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.

Overview

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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Details

This program will prepare you for a career as a network administrator or security administrator. You’ll learn 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.

As you move through the program, you will learn skills that will prepare you for Risk Management. This includes risk assessment, incident handling, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans, and you’ll examine dynamic cryptography concepts like PKI, certificates, and secure protocols.

This program will teach you ethical responsibilities of a network administrator or a security administrator, as well as the vast range of administrative duties involved with the career track. You’ll learn about change management, security evaluation, topics of awareness, device security, data management policies, and analysis and system monitoring.

When you register, you'll receive an initial six (6) months to complete this program. If you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of three (3) months is available at a fee of $225.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you’re given an initial six (6) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of three (3) months is available at fee of $225.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.

4. Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. How can I get more information about this program?

Registration Information Request

11. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12. What are the requirements to take the SSCP exam?

Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge. For the SSCP certification, one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK is required. If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² until you have gained the required experience.

To take the exam, you have to schedule it at an authorized testing center scheduled through VUE. A score of 700 out of 1000 is required to pass.

13. Is the SSCP exam included in the cost of the program?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the program you will received an (ISC)² SSCP exam voucher at no additional cost.

14. Where can I schedule the SSCP exam?

Create an account at Pearson Vue, and schedule your exam.

Complete the Examination Agreement, attesting to the truth of your assertions regarding professional experience, and legally committing to the adherence of the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.

Review the Candidate Background Questions.

Submit the examination fee. The examination fee is not included in your tuition.


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: 12% (Faster than average)
Number of jobs, 2014: 766,900
Median pay (May 2016): $52,160 per year
Source: July 20, 2017
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