The Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification attests to an individual's knowledge of social networking channels and the risks these pose on the security posture of an organization. SMSP professionals have the skills necessary to anticipate attacks and guard sensitive information from social media hackers, and, in the event of a breach, have tools to quickly respond to security incidents. SMSPs have proven competency to help guide organization's social media personnel security policy.
Certified SMSPs are the organization's first line of defense from social media security attacks.
Ideal Candidates for SMSP Certification
The SMSP certification is ideal for individuals who work with social media solutions and have experience in the cyber security space. Candidate job roles include: information security technician, security administrator, security architect, security engineer or any other role that is responsible for information security. This training and certification program is also designed for Information Assurance professionals in Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Information Officer (CIO) or other roles responsible for developing social media usage policies and education programs for end users.
The candidate job roles list is not exhaustive.
SMSP awards continuing education credits to candidates holding CompTIA's A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications.
Knowledge Required to Obtain SMSP Certification
The SMSP Common Body of Knowledge is comprised of the following five knowledge domains:
Knowledge Domain 1: Social Media Theory and Principles
Knowledge Domain 2: Social Media Technical Composition
Knowledge Domain 3: Social Media Risks
Knowledge Domain 4: Social Media Security & Incident Response
Knowledge Domain 5: Social Media Management
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 Security Professional.
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Become SMSP Certified
There are two ways to obtain the SMSP Certification
Attend the Official SMSP Training Course:
The Social Media Security Training Course is the most effective way to obtain the knowledge necessary to pass the SMSP 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 Security Professional (SMSP) Exam.
Top 3 Benefits of Social Media Security Certifications to Individuals and Organizations
As social networking continues to rise, the demand for professionals with verified skills in social media security will sharply increase. The UKI Social Media Security Certifications will provide:
Validation of your knowledge of social media security and skills necessary to protect critical infrastructure
Differentiation from your peers which will boost your confidence
Credentials to help you achieve a higher position, raise, and promotion faster - Salary Surveys show that the majority of hiring managers consider certifications a factor in hiring decisions, and that obtaining relevant certifications often leads to a salary increase.
Assurance that the certified professional has the knowledge and skills needed to safeguard sensitive information and prevent potentially devastating security breaches resultign from use of social media
Strengthen your information security team - a recent study shows that certifications improve team performance by 11%
Empower a culture of learning and improvement that increases ROI - studies estimate that every $1 invested in training and certifications provides an average return in revenue of $345