(ISC)2 SSCP Certification Overview and Benefits

The ISC)2 was established in 1989 by the Special Interest Group for Computer Security, (SIG-CS), and other organizations whose goal was to standardize a vendor neutral security certification program. The Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is the core of every (ISC2) certification program. It is a framework for establishing industry standards as well as security principles.

Professionals who are working in IT jobs or developing their knowledge of Information Security can apply for the (ISC)2 SSCP certificate. This certification meets the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024. It is also one of the basic certifications that allows professionals to meet the requirements of DoD 8570.01-Manual and US Department of Defense Directive 8040. As cybersecurity becomes more complex, the U.S. federal governments require qualified workers and have established minimum knowledge requirements to ensure that they are able to perform security-related tasks. SSCP certification meets IA Technical (IAT), functions at levels I, II and CSSP Infrastructure Support.
What is the SSCP certification?
The (ISC2 SSCP) certification is often equaled with Security+, which from CompTIA is an entry-level IT security certification. However, this certification allows for a comprehensive, real-world experience that can be easily applied in a professional’s daily work activities and is often regarded as a great way to prepare to take the CISSP. The (ISC)2 SSCP certification can be used by professionals to keep abreast of security threats and to provide them with a complete overview of important topics such as planning risk management and business continuity.
Professionals can earn the SSCP certification to be able to recognize their computer-related security knowledge, proficiency, skills, and competencies. This certification is worth considering for anyone interested in Information Security and cyber security professionals who are looking to advance their careers. This certification is available to IT security professionals already working in the field. This certification is available to consultants, analysts, system administrators, engineers, network security engineers, and database administrators.
You must have the required experience to be eligible for the SSCP credential.
SSCP targets security professionals with at least one year of experience in one or several of the Common Body of Knowledge areas (CBK) that (ISC.2) considers most important for aspiring IT security professionals.

For one month of work experience, you must work at least 34 hours per week for four weeks. Part-time work is allowed up to 2080 hours. Candidates who have completed a bachelor’s/master’s degree at an approved institution in cybersecurity can satisfy the experience requirement.

Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering are all pre-approved degrees. Qualifications are randomly checked.

You can also apply for the SSCP with a paid or unpaid internship, but the company/organization must confirm the position.

Those who do not have the required work experience can still take the SSCP exam. If they pass, they can become an Associate of (ISC2) designation. This is an alternative to normal certification and allows for up to two years to complete endorsement and become SSCP certified.

How to Prepare for SSCP certification?
Candidates should begin by learning as much information about the exam as possible. This can be done by downloading the official certification website material. You can also access test demonstrations on the Pearson VUE website. It is important to familiarize yourself with the content and domains of the test. You also need to know all administrative requirements in order to avoid any issues or grounds that could prevent you from passing the SSCP exam.
The applicant will need to sign in to Pearson VUE, select the preferred test center and schedule date, as well as pay the fees. Pearson VUE will then send the information to (ISC). You can also register by phone
All certifications are based on the Common Body of Knowledge, (CBK), which was created and maintained by (ISC).2. They are based on industry norms and best practices in information safety. A Job Task Analysis (JTA), is required.