Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

Security & Continuity Institute (SECO) is the world’s leading institute for high-level Security & Continuity certification titles. SECO owns the Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program. This certification program consists of 7 different certification tracks aligned with individual jobs and job-specific disciplines, based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF).

 

Certification tracks

Certified Information Security track

Certified Information Security Officer
The Certified Information Security Officer certification track is tailored for those who want to become a CISO in their organisation and gain the internationally recognised S-CISO title.
The track consists of four levels:

- S-ISF | Information Security Foundation
- S-ISP | Information Security Practitioner
- S-ISME | Information Security Management Expert
- S-CISO | Certified Information Security Officer

Certified IT-Security track

Certified IT-Security Officer
The Certified IT-Security Officer certification track is tailored for those who want to become an IT-Security Officer in their organisation and gain the internationally recognised S-CITSO title. 
The track consists of four levels:

- S-ITSF | IT-Security Foundation
- S-ITSP | IT- Security Practitioner
- S-ITSE | IT-Security Expert
- S-CITSO | Certified IT-Security Officer

Certified Privacy & Data Protection track

Certified Data Protection Officer
The Certified Data Protection Officer certification track is tailored for those who want to become a Privacy or Data Protection Officer in their organisation and gain the internationally recognised S-CDPO title. 

The track consists of four levels:

- S-DPF | Data Protection Foundation
- S-DPP | Data Protection  Practitioner
- S-DPE | Data Protection Expert 
- S-CDPO | Certified Data Protection Officer

Certified Ethical Hacking track

Certified Ethical Hacking Leader
The Certified Ethical Hacking Leader certification track is tailored for those who want to become Ethical Hacker and gain the internationally recognised S-CEHL title. 

The track consists of four levels:

- S-EHF | Ethical Hacking Foundation
- S-EHP | Ethical Hacking Practitioner
- S-EHE | Ethical Hacking Expert
- S-CEHL | Certified Ethical Hacking Leader

Secure Software Certification Track

Certifed Secure Software Leader
The Certified Secure Software Leader certification track is tailored for those who want to become a Secure Programmer and gain the internationally recognised S-CSSL title. 

The track consists of four levels:

- S-SSF | Secure Programming Foundation
- S-SSP | Secure Programming Practitioner 
- S-SSE | Secure Programming Expert  
- S-CSSL | Certified Secure Software Leader

Business Continuity track

Certified Business Continuity Officer
The Certified Business Continutiy Officer certification track is tailored for those who want to become a Business Continuity Officer in their organisation and gain the internationally recognised S-CBCO title. 

The track consists of four levels:

- S-BCF | Business Continuity Foundation
- S-BCP | Business Continuity Practitioner
- S-BCME | Business Continuity Management Expert
- S-CBCO | Certified Business Continuity Expert

Certified Crisis Manager track

Certified Crisis Management Officer
The Certified Crisis Management Officer certification track is tailored for those who want to become a Crisis Manager in their organisation and gain the internationally recognised S-CCMO title. 

The track consists of four levels:

- S-CMF | Crisis Management Foundation (will be available in 2017)
- S-CMP | Crisis Management Practitioner
- S-CME | Crisis Management Expert
- S-CCMO | Certified Crisis Management Expert

 

Certification Levels

Each of the above certification tracks consists of four levels, beginning with the Foundation Level. The Foundation Level is followed by the Practitioner,  and thereafter the Expert Level. After completing the Expert Level, you can apply for the Certified Officer Level, provided that you have the required work experience.

 

  • Foundation level
    The Foundation Level is the entry-level course in the certification track. This level aims at developing basic subject knowledge in a 1-2-day course.

  • Practitioner level
    The Practitioner Level is the mid-level course in the certification track. This level aims at developing practical subject-specific skills in a 4-5-day course. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate, in the possession of which you can register for the internationally recognised SECO-Institute Practitioner title. The Practitioner Certification requires a minimum of 20 CPE credits yearly (a total of 60 credits in the three-year certification cycle). 

  • Expert level
    The Expert Level is the senior-level course in the certification track. This level aims at developing subject-specific design and management skills in a 10-15-day course. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive your certificate, in the possession of which you can register for the internationally recognised SECO-Institute Expert title. The Expert Certification requires a minimum of 40 CPE credits yearly (a total of 120 credits in the three-year certification cycle).

  • Certified Officer level
    In the possession of an Expert Certification, you can apply for the highest-level professional recognition: the Certified Officer certification. In addition to in-depth subject knowledge, this certification also requires you to prove a minimum of 3 years of full-time practical work experience. The Certified Officer certification requires a minimum of 40 CPE credits yearly (a total of 120 credits in the three-year certification cycle).

Certification titles

Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your certification title at the SECO-Institute. The SECO-Institute issues 3 types of certification titles:

 

  • SECO-Institute Practitioner course certification title: After successful completion of a Practitioner course, the student can claim the Practitioner title.

  • SECO-Institute Expert course certification title: After successful completion of an Expert course, the student can claim the Expert title.

  • SECO-Institute Certified Officer certification title: In the possession of an Expert Certification, you can apply for the highest certification: the Certified Officer certification. In addition to expert-level knowledge of the subject, this certification also requires you to prove a minimum of 3 years of full-time practical work experience. 
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