CompTIA - Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)



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27/6/2022 (Monday)


Firebrand Training CompTIA Authorized Partner - SMSP

Learn how social networking channels pose massive risks to the security of your organisation. The Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) course teaches you the skills needed to anticipate attacks and protect your information from social media hackers.

As an SMSP you'll be able to respond quickly in the event of a breach and manage your organisation's social media security policies. You'll also learn about:

  • Social media definitions
  • Vulnerabilities and attack characteristics
  • Social media hosting platforms
  • Detection and protection strategies


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


1. Social Media Overview

  • Social Media Definitions
  • History of Social Media
  • Social Media Theory
  • Characterisation of Social Media Users
  • Social Media Professions

2. Social Media Typing

  • Identifying Different Types of Social Media
  • Identifying Usage of Social Media Types

3. Social Media Implementation & Use Cases

  • Public Relations–Affairs & Outreach
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Service Support
  • Innovation
  • Community Building–Collaboration
  • Human Resources–Recruiting

4. Social Media Technical Composition

  • Social Media Capabilities
  • Social Media Hosting Platforms
  • Social Media End User Platforms & Applications
  • Social Media Standards and Protocols

5. Social Media Risks

  • Understanding Social Media Vulnerabilities & Threats
  • Understanding Social Media Attack Characteristics

6. Social Media Detection & Protection Strategies

  • Network Perimeter & Social Media Usage
  • Social Media Detection & Protection Components
  • Detection & Protection Approaches:
    • Malware
    • Phishing
    • Evil Twin Attacks
    • Data Leakage
    • Data Profiling
    • Identity Theft
  • Social Media Security Settings
    • Applying Social Network Settings
    • Applying Blogging Platform Settings
    • Applying Microblogging Platform Settings
  • Social Media Incident Response Strategies
    • The Incident Response Proces
    • Social Media & Incident Response
  • Social Media Management
    • Understanding the Social Media IT/Security Policy Framework
    • Understanding Social Media Terms of Service
    • Understanding Privacy Statements / Policy

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your certification guarantee:

  • Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) (Exam UK0-001)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


In order to be successful on this course, you must have knowledge of information security concepts, tools and procedures, ideally demonstrated by a certification such as CompTIA’s Security+. You should also have at least one year of cyber-security 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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