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Network Security: Protect the Network

Network security professionals protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information across the network. They’re expert at applying strategies, processes and technologies that guard against unauthorized access and harm.

(ISC)² prepares tomorrow’s network security specialists with a choice of pathways for a rewarding, successful career.

Stand out as an expert with SSCP

SSCP certification demonstrates that you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure.

Did you know?

  • SSCP ranks among the most lucrative certifications for cybersecurity professionals with an annual salary of $98,530 (in U.S.) and $92,410 (globally) – Certification Magazine Salary Survey 75
  • SSCP is one of the 10 security certifications to boost your career – Dark Reading

Start your journey now

Step one on your path to SSCP certification — join (ISC)² as a Candidate. Sign up now and gain access to exclusive benefits, including 20% off Official (ISC)² Training so you can start preparing for the exam.

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Become an (ISC)² Candidate

Your first year is free — no cost to you.*
*If you choose to renew after the first year, U.S. $50 due annually.

Get Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)

Don’t have the year of experience required for SSCP certification? As an (ISC)² Candidate, you’ll access free online self-paced training and a free exam for CC, our premier entry-level certification.

If you do have the experience, earning the CC is a great way to become familiar with (ISC)² exam formats before you sit for the SSCP.

(ISC)² Certificates

The (ISC)² Certificates introduces aspiring cybersecurity professionals to key concepts and best practices and allows certified members to sharpen their skills while earning CPE credits. 

(ISC)² Network Security Skill-Builders

Stay in front of the hottest topics and trends impacting your current role and your cybersecurity career with (ISC)² Network Security Skill-Builders, created by industry experts and available now on demand. Grow what you know and earn CPE credits with short-format learning designed to fit your busy schedule.

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