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Systems Security Certified Practitioner


A global IT security certification. The SSCP recognizes your hands-on, technical abilities and practical experience. It shows you have the skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures — ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

Ideal for:

Practitioners in operational IT roles or in information security data.

Why Pursue It:

  • The SSCP certification validates your knowledge and experience. It’s a way to be taken more seriously. SSCPs have a voice in decisions, and their teams value their advice.
  • New career opportunities.The SSCP can spark career growth. It can lead to higher pay, promotions, more complex work, exciting challenges, project lead roles and even better jobs.
  • Growth and learning.The SSCP not only proves your knowledge, it helps you develop new skills you can instantly apply in your day-to-day work. And you’ll stay up-to-date on emerging security threats

Experience Required:

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