CompTIA - Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)



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28/6/2021 (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

Four reasons why you should sit your SMSP course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SMSP trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 2-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your SMSP course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass SMSP first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study SMSP with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 102.637 students saving more than one million hours since 2001



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.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


We've currently trained 102.637 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,68% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"I do not have a lot of experience in network security but there is a lot of information given during this class. The labs give you the opportunity to get some hands-on experience which helps you understand issues better."
Saba Ghazi, USAFE. (25/1/2021 (Monday) to 27/1/2021 (Wednesday))

"Well structured instruction and well instructed as a remote learning experience. All credit to the in depth knowledge presented by our instructor."
J.M.. (29/3/2021 (Monday) to 1/4/2021 (Thursday))

"Interaction with firebrand as a BT Apprentice was good. Very well informed and constant reminders help to make sure you don''t fall behind and making sure you know what you need to do."
Joshua Wallace, BT. (4/2/2021 (Thursday) to 7/2/2021 (Sunday))

"I have recently completed the CompTIA A+ course Firebrand are offering to apperentices, this course was really helpful with expanding my knowledge. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is going for to take the CompTIA A+ exam as it is instuctor led and the instructors can answer any question you may have and give you exam tips that i personally found very helpful when preparing for the exam."
James Blower, BT PLC. (4/2/2021 (Thursday) to 7/2/2021 (Sunday))

"Firebrand go out of their way to provide all the necessary information you need to pass your course."
R.B., BT. (4/2/2021 (Thursday) to 7/2/2021 (Sunday))

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