Social Media Management & Governance Professional Certification | SMMGP


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The Social Media Management & Governance Professional (SMMGP) Certification attests to an individual's skills in designing, implementing and overseeing social media security management policy and governance in line with the strategic goals of the organization. SMMGP professionals have the knowledge necessary to draft social media security laws, regulations and policies, define the architecture, and implement controls and security audits to assure the safety of their organization's sensitive information. SMMGPs have proven competency in the development of social media security personnel training and awareness programs.

Ideal Candidates for SMMGP Certification

The SMMGP Certification is ideal for individuals with proven hands-on experience in the cyber security space. Candidate job roles include: senior security engineer, risk assessment & compliance engineer, forensics engineer, information security director, information technology director, chief information security officer, chief security officer* or any other role that is responsible for information security policy and governance.

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  • SMMGP awards continuing education points to candidates holding Security+, Network+ and CISSP certifications.

Knowledge Required to Obtain the SMMGP Certification

The SMMGP Common Body of Knowledge is comprised of the following eight knowledge domains:

  • Knowledge Domain 1: Social Media Governance
  • Knowledge Domain 2: Social Media Laws, Regulations & Policy
  • Knowledge Domain 3: Social Media Risk Management
  • Knowledge Domain 4: Social Media Policy Development
  • Knowledge Domain 5: Social Media Training & Awareness Program Development
  • Knowledge Domain 6: Social Media Process Development
  • Knowledge Domain 7: Social Media Performance & Metrics
  • Knowledge Domain 8: Social Media Quality & Continuous Improvement

Each knowledge domain has a subset of objectives and knowledge elements that define what the candidate must master to be considered a certified Social Media Management and Governance Professional.

Become SMMGP Certified

There are two ways to obtain the SMMGP Certification


Attend the Official SMMGP Training Course:

The Social Media Management & Governance Training Course is the most effective way to obtain the knowledge necessary to pass the SMMGP Certification Exam. This course is taught by expert level instructors in a three-day format. Upon completion of the training course candidates will be eligible to sit for the Social Media Management & Governance Professional (SMMGP) Exam. UKI offers an exam pass guarantee.

  • Length: 3 days
  • Format: Lectures, Demonstrations, Hands-On Labs, Daily Quiz
  • Materials: Courseware, CD with tools and examples
  • Prerequisites: SMSP Certification or two years of cybersecurity experience

Challenge the Exam without Official Training:

The individual requesting candidate status without attending official training must be a certified SMMGP, have a minimum of two (2) years of verified cybersecurity work experience within the SMMGP Common Body of Knowledge, and pass the SMMGP Exam. To obtain the SMMGP Certification the candidate must fill out and submit the online "SMMGP Certification Application" form (coming soon). Learn more about the process of becoming certified.


Social Media Management & Governance Professional Certification Exam Facts
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