SSCP Qualifications

veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
I am wondering if by the end of the first year working for my new employer I might qualify for the SSCP. I currently install, setup, and troubleshoot:

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I also configure local rights on laptops. Nothing domain wide, by local user. If I do qualify I definitely plan to study for and knock off the SSCP as soon as I can :) I tried calling ISC2 through out the day but was unable to get anyone.

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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    Looks like you do qualify, but you can always email ISC(2) to confirm
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Looks like you do qualify, but you can always email ISC(2) to confirm

    That would be very, very, cool. :D
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,014 Admin
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Looks like you do qualify, but you can always email ISC(2) to confirm
    The (ISC)2 does not "pre-qualify" people for any of their certifications. You pass the exam and submit yourself for endorsement; only at that point will the (ISC)2 determine if you have the requisite experience. If you have at least of year of sysadmin or netadmin work experience then you'll pass the audit for SSCP.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    JDMurray wrote: »
    The (ISC)2 does not "pre-qualify" people for any of their certifications. You pass the exam and submit yourself for endorsement; only at that point will the (ISC)2 determine if you have the requisite experience. If you have at least of year of sysadmin or netadmin work experience then you'll pass the audit for SSCP.

    JD, my big concern is knowing whether or not I would have a good chance of by endorsed. I read your blog on the SSCP testing and I would hate to waste money if didn't work out.
  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708 ■■■■□□□□□□
    JD, my big concern is knowing whether or not I would have a good chance of by endorsed. I read your blog on the SSCP testing and I would hate to waste money if didn't work out.

    The worst that could happen is you becaome an associate of ISC have to wait a bit longer and then submit another endorsement form.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I believe you have two years to meet the requirements once you pass the exam.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    The two years does not sound to bad. My only problem would be that I am not in a directly security related job. I am Desktop Support Technician.

    The other thing is the distance from the closest test center icon_rolleyes.gif 3hrs and 20mins.
  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The two years does not sound to bad. My only problem would be that I am not in a directly security related job. I am Desktop Support Technician.

    The other thing is the distance from the closest test center icon_rolleyes.gif 3hrs and 20mins.

    I still thinky you would qualify.

    http://www.isc2.org/uploadedFiles/Credentials_and_Certifcation/SSCP/SSCP_for%20Practitioners.pdf
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    GAngel wrote: »

    I am going to try and get a hold of again...
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I thought I was never going to get a hold of anyone at ISC2 (For some reason I kept getting answering machines today and yesterday icon_scratch.gif.) I at last got someone :) I was told that what I have been doing should qualify. I think I might have to start studying and take the test after my first year at this place icon_wink.gif
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    I thought I was never going to get a hold of anyone at ISC2 (For some reason I kept getting answering machines today and yesterday icon_scratch.gif.) I at last got someone :) I was told that what I have been doing should qualify. I think I might have to start studying and take the test after my first year at this place icon_wink.gif


    Good to know !

    I think you should finish the Security+ first :P
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    JDMurray wrote: »
    The (ISC)2 does not "pre-qualify" people for any of their certifications. You pass the exam and submit yourself for endorsement; only at that point will the (ISC)2 determine if you have the requisite experience. If you have at least of year of sysadmin or netadmin work experience then you'll pass the audit for SSCP.

    Good to know that sysadmin experience qualify !
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Good to know !

    I think you should finish the Security+ first :P

    icon_lol.gif It's booked for the 17th of next month.

    This whole thread started because I was surfing ISC2's web site Saturday. I realized you only needed 1 year of experience in one domain to qualify. That got me thinking about it.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    icon_lol.gif It's booked for the 17th of next month.

    This whole thread started because I was surfing ISC2's web site Saturday. I realized you only needed 1 year of experience in one domain to qualify. That got me thinking about it.

    yeah I saw the date..good luck ! I remember I postponed Sec+ like 5 times this year lol


    Actually this thread got me thinking about SSCP too...why the hell not !
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    yeah I saw the date..good luck ! I remember I postponed Sec+ like 5 times this year lol


    Actually this thread got me thinking about SSCP too...why the hell not !

    What has me serious is being bored with my job. I do not like sitting and doing desktop support all day. I want to challenge my mind. I like the idea of an atmosphere that is constantly changing. Correct me if I am wrong, but Security sounds like the field.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    What has me serious is being bored with my job. I do not like sitting and doing desktop support all day. I want to challenge my mind. I like the idea of an atmosphere that is constantly changing. Correct me if I am wrong, but Security sounds like the field.

    I totally know where you're coming from. I can't talk about security because I never worked directly in that field, other members might have better idea.

    I'm interested in it because I need to seriously diversify my experience more :)
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,014 Admin
    The SSCP is aimed at people who are just out of college and with one year of security-related work experience in IT. What "security-related" means is rather loose for the SSCP. It's a way to get more people into the (ISC)2 family, so I can't see many IT people not getting accepted on their first try--especially with an endorsement from someone already SSCP- or CISSP-certified.

    And yes, I would suggest getting the Security+ first and then the SSCP. If you already qualify for the CISSP, I would say that getting the SSCP is not necessary.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    JDMurray wrote: »
    The SSCP is aimed at people who are just out of college and with one year of security-related work experience in IT. What "security-related" means is rather loose for the SSCP. It's a way to get more people into the (ISC)2 family, so I can't see many IT people not getting accepted on their first try--especially with an endorsement from someone already SSCP- or CISSP-certified.

    And yes, I would suggest getting the Security+ first and then the SSCP. If you already qualify for the CISSP, I would say that getting the SSCP is not necessary.

    Thanks for the clue in JD. Hopefully in a year I can say I am headed towards testing for the cert :)
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Actually this thread got me thinking about SSCP too...

    You on for seeing who can finish it first by the end of the next year? icon_study.gif
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    You on for seeing who can finish it first by the end of the next year? icon_study.gif
    I'm in too.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    dynamik wrote: »
    I'm in too.

    Oh great, now I can't back out :)
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Weak. The only exam date close to me is 11/7/2009. I don't think I'm going to be ready by then. I might have to make a five-hour drive to Houston...

    They list TX dates out through May, so I guess there's nothing else in LA in the foreseeable future...
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    dynamik wrote: »
    Weak. The only exam date close to me is 11/7/2009. I don't think I'm going to be ready by then. I might have to make a five-hour drive to Houston...

    Dude! I may have to go to Atlanta icon_rolleyes.gif
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    That's like half my trip. How did you expect to get sympathy for that? icon_lol.gif
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    dynamik wrote: »
    That's like half my trip. How did you expect to get sympathy for that? icon_lol.gif

    It was more like an exclamation of frustration. Charleston is a nice tourist area, and Atlanta is well, Atlanta.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    You on for seeing who can finish it first by the end of the next year? icon_study.gif

    ummm...I'm not sure where my career is headed right now, and I might change jobs...so let's wait few months then we'll see ;)
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