SSCP degree requirement
I have a B.Sc in Computer Science from 13 years ago. It was a 3-year degree major in computer science back then. Just a plain old major in Computer science degree from the old days without any cybersec materials in it.
Am I eligible for SSCP cert?
Below is the quote I taken from their SSCP Website:
"One Year Prerequisite Pathway
1) The degree originates from a cybersecurity program which addresses cyber, information, software and infrastructure security topics within its requirements;
2) Is one of the following preapproved degree programs:
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Systems Engineering
- Management Information Systems (MIS)
- Information Technology [IT]
The list of preapproved degree programs will be updated periodically.
Verification of Work and Education Experience
Activities that do not relate to the domains of the (ISC)² SSCP CBK cannot be included in the reported number of years of experience. If non-qualifying activities are included, that experience will be deducted. Examples of proof of employment include employment contracts, letters, and other documents on company letterhead showing the dates you worked at the company/organization.
Experience and education is subject to random audit. Erroneous information will be referred to the ethics committee and could jeopardize your endorsement and certification."
Over the years and from the dozen or so certs that I've both earned and for which I've submitted continuing education points, I've drawn a conclusion: Many of these cert companies barely even glance at what you submit to them.
They mainly rely on sternly worded prerequisites that someone once wrote and published and then for us to worry and self-police based on those prereqs. For enforcement, they pretty much all take the lazy approach of "as long as it looks decent at a glance, not going to even look at it."
As long as you're not blatantly cheatіng and your work/education evidence argument is reasonable and not obviously fake (e.g. puppy mill degree and completely fabricated work exp), you'll be fine.
Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
In progress: OSCP
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No system admin experience, but I have over 5 years of software QA manual testing experience(Nothing cybersecurity related unfortunatelyl). So i have to rely on my degree to satisfy that one year of SSCP experience.