Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Definition - What does Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) mean?

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a certification from (ISC)2. It is geared towards IT professionals in the field of information security with at least a year's worth of work experience. It will gauge your technical know-how of information security as well as the design, administration and implementation of information systems that follows certain policies or standards.

Testopedia explains Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification can help validate your skills, commitment and competence in information security. It shows that you understand the concepts of information security and the required know-how on how to apply these concepts. The SSCP touches on the following topics: Access controls Security Operations and Administration Monitoring and Analysis Risk, Response and Recovery Cryptography Malicious Code and Activity Networks and Communications While the number of questions and the questions itself differ for each test taker so that nobody takes the same test, you would need to get a scaled score of 700 to pass. After passing the SSCP exam, you would also need to complete the endorsement process before getting the SSCP certification.

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