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The goal of this five-day accelerated SSCP certification course is to provide IT and information security professionals with a fully-immersed, zero-distraction, all-inclusive SSCP training experience. You'll develop the expertise to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of a security practitioner, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.
SSCP Certification was designed to recognise an international standard for practitioners of information security [IS] and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). It focuses on practices, roles and responsibilities as defined by experts from major IS industries. Certification can enhance an IS career and provide added credibility.
Your SSCP course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, meals, and accommodation.
SSCP accreditation provides information security personnel and their employers with international credibility. It also gives their employers a reliable measure of professional competence.
The key advantage of authorised (ISC)2 Institute Training is fundamental: The institute's goal is to provide an extensive overview of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), the compendium of information security practices and standards compiled and continually updated by (ISC)2 and used as the basis for the SSCP exam.
You will access exclusive benefits as Firebrand Training are an authorised (ISC)2 host partner. Only authorised (ISC)2 host partners:
On this course, you'll prepare for and sit the SSCP exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This accelerated training course is designed for those with proven technical skills and practical, hands-on security knowledge in operational IT roles. The SSCP is ideal for those working in or towards positions such as, but not limited to:
Firebrand Training has been named as “Highest Performing Affiliate of the Year – EMEA” by (ISC)2. The major security association helps companies recognise organisations and individuals who are knowledgeable in security through the CISSP, CSSLP and SSCP training.
Firebrand Training is an Authorised Provider of (ISC)2 training. W. Hord Tipton, Executive Director of (ISC)2, stated: “This award represents Firebrand as the top performer for (ISC)2...for the EMEA region.”
(ISC)2 is an international, non-profit membership association built for security professionals. When you certify, you’ll become a member of (ISC)2. As a member, you’ll join a global network of 125,000+ and get access to an array of exclusive resources, tools and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, conference and event discounts.
Become a member by earning one of (ISC)2’s gold standard certifications. Contact us to find out more.
Information security professionals invest substantially in information assets, including technology, architecture and process. But how can protection of these assets be ensured? Only through the strengths of the professionals in charge.
Industry standards, ethics and certification of IS professionals and practitioners becomes critical to ensuring a higher standard for security is achieved. (ISC)2, as the only not-for-profit consortium charged with maintaining, administering and certifying IS professionals in the Common Body of Knowledge [CBK], is the premier resource for IS professionals worldwide.
When you have certified personnel on staff, your company is operating at a known level of professional competency. Your risks are lowered and your liabilities decreased. Customers and investors are assured that your company can protect their investment. SSCPs have demonstrated their extensive knowledge of security administration. They have the ability to implement and maintain highly secure systems and to respond quickly to problems and violations. They reduce your risks and limit potential reputation, financial and business losses.
SSCP certification reduces training costs, as well by identifying highly qualified individuals for your security positions; people that can train and mentor your staff and improve their security awareness. A company-mandated certification program improves employee morale by creating a consistent career path that guarantees an employee's skills will remain current. It also improves your ability to attract and retain a highly competent staff.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
This course covers the seven domains contained in the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge. Delivered in the following order:
Understand the different Access Control systems and how they should be implemented to protect the system and data using the different levels of confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Understand the processes necessary for working with management and information owners, custodians, and users so that proper data classifications are defined. This will ensure the proper handling of all hard copy and electronic information as it is applied by the Security Operations and Administration
The Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis Domain identifies the how to identify, measure, and control losses associated with adverse events. You will review, analyze, select, and evaluate safeguards for mitigating risk
Identify how to handle Incident Response and Recovery using consistent, applies approaches including the use of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) concepts in order to mitigate damages, recover business operations, and avoid critical business interruption; and emergency response and post-disaster recovery
Identify and differentiate key cryptographic concepts and how to apply them, implement secure protocols, key management concepts, key administration and validation, and Public Key Infrastructure as it applies to securing communications in the presence of third parties
Define and identify the Networks and Communications Security needed to secure network structure, data transmission methods, transport formats, and the security measures used to maintain integrity, availability, authentication, and confidentiality of the information being transmitted
The Systems and Application Security section identifies and defines technical and non-technical attacks and how an organization can protect itself from these attacks including the concepts in endpoint device security, cloud infrastructure security, securing big data systems, and securing virtual environments.
On this accelerated course, you'll prepare for and sit your SSCP exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
You must become certified, or an associate of (ISC)2, within 9 months of exam completion. Failure to do so will require you to retake the exam in order to be come certified.
Also, recertification is required every three years, to maintain the certification, by meeting all of the (ISC)2 SSCP renewal requirements.
The SSCP Accelerated Course encompasses the (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar, intense hands-on instruction, tailored pre-reading materials, meals, and accommodations. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies.
The official (ISC)2 SSCP CBK Review Seminar (Student Handbook).
Firebrand Training utilises the official (ISC)2 copyrighted training materials for the program delivery. These materials have been derived from extensive work from SSCPs, CISSPs, (ISC)2 Instructors, and Subject Matter Experts in developing material and presentation.
Accommodation is provided for you in a modern, en-suite bedroom - making studying comfortable and convenient. Breakfasts, lunches, dinner, fresh-brewed coffee, and ample snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are currently no formal prerequisites to attend the SSCP course. Though it is recommended that students have some knowledge of other IT domains, including a basic working knowledge of network technologies. The CompTIA Security+ certification, while not required, would also be beneficial.
In order to attain the SSCP certification, delegates require a minimum of one year’s cumulative paid full-time work experience in one or more of the seven domains covered in the SSCP CBK. Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed, or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge.
If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)2 until you have gained the required experience.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
When do you want to sit your accelerated course?
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.69% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"The format of the training is great - the idea of getting away from work and family allows for better focus."
Peter Callaghan, Engie. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"Very comfortable environment with the ease of hotel onsite.
Facilities at training Centre are fantastic!"
Lorna Howard, M&G investments. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"Really knowledgeable and experienced instructor with great facilities."
Colin Rumsam, Digital Pathways Ltd. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"Following my week of intensive instruction at the Firebrand* I now have a greater appreciation of the formal aspects of IT Security. The week long course is hardwork and very rewarding. The staff at the Firebrand* were very helpful and the tutor both knowledgable and experienced in real-life IT Security application. "
J.E.. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (8/8/2005 to 14/8/2005)
"Excellent place for focused studying. The only thing you have to worry about is to study and do good. Everything is taken care of by Firebrand*. My preferred choice for future training facilities."
anon. - (ISC)2 SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (5 days) (18/4/2005 to 24/4/2005)
"This is the only way to train.
Dedicated, fast and complete."
C.L. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (9/7/2018 to 14/7/2018)
"The instructor was approachable, knowledgeable and available to discuss content outside of the course. This added value to the experience by enhancing learned material."
Randolph Rosenberg, TUI Group. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (9/7/2018 to 14/7/2018)
"This is my third course at Firebrand and every one has resulted in a certification."
John Ridings, General Dynamics. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (9/7/2018 to 14/7/2018)
"One stop shop to get CISSP qualified."
Asif Ahmed, Centrica. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/6/2018 to 23/6/2018)
"Learning made fun and enjoyable by the Instructor."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/6/2018 to 23/6/2018)
"An intense week but completely worth it.
You will never be as prepared for an exam after sitting through this week.
Highly recommended and the Firebrand staff are amazing as always."
Kyle Williams, Win Technologies. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)
"Brilliant tutor. Well laid out course.
Mark Sawyer, SLAUGHTER AND MAY 02. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)
"Fantastic facilities, well structured course topped off by engaging and charismatic instructor. Whole package is what beats the competitor."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"Really enjoyable experience with the instructor and the CISSP course.
The breadth of knowledge, and life experience the instructor has shines through in his delivery and makes for a (mostly) fun, and very interesting course. It has certainly increased my desire and determination to gain the CISSP qualification."
Hemant Mistry. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"Despite the huge range of topics to take in, the instructor delivered the course in a lively and interesting manner, with great "Real-Life" associations.
Not being and IT-Tech-y, I was slightly concerned before the course, but this should not put anyone off doing the course!"
Mark Hempton, International Nuclear Services. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"This is my first experience with Firebrand and I was impressed by the quality of the organization and delivery of the training.
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"A very big course packed into quite a long and hard week, but a well structured course reinforced important points and principals throughout.
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"Training, Food and accommodation all in one location makes a difficult course easier to take in - the usual personal admin factor is taken away. The staff and instructors are great and the course content (for CISSP in my case) was delivered very well and in a logical way."
Roy Organ, MOD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (30/4/2018 to 5/5/2018)
"The training and facilities provided by the team at Firebrand has been fantastic. The trainer was fully informed on the topic, brought the material to life with real world examples which ultimately made a very interesting course. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)
"Firebrand training is second to none, with talented and knowledgeable instructors who deliver courses using their experience in IT, not simply a theory perspective."
John Thomas, Zigbee Limted. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (19/2/2018 to 24/2/2018)
"Really good facilities, well run with professional staff. Looking forward to my next course with Firebrand."
Nicholas Wieckowski, MOD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (19/2/2018 to 24/2/2018)
"Firebrand have provided an intense and fun week on the CISSP course. A great day of knowledge was shared and the learning environment was open and conducive to discussion and a deeper understanding.
I would highly recommend Firebrand CISSP course."
K.R.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (19/2/2018 to 24/2/2018)
"Great staff, great facilities, great experience."
A.W.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (19/2/2018 to 24/2/2018)
"Great course, location and trainer with really insightful stories/examples that bring the subject to life."
Justin Stevens, teleperformance. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (19/2/2018 to 24/2/2018)
"A very "real world" learning experience that will help me immensely in my career. "
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 20/1/2018)
"Really good Instructors and you learn a lot, but be prepared to work hard.
Top tip: Make the time to do any recommended pre-reading, it will make your already very busy week a little easier."
Stephen Sharp, DXC. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)
"The atmosphere and support of Firebrand staff in my view is one I will recommend to anyone.
Gerald Anozia, Mr. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)
"Thorough, effective and excellently delivered."
M.L.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)
"Really useful with real-world examples and information relevant to the workplace, not just to specific to passing an exam. Great course and presenter."
P.S.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (15/1/2018 to 19/1/2018)
"If you would like to know about CCSP, this is the course to attend."
Kevan Hearn. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (27/11/2017 to 1/12/2017)
"Really enjoyed my time, even with the long days. Plenty of course content to learn but it was delivered in a constructive way, making it easy to learn. It helped me feel ready to take the exam."
Jason Lucas, Proact. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (11/12/2017 to 16/12/2017)
Kevin Worki. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (11/12/2017 to 16/12/2017)
"Great support and lots of good content. I've never learned and understood anything so quickly in such a short time."
Christopher Searles. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (11/12/2017 to 16/12/2017)
"I think that it would be exceptionally difficult to find a more accomplished instructor."
C.D.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Fantastic supplement to my knowledge and experience; I would not have passed this exam any other way!"
Keith Cottenden, Cyfor. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Instructor was calm, measured and knowledgeable. Was pretty good at reading the class and was punctual, available and willing to assist with topics outside of the training hours. "
Craig Hendley, FTI. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"The instructor was great and I am already looking at taking more Firebrand (ISC2) courses taught by him. Wyboston is a very acceptable training centre & accommodation. Looking forward to the next!"
Chris Wicks, Baringa. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Good, focused training - feedback and discussions with fellow attendees was very valuable."
Chris Leppard, CNS Group. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSMP (4 days) (25/9/2017 to 28/9/2017)
"Do not fear this course if you are non technical. The concepts are explained in very clear and non-technical ways!"
Stuart Leworthy. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Brilliant, accomplished an impossible exam in no time."
Kunal Hatode, NTT Security. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"I have learnt a lot that I will use at work."
Jason Medhurst, N/A. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"My time here has been outstanding and intense, almost relentless, but he has helped to understand a domain I am not very well versed in, in a very easy to follow manner"
Adam Fallon. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"I can recommend Firebrand and their CISSP bootcamp wholeheartedly. The Instructor was excellent, the management very friendly and helpful and the facilities excellent and certainly conducive as a learning environment"
Philip Sills, MOD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"We use Firebrand to train our team and new starters because the training is consistently good and the immersive environment is perfect for learning and getting through exams."
Richard Clarke, SQA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Great place to learn, environment is set up for students to learn and get ready for exams, As a returning student I will gladly come back again!"
Lee Bhagat, Genertali UTB. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Course venue, Instructor support staff and content "spot on", pass or fail I've learnt a lot with the safety net that I can come back for free!"
Paul McDonald, Thomas Miller. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Firebrand - where quality counts."
John Nulty, Amethyst Risk Management. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Second time at Firebrand, both very intense but both great successes."
Ryan Licchelli, Complete IT. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"Firebrand excelled my expectations in the way they can deliver a course. Professional, well organized and extensive."
Luigi Ritacca, BBC. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)
"The insight and anecdotes given by the instructor really helped the subject matter to sink in. His way of explaining complex methodologies was outstanding.
Nigel Peirce, Merge with Lukes record. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (18/9/2017 to 24/9/2017)