Author: Jason Helmick

The SSCP® is an entry-level (ISC)² certification that helps newcomers enter the information security space. It also serves as a stepping stone to the more advanced CISSP... Read more


This selection of courses will stretch your security knowledge by introducing you to the 7 CBK® Domains.

SSCP®: Introduction and the Exam Requirements

by Jason Helmick

Oct 13, 2015 / 28m


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This course introduces the System Security Certified Practitioner Exam, the information required to pass the exam, the Pluralsight learning path describing the content of the series, and the 6 step certification process involved in taking, passing, and maintaining the certification.

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  1. SSCP Introduction and Exam Requirements28m

SSCP®: Access Controls

by Jason Helmick

Oct 13, 2015 / 3h 1m

3h 1m

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In this course, you'll learn how to use single and multifactor authentication; explore single sign-on and device authentication; learn about one-way and two-way trust relationships and transitive trusts; participate in authorization, proofing, provisioning, maintenance, and entitlement; and differentiate between mandatory and discretionary access control, non-discretionary access control, and role-based and attribute-based access control.

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  1. Introduction7m
  2. Implement Authentication Mechanisms57m
  3. Operate Internetwork Trust Architectures27m
  4. Participate in the Identity-management Lifecycle44m
  5. Implement Access Controls44m

SSCP®: Security Operations and Administration

by Jason Helmick

Oct 13, 2015 / 7h 19m

7h 19m

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In this course, you will learn to understand and comply with the codes of ethics, understand security concepts, document and operate security controls, participate in assets management, implement and asses compliance with controls, participate in change management, participate in security awareness training and participate in physical security operations.

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  1. Introduction9m
  2. Understand and Comply with Codes of Ethics59m
  3. Understand Security Concepts50m
  4. Document and Operate Security Controls39m
  5. Participate in Asset Management58m
  6. Implement and Assess Compliance with Controls55m
  7. Participate in Change Management51m
  8. Participate in Security Awareness and Training1h 3m
  9. Participate in Physical Security Operations49m

SSCP®: Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis

by Jason Helmick

Oct 13, 2015 / 2h 42m

2h 42m

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In this course, you will learn to understand the risk management process, perform security assessment activities, operate and maintain monitoring systems, and analyze monitoring results.

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  1. Introduction5m
  2. Understanding the Risk Management Process52m
  3. Perform Security Assessment Activities37m
  4. Operate and Maintain Monitoring Systems31m
  5. Analyze Monitoring Results35m

SSCP®: Incident Response and Recovery

by Jason Helmick

Oct 14, 2015 / 2h 26m

2h 26m

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In this course, you will learn to participate in Incident Handling. The learner will understand and support Forensic Investigations and will understand and support Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans.

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  1. SSCP Incident Response and Recovery3m
  2. Participate in Incident Handling43m
  3. Understand and Support Forensic Investigations32m
  4. Understand and Support Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan1h 7m

SSCP®: Cryptography

by Jason Helmick

Oct 29, 2015 / 2h 48m

2h 48m

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In this course, you will learn to understand and apply fundamental concepts of cryptography, the learner will understand requirements for cryptography, and will understand and support secure protocols, the learner will operate and implement cryptographic systems.

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  1. Introduction4m
  2. Understand and Apply Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography1h 3m
  3. Understand Requirements for Cryptography32m
  4. Understand and Support Secured Protocols21m
  5. Operate and Implement Cryptographic Systems45m

SSCP®: Network and Communications Security

by Jason Helmick

Dec 18, 2015 / 3h 20m

3h 20m

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In this course, you will learn and explore Network and Communication Security. You will learn to understand security issues related to networks, protect telecommunications technologies, control network access, manage LAN-based security, operate and configure network-based security devices, and implement and operate wireless technologies.

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  1. Introduction5m
  2. Understand Security Issues Related to Networks59m
  3. Protect Telecommunications Technologies16m
  4. Control Network Access20m
  5. Manage LAN-based Security36m
  6. Operate and Configure Network-based Security Devices34m
  7. Implement and Operate Wireless Technologies27m

SSCP®: Systems and Application Security

by Jason Helmick

Dec 23, 2015 / 2h 53m

2h 53m

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In this course, you will learn to identify and analyze malicious code and activity, implement and operate endpoint device security, operate and configure cloud security, explore secure big data systems, and operate and secure virtual environments.

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  1. Introduction6m
  2. Identify and Analyze Malicious Code and Activity58m
  3. Implement and Operate Endpoint Device Security32m
  4. Operate and Configure Cloud Security41m
  5. Secure Big Data Systems13m
  6. Operate and Secure Virtual Environments19m

What you will learn

  • An overview of security concepts and controls
  • How to participate in both asset and change management
  • Fundamental cryptography concepts and how to apply them
  • How to support secured protocols
  • What a forensic investigation entails
  • How to identify and analyze malicious code and activity
  • How to secure the Cloud, big data systems, and virtual environments
  • How to protect networks and telecommunication technologies
  • Wireless technology implementation and operation
  • Ways to manage access
  • How to manage, monitor, and identify risks


To obtain the SSCP certification, you must have at least one year of full-time paid work experience. If you do not meet this requirement, you can proceed and become an Associate of (ISC)².

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