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Test SSCP: Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Exam Information

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a vendor-neutral security test and was created by ISC2.

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Steps for submitting Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) test results to IBM Certification

Because this is a non-IBM exam, candidates will have to notify IBM Certification when they have completed the "SSCP" test requirements for the Advanced IBM Security Systems certification.

  1. Candidate takes SSCP test at an Authorized Prometric testing center. Candidate is notified at that time if they pass the test.
  2. Candidate sends their SSCP score report or test results to IBM ( as proof of passing the Systems Security Certified Practitioner test.
    Note: Candidate test information required by IBM includes: candidate name, testing ID, test name, "pass" notification.
  3. Candidate fulfills remaining IBM-specific exam requirements to earn the Advanced IBM Security Systems certification.

*Note: Please forward a scanned copy of your non-IBM certificate to If you are also reporting your non-IBM certificate to PartnerWorld, please copy on the same email. PartnerWorld provides credit to your company for your non-IBM certification. This is separate from the purpose of sending the certificate to IBM's Professional Certification program, where the SSCP certificate may complete an IBM Certification for you as an individual.


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