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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price  NZD 3600 exc GST
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Why study this course

Gain core knowledge and experience to successfully manage security administration and operations and prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) certification.

Earning a globally recognised advanced security administration and operations certification like the SSCP is a great way to grow your career and better secure your organisation’s critical assets.

The ISC2 SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at ISC2.

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fee but can be purchased separately. Please contact us for a quote.

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What you’ll learn

ISC2 SSCP certification demonstrates you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at ISC2.

ISC2 Official Training Partner - Preferred

ISC2 at Lumify Work

ISC2: The world’s leading cyber security and IT security professional organisation. Lumify Work is one of only a few select training providers in Australia with campuses in New Zealand and the Philippines. We offer official ISC2 courses and training materials.

Who is the course for?

The ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner is ideal for IT administrators, managers, directors and network security professionals responsible for the hands-on operational security of their organisation’s critical assets, including those in the following positions:

  • Network Security Engineer

  • Systems Administrator

  • Security Analyst

  • Systems Engineer

  • Security Consultant/Specialist

  • Security Administrator

  • Systems/Network Analyst

  • Database Administrator

Course subjects

The ISC2 SSCP exam evaluates your expertise across seven security domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.

Refer to the SSCP Exam Outline for a deeper dive into the SSCP domains.

Domain 1. Security Operations and Administration

  • Comply with codes of ethics

  • Understand security concepts

  • Identify and implement security controls

  • Document and maintain functional security controls

  • Participate in asset management lifecycle (hardware, software and data)

  • Participate in change management lifecycle

  • Participate in implementing security awareness and training (e.g., social engineering/ phishing)

  • Collaborate with physical security operations (e.g., data center assessment, badging)

Domain 2. Access Controls

  • Implement and maintain authentication methods

  • Support internetwork trust architectures

  • Participate in the identity management lifecycle

  • Understand and apply access controls

Domain 3. Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis

  • Understand the risk management process

  • Understand legal and regulatory concerns (e.g., jurisdiction, limitations, privacy)

  • Participate in security assessment and vulnerability management activities

  • Operate and monitor security platforms (e.g., continuous monitoring)

  • Analyse monitoring results

Domain 4. Incident Response and Recovery

  • Support incident lifecycle (e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO))

  • Understand and support forensic investigations

  • Understand and support business continuity plan (BCP) and disaster recovery plan (DRP) activities

Domain 5. Cryptography

  • Understand reasons and requirements for cryptography

  • Apply cryptography concepts

  • Understand and implement secure protocols

  • Understand and support public key infrastructure (PKI) systems

Domain 6. Network and Communications Security

  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts of networking

  • Understand network attacks (e.g., distributed denial of service (DDoS), man-in-the-middle (MITM), Domain Name System (DNS) poisoning) and countermeasures (e.g., content delivery networks (CDN))

  • Manage network access controls

  • Manage network security

  • Operate and configure network-based security devices

  • Secure wireless communications

Domain 7. Systems and Application Security

  • Identify and analyse malicious code and activity

  • Implement and operate endpoint device security

  • Administer Mobile Device Management (MDM)

  • Understand and configure cloud security

  • Operate and maintain secure virtual 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® (Common Body of Knowledge). 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 ISC2 by successfully passing the SSCP exam. An Associate of ISC2 can then accumulate the necessary work experience to achieve full certification.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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