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If you’re planning to take the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification exam over the next six months, are you confident you will pass? Have you done all you can to ensure success?
The PSP Virtual Study Group provides the tools and support you need to successfully prepare for the certification exam by focusing on the key topics covered in the PSP exam’s recommended reference set. Join us for 12 weeks of assigned module recordings, recommended reading, practice questions, and a live session to review highlights and ask questions.
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Fast-track your security career with ASIS International’s certification, the Associate Protection Professional (APP), that is now available to security professionals interested in demonstrating security management expertise and commitment to management and colleagues. If you are looking for a way to systematically assess your current knowledge of security management and prepare for the APP Certification exam, you’ll want to attend ASIS International’s official APP Review Course, developed specifically for security professionals with one to four years of security management experience.
The accelerated two-day review course is designed to provide a high-level overview of the four APP Certification knowledge domains in an environment that facilitates professional knowledge assessments, discussions with colleagues, and guidance from board-certified instructors.
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Whether you choose to prepare on your own or join a group of peers to study together, ASIS offers a wealth of resources to help you prepare. Mix and match from various delivery formats to fit your schedule and learning style.
- Reference Materials
- Certification Review Courses
- Flash Cards and more
Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)
The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the "gold standard" for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.
Associate Protection Professional (APP)
The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first "rung" on the security manager's career ladder. It is for those with 1-4 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.
*The APP Certification was supported in part by a grant from the ASIS Foundation.
Professional Certified Investigator (PCIⓇ)
The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual's knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED equivalent and five years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.
Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)
The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree AND six years of progressive experience in the physical security field OR a Bachelor's degree or higher AND four years of progressive experience in the physical security field.
Jose Barone was running errands at his father’s security company when he envisioned a future for himself as a security practitioner. Not wanting to be viewed solely as the “boss’s son,” he decided to develop his skills. He joined ASIS and consulted with peers to determine that the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification was right for him.
He now runs his own international consulting bureau.
“My PSP certification helped me to better understand how to assess risks, conduct security assessments, and provide clients with informed recommendations on how to lower their exposure to risks and be better protected.”
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Magnificent Manager, Compelling Coach: Leadership's Two Crowns
By Mark Tarallo
Coaching is a crucial function of managing. Every effective leader must be able to do it well. Such is the philosophy of Cherissa Newton, coauthor of the book Coaching for Results and a leadership expert at the Center for Management and Organizational Effectiveness (CMOE). It’s also the view held by many seasoned security managers like David Barton, the chief information security officer at Stellar Cyber, who previously served as director of security for AT&T and corporate security group manager for Sprint over his long management career.
“Hopefully as a leader, you realize sooner rather than later that being a good coach to your team is part of being a good manager,” Barton says. “You can’t have one without the other.”
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Also In This Issue
- How to Design a Security-Centric Lobby
- Better Drone Detection Needed for Threat Assessments
- Conducting a GDPR Compliant Investigation
- A Record of Violence: Protecting Healthcare Staff with Data
- Global Civil Unrest Challenges Security Professionals
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