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Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate





The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is ideal for IT administrators, managers, directors and network security professionals responsible for the hands-on operational security of their organization's critical assets. Common job positions for SSCP holders include Network Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Security Analyst, Systems Engineer, Security Administrator, Systems/Network Analyst, and Database Administrator. They implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using security best practices.

This program prepares students for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam and a career as a network or security administrator. Learn about access controls and security operations, monitoring and incident recovery, cryptography and network security, and systems and application security.

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own. A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

According to U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 1,180. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

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Textbook Info


PCO 278

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)


Included in course fee



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