SABSA Firebrand’s Training for SABSA Chartered Security Architect – Foundation (SCF) - Only 3 Days

Six reasons why you should sit Firebrand's training for SABSA Chartered Security Architect – Foundation certification

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  1. You'll be SCF trained in just 3 days.
  2. Our SCF course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more SCF. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  4. You’ll learn SCF faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying SCF with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,911 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware for SCF. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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On Firebrand’s 3-day accelerated SABSA Chartered Security Architect - Foundation course, you'll gain knowledge and skills to implement the SABSA framework to your business.

SABSA is an established and trusted framework with the purpose of delivering a successful and comprehensive security architecture. Firebrand's accelerated SCF course will give you the knowledge to implement this framework in your business. These skills will be transferable and you will be able to adapt them to meet the needs of your business.

Building your knowledge of the SABSA framework will help you design more thorough security plans and strategies. You'll also develop the skills to implement these strategies efficiently and seamlessly. In doing so you'll reduce the number of data breaches and money lost through poor security planning.

During the course you'll cover a range of topics including:

  • Introduction to the SABSA Model
  • Security Strategy, Tactics and Operations
  • Business Goals, Success Factors and Operational Risks
  • Security Domains
  • Strategic Architecture Governance, Compliance and Maintenance

The SCF is of most use to IT Architects, Software Managers, Information Security Managers and Network Managers

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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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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.

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The SABSA Framework

Information Security Strategy, Benefits and Objectives

  • Security: A Cultural Legacy as a Business Constraint
  • Technical Legacy of Tactical Point Solutions
  • Security Strategy, Tactics and Operations
  • Critical Success Factors for Business, IT and Security
  • Measuring and Prioritising Business Risk
  • Enabling Business and Empowering Customers
  • Adding Value to the Core Product
  • Protecting Relationships and Leveraging Trust

Introduction to SABSA Best Practice

  • Information Security and its Role in the Modern Enterprise
  • Enterprise Security Architecture: Definition and Principles
  • The History of SABSA Development
  • Introduction to the SABSA Model
  • The Business View of Security: Contextual Architecture
  • The Architect’s View of Security: Conceptual Architecture
  • The Designer’s View of Security: Logical Architecture
  • The Builder’s View of Security: Physical Architecture
  • The Tradesman’s View of Security: Component Architecture
  • The Service Manager’s View of Security: Operational Architecture
  • Traceability from Business Requirements to Deployed Solutions
  • The SABSA Matrix and Service Management Matrix

Information Security Strategy

Business Requirements & How To Define Them

  • Business Goals, Success Factors and Operational Risks
  • Business Processes and the Need for Security
  • Location Dependence of Enterprise Security Needs
  • Organisation and Relationships Affecting Enterprise Security
  • Time Dependency of Enterprise Security
  • Collecting Enterprise Requirements for Security
  • Creating a Business Attributes Profile
  • Defining Control Objectives

Strategic Concepts & How To Apply Them

  • Managing Complexity
  • Systems Engineering for Security
  • Architectural Layering
  • End-to-End Security
  • Defence-in-Depth Models
  • Security Domains
  • Security Associations
  • Trust Modelling
  • Organisation & Workflow
  • Infrastructure Strategy
  • Management Strategy

SABSA Practitioner Guide

The Strategy Programme & Architecture Delivery

  • The SABSA Development Process
  • The SABSA Lifecycle
  • Strategy and Concept Phase Processes and Sub-processes
  • Design Phase Processes and Sub-processes
  • Implement Phase Processes and Sub-processes
  • Manage and Measure Phase Processes and Sub-processes
  • Top-down Decomposition of the SABSA Model
  • Scope, Deliverables and Project Sequencing

Managing The Strategic Programme

  • Introduction to Return on Investment & Return of Value
  • Defining the Benefits and Value Propositions
  • Selling the Benefits
  • Getting Sponsorship and Budget
  • Building the Team
  • Team Competency Assessment & Development
  • Programme Planning and Management
  • ‘Fast Track’ Start-up Programmes
  • Collecting the Information You Need
  • Gaining Consensus on the Conceptual Architecture
  • Strategic Architecture Governance, Compliance and Maintenance
  • Identifying Quick Wins and Gaining Long Term Confidence

The SABSA Security Management Framework

The SABSA Security Management Framework

  • SABSA in the I.T. Lifecycle
  • Using SABSA To Integrate Other Methods, Models & Standards
  • SABSA and the ITIL Framework
  • SABSA and COBIT
  • SABSA and Project Management Standards
  • SABSA and ISO Security Standards
  • SABSA and IT Architecture

The SABSA Security Policy And Risk Management Framework

Security Policy Management

  • Policy Principles
  • Policy Content, Hierarchy & Architecture
  • Security Policy Making
  • Information & Systems Classification
  • Third Party & Outsourcing Strategy & Policy Management

Operational Risk Management

  • The Meaning of Risk
  • Risk Philosophy & Methodology
  • Corporate Governance & Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk Measurement and Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Risk Appetite
  • Risk Management Tools
  • Measuring Success of Risk Management

The SABSA Integrated Assurance Management Framework

Security Organisation & Responsibilities

  • Security Governance
  • Security Culture Development, Training & Awareness
  • Ownership & Custody
  • Service Provider & Customer Roles in Security Management
  • Enterprise Audit & Review Framework

Assurance of Operational Continuity

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Contingency Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Business Recovery Planning

Systems Assurance

  • Technical Assurance of Security Correctness & Completeness
  • Managing the Assurance Process for Systems & Software Development
  • Assuring Integrity and Acceptable Use of Systems & Software
  • Principles of Multi-phased Testing

Security Services Design

Security Services Architecture

  • Information as the Logical Representation of Business
  • Logical Entities & Their Relationships
  • Using Trust Models to Define Security Services
  • Security Domains, Domain Definitions & Associations
  • Security Processing Cycle

Security Infrastructure Services

  • Security Rules, Practices & Procedures
  • Security Mechanisms
  • User Security
  • Platform & Network Security
  • Infrastructure for Service Delivery
  • Technical Standards & Components

Security Services Delivery & Support

Operational Security Services

  • Incident Management
  • Incident Response
  • Problem Management
  • Change Management
  • Continuity, Crisis & Recovery Management

Security Administration & Management

  • Security Service Management
  • Security Mechanism Management
  • Security Component Management
  • System Management & Administration
  • User Management & Administration
  • Security Audit Management
  • Security Operations
  • Product Evaluation & Selection

Security Services Performance Measurement

Return on Investment & Return of Value

  • Return on Investment
  • Net Present Value
  • Internal Rate of Return
  • Defining Value Metrics
  • Business Attributes & Return of Value

Security Measures & Metrics

  • Why Do We Need Measures & Metrics
  • Measurement Approaches
  • Defining Metrics
  • Benchmarking Security
  • Remedial Project Planning
  • Maturity Models Applied to Security

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Firebrand's own courseware for SABSA Chartered Security Architect – Foundation (SCF)

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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

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.

Examination Passing Policy

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

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.

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