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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $3999 inc GST
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Why study this course

Gain core knowledge and experience to successfully manage security administration and operations and prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) certification.

Earning a globally recognised advanced security administration and operations certification like the SSCP is a great way to grow your career and better secure your organisation’s critical assets.

SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².

Is your course supplied by an Official (ISC)² Training Provider? DDLS is one of only a few in Australasia who offer official (ISC)² courseware and materials. You wouldn’t update your company’s security policies with versions that were 12-18 months out of date…. By choosing an Official Training Provider, you are guaranteed the very latest in defence strategies and content that is mapped directly to the exam.

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fee.

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What you’ll learn

SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².


(ISC)² at DDLS

(ISC)²: The world’s leading cyber security and IT security professional organisation. With more than 140,000 certified members, it empowers professionals who touch every aspect of information security. DDLS is one of only a few select training providers in Australasia who offer official (ISC)² courseware and materials. By choosing authorised training, you are guaranteed the very latest in defence strategies and content that is mapped directly to the exam.


Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

The SSCP is ideal for IT administrators, managers, directors and network security professionals responsible for the hands-on operational security of their organisation’s critical assets, including those in the following positions:

  • Network Security Engineer

  • Systems Administrator

  • Security Analyst

  • Systems Engineer

  • Security Consultant/Specialist

  • Security Administrator

  • Systems/Network Analyst

  • Database Administrator

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.


Course subjects

The SSCP exam evaluates your expertise across seven security domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.

Refer to the SSCP Exam Outline for a deeper dive into the SSCP domains.

Domain 1. Security Operations and Administration

  • Comply with codes of ethics

  • Understand security concepts

  • Identify and implement security controls

  • Document and maintain functional security controls

  • Participate in asset management lifecycle (hardware, software and data)

  • Participate in change management lifecycle

  • Participate in implementing security awareness and training (e.g., social engineering/ phishing)

  • Collaborate with physical security operations (e.g., data center assessment, badging)

Domain 2. Access Controls

  • Implement and maintain authentication methods

  • Support internetwork trust architectures

  • Participate in the identity management lifecycle

  • Understand and apply access controls

Domain 3. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis

  • Understand the risk management process

  • Understand legal and regulatory concerns (e.g., jurisdiction, limitations, privacy)

  • Participate in security assessment and vulnerability management activities

  • Operate and monitor security platforms (e.g., continuous monitoring)

  • Analyse monitoring results

Domain 4. Incident Response and Recovery

  • Support incident lifecycle (e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO))

  • Understand and support forensic investigations

  • Understand and support business continuity plan (BCP) and disaster recovery plan (DRP) activities

Domain 5. Cryptography

  • Understand reasons and requirements for cryptography

  • Apply cryptography concepts

  • Understand and implement secure protocols

  • Understand and support public key infrastructure (PKI) systems

Domain 6. Network and Communications Security

  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts of networking

  • Understand network attacks (e.g., distributed denial of service (DDoS), man-in-the-middle (MITM), Domain Name System (DNS) poisoning) and countermeasures (e.g., content delivery networks (CDN))

  • Manage network access controls

  • Manage network security

  • Operate and configure network-based security devices

  • Secure wireless communications

Domain 7. Systems and Application Security

  • Identify and analyse malicious code and activity

  • Implement and operate endpoint device security

  • Administer Mobile Device Management (MDM)

  • Understand and configure cloud security

  • Operate and maintain secure virtual environments


Prerequisites

Candidates must have a minimum of one year cumulative paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK® (Common Body of Knowledge). A one year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelors or masters) in a cybersecurity program.

A candidate who doesn’t have the required experience to become an SSCP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the SSCP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have two years to earn the one year required experience.


Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.



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