Course Code EDUCITSC03

Course Overview

Master the fundamentals of information systems security and build a career in the burgeoning IT security sector. If you want to become a certified system security professional, then the SSCP certification is for you. The globally recognised Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Certification confirms an individual’s knowledge in the field of Systems Security. Overseen by the Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) qualification is a globally recognised badge of excellence.

This course offers you a foundation for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to pass the SSCP certification. The SSCP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. It provides industry-leading confirmation of a practitioner’s ability to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure in accordance with information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The SSCP indicates a practitioner’s technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.

Adding this certification to your CV broadens your future opportunities and significantly improves your chances of earning a higher income with current or future employers.

 

Who should take this course?

The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Systems/Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems/Network Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Database Administrator

 

Advantages of the Course

Students enrolling on the SSCP course can expect to benefit from:

  • An in depth understanding of systems security and the many aspects that need to be protected.
  • Hands-on practical skills that will help security professionals overcome their systems security challenges.
  • The opportunity to sit the highly-regarded (ISC)2 SSCP certification exam.
  • Improved job prospects and the opportunity to progress within the IT security sector.

Course Features

Your SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner Course:

    ISC2 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.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner course is: Self Paced

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Key Topics

The SSCP course is divided into following lessions:

  • Lesson 1: Access Controls
  • Lesson 2: Security Operations and Administration
  • Lesson 3: Monitoring and Analysis
  • Lesson 4: Risk, Response, and Recovery
  • Lesson 5: Cryptography
  • Lesson 6: Networks and Communications
  • Lesson 7: Malicious Code and Activity
Assessments

This SSCP course will prepare you for following certification :
Systems Security Certified Practitioner

To help you with Exam Preparations, we provide you with full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Key Features

Full Remediation
Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice
Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode
Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Entry Requirements
Security Professional

(ISC)2 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 .

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Interactive Exercises
Our course has 50+ different types of interactive activities, connect the idea, or try it yourself lab activities embedded throughout its course. These interactive activities keeps learners engaged and makes learning fun.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
The exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets
This course also includes full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Home Study Resources

Expert Instructor-Led Training
eDistance Learning uses the content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry’s finest instructors who have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. You can study at your own pace which creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Key Features

In addition to instructor led training, we provide you with following features :

  • 229+ Exercise Questions
  • 86+ Quizzes
  • 107+ Glossary of terms
  • 7+ Lessons
  • 27+ Minutes
  • 15+ Pre-assessments Questions
  • 2+ Full Length Tests
  • 100+ Post-Assessments Questions

Qualification

This SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner course will prepare you for following certification:

Systems Security Certified Practitioner

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.

Possible Career Path
  • Network security engineers
  • Security System Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Architect
  • System auditors
  • Network Architect
  • Application Programmers
  • Network and database administrator
  • Business Unit Representatives
  • System Analysts
What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the SSCP home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Expert Instructor-Led Training
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
  • Practice Test Sets
  • Exam Simulators
  • State of the Art Educator Tools
  • Award Winning Learning Platform (LMS)
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :

Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.

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LEARNING FOR LIFE:

We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

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Further Information
Award Level: Training Course

Awarding Body: Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2

Format: Online

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

WHAT TO DO NOW?

Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

Professional Membership

About International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)2

The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc.,(ISC)2, is the global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. They are recognized for Gold Standard certifications and world class education programs. They provide vendor-neutral education products, career services, and Gold Standard credentials to professionals in more than 160 countries.

FAQ's

What are the prerequisites for this exam?

(ISC)2 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 .

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 ISC2 SSCP 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.

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
(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?

The (ISC)2 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.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Most courses are for 12 months from the date of purchase and we actively encourage you to complete within this time frame.

Can I extend my tutor support if I do not complete within 12 months?

Yes, we can extend your course for a further 6 months for a fee. We only allow one extension per course.

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To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.

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I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?

If you have decided that this is not the right type of course for you you may cancel your course, in writing, within the first seven days of having received it. You then need to return your materials to the address printed on the course pack. This is at your own expense and we would advise that you return the materials by a traceable service, as this is your responsibility until we receive the materials. Once we have received the materials, in good condition, we will organise a refund cheque to be sent to you. Please note that an admin fee will apply. If you required your materials to be delivered abroad, the additional postage charge will not be refunded.

Do I have to buy any other materials?

Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.

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Course Outline

How is the Course Structured?


Lesson 1: Access Control

  • Access Control Overview
  • 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

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the SSCP home study course is £275, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £220 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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Award Level Training Course
Format Online
Study Time Self Paced
Entry Requirements Security Professional
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