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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)


Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Get certified for the (ISC)² SSCP certification exam with the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) course and lab. The lab can be mapped to any course, textbook, or training, therefore, adding value and a hands-on component to training. The SSCP course covers the common needs for privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and availability; SSCPs and professional ethics; ongoing, continuous monitoring, and more. The SSCP training will help you understand exam objectives completely with its various interactive learning resources.



Access Length

12 Months





Course Overview

This course prepares a student to take the ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) national certification exam.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Introduction
  • About This Course
  • What Is an SSCP?
  • Using This Course
  • Objective Map
  • Earning Your Certification
Chapter 2: The Business Case for Decision Assurance and Information Security
  • Information: The Lifeblood of Business
  • Policy, Procedure, and Process: How Business Gets Business Done
  • Who Runs the Business?
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Information Security Fundamentals
  • The Common Needs for Privacy, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Training and Educating Everybody
  • SSCPs and Professional Ethics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 4: Integrated Risk Management and Mitigation
  • It’s a Dangerous World
  • The Four Faces of Risk
  • Getting Integrated and Proactive with Information Defense
  • Risk Management: Concepts and Frameworks
  • Risk Assessment
  • Four Choices for Limiting or Containing Damage
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 5: Operationalizing Risk Mitigation
  • From Tactical Planning to Information Security Operations
  • Operationalizing Risk Mitigation: Step by Step
  • The Ongoing Job of Keeping Your Baseline Secure
  • Ongoing, Continuous Monitoring
  • Reporting to and Engaging with Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 6: Communications and Network Security
  • Trusting Our Communications in a Converged World
  • Internet Systems Concepts
  • Two Protocol Stacks, One Internet
  • IP Addresses, DHCP, and Subnets
  • IPv4 vs. IPv6: Key Differences and Options
  • CIANA Layer by Layer
  • Securing Networks as Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 7: Identity and Access Control
  • Identity and Access: Two Sides of the Same CIANA Coin
  • Identity Management Concepts
  • Access Control Concepts
  • Network Access Control
  • Implementing and Scaling IAM
  • Zero Trust Architectures
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 8: Cryptography
  • Cryptography: What and Why
  • Building Blocks of Digital Cryptographic Systems
  • Keys and Key Management
  • Modern Cryptography: Beyond the “Secret Decoder Ring”
  • “Why Isn’t All of This Stuff Secret?”
  • Cryptography and CIANA
  • Public Key Infrastructures
  • Other Protocols: Applying Cryptography to Meet Different Needs
  • Measures of Merit for Cryptographic Solutions
  • Attacks and Countermeasures
  • On the Near Horizon
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 9: Hardware and Systems Security
  • Infrastructure Security Is Baseline Management
  • Infrastructures 101 and Threat Modeling
  • Malware: Exploiting the Infrastructure’s Vulnerabilities
  • Privacy and Secure Browsing
  • “The Sin of Aggregation”
  • Updating the Threat Model
  • Managing Your Systems’ Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 10: Applications, Data, and Cloud Security
  • It’s a Data-Driven World…At the Endpoint
  • Software as Appliances
  • Applications Lifecycles and Security
  • CIANA and Applications Software Requirements
  • Application Vulnerabilities
  • “Shadow IT:” The Dilemma of the User as Builder
  • Information Quality and Information Assurance
  • Protecting Data in Motion, in Use, and at Rest
  • Into the Clouds: Endpoint App and Data Security Considerations
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Countermeasures: Keeping Your Apps and Data Safe and Secure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 11: Incident Response and Recovery
  • Defeating the Kill Chain One Skirmish at a Time
  • Incident Response Framework
  • Preparation
  • Detection and Analysis
  • Containment and Eradication
  • Recovery: Getting Back to Business
  • Post-Incident Activities
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 12: Business Continuity via Information Security and People Power
  • A Spectrum of Disruption
  • Surviving to Operate: Plan for It!
  • Cloud-Based “Do-Over” Buttons for Continuity, Security, and Resilience
  • CIANA at Layer 8 and Above
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Chapter 13: Risks, Issues, and Opportunities, Starting Tomorrow
  • On Our Way to the Future
  • Enduring Lessons
  • Your Next Steps
  • At the Close

All necessary course materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) national certification exam.

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