SSCPs: We Need Your Input

SSCP Exam Outline-Nov 1 2018-1(ISC)² regularly conducts Job Task Analysis (JTA) studies to review and update the content outline (or exam blueprint) of its credentialing examinations. A JTA is the methodical process used to determine tasks that are performed by credential holders and knowledge and skills required to perform those tasks successfully. Results of the JTA study link a candidate’s examination score directly to the domain knowledge being tested.

The existing exam blueprint for SSCP will be reviewed in early 2020. In preparation for the upcoming review, we would like to hear from our SSCP members regarding new and emerging IT cyber security issues that they feel should be addressed but are not covered in the current SSCP Exam Outline. This is your opportunity to shape the content of the SSCP exam. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback and experiences – it will help us ensure the SSCP certification continues to meet the needs of an ever-evolving cyber security industry.

You can find a copy of the current SSCP Exam Outline online.

(ISC)² would appreciate you reviewing the current outline and answering the following questions. While responding to these questions, please keep in mind that SSCP has a minimum work experience requirement of one year.

  1. Does the current SSCP Exam Outline adequately cover the existing and emerging IT cyber security techniques and threats SSCP practitioners are facing in their jobs today?
  2. If not, what sort of topics/content must be added to the Exam Outline so that it reflects the changing face of today’s cyber security?

Please send your comments at Your comments will be compiled and presented to the appropriate committee for review. Limit your comments to a reasonable length. Please note, only (ISC)² members who currently hold the SSCP certification are eligible to participate. Please include your member ID # in your email.

Thank you for your invaluable insights and support!

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