SECURITY TRAININGS

SSCP – Systems Security Certified Practitioner

STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

Get the Needed Experience

To qualify for SSCP certification, you must have:

  • A minimum of one year of cumulative work experience
  • In one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

A one year prerequisite pathway will be granted for a candidate who received a degree (bachelors or masters) in a cybersecurity program.

Don’t have the required work experience yet? You can take and pass the SSCP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)2 designation. Then, you’ll have up to two years to earn your required work experience for the SSCP.

Create an Account at Pearson VUE and Schedule Your Exam

To schedule an exam, you must create an account at Pearson VUE.

Pearson VUE is the leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. You can find details on testing locations, policies, accommodations and more on their website.

Once you’ve set up your account and are ready to register, you’ll need to:

  • Complete the Examination Agreement. You agree to the truth of your assertions regarding professional experience. You also legally commit to the adherence of the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
  • Review the Candidate Background Questions.
  • Pay the exam fee.

Pass the Exam

This is the day to show your greatness! You’ll have three hours to complete the 125 exam questions.

You must pass the exam with a scaled score of 700 points or greater.

Want more details? Read our exam scoring FAQs.

Subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Get Endorsed

Let’s say you pass the exam. Then what?

Before this IT security certification can be awarded, you have to:

  • Subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
  • Have your application endorsed.

Your endorsement form must be completed and signed by an (ISC)² certified professional. He or she needs to be an active member who can confirm your professional experience.

(ISC)² can endorse you if you can’t find a certified individual.

You have nine months from the date of the exam to complete these steps. If you don’t, you have to retake the exam to get certified.

Want to learn more? Read our endorsement assistance guidelines.