The ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) examination is a globally recognized certification for IT professionals aiming to demonstrate their expertise in implementing, monitoring, and administering IT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures. The SSCP exam covers key domains such as Access Controls, Security Operations and Administration, Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis, Incident Response and Recovery, Cryptography, Network and Communications Security, and Systems and Application Security. The exam evaluates your ability to tackle operational demands and challenges related to securing an organization's information assets.
Here's a breakdown of the main domains covered in the SSCP exam:
Implement authentication mechanisms.
Operate internetwork trust architectures.
Participate in the identity-management lifecycle.
Control access based on need and job function.
Security Operations and Administration:
Understand and comply with the code of ethics.
Understand security concepts.
Document and operate security controls.
Participate in asset management.
Implement security controls in hardware and software.
Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis:
Understand the risk management process.
Operate and maintain monitoring systems.
Analyze monitoring results.
Incident Response and Recovery:
Participate in incident handling.
Understand and support forensic investigations.
Understand and support business continuity plan (BCP) and disaster recovery plan (DRP) operations.
Understand and apply fundamental cryptographic concepts.
Operate and implement cryptographic systems.
Networks and Communications Security:
Understand security issues related to networks.
Protect telecommunications technologies.
Systems and Application Security:
Identify and analyze malicious code.
Operate and configure cloud security.
Secure big data systems.
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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Exam Details
Number of Questions: 125 questions
Duration: 180 minutes
Passing Score: 700 out of 1000
Languages: Available in English
Exam Format: Multiple Choice/Multiple Response
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long is the certification valid for?
A: The SSCP certification is valid for three years. Renewal requires earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits over this period.
Q: What are the prerequisites for this certification?
A: While there are no strict prerequisites for taking the exam, to earn the SSCP certification, candidates must have at least one year of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the SSCP domains.
Q: How should I optimally prepare for the exam?
A: Utilize this practice test in conjunction with the ISC2 SSCP course on Cybrary. Additionally, review ISC2's official study materials and engage in hands-on tasks related to IT security.
Q: How closely does this practice test mirror the actual exam?
A: This practice test closely emulates the format, difficulty, and content of the real exam, ensuring that you are thoroughly prepared for every aspect of the certification test.
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