EC-Council Certified Security Analyst

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) Version 4 Retirement date - October 31st, 2014

Go a step further and become a certified ECSA!

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) is an advanced ethical hacking certification that complements the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification by validating the analytical phase of ethical hacking. An ECSA is a step ahead of a CEH by being able to analyze the outcome of hacking tools and technologies. Through groundbreaking network penetration testing methods and techniques, an ECSA can perform intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the information security of the infrastructure.

This makes the Certified Security Analyst “Pen Testing” certification a relevant milestone toward achieving EC-Council’s Licensed Penetration Tester.

Certification Target Audience

The ECSA certification will benefit:

  • Network Server Administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Information Security Testers
  • System Administrators
  • Risk Assessment Professionals

Exam Information

The ECSA certification is awarded to candidates who successfully pass the exam 412-79 v8. This certification is also a pre-requisite to EC-Council’s Licensed Penetration Tester Program.

ECSA v8 Exam Details
Duration 4 Hours
Questions 150
Passing Grade 70%
Test Delivery Prometric Prime

IMPORTANT UPDATE as of June 1st , 2014:

Effective Sept 1st, 2011, all exams on Prometric APTC and Pearson VUE channels will require a Non Refundable Eligibility Application Fee of USD 100.00. Please click here for the Eligibility Form.

Any inconvenience is greatly regretted.


Clause: Age Requirements and Policies Concerning Minors

The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.

Disclaimer: EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.