You can find all of the answers to your questions in the links I've posted below, but I've also included some relevant pieces of information for you...
A candidate who doesn’t have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have six years to earn the five years required experience.
A candidate who doesn’t have the required experience to become an SSCP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the SSCP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have two years to earn the one year required experience.
If you aren't able to earn one year of experience in at least one of the seven domains of the SSCP (1. Access Controls, 2. Security Operations and Administration, 3. Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis, 4. Incident Response and Recovery, 5. Cryptography, 6. Network and Communications Security, 7. Systems and Application Security) in your current job then perhaps you could also work part time in a security role?
Part-Time Experience: Your part-time experience cannot be less than 20 hours a week and no more than 34 hours a week.
1040 hours of part-time = 6 months of full time experience
2080 hours of part-time = 12 months of full time experience
Or another option would be if you have a suitable bachelor's degree (or whatever your regional equivalent is):
Candidates may satisfy the one year work experience requirement if they earn a degree from an accredited college or university or regionally equivalent education program. For purposes of certification, (ISC)² looks for the following characteristics of an approved cybersecurity degree:
1) The degree originates from a cybersecurity program which addresses cyber, information, software and infrastructure security topics within its requirements;
2) Is one of the following preapproved degree programs:
Computer Systems Engineering
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Information Technology [IT]
The list of preapproved degree programs will be updated periodically.
I currently have Associate of (ISC)² Toward SSCP, but I just finished all the cpe requirements across the 3 year cycle, what do I need to do to get it changed to the Certification? or will it happen when I hit the date I originally took the exam?
Some points you should note:
@Althaeis Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to look into your profile and provide more information on how to request full certification. Please email me directly from your primary email address on file and include your (ISC)² ID number.
I look forward to hearing from you.
So I recently passed the exam in November and there is no information on the next steps or the process. I have co-workers who have passed and said they received a packet and are required to submit their resume and get an endorsement. For an associate member there is no information on anything of the sort. I already have 2 years of experience and a degree but there is no information on if I am supposed to submit that information or anything. Will I receive a packet and require an endorsement and am I just supposed to resubmit for full certificate and keep track of my experience? I do think there should be more information out there on the process once you become an associate other then my required CPEs which is the only information I have.
Hello @Askiff - I'm sending you a private message! The associate program can be a bit confusing, but basically, you will have a window of time to earn the necessary experience to submit to the endorsement process to become a full member. More information is available here in the meantime - https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/Associate