SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included)

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.

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.

Competency Checklist

  • Authentication, identity management, and network trusts
  • Cloud computing security concepts, as well as network data security
  • Wireless security and cellular technologies
  • Malware identification adn mitigation
  • Risk management, security assessment, and incident handling
  • Crypotography, encryption, PKI, and certificates
  • Security auditing and systems monitoring and analysis

Possible Careers Include…

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Security Management Specialists
  • Computer User Support Specialist

Fee $1795
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and all current Internet browsers.

This program can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device. You'll need to have email capabilities.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.

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This is an advanced level program. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, networking, and security knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.

Instructor Bio

This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry professionals and educators. This team is ready to answer questions, to provide insight and guidance, and to help ensure all students have a successful and engaging learning experience.

The team includes:

David Grimes. David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger.

David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Aaron Appleby. Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients.

Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.