S-ITSP | IT-Security Practitioner

SECO-Institute certification S-ITSP

The Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

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Why become S-ITSP-certified?

This certification enables you to exhibit your knowledge about all the aspects of IT-security a future security specialist needs to master. You will be tested on the latest technologies, trends, technical aspects and threat mitigation techniques. 



 "By 2017, there will be a shortage of 2 million cyber security jobs worldwide" — UK House of Lords, Digital Skills Committee


For whom is the S-ITSP certification?

This level is designed for professionals who are or expect to become responsible for IT-security in their organisations, thus need to have a solid grounding in the subject. For example:

  • IT-Security Managers
  • IT-auditors
  • Junior and mid-level application, system and network administrators


Finally, this certificate is intended to be an important career milestone for IT-security professionals, as it constitutes the second level of a complete and extensive Certified IT-Security Officer certification track. Achieving the IT Security Practitioner certificate provides students with a solid knowledge to be able to continue with the IT-Security Expert certificate, and advance their career path to become a CITSO. Students who already possess medium-level information security knowledge can decide to start their training with the Expert level of the certification track.


Steps to schedule your S-ITSP exam


study for your exam

1. Demonstrate the required knowledge


Before taking your exam, you should make sure that you possess the required knowledge. We have a great number of global partners offering preparation courses. Check our partners' websites to find a training centre in your country. 


Preparation coureses are optional but if your are not sure if you have the required knowledge level to pass the exam, download here the introduction slides of the IT-Security Practitioner Course and see if you meet the terms.


You can test yourself with the IT-Security Practitioner sample exam to see if you possess the required knowledge.



Read the information

2. Read the "How to book your exam" page


Make sure that you meet all the systerm requirements. Read through our "How to book your exam" page thoroughly to prevent mistakes or ambiguities. You can also find a link to book your exam on this page. 


How to book your exam page



schedule your exam

3. Schedule your exam


Follow the instructions on the "How to book your exam" page and click the button on that page to schedule your exam. 



pass your exam

4. Pass the exam and claim your title


Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your title and digital badge here.

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