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(ISC)²® Announces SSCP® Course Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

Clearwater, FL, October 26, 2015 - (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared") today announced that the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the Official (ISC)² CBK® Training Seminar for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®). ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher educa­tion issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.   


"After the American Council on Education recommended our CISSP course in August, we're pleased that another one of (ISC)²'s award-winning educational courses - the Official (ISC)² CBK Training Seminar for the SSCP - is now eligible for college credit," said David Shearer, CEO, (ISC)². "Both SSCPs and CISSPs speak the same cyber, information, software and infrastructure security language, yet each have unique perspectives that complement each other across various IT departments, business lines and businesses. Security practitioners with more hands-on technical, operational security roles now have the opportunity to learn and prepare for the SSCP examination, while simultaneously earning credit towards their degree. This accomplishment is part of our overarching goal to continually enhance educational offerings from the organization for global professionals."  


ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.


For 40 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at


About (ISC)²

Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and  elated concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²'s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at  


© 2015, (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CAP, CCFP, CISSP, CSSLP, HCISPP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks, and CCSP is a service mark, of (ISC)², Inc. 


About ACE

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.