Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

Security & Continuity Institute (SECO) is the world’s leading institute for highly qualified Security & Continuity certification titles and the owner of the Cyber Security & Governance certification program. This certification program consist of 7 different certification tracks, aligned with individual jobs and job-specific disciplines, based on the 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 international recognized title S-CISO.
The track consist 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 international recognized title S-CITSO. 
The track consist 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 international recognized S-CDPO title. 

The track consist 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 international recognized S-CEHL title. 

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

The track consist 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 international recognized S-CBCO title. 

The track consist 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 international recognized S-CCMO title. 

The track consist 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, followed by the Practitioner and Expert Levels. After completing the Expert Level and based on your work experience, you can then apply for the Certified Officer Level.

 

  • Foundation level
    The foundation level is the beginner level in the certification track. This level aims at teaching basic knowledge about the subject in a 1 to 2 day course.

  • Practitioner level
    The practitioner level is the medior level in the certification track. This level aims at teaching practical skills about the subject in a 4 to 5 day course. Upon successfully completion of the exam you will receive your certificate, whereupon you can register for the internationally recognised SECO-Institute Practitioner title. The Practitioner certifications requires a minimum of 20 CPE credits yearly (60 in the three year certification cycle). 

  • Expert level
    The expert level is the senior level in the certification track. This level aims at teaching design and management skills about the subject in a 10 till 15 day course. Upon successfully completion of the exam you will receive your certificate, whereupon you can register for the internationally recognised SECO-Institute Expert title. The Expert certifications requires a minimum of 40 CPE credits yearly (120 in the three year certification cycle).

  • Certified Officer level
    Once you have your expert level certification, you can apply for the highest certification: the Certified Officer certification. This certification not only requires you to have in-depth knowledge about the subject, but it also requires you to prove your practical experience with a minimum of 3 years full-time work experience. The Certified Officer certification requires a minimum of 40 CPE credits yearly (120 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 titles: After successful completion of a Practitioner level course the student can claim the Practitioner title.

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

  • SECO-Institute Certified Officer certification titles: Once you have your expert level certification, you can apply for the highest certification: the Certified Officer certification. This certification not only requires that you have knowledge (minimum expert level) about the subject, but it also requires practical experience with a minimum of 3 years full-time work experience. 
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