CompTIA Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)

Course Length: Three Days

CompTIA Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) training and certification

Course Overview

In this course students will also be prepared to help guide and develop organization’s social media personnel security policy.

Who Should Attend

The Social Media Security Professional course and 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.


One year of cybersecurity work experience is recommended, but not required to attend the Social Media Security Professional Training and to obtain the SMSP certification. Students must pass the final exam administered via Pearson VUE Testing Centers and complete an online certification application form in order to earn the SMSP Certification.

Course Outline

1 – Social Media Overview

  • Social Media Definitions
  • History of Social Media
  • Social Media Theory
  • Characterization of Social Media Users
  • Social Media Professions

2 – Social Media Typing

  • Identifying Different Types of Social Media
  • Identifying Usage of Social Media Types

3 – Social Media Implementation & Use Cases

  • Public Relations – Affairs & Outreach
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Service Support
  • Innovation
  • Community Building – Collaboration
  • Human Resources – Recruiting

4 – Social Media Technical Composition

  • Social Media Capabilities
  • Social Media Hosting Platforms
  • Social Media End User Platforms & Applications
  • Social Media Standards and Protocols

5 – Social Media Risks

  • Understanding Social Media Vulnerabilities & Threats
  • Understanding Social Media Attack Characteristics

6 – Social Media Detection & Protection Strategies

  • Network Perimeter & Social Media Usage
  • Social Media Detection & Protection Components
  • Detection & Protection Approaches

7 – Social Media Security Settings

  • Applying Social Network Settings
  • Applying Blogging Platform Settings
  • Applying Microblogging Platform Settings

8 – Social Media Incident Response Strategies

  • The Incident Response Process
  • Social Media & Incident Response

9 – Social Media Management

  • Understanding the Social Media IT/Security Policy Framework
  • Understanding Social Media Terms of Service
  • Understanding Privacy Statements / Policy