Learning Path

(ISC)² System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The SSCP certificate path will prepare students for one of the industry’s leading certifications.

What you will learn

The System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification path will provide students with an overview of foundational information security concepts. The course will cover the seven domains that encompass the SSCP, with topics ranging from securing information systems and data to overall security operations. This training would benefit those looking to get started in the information security field, or those who want to reinforce and prove their information security knowledge.

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Security Operations and Administration

Course — 01:37:09

K0003, K0005, K0097, K0244, K0299, K0516, K0622, S0147, S0358

Domain 1 will explore several foundational concepts of the SSCP exam. This domain will begin with reviewing what to expect from the exam, followed by core information security management concepts.

Access Controls

Course — 00:52:10

K0007, K0033, K0037, K0043, K0044, K0056, K0065, S0006, S0007, S0031, S0168

Domain 2 will review how access controls and identity and access management work.

Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis

Course — 01:02:33

K0002, K0038, K0048, K0149, K0165, K0263, K0527, S0171, S0229, S0309, S0364

Domain 3 will explore how risks are identified and measured within organizations.

Incident Response and Recovery

Course — 00:49:56

K0017, K0026, K0041, K0042, K0133, K0150, S0032, S0054, S0065, S0201

Domain 4 explores the incident response process framework that organizations establish for the detection, mitigation and remediation of security incidents.

Overview of Cryptography

Course — 00:55:23

K0018, K0034, K0049, K0056, K0190, K0277, S0059, S0138

Domain 5 will review concepts on how information and data is encrypted to help maintain the confidentiality and integrity of both the system and its data.

Network and Communications Security

Course — 01:58:58

Domain 6 will discuss how network communication occurs, as well as methods used to secure that communication.

System and Application Security

Course — 01:41:07

Domain 7 will discuss the fundamentals of malware and steps organizations may take to prevent or mitigate it.

SSCP Practice Exam

Assessment — 121 questions — 01:00:30

Meet the author

Latoya Alford is currently the Manager of Cyber Threat Intel and Hunt for a global pharmaceutical company where she focuses on hunting for cyber threats and using cyber threat intelligence to help drive security detection and response strategy. Latoya has several industry-relevant certifications from (ISC), GIAC(SANS), and CompTIA.

Prior to her current role, Latoya worked at Etsy and QVC, where she specialized in security operations, monitoring, and incident response. In her free time, Latoya explores ways to improve data analytics in security operations to drive cybersecurity strategy. She is also a hobbyist developer, with expertise in Python, Javascript, Ruby, and the Ruby on Rails frameworks. Latoya holds a Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics from Bloomsburg University.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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