S-SA Certification

Unique combination of the analytical mindset, knowledge,
collaboration skills and hands- on practice required from
a SOC Analyst, delivered in a Next Generation SOC

The Associate SOC Analyst certification demonstrates that you gained a deep understanding of the processes, data flows and capabilities of a SOC along with hands-on, real-world tasks of a Tier 1 Analyst. You know how to work with SIEM, ITSM and a SOC Ticketing System, the key toolset of the Tier 1 analyst.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
New and junior SOC Analysts who want to become Tier 1 and 2 SOC analyst.

What are the benefits of this certification?
 If you are considering a career as a SOC Analyst then this is your entrance certification. With this certification, you can work as a SOC Analyst Tier 1.

How can I position the S-AS certification in the market?
The S-AS certification is a beginner-level certification. For a more advanced SOC certification (Tier 2, 3) see the Threat Analyst certification course.

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-AS certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?

Theory Exam
Language: English
Delivered: Online via a certified proctor (on a date and time that suits you best)
Questions: 40 multiple choice
Passing score: 60%
Time: 60 minutes

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your SECO Foundation credentials will be entirely free of charge and valid for a lifetime.


Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.