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Course #373-14-SDCA-1

Social Media Security Professional (SMSP)

Dates: Feb-10-2014 - Feb-11-2014


San Diego Convention Center (Map)
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Exam to be offered after conclusion of class: Hours: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

$995 Government AFCEA Member
        Government Non Member
        Non-Government AFCEA Member
        Non-Government Non Member

This course qualifies for Continuing Education Units.
Note: Certification exam Powered by CompTIA offered on last day of class. Register separately at:

Course Description:

This two-day lecture and demonstration course with hands-on labs covers the Social Media Security Professional Common Body of Knowledge and prepares the student for the Social Media Security Professional (SMSP) Certification Exam Powered by CompTIA.  The Social Media Security Course is designed for individuals who must acquire knowledge to anticipate attacks and guard sensitive information from social media hackers.  In this course you will explore the theories and principles behind all of the mainstream social media venues, delve into the technical composition of the big social media platforms, explore the security risks associated with social media, and develop an incident response team to address situations that may arise with a forensics approach.

Certification:  After completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the Social Media Security Professional examination and earn the SMSP Certification.  There is a separate registration for this examination.

Who should attend
The course is designed for individuals with experience in the cybersecurity space. SMSP Certification candidate job roles include: information security/assurance technician, network technician, security administrator, systems administrator, network administrator, security architect, security engineer or any other role that is responsible for information security.

This training course covers the following Knowledge Domains:
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

UKI Social Media Security Prerequisites
Previous social media cybersecurity experience is recommended but not required to attend the Social Media Security Training.


Scott A. Wells, Ph.D.


Co-Founder / Director of Training, Ultimate Knowledge Institute 

Dr. Scott Wells is recognized throughout the industry as a world-renowned instructor and consultant known for his commanding presence in the classroom and breadth of knowledge in the world of Information Technology.   Dr. Wells achieved his doctorate in Applied Mathematics (Cryptology) and has worked for and consulted industry leading corporations such as Microsoft, Digital, and Cisco as well many other Fortune 100 companies.  For the past 12 years Dr. Wells has developed and taught hundreds of Cyber related and Information Technology training programs for the DoD and many other highly successful companies in the commercial sector.


Dr. Wells leads the initiative to establish Ultimate Knowledge as the industry leader in Social Media Security, Forensics, and Governance and owner of three industry-accepted Social Media Certifications Social Media Practitioner, Social Media Security and Forensics Engineer, and Social Media Governance professional.  UKI has been providing exceptional social media courses for the Department of Defense for the past two years.


AFCEA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6130 or email the PDC outlining requirements.


AFCEA will confirm that a course session is a "go" no later than Jan-27-2014, 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Please see the PDC FAQ for additional course cancellation details.


Please see the PDC FAQ for registration cancellation instructions and other PDC policies.

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