Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

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EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
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Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

If you want to gain practical, hands-on skills in realistic penetration test, the course in Certified Security Analyst is perfect for your career goals. Certified Security Analyst is the course you take when you want to go a step up from Ethical Hacker. Apply the tools and techniques you learned from Ethical Hacker and improve your understanding of how to apply these skills and understanding in real-world situations. It is a hands-on learning programme that will focus on penetration testing methodology.

The course is extensive and covers a range of key modules such as penetration testing essentials, open source intelligence methodology, social engineering penetration testing and network penetration testing methodology. Each module is discussed in-depth ensuring learners gain a firm understanding of the importance of applying skills learned in penetration testing methodology.

The Certified Security Analyst will help you advance your career with practical skills and experience, build on your skillset gained in Ethical Trainer and further progress to the specialised area of a penetration tester. Qualifying in this course will lead to numerous opportunities in the information security field in a number of high-paying job roles.

Students will be issued an official cover letter stating that you have completed 40 CPD hours at the completion of your Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) course.

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EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
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01: Introduction to Penetration Testing and Methodologies
02: Penetration Testing Scoping and Engagement Methodology
03: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Methodology
04: Social Engineering Penetration Testing Methodology
05: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – External
06: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – Internal
07: Network Penetration Testing Methodology – Perimeter Devices
08: Web Application Penetration Testing Methodology
09: Database Penetration Testing Methodology
10: Wireless Penetration Testing Methodology
11: Cloud Penetration Testing Methodology
12: Report Writing and Post Testing Actions
Penetration Testing Essential Concepts (Self-Study)

Method of Assessment

In order to successfully complete the Certified Security Analyst, learners have to sit for the EC-Council exam that demonstrates academic rigour and real-world applicability. Learners are expected to maintain high integrity by achieving the relevant test score.

  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours


Successful learners will be awarded the Certified Security Analyst by EC-Council Certified.

Awarding Body

EC-Council is a global leader in creating information security trainings and certification programmes. EC-Council operates in 145 countries and is widely recognised for developing Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Security Analyst amongst a range of courses and programmes. They are proud to have trained information security professionals globally and influenced the mindset of organisations around the world. Their primary goal is to certify individuals and organisations in information security skills.

Who is this course for?

This course will benefit Security Officers, Auditors, Site Administrators and Security Professionals. Additionally, it is suitable for any individual interested in the integrity of network infrastructure.


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • Learners must have 2 years of work experience in information security.

Career path

This course in Certified Security Analyst will enhance your qualification for a number of jobs in the IT and application security industries. Below given are few of the jobs this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum,

  • Security Officers
  • Security Professionals
  • Site Administrators
  • Auditors
  • Tester

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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