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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is tailored for individuals possessing tangible technical prowess and hands-on security expertise in operational IT capacities. The SSCP Exam serves as validation of a practitioner's adeptness in implementing, overseeing, and managing IT infrastructure in adherence to information security protocols, thereby safeguarding data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Skills Acquired

Candidates demonstrate competency in the following seven domains:

  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Access Controls
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Network and Communications Security
  • Systems and Application Security

Experience Required

The candidates must possess a minimum of one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains outlined in the SSCP CBK. Additionally, individuals who have obtained a degree (bachelor's or master's) in a cybersecurity program are eligible for a one-year prerequisite pathway.

Course Outline

The SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner exam covers the following topics - 

  • Domain 1 - Understanding Security Operations and Administration 16%
  • Domain 2 - Understanding Access Controls 15%
  • Domain 3 - Understanding Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis 15%
  • Domain 4 - Understanding Incident Response and Recovery 14%
  • Domain 5 - Understanding Cryptography 9%
  • Domain 6 - Understanding Network and Communications Security 16%
  • Domain 7 - Understanding Systems and Application Security 15%

Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Systems Security Certified Practitioner 
Exam Code SSCP
Exam Duration 4 hours
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Professional
Number of Questions 150 Questions

Eligibility/Pre-Requisite As suggested

Exam Status Live
Exam Language English
Register Pearson VUE

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) FAQs

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Exam must be taken at a designated exam center. It is a computer-based exam comprising 150 questions to be completed within 4 hours. Candidates cannot skip or revisit questions for review.

Candidates who pass the exam will receive an email invitation within 2 weeks, prompting them to claim their badge on Credly.

To sit for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam, candidates must be aged 16 or older.

Candidates who pass the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam do not receive a numerical score. However, those who do not pass receive a breakdown of proficiency levels across different domains.


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