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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner

The world of IT security is fast-paced and exciting, with the potential for high earnings—but it can also be competitive. To stay ahead, you’ll need a certification like the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), a premier credential that is ideal for those wanting to begin or advance a career in computer networking or security. Our SSCP training course will prepare you for this industry-recognized certification, as well as a career in the information technology sector.

The SSCP is one of the best cyber security certifications you can earn, especially as an entry-level professional. An SSCP exam prep course, is a great way to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed—and that you can prove it to your employer. This course will also prepare you for a career as a network administrator or security administrator, and help you stay up-to-date on your skills if you already work in the IT sector.

6 Months / 80 Course Hrs
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George Mason University

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Course Code: GES333

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the dynamics of data communication
  • Learn how to identify and mitigate malicious codes such as viruses, Trojans, logic bombs, social engineering, insider threats, data theft, DDoS, spoofing, Phishing, Pharming, and spam
  • Explore authentication and access control methods
  • Become familiar with identity management and cloud computing concepts
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 80 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become prepared to take the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam
  • Jump-start your career as an information security analyst, computer systems analyst, security management specialist, or computer user support specialist
  • Learn the skills needed to begin a career in the technology sector, or further your knowledge if you’re already employed
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of a network administrator so you’re better equipped to make decisions on the job

Outline

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Introduction

Receive an overview of the fundamentals of data communication and network security. Understand the basics of firewalls, proxy servers, and wireless and cellular technologies. Develop the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively within the course and in a professional environment.

Authentication

Learn how to manage user accounts, access control concepts and lists, and how to regulate and monitor passwords.

Networking

Understand how to run physical network security as well as network data security. Learn the difference between OSI, TCP/IP models and find out best practices for remote access.

Malware

Master an understanding of best malware practices. Learn about firewalls, wireless security. VLANs, malware identification, and malware mitigation.

Risk, Response, and Recovery

Explore how to deal with system vulnerabilities. Learn about risk management, how to assess security, and incident handling.

Monitoring and Security

Complete the course by learning about monitoring and security policy. You’ll cover security auditing, change management, security policies, data management, system monitoring, and system analysis.

Details
  1. Introduction, Authentication and Access Control
    1. Authentication
    2. User Account Management
    3. Access Control Concepts
    4. Access Control Lists
    5. Password Policy
  2. Networking and Malware
    1. Physical Network Security
    2. Network Data Security
    3. OSI and TCP/IP Models
    4. Remote Access
    5. Firewalls
    6. Wireless Security
    7. VLANs
    8. Malware Identification
    9. Malware Mitigation
  3. Risk, Response and Recovery and Cryptography
    1. Risk Management
    2. Security Assessment
    3. Incident Handling
    4. Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans
    5. PKI and Certificates
    6. IPSec
    7. Encryption
    8. VPNs
  4. Monitoring and Security Policy
    1. Security Auditing
    2. Change Management
    3. Security Policies
    4. Data Management
    5. System Monitoring
    6. System Analysis
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Instructors & Support

David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

This is an advanced level course. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, networking, and security knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

About Certification

isc2

(ISC)2 is an international association committed to ensuring the growth and learning of information security professionals. There is much at stake in this fast-paced industry, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on all the latest tools and techniques. (ISC)2 is committed to putting you at the forefront of the industry, and as the world’s leading organization dedicated to promoting IT and cybersecurity, they have the resources to do just that. When you enroll in a course certified by (ISC)2, you can be confident you’re getting the latest information and the most robust and renowned certifications in the industry.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, if you enrolled in exam included access, you will receive exam vouchers for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

What are the requirements to take the SSCP exam?

Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge. For the SSCP certification, one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK is required. If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² until you have gained the required experience. To take the exam, you have to schedule it at an authorized testing center scheduled through VUE. A score of 700 out of 1000 is required to pass.

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