The ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst) certification supports ethical hacking in the analytical phase. It is highly compatible with the CEH certification but delves deeper into the analysis of hacking techniques, processes and methods, with the use of essential tools and technologies, which work to secure the information and data of a network infrastructure. The analysis is beneficial in proving the job that each method does in adding to the overall security plan. Through careful assessment provided by security analysts, an organization's security can become stronger than ever to reduce threats and keep information out of the reach of malicious hackers.
A 50 question, 120 minute exam is required to earn the ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst) certification certification. Questions on it will relate specifically to job-based scenarios. For success it is suggested that all candidates come prepared with a working background in security and/or security analysis. Once this certification is earned, participants can begin working toward the Licensed Penetration Tester certification.
To accompany background knowledge and experience, EC-Council provides an ECSA training course at a very reasonable price to tighten skills and enhance knowledge of ethical hacking analysis. Other resources, including an exam outline, are available online. The test is online and must be taken at a Prometric APTC.