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(ISC)² Rolls Out On-Demand SSCP Training

(ISC)² and Coursera, an online platform for higher education, have partnered to offer on-demand training to cybersecurity and IT/ICT practitioners.

The two will deliver self-paced Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) training for aspiring cybersecurity practitioners, giving them the chance to sharpen skills through a new online curriculum that (ISC)² hopes will help narrow the ongoing skills gap in the cybersecurity workforce.

“Making security training easily attainable to those who might not otherwise have access allows them to proactively build their professional careers and master the expertise employers most need to conquer today’s cybersecurity challenges,” said (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “By offering multiple learning options for cybersecurity practitioners, (ISC)² is helping to meet the demand for skilled cybersecurity personnel.” 

Coursera offers fully interactive courses in high-demand fields like data science, computer science, and business through partnerships with top universities and education institutions. In all, more than 30 million learners seek career-relevant education via the online learning platform, providing a wide audience for (ISC)²’s training content and those interested in beginning or continuing their professional cybersecurity education.

“These days, learning valuable career skills doesn’t need to happen in a classroom or an in-person training seminar; it can happen online with platforms like Coursera during your commute or after putting the kids to sleep,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “We see an increasing demand on Coursera for cybersecurity certifications and are excited to make the (ISC)² SSCP certificate available to anyone, anywhere in the world.”

The SSCP is a cybersecurity certification for IT professionals responsible for the hands-on operations of securing their organizations. The SSCP encompasses security operations and administration; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; incident response and recovery; network and communications security; system and application security; and cryptography – most often required by IT employers. 

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