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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included)

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 program 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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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES333

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
SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included) Outline
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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.


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


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.


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.

Program 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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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included) Instructors
David Grimes

David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Prerequisites / Requirements


This is an advanced level program. 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.


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: 

  • Windows 7 and later operating systems and the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers. (Although Firefox or Chrome is preferred). Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.
SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included) Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

Is the SSCP exam included in the cost of the program?

Yes, you will receive an exam voucher Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. 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.

Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

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

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.
What happens when I complete the program?

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

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 598-3856. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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

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

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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