Social Media Security Professional

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The Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Course is designed for individuals who must acquire knowledge and skills to anticipate attacks and guard sensitive information from social media hackers. In this course you will learn to identify and mitigate social media security risks and you will leave with tools to quickly respond to security breaches. The Social Media Security Professional Course is offered in partnership with Ultimate Knowledge Institute and is taught in a six-week format including online lectures, demonstrations and hands-on labs.

This course prepares you for the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification. Certified SMSPs are the organization's first line of defense from social media security attacks.

Ideal Candidates Social Media Security Course and the SMSP Certification


SMSP is designed for professionals who work with social media solutions and have experience in the cyber security space. Candidate roles include: information security technician, security administrator, security architect, security engineer or any other role that is responsible for information security. SMSP is also ideal 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.

Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)

Prerequisites: A minimum of one (1) year of Cybersecurity work experience is recommended, but not required to attend the Social Media Security Professional Training.

What You will Get in Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)
Comprehensive Social Media Security Training that prepares you for the industry's first Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification

  • Expert Level Instruction
  • Social Media Security Course Material
  • Daily Homework and Quizzes
  • Daily demonstration and hands-on labs
What You'll Learn:
  1. Social Media Theory and Principles
  2. Social Media Technical Composition
  3. Social Media Risks
  4. Social Media Security & Incident Response
  5. Social Media Security Management

Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification Students must pass the CompTIA exam in order to earn the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification.


  • Social Media Overview
    • Social Media Definitions
    • History of Social Media
    • Social Media Theory
    • Characterization of Social Media Users
    • Social Media Professions
  • Social Media Typing
    • Identifying Different Types of Social Media
    • Identifying Usage of Social Media Types
  • Social Media Implementation & Use Cases
    • Public Relations–Affairs & Outreach
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Service Support
    • Innovation
    • Community Building–Collaboration
    • Human Resources–Recruiting
  • Social Media Technical Composition
    • Social Media Capabilities
    • Social Media Hosting Platforms
    • Social Media End User Platforms & Applications
    • Social Media Standards and Protocols
  • Social Media Risks
    • Understanding Social Media Vulnerabilities & Threats
    • Understanding Social Media Attack Characteristics
  • Social Media Detection & Protection Strategies
    • Network Perimeter & Social Media Usage
    • Social Media Detection & Protection Components
    • Detection & Protection Approaches:
      • Malware
      • Phishing
      • Evil Twin Attacks
      • Data Leakage
      • Data Profiling
      • Identity Theft
    • Social Media Security Settings
      • Applying Social Network Settings
      • Applying Blogging Platform Settings
      • Applying Microblogging Platform Settings
    • Social Media Incident Response Strategies
      • The Incident Response Process
      • Social Media & Incident Response
    • Social Media Management
      • Understanding the Social Media IT/Security Policy Framework
      • Understanding Social Media Terms of Service
      • Understanding Privacy Statements / Policy

The SMSP course is a CompTIA Certification, self-paced with an instructor available and must be completed within six weeks. The cost includes a voucher to take the exam.

Pass guarantee: Students must pass the CompTIA exam at the end of the course to receive certification. To be eligible for the pass guarantee voucher the exam must be attempted within 10 weeks of beginning the course.

Price: The cost of the SMSP Certification is $899.
Course Name and ID: CIS 144


To register for the Social Media Security Professional Training course, contact the Continuing Education Center or click here to register online.
Click on “Select Classes,” choose CIS 144 and submit.

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