SECURITY MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONER (SMP) CERTIFICATION

VISION:

PROMOTING AND ENHANCING SECURITY MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES THAT RESONATE WITH THE CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL PRACTICES

SYNOPSIS OF THE PROGRAM (GLOBAL CONTEXT)

Traditionally, corporate security training and compliance has relied on lower levels of competencies namely awareness, recall and knowledge retention an aspect that continue to expose organization and institutions to risk, loses and adverse consequences. Notably, such lower-level training compliance competencies overlooks emerging modern dynamic and complex corporate security that call for higher competencies of application and design such as adaptive risk mitigation strategies, customization and operational efficiency. Thus, rather than usual security training that aim to impact competencies at awareness and knowledge retention level, Pan-African Shield College seeks to inculcate higher levels of competencies that integrate evidence-based models and principles with occupation performance competencies essential for an adaptive modern security manager. This will be achieved through our tailor-made and carefully selected units namely; transformation security awareness, adaptive security management architecture, security of critical infrastructure, physical protection systems: principles, concepts and their embedment in security function, security managers & disasters, security system integration and protection officer code of ethics.

RATIONALE OF THE PROGRAM 

Infrastructures and organizations ranging from banking, health, transport, aviation, manufacturing, hospitality, education, telecommunications to energy sector etc. are essential for sustaining economic, social and political well-being of a state. Their exposure to risk posed by criminal adversaries and natural disasters such as sabotage, terrorism and natural disasters such as fire may seriously undermine public safety, social order, survival of state and citizens may be put at risk and the fulfilment of key government responsibilities can be jeopardised. Equally, the nature of their interdependence and inter-connected infrastructure systems gives rise to a phenomenon known as “cascading events” where a disruption in one sector is to have rippling effect in other thus the need for a national risk management plan for critical infrastructure protection. 

To this end, security management practitioner (SMP) course therefore, has been developed to respond to these needs by equipping various categories of security managers ranging from Senior and middle level with key performance competencies essential for an adaptive modern security manager that are responsive to national risk management strategies, global trends and evidence-based approaches.   

TARGET GROUP

SMP is designed for both practising security practitioners (Security Directors/ Managers /Officers/Supervisors etc), as well as novice security practitioners who have switched from law enforcement or military and ventured into the corporate world.

The course inculcates novice security practitioners transitioning from other sectors such law enforcement with fundamental concepts, practices, competencies and strategic structures of the corporate security function and its scope and application in the corporate and private sector security industry.

Top-level security leadership at senior strategic levels will  particularly benefit from this course as units such as adaptive security are essential in enhancing their competencies in aligning their department with overall changing business environment.

This course largely targets middle level, supervisory security managers and individuals within the Law Enforcement & Military who are working towards transitioning to a Corporate Security role in the private-sector security industry. Upon completion of the course, participants will earn Security Management Practitioner (SMP) certificate. 

MAIN LEARNING OBJECTIVE

The main objective of SMP is to provide participants with key competencies to designing, developing and implementing adaptive security practices through utilization of models, principles, analytical data and predictive trends related to transformation security awareness, adaptive security management architecture, security of critical infrastructure, physical protection systems: principles, concepts and their embedment in security function, security managers & disasters, security system integration and protection officer code of ethics.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, participants will be able to;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding on key models, principles and trends in competence- based compliance security function
  2. Apply necessary analytical skills to develop, implement and customize adaptive security practices and cultures 
  3. Design and implement security policies, cultures and solution that are compliant with laws and regulations and responsive to organization.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism, ethics and integrity in corporate security

COURSE LEVEL

Beginner, intermediate and expert

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Read and understand instructional language (English)
  2. Possess basic computer skills
  3. An employee working in a private or public institution as a security officer, supervisor, manager or director 
  4. Application should be made through the Pan-African Shield College Africa’s online enrolment portal platform.

MODE OF DELIVERY

This course will be offered online  as well live /contact sessions depending on participants choice

STUDENT ASSESSMENT POLICY

  1. The course will be evaluated by use of summative and formative assessment.
  2. Formative assessment in form of quiz, essay, multiple choices, true or false questions will be provided at the end of a sub-topic.
  3. Summative assessment either in form of quiz, essay, case study, multiple choices, true or false statements will be provided at the end of the module.
  4. Participants are expected to score at least 70% which is a cumulative total of summative and formative assessment for them to proceed to the next module.

CERTIFICATION

After successfully registering for the course, attending the minimum required learning hours and having passed the examination, the participants will be awarded with Security Management Practitioner (SMP) Certificate

CPE CREDITS

Completion of this course provides 21.50 Continuous Professional Education (CPE) Credits to maintain ASIS International’s APP, CPP, PCI, and PSP credentials.

COURSE ACCREDITATION /APPROVAL

The course is accredited by World Certification Institute(WCI) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

In order to assist ASIS-certified security professionals to earn recertification CPEs while at the same time imparting skills, knowledge and qualifications, we offer Security Management Practitioner (SMP) Course. 

       

 

 

COURSE LOCATION

The online mode of this course will be offered via online platform hosted at: courses.panafricanshieldcollege.ac.ke. In-person masterclass are held at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel or as scheduled from time to time.

ENROLLMENT

https://courses.panafricanshieldcollege.ac.ke  

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SUMMARY OF MODULES:

1. SECURITY’S FUNCTION IN THE ORGANIZATION

Modern roles of security managers are rapidly evolving. Generally, the most conspicuous role of the Security Department in any organization is that of protector or guardian that includes protecting the company’s property, product or merchandise, assets, equipment, reputation, and employees. However, today, these responsibilities are not only limited to just the company’s assets and employees. In this unit, you will be introduced to extended roles of security managers and key competencies for fulfilling them.

 

2. TRANSFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS

A major weak link in sustained corporate security hygiene is the extent to which end-users comply with robust policy that define appropriate security conscious behavior. Notably, humans are an essential component of security and our last line of defense and there is need to equip them with skills, attitudes, and behaviors that can enable them continuously make good security decisions and ultimate develop good security hygiene behavior. This unit therefore seek to equip participants with competencies ranging from one-dimensional information-centric or compliance-driven programs to embrace security compliance behavior and cultures. Various aspects of human nature essential for inculcating behavior and cultures of good security hygiene will be examined.

 

3. ADAPTIVE SECURITY MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE

There is a growing divide between business’s demand for agility, adaptation, effectiveness, and efficiency and the steadfast, rigid, protective nature of security. Equally, detection and prevention are no longer enough in security function. Yet, security has a rich culture and underlying capabilities that have yet to be fully exploited in achieving greater alignment with business demands. In this unit, participants will be exposed to key principles and strategies of adaptive security management architecture (ASMA) and how they can use to recalibrate security function along business overall goal of operational effectiveness.

 

4. SECURITY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

In every state, there exist infrastructures that are essential for economic, social and political well-being of a state. That is, they are key in everyday existence and when threatened by adversaries and hazards, the very survival of a state and its citizens is put at risk. In this lesson, learners will be introduced to modern global trends and technologies to threat and vulnerability assessment and Crisis Management in Critical Infrastructures.

 

5. PERFORMANCE-BASED APPROACH TO PHYSICAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Design of the physical protection system (PPS) begins with a review and thorough understanding of the protection objectives the designed system must meet. Traditionally, most often, security managers perform this task by simply by checking for required features of various physical security mitigation solution and less on their performance. This unit seek to develop competencies in less examined but critical aspect of PPS namely performance-based measures and evaluation.  

 

6. SECURITY MANAGERS AND DISASTERS

In today’s world it is essential that organisations recognise and prepare for potentially disastrous events. Whether fire, flooding, terrorism, pandemics or other potentially devastating events, organisations need to recognise the risks and be prepared to handle both crises and disasters as part of an effective continuity strategy. Crisis and disasters  are inevitable in  becoming an emerging security concern in modern world. This unit seek to enhance participants’ competencies necessary in development of a security program targeting crisis and disaster management. Key global trends, models and approaches will be examined.

 

7. SECURITY SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Majority of organization today continue to approach various security resources independently. Although various security systems such as access control systems, security video surveillance and sentries are important in managing security risk, their effectiveness can be increased far much better when integrated together into a single system. On the other hand, in case of terrorism, timely and prompt access to information on location and capability of terrorist is crucial not only for minimizing consequences but equally for prompt response by specialized units. Thus, integrated security system that is able to collect information and channel it to single module is of importance hence the need for integration. Therefore, this lesson seeks to equip participants with key competencies essential in designing an integrated Security System.

8. PROTECTION OFFICER CODE OF ETHICS

Today, business and the public expect a great deal from the security personnel. Previously, there has been far too little attention paid to the ethical aspects of the profession. Given the powers, security enforcement tools they possess and overall business goals, there is need to equip them with key values that define and guide their conduct in a professional manner. This unit thus seek to equip participants with global and national values expected of a security profession.  

 

9. PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF MANAGING CRIMINAL INCIDENTS WITHIN AN ORGANIZATIONAL SET-UP

Security managers are often faced with criminal incidents within their jurisdiction and they may be required to act as first respondents. In this lesson, you will be exposed to various basic investigation techniques and information needed to build a case and complete an investigation that can result in a successful prosecution from a practitioners perspective.

 

Verifying Credentials

Students graduating from Pan-African Shield College’s SMP course can verify WCI’s Credential Award at WCI home page under “VERIFY CREDENTIAL” by keying in the 10 digits assigned to the Credential Award. https://www.worldcertification.org/

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SECURITY MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONER (SMP) PAST EVENTS

WHY GET CERTIFIED?

1. Overcoming Career Skills Mismatch

Skills mismatch is one of the main challenges faced by the world today. The knowledge and skills of job seekers often do not provide adequate evidences to match the needs and requirements of companies, thus resulting in unsuitability for employment.
With a Credential Award from World Certification Institute (WCI), an individual is recognized globally for the skills and experiences acquired over the years. WCI Credential Award provides evidence of occupational competence to current and prospective employers, as well as to the world that the WCI award recipient is an employee of value with integrity, as all WCI award recipients are obligated to abide by a Code of Ethical Practices.

2. Motivating for Career Development & Advancement

Career advancement involves everything you do from the time you begin your career to the time you retire. Advancement for some people means climbing the corporate ladder until you reach the executive suite. For others it means doing a great job and being recognized for it. Some people simply do as told and want to stay out of trouble at work.

With a Credential Award from World Certification Institute (WCI), an individual is motivated to continually seek improvement in his or her job competence, and to constantly keep abreast with latest technology and processes, as well as current trends in the profession. WCI Credential Award can be a source of motivation for an award recipient to contribute effectively to organizational goals.

3. Removing Barriers to Global Job Opportunities

Today, job seekers face an arduous task when looking for better job opportunities outside national boundaries. For instance, writing an effective job resume can be an uphill task when it comes to showing evidence or demonstrating the skills, experiences, and job competence acquired. Academic and professional qualifications have to be verified and authenticated. This is even more daunting when seeking foreign job opportunities.

With a Credential Award from World Certification Institute (WCI), an individual is recognized globally for the skills and experiences acquired over the years. WCI Credential Award provides evidence of occupational competence derived from acquired skills and experiences. More importantly, the validity of a Credential Award granted to an individual can be verified publicly at WCI home page under “VERIFY CREDENTIAL” by keying in the 10 digits assigned to the Credential Award.

4. Positive Impact towards Realizing Career Goals

A Credential Award from World Certification Institute (WCI) enables a recipient to connect readily with people of similar experiences via social media all over the world. This in turn creates a positive impact towards realizing career goals.
A Credential Award from World Certification Institute (WCI) creates a career pathway for an award recipient to move from entry-level occupational competence to the highest level of occupational mastery.

World Certification Institute (WCI)

Pan- African Shield College – Institution’s WCI Certificate # : 2509200837

Introduction

Pan-African Shield College is proud to share that World Certification Institute (WCI) has given accreditation to our Security Management Practitioner (SMP) Certification Course.

About World Certification Institute (WCI)

World Certification Institute or WCI is a global certifying body that grants credential awards as well as accredits courses for organizations and has accredited 700+ world institutes and Universities till date. WCI is a Global Authority on Occupational Certification. The world body recognizes cross-national skills, competencies and professional practices that are indicative of occupational capability and derived from internationally accepted best practices. It provides a structured assessment system to assess and certify globally accepted experiential work practices, skills, competencies and professional management. The basic criteria for receiving credential awards are adequate years of experience and demonstration of competence in a specialized field.

What does it mean to be ‘Accredited by WCI’? 

WCI has accredited pan-african Shield College’s SMP Course after carefully examining, validating and authenticating the program.The parameters included course content & duration; qualifications & competence of trainers; financial strength & integrity of course providers; available facilities & resources; method of delivery & assessment; and most importantly, their relevance to occupational & career development, the Council at the WCI has recognized our SMP course as being at par with global educational standard and bestowed the coveted accreditation on the course. The global body helmed by a Council with verified expertise is in recognition of this authority. The Council comprises of impeccable leaders, thinkers and professionals that represents the diverse occupational fields, disciplines and areas of proficiency. With the successful accreditation of our SMP course, candidates completing the program will be considered to have met the qualification criteria for WCI Certified Credential Awards. Students opting for the WCI Credential Award (certificate with WCI logo) will find competitive benefits while establishing themselves on the international platform. They will be recognized globally for the skills and knowledge acquired and the certification will be a significant part and piece of evidence for occupational competence for current and prospective employers. It will bear an advantage that the WCI award recipient is an employee of value with integrity, as all WCI award recipients abide by a Code of Ethical Practices. The WCI accreditation is sure to bring Pan-African Shield College’s SMP course with the recognition and aid in reaching newer heights, the kind it truly deserves. 

Benefits of enrolling in the WCI accredited program

As mentioned earlier, enrolling in the WCI accredited SMP program will provide you with a competitive edge over others and aid in establishing themselves on a global platform. Candidates having a WCI accredited course certification will be recognised globally for their acquired skills and knowledge while the certification will be of immense value for aspiring or working security professionals around the globe.