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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Practice Tests

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner Official Practice Tests

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The SSCP certification is offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The SSCP is the entry-level credential in this series. With SSCP certification, you’ll meet the requirements of the Department of Defense for entry-level Information Assurance Technical (IAT I) roles, positioning you for a successful career in cybersecurity. This book's first seven chapters cover each of the seven domains on the SSCP exam with sixty or more questions per domain, so you can focus your study efforts exactly where you need more review. The book also contains two complete practice exams that you can use as time trials to assess your readiness for the SSCP and a future in the field of information assurance. By the end of the book, you would have strengthened your weak areas and reinforced your learning to ace the test and earn the certification.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
2
Chapter 1 Access Controls (Domain 1)
3
Chapter 2 Security Operations and Administration (Domain 2)
4
Chapter 3 Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis (Domain 3)
5
Chapter 4 Incident Response and Recovery (Domain 4)
6
Chapter 5 Cryptography (Domain 5)
7
Chapter 6 Network and Communications Security (Domain 6)
8
Chapter 7 Systems and Application Security (Domain 7)
9
Chapter 8 Practice Test 1
10
Chapter 9 Practice Test 2
11
Index
12
Advert
13
End User License Agreement

SSCP Certification

The SSCP certification is offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, a global nonprofit. The mission of (ISC)2 is to support and provide members and constituents with credentials, resources, and leadership to address cyber, information, software, and infrastructure security to deliver value to society. They achieve this mission by delivering the world’s leading information security certification program. The SSCP is the entry-level credential in this series and is accompanied by several other (ISC)2 programs:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Certified Cyber Forensic Professional (CCFP)
  • HealthCare Information Security Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

There are also three advanced CISSP certifications for those who wish to move on from the base credential to demonstrate advanced expertise in a domain of information security:

  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
  • Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP)
  • Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP)

The SSCP certification covers seven domains of information security knowledge. These domains are meant to serve as the broad knowledge foundation required to succeed in the information security profession. They include:

  • Access Controls
  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Network and Communications Security
  • Systems and Application Security

Complete details on the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) are contained in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB). The CIB, which includes a full outline of exam topics, can be found on the ISC2 website at www.isc2.org.