NCSC Certified Professional (CCP)

About the Scheme

The redesigned NCSC Certified Professional (CCP) Assured Service launched on Monday 14th June 2021 and will recognise cyber security practitioners against their specialisms. CIISec will continue to be one of the Certification Bodies for the assured service and begin taking applications for the Risk Management specialism.

Please contact ccp@ciisec.org if you have any queries.

Overview

Our consortium 

The consortium comprises the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), and Royal Holloway's Information Security Group (RHUL), with CIISec certifying competency, CREST providing examination for the more technical roles and RHUL supporting with their experience in setting rigorous and consistent assessment processes.

Applications

Applicants select the specialism that they want to be assessed against and create a case study that details the work that they have conducted for customers in the context of that specialism. There must be sufficient evidence of an applicant’s practical ability in the professed specialism, therefore up to two case studies may be submitted. All case studies should demonstrate. 
The candidate’s technical abilities through the specialism.
How the candidate delivered the needs of the client ethically and professionally, making clear their duties/activities.
How the candidate ‘closed the loop’ and communicated security and risk effectively to organisations and users.

Process
Applications will be assessed and if the requirements have not been met applicants will be given one chance to resubmit after being provided with feedback to assist. When the case study has been accepted applicants will then undertake an interview which will be approximately two hours long.

Award
Two levels can be awarded: the lower level Associate Cyber Professional, or the higher level, Certified Cyber Professional. The award is for 3 years but revalidation is required after 18 months by providing a log of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing professional education (CPE). 

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