Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Pass the (ISC)² exam and launch your cybersecurity career with our well-planned SSCP certification training course and hands-on labs.

(SSCP.AE2) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-377-6
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Passing the SSCP exam opens doors to exciting IT security careers. This course, built around (ISC)2 SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Practice Tests, gives you the winning combination of knowledge and hands-on practice you need to succeed. We'll cover everything from security setup to handling security incidents, all explained in a clear way. With interactive features like gamified testpreps, you'll build your understanding and feel confident tackling the exam.

Skills You’ll Get

  • Gain a comprehensive grasp of core security principles and practices covered in the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP).
  • Learn to translate security concepts into practical solutions for the real-world security challenges organizations face.
  • Master the format and approach of the (ISC)² SSCP exam to confidently navigate it.
  • Build a strong foundation in key areas like security architecture, incident response, and network security.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in (ISC)² SSCP domains, making you a more competitive candidate for IT security positions.

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Lessons

13+ Lessons | 593+ Exercises | 249+ Quizzes | 344+ Flashcards | 344+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

125+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 125+ Post Assessment Questions | 250+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

25+ LiveLab | 25+ Video tutorials | 38+ Minutes

1

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • What Is an SSCP?
  • Using This Course
  • Let's Get Started!
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
  • Exam Essentials
3

Information Security Fundamentals

  • The Common Needs for Privacy, Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Training and Educating Everybody
  • SSCPs and Professional Ethics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
4

Integrated Information Risk Management

  • 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
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
6

Communications and Network Security

  • Trusting Our Communications in a Converged World
  • Internet Systems Concepts
  • Two Protocol Stacks, One Internet
  • Wireless Network Technologies
  • IP Addresses, DHCP, and Subnets
  • IPv4 vs. IPv6: Important Differences and Options
  • CIANA Layer by Layer
  • Securing Networks as Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
7

Identity and Access Control

  • Identity and Access: Two Sides of the Same CIANA+PS Coin
  • Identity Management Concepts
  • Access Control Concepts
  • Network Access Control
  • Implementing and Scaling IAM
  • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Zero Trust Architectures
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
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+PS
  • Public Key Infrastructures
  • Applying Cryptography to Meet Different Needs
  • Managing Cryptographic Assets and Systems
  • Measures of Merit for Cryptographic Solutions
  • Attacks and Countermeasures
  • PKI and Trust: A Recap
  • On the Near Horizon
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
9

Hardware and Systems Security

  • Infrastructure Security Is Baseline Management
  • Securing the Physical Context
  • Infrastructures 101 and Threat Modeling
  • Endpoint Security
  • 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
10

Applications, Data, and Cloud Security

  • It's a Data-Driven World…At the Endpoint
  • Software as Appliances
  • Applications Lifecycles and Security
  • CIANA+PS 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
11

Incident Response and Recovery

  • Defeating the Kill Chain One Skirmish at a Time
  • Harsh Realities of Real Incidents
  • Incident Response Framework
  • Preparation
  • Detection and Analysis
  • Containment and Eradication
  • Recovery: Getting Back to Business
  • Post-Incident Activities
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
12

Business Continuity via Information Security and People Power

  • What Is a Disaster?
  • Surviving to Operate: Plan for It!
  • Timelines for BC/DR Planning and Action
  • Options for Recovery
  • Cloud-Based “Do-Over” Buttons for Continuity, Security, and Resilience
  • People Power for BC/DR
  • Security Assessment: For BC/DR and Compliance
  • Converged Communications: Keeping Them Secure During BC/DR Actions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
13

Cross-Domain Challenges

  • Operationalizing Security Across the Immediate and Longer Term
  • Supply Chains, Security, and the SSCP
  • Other Dangers on the Web and Net
  • On Our Way to the Future
  • Enduring Lessons
  • Your Next Steps
  • At the Close
  • Exam Essentials

2

Information Security Fundamentals

  • Encrypting Files with EFS
3

Integrated Information Risk Management

  • Conducting Vulnerability Scanning Using Nessus
  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
  • Configuring a VPN
5

Communications and Network Security

  • Configuring a Router
  • Configuring Default Routing
  • Configuring Network Address Translation
  • Finding the Physical and Logical Address of a LAN Adapter
  • Getting the UDP Settings and the Current Connection Statistics of UDP
  • Tracing Route Using Tracert
  • Intercepting Packets
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Obtaining the ARP Cache and Getting Information about DNS
  • Obtaining Information about Different IP Versions and the IP Version of a Network Adapter
  • Getting the TCP Settings and Information about the Current Connection Statistics of TCP
  • Adding an IPv6 Address
  • Assigning Different Classes of IP Addresses
  • Using Burp Suite
  • Performing ARP Spoofing
6

Identity and Access Control

  • Creating ACL in a Router
7

Cryptography

  • Observing an MD5-Generated Hash Value
  • Observing an SHA-Generated Hash Value
  • Performing Symmetric Key Encryption
  • Using OpenSSL to Create a Public/Private Key Pair
8

Hardware and Systems Security

  • Creating a Virtual Machine

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The SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) certification, from (ISC)², validates your ability to secure critical IT assets. It shows you have the advanced technical skills to implement, monitor, and manage IT infrastructure using best practices.

The SSCP exam fee is $249 (US). Training options vary, but expect to pay around $280-$1000 for uCertify’s training programs.

Globally, SSCP holders average $94,948 annually, with regional variations.

No. This course prepares you for the (ISC)² SSCP exam, which you must pass separately to earn the certification.

To take the exam, you need one year of cumulative work experience in at least one of the seven SSCP domains. A relevant degree can substitute for up to one year.

Yes, this course is fully online for your convenience.

This course is designed to be flexible. You can take the modules covering the six SSCP exam domains (Access Controls, Security Operations, etc.) in any order that suits your learning style.

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