The goal of this five-day accelerated SSCP certification course is to provide IT and information security professionals with a fully-immersed, zero-distraction, all-inclusive SSCP training experience. You'll develop the expertise to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of a security practitioner, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.
SSCP Certification was designed to recognise an international standard for practitioners of information security [IS] and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). It focuses on practices, roles and responsibilities as defined by experts from major IS industries. Certification can enhance an IS career and provide added credibility.
Your SSCP course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, meals, and accommodation.
SSCP accreditation provides information security personnel and their employers with international credibility. It also gives their employers a reliable measure of professional competence.
The key advantage of authorised (ISC)2 Institute Training is fundamental: The institute's goal is to provide an extensive overview of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), the compendium of information security practices and standards compiled and continually updated by (ISC)2 and used as the basis for the SSCP exam.
You will access exclusive benefits as Firebrand Training are an authorised (ISC)2 host partner. Only authorised (ISC)2 host partners:
On this course, you'll prepare for and sit the SSCP exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This accelerated training course is designed for those with proven technical skills and practical, hands-on security knowledge in operational IT roles. The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to:
Firebrand Training has been named as “Highest Performing Affiliate of the Year – EMEA” by (ISC)2. The major security association helps companies recognise organisations and individuals who are knowledgeable in security through the CISSP, CSSLP and SSCP training.
Firebrand Training is an Authorised Provider of (ISC)2 training. W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director of (ISC)2, stated: “This award represents Firebrand as the top performer for (ISC)2...for the EMEA region.”
(ISC)2 is an international, non-profit membership association built for security professionals. When you certify, you’ll become a member of (ISC)2. As a member, you’ll join a global network of 125,000+ and get access to an array of exclusive resources, tools and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, conference and event discounts.
Become a member by earning one of (ISC)2’s gold standard certifications. Contact us to find out more.
Information security professionals invest substantially in information assets, including technology, architecture and process. But how can protection of these assets be ensured? Only through the strengths of the professionals in charge.
Industry standards, ethics and certification of IS professionals and practitioners becomes critical to ensuring a higher standard for security is achieved. (ISC)2, as the only not-for-profit consortium charged with maintaining, administering and certifying IS professionals in the Common Body of Knowledge [CBK], is the premier resource for IS professionals worldwide.
When you have certified personnel on staff, your company is operating at a known level of professional competency. Your risks are lowered and your liabilities decreased. Customers and investors are assured that your company can protect their investment. SSCPs have demonstrated their extensive knowledge of security administration. They have the ability to implement and maintain highly secure systems and to respond quickly to problems and violations. They reduce your risks and limit potential reputation, financial and business losses.
SSCP certification reduces training costs, as well by identifying highly qualified individuals for your security positions; people that can train and mentor your staff and improve their security awareness. A company-mandated certification program improves employee morale by creating a consistent career path that guarantees an employee's skills will remain current. It also improves your ability to attract and retain a highly competent staff.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
This course covers the seven domains contained in the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge.
1.1 Implement and maintain authentication methods
1.2 Support internetwork trust architectures
1.3 Participate in the identity management lifecycle
1.4 Implement access controls
2.1 Comply with codes of ethics
2.2 Understand security concepts
2.3 Document, implement, and maintain functional security controls
2.4 Participate in asset management
2.5 Implement security controls and assess compliance
2.6 Participate in change management
2.7 Participate in security awareness and training
2.8 Participate in physical security operations (e.g., data centre assessment, badging)
3.1 Understand the risk management process
3.2 Perform security assessment activities
3.3 Operate and maintain monitoring systems (e.g., continuous monitoring)
3.4 Analyse monitoring results
4.1 Support incident lifecycle
4.2 Understand and support forensic investigations
4.3 Understand and support Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) activities
5.1 Understand fundamental concepts of cryptography
5.2 Understand reasons and requirements for cryptography
5.3 Understand and support secure protocols
5.4 Understand Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems
6.1 Understand and apply fundamental concepts of networking
6.2 Understand network attacks and countermeasures (e.g., DDoS, man-in-the-middle, DNS poisoning)
6.3 Manage network access controls
6.4 Manage network security
6.6 Operate and configure wireless technologies (e.g., bluetooth, NFC, WiFi)
7.1 Identify and analyse malicious code and activity Malware (e.g., rootkits, spyware, scareware, ransomware, trojans, virus, worms, trapdoors, backdoors, and remote access trojans)
7.2 Implement and operate endpoint device security
7.3 Operate and configure cloud security
7.4 Operate and secure virtual environments
On this accelerated course, you'll prepare for and sit your SSCP exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
To qualify for this cyber security certification, you must pass the exam and have at least one year of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the (ISC)2 SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), or a degree (bachelors or masters) in a recognised cyber security program.
If you don't have the required experience to become an SSCP, you can become an Associate of (ISC)2 by successfully passing the SSCP examination. You then have two years to earn the one year required experience.
Re-certification is required every three years. You can maintain the certification by meeting all of the (ISC)2 SSCP renewal requirements.
The SSCP Accelerated Course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, tailored pre-reading materials, meals, and accommodations. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies.
The official (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar (Student Handbook).
Firebrand Training utilises the official (ISC)2 copyrighted training materials for the program delivery. These materials have been derived from extensive work from SSCPs, CISSPs, (ISC)2 Instructors, and Subject Matter Experts in developing material and presentation.
Accommodation is provided for you in a modern, en-suite bedroom - making studying comfortable and convenient. Breakfasts, lunches, dinner, fresh-brewed coffee, and ample snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.
CPE credits can be earned by attending this 5-day SSCP course. (ISC)2 recognises a maximum of 40 CPEs for an existing (ISC)2 certification holder.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are currently no formal prerequisites to attend the SSCP course. Though it is recommended that students have some knowledge of other IT domains, including a basic working knowledge of network technologies. The CompTIA Security+ certification, while not required, would also be beneficial.
In order to attain the SSCP certification, delegates require a minimum of one year’s cumulative paid full-time work experience in one or more of the seven domains covered in the SSCP CBK. Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed, or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge.
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.
Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.
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