What is a SUT Q/ISP"Qualified" Information Security Professional?
Validated Cyber Security Skills Exams + Practicals = Qualified
A SUT Q/ISP GRADUATE (non degree) is a person who earned thier SUT Q/ISP non degree CyberSecurity Certificate of Masteryby passing SUT's Q/ISP online 125 question certification exam or passed the 4 SUT Q/ISP (Q/EH, Q/SA, Q/FE, Q/ND) class and passed the optional Q/ISP exams with a 70% or higher and completed 3 practicals.
The SUT Q/ISP exam fee is $250.00 US dollars and can be taken online from anywhere with a computer camera and remote SUT Certified proctor. ($125.00 if you have taken a Q/ISP class)
STUDENT APPLICATION FOR SUT Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, and WIRELESS CERTIFICATES
Validation of clearance or background check - for students applying for a SUT Q/ISP, Q/IAP or Q/SSE or Wireless Certification Credential are required to submit a resume and background check or verification of a valid clearance letter from employer. SU Students registering for a SU class are not required to submit a resume or background check. Effective February 11, 2011 1.
Student responsibilities include adhering to the registration requirements, signing in and out of class each day of class equal to 95% of the 40 hour class and participating in performance based Lesson Plan activities. The student is required to make quantitative progress toward class completion. To achieve satisfactory academic progress, a student must attend class no less than 95% of class hours to become completers. "Completers" will receive a participation certificate from the school director. Security University maintains and estores all certificates forever.
The SUT Q/ISP Certification does not require you to complete Q/ISP (Q/EH, Q/SA, Q/FE, Q/ND) hands-on training classes - however in order to earn the Q/ISP Certification credential you are required to "validate" your tactical Hands-on security skills to earn the Q/ISP designation the same as students who attend Q/ISP classes so you too can use the "Qualified" symbol as your trust mark. You must complete the Q/PTL workshop and practical and the Q/FE & Q/ND practical's to validate your tactical security skills.
The SUT Q/ISP Certification is obtained through Security University Testing for the purpose of recognizing qualified individuals who have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and proficient information security practitioners with validated hands-on tactical security skills. The SUT Q/ISP certificate provides THE only means of identifying and certifying qualified persons who subscribe to a rigorous requirement for maintaining their knowledge and proficiency in information security with"validated" hands-on tactical security skills.
SUT Qualified Credential /Certification is awarded to those qualified individuals who validate their security skills to a prescribed qualified level of tactical hands-on information security experience, comply with a professional code of ethics, and pass rigorous examinations and practical on the Q/ISP Body of Knowledge for hands-on information security practices.
Keeping your SUT Q/ISP Valid
In order to maintain currency in the field, each SUT Q/ISP fellow are required complete participation in research or study, attendance at recognized subject-matter training and professional educational programs, presentation or publication of information security papers, contributions to the information security Q/ISP Body of Knowledge, or service in professional organizations. Each Q/ISP must acquire 120 CPE continuing professional education credits every three years. (40 credits per year)
In order to use a Qualified Q/ISP Trustmark the Q/ISP has validated their tactical security skills by completing the Tactical Security Certification Practical's from the Q/PTL, Q/FE & Q/ND classes.
SU Q/ISP Qualified/ Information Security Professional Certification Classes
Why become a Qualified? In 1999, Security University founded the first hands-on AIS "Advanced Information Security" Credential, renamed the Q/ISP, which allowed over 24,000 security professionals to prove their tactical hands-on cyber security skills and meet challenging practical experience standards in information security. The SUT Q/ISP is unique in the field of information security certifications because the SU training classes and SUT Exams are performance based, testing both the candidate's knowledge and validating their tactical security skills, ensuring the candidate's ability to take what they learned and put it into practice in the real world. SUT Q/ISP Certifications can be achieved from 4 week-long courses, or if you have the experience - from a very rigorous 125 SUT Q/ISP online certification exam + the hands-on Practicals.
A "Qualified" SUT certification is validation that an individual has met the SUT Q/ISP tactical cybersecurity standard and the only certification to provide validation to employers that their people and prospective hires are "Qualified" in that specific security skill.
To accomplish this standard, SUT Q/ISP certification goes beyond theory and terminology and tests the processes and methodology of tactical security skills of the information security professional.
Benefits of SUT Q/ISP Qualified/ Information Security Professional Certification for Individuals
For system and network administrators and security professionals, the program offers added proof that you know have the security skills needed to protect systems and networks and that you have validated those security skills needed to carry out those tasks.
Q/ISP courses provide a over -arching baseline of information security skills ensuring that dangerous threats to your networks and critical assets - threats that at are actively being exploited - are thoroughly addressed.
Q/ISP Certification ensures that qualified professionals can keep their security skills and practical knowledge current through 120 continuing education credits every 3 years (no less than 40 credits annually ).
Many large private companies and government agencies are reviewing the Q/ISP certification for new job candidates and has been added to the 8570 IA WIP Certification list (pending approval)
The non-degree Q/ISP Certification and Q/ISP exam are for IT & IS security professionals, Sys Admins, Security Auditors, Network Auditors, CISO's who are looking to validate tactical security skills to advance their career and increase their income.
All Q/ISP classes are instructor led by highly qualified Q/ISP security subject matter experts (SSME's) packed with hours of hands-on tactical labs with leading edge security tools and technologies setting the stage for your “Qualified” Information Security Professional credential. Once you have mastered the 4 Q/ISP classes & certification exams or passed the Q/ISP certification exam and practical's, you are “qualified” and have validated your tactical security skills of an information security professional.
Passing the Q/EH, Q/SA, Q/ND and Q/FE classes are NOT mandatory for taking the Q/ISP certification (online) exam. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 1.877.357.7744.
You may ask... What does the Q/ISPLogo Represent?
Security University's Q/ISP logo represents the highest commitment for Security professionals in the world. It is a custom logo created to honor security professionals who aspire to earn the most valued tactical hands-on security skills training, certifications and licenses in the world. It shows you have earned "tactical hands-on security skills" and only a "certification".
The skull represents brains.
The ribbons symbolize integrity and honor.
The wings exemplify the ability to soar towards your true potential (and above the turkeys you work with).
The playing cards attest that you've mastered the security skills to win at mitigating security.
Security University has led the wave of tactical hands-on security skills training & certifications since 1999. From pioneering to establishing the highest standard in information security training & certifications for the past 10 years and still leading the way for security professionals to achieve tactical security skills to reach their career & personal potential.
Q/EH April 2009 Testimonial
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