Sscp

Infosec85Infosec85 Member Posts: 192 ■■■□□□□□□□
Is there much difference between this certification and Security+? I noticed on their site it's mentioned as entry level.

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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,675 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yes. SSCP requires one year of verified experience in at least one of the seven domains. Security+ does not require any past experience. In the various job searches I have conducted, very few are looking for SSCP, compared to Security+, but it seems that more companies appreciate (ISC)2 over CompTIA (based off of conversations I've had with several hiring managers in the Denver/Colorado Springs area).
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  • Muhammed HMuhammed H Member Posts: 93 ■■■□□□□□□□
    stryder144 --- So, what you suggest to someone with more than two years of experience in Server/Domain and want to move to Security in the future? Sec+ or SSCP?
  • bryanthetechiebryanthetechie Member Posts: 172
    Sec+ for getting past HR, SSCP for community networking for jobs. In my experience, Sec+ is more well-known and useful for getting past HR. SSCP is kinda like (Sec+)+ of sorts and it's more technically and policy difficult than Sec+. SSCP is less well-known and there are few job postings for it, but it gets you into the ISC2 and related communities in your local area. That in itself makes it a great networking tool where the Sec+ is not looked upon quite as highly in those circles. If you study for the SSCP, you will cover the Sec+ material. If you study for Sec+, you'll want to also look over some SSCP material before you take the SSCP. Good luck.
  • gncsmithgncsmith Senior Member Member Posts: 459 ■■■□□□□□□□
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