• CSCS™ Course

Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Certification. (CSCSTM exam is not included)


The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks.

Curriculum to Prepare for CSCS Exam:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: PCI DSS
  • Module 3: Healthcare Information Security
  • Module 4: ISO 27000
  • Module 5: ISO 27001
  • Module 6: ISO 27002
  • Module 7: U.S. Federal & State Regulations
  • Module 8: NIST Standards & Guidance
  • Module 9: Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Module 10: Cyber Security Strategy


Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction 

  • State of Security
  • US Requirements
    • SOC2

Module 2: PCI DSS 

  • Objective
  • Control Objectives
  • Defined Requirements
  • Critical References 

Module 3: Healthcare Information Security

  • Healthcare Security Challenges
  • HIPAA Security & HITECH Legislations
  • Administrative Safeguards
  • Physical Safeguards
  • Technical Safeguards
  • ISO 27799 Standard

Module 4: ISO 27000

  • Introduction to ISO 27000
    • Information Security Management Systems

Module 5: ISO 27001

  • Introduction to ISO 27001
    • Security Domains

Module 6: ISO 27002

  • ISO 27002 Standard
  • Scope
  • Key Clauses, Categories and Controls
    • Definition
    • Requirements 

Module 7: U.S. Federal & State Regulations

  • California's SB 1386 and SB 541
  • California's AB 1950, AB 1298, and AB 211
  • Nevada's 597.970
  • Massachusetts's 201 CMR 17.00
  • Data Breach Challenges
  • Encryption Requirements

Module 8: NIST Standards & Guidance

  • Objective
  • Special Publications
  • Key Guidance References

Module 9: Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

  • Definition and Scope
  • Components of a Contingency Plan
    • Disaster Recovery Plan
    • Emergency Mode Operation Plan
  • Classification of Information
  • Classification of Threats
  • Types of Alternate Sites
  • Getting Started

Module 10: Cyber Security Strategy

  • What is your Security Strategy?
  • Enterprise Security Methodology
  • Risk Analysis
  • Getting Started


CSCS™ Exam

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) exam validates knowledge and skill sets in information security for legislations, standards and frameworks. The exam consists of 60 questions and you have 60 minutes to complete it. After successful completion of the exam, you will receive the CSCS™ certificate in the mail within 30 days.


Compliance is big business. Legislations such as PIPEDA, FFIEC, HIPAA and standards such as the ISO 27002 are a requirement for organizations to comply with. A key objective for organizations worldwide is to integrate security best practices and be in compliance. Skilled professionals who understand regulatory compliance requirements and information security are valued across several industries, especially healthcare, financial and the government.


The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) is a unique course of its type in the compliance and security industries - indeed the first of its type in the world. It is laser-beam focused on thoroughly examining compliance requirements and establishing best practices that can be applied in securing today's digital business information infrastructure.


Organizations are fast moving to a digital ecosystem that is governed by strict regulatory compliance requirements. Validate your compliance security skills and knowledge and distinguish yourself with the credential, Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™).


You can expect to learn and understand core requirements of the following from the CSCS™ course:

  • ISO Standards including 27001, 27002, 27799
  • NIST Standards
  • HIPAA and HITECH: U.S. Healthcare Regulations
  • U.S. State Regulations on Information Security

Examination Areas

Percentage of Exam

Financial Regulations (e.g. PCI DSS)


Digital Healthcare & Security (e.g. HIPAA, ISO 27799)


International Security Standards (e.g. ISO 27000, Other International)


U.S. National and State Standards (e.g. FISMA, State laws)


Business Continuity Planning (e.g. BIA, NIST guidelines)





Important Note: All Percentages are Approximate and Subject to Change at any time.


CSCS™  Practice Quiz

The Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) Practice Quiz will help in preparing for the certification exam.

Fast Track for CISSP/Security +/SCNA

The fast track is available only for CSCS™ students that attend Instructor Led Training. ecfirst recognizes the breadth of security content that must be mastered to attain certain security credentials. Fast Track for the CSCS™ class means if you have another security credential, such as CISSP or Security+, you will still need to take the class but you will not have to take the exam to get the CSCS™ credential. It will automatically be given once you send the documentation that you have another security credential.

After payment processing, a confirmation for access to the course will be provided within one business day. The course must be taken within a 6 month period from the date access is provided.

CSCS™ Course
Format for CSCS™ Course Online
Language for CSCS™ Course English

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CSCS™ Course

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