System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

R3 328.50

This course covers the identity management life cycle, and specific access controls such as mandatory, non-discretionary, role-based, and attribute-based controls.

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People Industry partner: (ISC)²
Certificate Certified by Optimi College

Course code: C01195



System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

SSCP 2021: Basic Security Concepts
SSCP 2021: Security Controls
SSCP 2021: Asset & Change Management Lifecycles
SSCP 2021: Physical Security Operations
SSCP 2021: Understanding & Applying Cryptography
SSCP 2021: Secure Protocols & Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
SSCP 2021: Authentication & Trust Architectures
SSCP 2021: Identity Management & Access Control Models
SSCP 2021: Risk Management
SSCP 2021: Security & Vulnerability Assessment
SSCP 2021: Incident Response & Forensics
SSCP 2021: Business Continuity Planning
SSCP 2021: Fundamental Networking Concepts
SSCP 2021: Network Attacks & Countermeasures
SSCP 2021: Secure Wireless Communication
SSCP 2021: Malware & Countermeasures
SSCP 2021: Endpoint Protection and Mobile Device Management
SSCP 2021: Secure Virtual & Cloud Environments

Candidates must have a minimum of one year cumulative paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK. A one year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelors or masters) in a cybersecurity program.

A candidate who doesn’t have the required experience to become an SSCP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the SSCP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have two years to earn the one year required experience.

Part-time work and internships may also count towards your experience.

Expertise level: Intermediate

Course type: Industry endorsed

Industry partner: (ISC)²

Certification: Certificate confirming course completion.

Certification issued by: Optimi College

Assessment information:

Online assessments


Exam information:

  • External industry exam.
  • Exam fees are not included in the course fee.
  • Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) fee is not included in the course fee.

Course fee: R3 328.50

Deposit: R1 667.40

Monthly instalment: R553.70

Payment duration: 3 months

Study duration: You will have course access for 12 months. To complete the course, we recommend a total of 30 hours of study, e.g. study 1 hour per day and complete your course in 1 month.

Dedicated support team

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Exam booking assistance

Depending on your chosen course you will either receive advice or assistance in booking certain exams yourself, or our exam team will make a booking on your behalf. Our team will advise you on the venue closest to you, assist with booking a seat, and confirm the time, date and logistics for your exam sitting. Optimi College also offers discounted exam vouchers for numerous IT certification exams.

Skillsoft Learner Management System (LMS) access

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