SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a premier security certification offered by ISC(2), ideal for those wanting to begin or advance a career in computer networking or security. This program will prepare you for this industry-recognized certification, as well as a career in the information technology sector.


Upon completion of the program, you will be given vouchers to take the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam.

What Will I Learn?

This program will teach you the dynamics of data communications, including network security, telecommunications, remote access, firewalls, proxy servers, and wireless and cellular technologies.

You’ll learn how to identify and mitigate malicious codes such as viruses, Trojans, logic bombs, social engineering, insider threats, data theft, DDoS, spoofing, Phishing, Pharming and spam.

You'll also explore authentication and access control methods. You'll learn about AAA and trusts, and you'll become familiar with identity management and cloud computing concepts.

Possible Careers Include:

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Security Management Specialists
  • Computer User Support Specialist

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Computer Support Specialists - Employment & Education

More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support staff will be needed to respond to the installation and repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. Employment growth may also come from increasing demand for IT support services from healthcare industries. This field is expected to greatly increase its use of IT, and support services will be crucial to keep everything running properly.

Job Stats
Job Outlook: 11% (Faster than average)
Number of jobs, 2016: 835,300
Median pay (May 2017): $52,810 per year
Source: November 13, 2018