The EC-Council Certified Security Analyst certification comes right after the Certified Ethical Hacker v9 certification.
The EC-Council?s ECSA certificate validates information security professionals? understanding of, and experience with, conducting realistic penetration tests. Students learn advanced knowledge and experience regarding the available methodologies, tools and techniques which are required to perform comprehensive information security penetration tests. Students gain practical experience with the Licensed Penetration Tester in order to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to an infrastructure?s security. Students not only learn to identify Information Security problems in this course, but also how to avoid and eliminate them with complete coverage of analysis and network security-testing methods and tools. This courses prepares students for the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst 412-79 exam.
The curriculum for the ECSA Training course begins by discussing the Need for Security Analysis and Penetration Testing Methodologies then Customer and Legal Agreements along with Rules of Engagement. Diving right into practices, we talk about Penetration Testing Planning and Scheduling, Pre Penetration Testing Steps and Information Gathering. Once the student has learned how to prepare we cover an array of types of penetration testing such as: External Penetration Testing, Internal Network Penetration Testing, Firewall Penetration Testing, IDS Testing, Password Cracking Penetration Testing, Social Engineering Penetration Testing, and many more ending- finally- with Mobile Device Penetration Testing and Cloud Penetration Testing Methodology. After this interactive and comprehensive course, a student walks away having had practical experience and comprehensive knowledge allowing confident execution of the EC-Council ECSA exam.