Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Certificate

Through the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Online Certificate Program, in partnership with ed2go, students will master key security concepts and thoroughly understand all of the SSCP objectives. This program is focused on several domains, including access controls, administration, auditing and monitoring, risk, response and recovery, cryptography, data communication and malicious code/malware.

Who Should Attend

This is an ideal program for those seeking the SSCP certification or preparing to find a position as a network administrator or a security administrator.

Certificate Completion

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) course will prepare students to take the SSCP certification exam.

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Instructor-facilitated online courses
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Learn from the convenience of your home and at your pace

Course Information
Course No. GES 322
Units NC
Fee* $1,595

* Fees are subject to change


Training Time

80 hours; 6 months

expand I. Introduction, Authentication and Access Control
  1. Authentication
  2. User Account Management
  3. Access Control Concepts
  4. Access Control Lists
  5. Password Policy
expand III. Risk, Response and Recovery and Cryptography
  1. Risk Management
  2. Security Assessment
  3. Incident Handling
  4. Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans
  5. PKI and Certificates
  6. IPSec
  7. Encryption
  8. VPNs
expand II. Networking and Malware
  1. Physical Network Security
  2. Network Data Security
  3. OSI and TCP/IP Models
  4. Remote Access
  5. Firewalls
  6. Wireless Security
  7. VLANs
  8. Malware Identification
  9. Malware Mitigation
expand IV. Monitoring and Security Policy
  1. Security Auditing
  2. Change Management
  3. Security Policies
  4. Data Management
  5. System Monitoring
  6. System Analysis

Skill Sets

  • Logical access controls for subjects and objects
  • Authentication
  • Access control concepts
  • Network trusts
  • Identity management
  • Cloud computing security concepts
  • Physical network security and network data security
  • OSI and TCP/ IP models
  • Remote access
  • Firewalls and proxies
  • Wireless security and cellular technologies
  • Security policies and awareness training


Must have access to a computer, Internet and an active e-mail account. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are also required for this program.

The following materials will be included in your tuition:

  • SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide