About this Professional Certificate
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Access Controls

4.6
74 ratings
16 reviews
Course2

Security Operations and Administration

4.7
38 ratings
11 reviews
Course3

Identifying, Monitoring, and Analyzing Risk and Incident Response and Recovery

4.9
29 ratings
5 reviews
Course4

Cryptography

4.7
22 ratings
7 reviews

Instructor

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(ISC)² Education & Training

Education & Training

About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. www.isc2.org ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • You'll walk away with a more thorough understanding of information security concepts and industry best practices for systems security. You'll also gain confidence to sit for and pass the SSCP certification exam.

  • The certificate contains 40 hours of study materials over 6 courses. You have access to course content for 120 days from the time you register.

  • This certificate is designed for people with strong technical skills and practical security knowledge. No specific background is required.

  • No. Each course covers specific content that does not rely on information from the other courses.

  • No. The certificate program is intended to prepare students to sit for the SSCP certification exam.

    In order to hold the SSCP certification cadidates must pass the SSCP certification exam and meet work experience requirements as outlined below:

    Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year cumulative work experience in 1 or more of the 7 domains of the SSCP CBK. A 1 year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelors or masters) in a cybersecurity program.

    Candidates that do not have the required experience can take and pass the SSCP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)² designation, and will have up to two years to earn the required work experience for the SSCP.

  • The certificate for this course prepares you to confidently sit for the (ISC)2 SSCP certification exam. To become SSCP-certified, candidates must pass the SSCP exam and meet outlined work experience requirements.

  • Candidates must have at least 1 year of cumulative work experience in 1 or more of the 7 domains of the (ISC)2 SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). A 1-year prerequisite pathway will be granted for candidates who received a degree (bachelor's or master's) in a cybersecurity program.

    Candidates without the required experience can take and pass the SSCP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)2 designation, and will have up to 2 years to gain the work experience needed for the SSCP.

  • The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended 3 college credit hours for completing a Training Seminar for the SSCP.

    ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education.

    For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at:

    http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Credit-Recommendation-Service-CREDIT.aspx

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