The EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) pentest program takes the tools and techniques you learned in the Certified Ethical Hacker course (CEH) and enhances your ability into full exploitation by teaching you how to apply the skills learned in the CEH by utilizing EC-Council’s published penetration testing methodology. It focuses on pentesting methodology with an emphasis on hands-on learning.
New version! The new ECSAv10 includes updated curricula and an industry recognized comprehensive step-bystep penetration testing methodology. This allows a learner to elevate their ability in applying new skills learned through intensive practical labs and challenges.
Unlike most other pen testing programs that only follow a generic kill chain methodology; the ECSA presents a set of distinguishable comprehensive methodologies that are able to cover different pentesting requirements across different verticals.
It is a highly interactive, comprehensive, standards based, intensive five-day training program that teaches information security professionals how professional real-life penetration testing is conducted.
Prior to being able to sit the ECSA exam, you must conduct a detailed penetration test through the EC-Council Cyber Range iLabs environment. Should you successfully complete this stage, you will then submit a written report that will be graded by EC-Council. Our instructors will take you through the core concepts of conducting a penetration test based on EC-Councils penetration testing methodology and demonstrate a proven report writing process. You have 30 days from activation of your iLabs (day one of the course) to complete the penetration testing activities and then a further 30 days to submit your report. Should you require extra time, you may at your own expense, extend your access to iLabs. Please note that you may only purchase this extension within 60 days from the date your ECSA Dashboard is activated. Please click here for further details.
Exams are not taken at the conclusion of the course. Candidates that submit penetration testing reports to the required standards will be provided with exam vouchers for the multiple choice exam. Exam candidates are required to book into the EC-Council Exam Test Centre to take the exam after successful completion of the penetration test report. You must sit the exam within 90 days of receiving your exam voucher. You will not be charged by DDLS for sitting the exam with us however you will need to purchase your retake voucher from EC-Council for the Penetration Test Report and/or the exam should you not succeed at first attempt. Exam retake sessions will incur a fee after the second attempt.
Please note there are strict conditions applied to attendance at EC-Council Certified Security Analyst courses. On the first day of the course, students are required to sign a Liability Agreement form. A copy of this form and relevant links may be found here.