Advance Your Career With Essential Cybersecurity Skills
You’re dedicated to your work in IT or information security, but it’s time to take your career to the next level. Take a big step forward with the SSCP!
This well-known, global IT security certification offers instant credibility. And it’s an excellent way to expand your cybersecurity knowledge — particularly if you’re in a hands-on, operational IT role or you’re building a foundation in information security.
The SSCP shows you have the technical skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures. You’re skilled in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. You matter!
Prove you’re an integral part of this exciting, constantly-changing field. Pursue your SSCP today.
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:
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.