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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

Chapter 5
Cryptography (Domain 5)

THIS CHAPTER COVERS THE FOLLOWING SSCP EXAM OBJECTIVES:

  • images 5.1 Understand fundamental concepts of cryptography
    • Hashing
    • Salting
    • Symmetric/asymmetric encryption/Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
    • Non-repudiation (e.g., digital signatures/certificates, HMAC, audit trail)
    • Encryption algorithms (e.g., AES, RSA)
    • Key strength (e.g., 256, 512, 1024, 2048 bit keys)
    • Cryptographic attacks, cryptanalysis, and countermeasures
  • images 5.2 Understand reasons and requirements for cryptography
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity and authenticity
    • Data sensitivity (e.g., PII, intellectual property, PHI)
    • Regulatory
  • images 5.3 Understand and support secure protocols
    • Services and protocols (e.g., IPSec, TLS, S/MIME, DKIM)
    • Common use cases
    • Limitations and vulnerabilities
  • images 5.4 Understand Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems
    • Fundamental key management concepts (e.g., key rotation, key composition, key creation, exchange, revocation, escrow)
    • Web of Trust (WOT) (e...