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EC-COUNCIL CERTIFIED SECURITY ANALYST (ECSA)

You are an ethical hacker. In fact, you are a Certified Ethical Hacker. Your last name is Pwned. You dream about enumeration and you can scan networks in your sleep. You have sufficient knowledge and an arsenal of hacking tools and you are also proficient in writing custom hacking code.


Is that enough?

Can you become an industry accepted security professional? Will organizations hire you to help them protect their systems? Do you have any knowledge in applying a suitable methodology to conduct a penetration test for an enterprise client?

The ECSA pentest program takes the tools and techniques you learned in the Certified Ethical Hacker course (CEH) and elevates 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

  • Focuses on pentesting methodology with an emphasis on hands-on learning
  • The exam will now have a prerequisite of submitting a pentesting report
  • The goal of these changes is to make passing ECSA more difficult; therefore making it a more respected certification
  • From the commencement of the 5 day class and the activation of the ECSA Dashboard on ASPEN, you will have 60 days in total to submit your penetration testing report based on the challenge scenario to EC-Council, which will prove that you undestand the concepts thought in the course. This is the eligibility criterion to enable you to challenge the ECSA exam.
    The Final ECSA Exam is a Multiple Choice Question Exam.

    The ECSA v9 exam includes 2 required stages.


    Report writing stage requires candidates to perform various penetration testing exercises on EC-Council’s iLabs before submitting a penetration test report to EC-Council for assessment. Candidates that submit reports to the required standards will be provided with exam vouchers for the multiple choice exam.


    Multiple choice exams are proctored online through the EC-Council Exam portal:

  • Security Analysis and Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • TCP IP Packet Analysis
  • Pre-penetration Testing Steps
  • Information Gathering Methodology
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • External Network Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Internal Network Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Firewall Penetration Testing Methodology
  • IDS Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Web Application Penetration Testing Methodology
  • SQL Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Database Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Wireless Network Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Mobile Devices Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Cloud Penetration Testing Methodology
  • Report Writing and Post Test Actions
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Security Testers
  • System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals