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Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) v8


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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The Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) program teaches information security professionals to conduct realistic penetration tests by using EC-Council's published penetration testing methodology.

This course is a five-day hands-on training program that uses real-time scenarios. In this course, you will learn about penetration testing methodology that is repeatable and that can be used in a penetration testing engagement, globally.

Course Objectives

  • Perform network and application penetration testing using both automated and manual techniques
  • Design and perform audits of computer systems to ensure they are operating securely and that data is protected from both internal and external threats
  • Assess assigned system to determine system security status Design and recommend security policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance to policies and procedures
  • Evaluate highly complex security systems according to industry best practices to safeguard internal information systems and databases
  • Lead investigations of security violations and breaches and recommend solutions; prepare reports on intrusions as necessary and provide an analysis summary for management
  • Respond to more complex queries and request for computer security information and report from both internal and external customers


Topics Covered

Core Modules

1. Need for Security Analysis
2. TCP IP Packet Analysis
3. Penetration Testing Methodologies
4. Customers and Legal Agreements
5. Rules of Engagement
6. Penetration Testing Planning and Scheduling
7. Pre-penetration Testing Steps
8. Information Gathering
9. Vulnerability Analysis
10. External Penetration Testing
11. Internal Network Penetration Testing
12. Firewall Penetration Testing
13. IDS Penetration Testing
14. Password Cracking Penetration Testing
15. Social Engineering Penetration Testing
16. Web Application Penetration Testing
17. SQL Penetration Testing
18. Penetration Testing Reports and Post Testing Actions
Self-Study Modules
19. Router and Switches Penetration Testing
20. Wireless Network Penetration Testing
21. Denial-of-Service Penetration Testing
22. Stolen Laptop, PDAs and Cell Phones Penetration Testing
23. Source Code Penetration Testing
24. Physical Security Penetration Testing
25. Surveillance Camera Penetration Testing
26. Database Penetration Testing
27. VoIP Penetration Testing
28. VPN Penetration Testing
29. Cloud Penetration Testing
30. Virtual Machine Penetration Testing
31. War Dialing
32. Virus and Trojan Detection
33. Log Management Penetration Testing
34. File Integrity Checking
35. Mobile Devices Penetration Testing
36. Telecommunication and Broadband Communication Penetration Testing
37. Email Security Penetration Testing
38. Security Patches Penetration Testing
39. Data Leakage Penetration Testing
40. SAP Penetration Testing
41. Standards and Compliance
42. Information System Security Principles
43. Information System Incident Handling and Response
44. Information System Auditing and Certification


The ECSA course is a fully hands-on program. The exercises cover real world scenarios. By practicing the skills that are provided to you in the ECSA class, we are able to bring candidates up to speed with the latest threats to which organizations are vulnerable.

This can be achieved with the EC-Council iLabs cyber range. It allows students to dynamically access a host of Virtual Machines preconfigured with vulnerabilities, exploits, tools, and scripts from anywhere with an internet connection.
Our simplistic web portal enables the student to launch an entire range of target machines and access them remotely with one simple click. It is the most cost effective, easy to use, live range lab solution available.
With iLabs, lab exercises can be accessed 24x7 allowing the student to practice skills in a safe, fully functional network anytime it's convenient.

Our guided step-by-step labs include exercises with detailed tasks, supporting tools, and additional materials as well as our state-of-the-art ""Open Environment"" allowing students to launch a complete Live range open for any form of hacking or testing.
Available target machines are completely virtualized allowing us to control and reset machines quickly and easily with no required instructor or administrative interaction.

Lab 1: TCPIP Packet Analysis

  • TCP/IP Packet Analysis Using Wireshark

Lab 2: Information Gathering

  • Information Gathering

Lab 3: Vulnerability Analysis

  • Vulnerability Analysis Using the Nessus Tool

Lab 4: External Penetration Testing

  • Exploring and Auditing a Network Using Nmap

Lab 5: Internal Network Penetration Testing

  • Scanning a Local Machine for Open Ports Using TCPView
  • User Activity Monitoring and Recording Using Power Spy 2013
  • Capture Remote Interfaces Using Wireshark

Lab 6: Firewall Penetration Testing

  • HTTP Tunneling to Bypass Firewalls Using HTTPort

Lab 7: IDS Penetration Testing

  • Detecting Intrusions Using Snort
  • Intrusion Detection Using KFSensor Honeypot IDS

Lab 8: Password Cracking Penetration Testing

  • Extracting Administrator Passwords Using L0phtCrack

Lab 9: Social Engineering Penetration Testing

  • Social Engineering Penetration Testing using Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)
  • Creating an Exploit Using Metasploit for Windows 7 Penetration Testing

Lab 10: Web Application Penetration Testing

  • Hacking Web Applications

Lab 11: SQL Penetration Testing

  • SQL Injection Attacks on MS SQL Database



While the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is not a prerequisite for the ECSA course, we strongly advise candidates to take the Certified Ethical Hacker v8 course to attain the CEH prior to the commencement of the ECSA course.

- Certified Ethical Hacker v8


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