SSCP Certification: Overview and Career Path

Are you now—or want to become—an information security (InfoSec) professional and are not sure what certification to pursue? Well, an option might be the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), which could be the right credential to launch your cybersecurity profession.

Founded in 1989, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)², is a non-profit organization that specializes in training and certifications for cybersecurity professionals. Since then, over 130,000 professionals have been certified through their credentials that are recognized worldwide.

The SSCP exam and certification are geared towards professionals who are building their foundation in InfoSec or are already employed in hands-on IT positions. This credential has met the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024 and is now also listed as one of the baseline certifications that allows professionals to meet the requirements of US Department of Defense Directive 8140 and DoD 8570.01-Manual. As cybersecurity gets more complex, the U.S. federal government, and not only, need a qualified workforce and have identified the needs to establish minimum knowledge requirements for their resources when employed in a variety of IT security-related positions. SSCP fulfills requirements for IA Technical (IAT) functions at levels I, II, and CSSP Infrastructure Support.

So, wherever you are in the cybersecurity or InfoSec journey, to jumpstart your career or give yourself a competitive edge, you might want to think about getting SSCP certified.

The (ISC)² SSCP certification is often compared to Security+, which is CompTIA’s entry-level IT security certification, but this credential offers an in-depth, real-world practice that can be readily applied in a professional’s day-to-day work activities and is actually often regarded as a great way to prepare for CISSP. This certification is vendor-neutral and gives testers a way to stay up-to-date on emerging security threats as well as provide them with a general overview (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from InfoSec Resources authored by Daniel Brecht. Read the original post at:

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