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The ECSA v10 penetration testing course is designed to enhance the skills based competency of a penetration tester. A student will only be allowed to challenge the ECSA exam after meeting certain eligibility requirements.

ECSA v10 Exam Information

Multiple choice exams are proctored online through the EC-Council Exam portal:

Credit Towards Certification: ECSA v10

Number of Questions: 150

Test Duration: 4 hours

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirement are qualified to sit for the exam

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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.


1. What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the ECSA v10 exam?

To be eligible to apply to take the ECSA Exam, candidate must either:

  • Hold an ECSA certification , any version (Your USD100 application fee will be waived);
  • or Have a minimum of 2 years work experience in InfoSec domain (You will need to pay USD100 as a non-refundable application fee);
  • Or Have attended an official EC-Council training (All candidates are required to pay the $100 application fee, however your training fee shall include this fee)

Note: Training fee may vary depending on the region, training facilities and mode of training opted for, however no student has any added advantage as the exam is a standard exam for all.

2. How long does the application process take?

On an average, application processing time would be between 5-10 working days once the verifiers on the application respond to EC-Council’s requests for information.

3. Is the $100 application fee refundable?

No, the $100 application fee is not refundable

4. For how long is the approved application valid for?

The application process is valid for 3 months from the date of approval.

5. Is the application form mandatory for all test takers?

Yes, the application form is mandatory for all test takers who want to take the exam directly without undergoing training.

6. What is the next step once the application is approved?

Once your application is approved you can proceed to purchase your exam voucher either from EC-Council Online Store or from one of our authorised training channels.

7. What is the format of the ECSA v10 exam? Where is the exam available?

The ECSA v10 exam is an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) exam. This exam is only available at the ECC Exam Centre.

8. For how long is the exam voucher code valid for?

The exam voucher code is valid for 1 year from the date of receipt.

9. Does the ECSA v10 exam include a report-writing similar to the ECSA v9 exam?

No, the ECSA v10 does not include a report-writing, should a candidate be interested in a performance based/ skill assessment exam he/she can choose to attempt the ECSA (Practical) exam if eligible.

10. Is the exam proctored? What are the proctoring options available?

For those attempting the exam at a physical testing centre (ETC), the exam will be proctored by a proctor authorised at the testing centre.

11. What is the duration of the exam?

The Exam is a 4 hour session.

12. What is the passing criteria?

This exam does not have a set passing score/ percentage, the number of items that you have to answer correctly varies depending on the difficulty of the questions delivered when you take the exam. To understand how the scoring pattern works, visit the scoring section here.

13. How much notice is required to book a remotely proctored exam session?

Sessions should be booked at least 3 days in advance of the desired exam date.

Note: All exam sessions are proctored by EC-Council Certification department.

14. What are the important things to keep in mind before I schedule my exam with a remote proctor?

Once you are ready to proceed with your exam, please ensure you understand the below:

  • You need to run an equipment test.
  • You need to carry an identification proof.
  • You should hold an valid exam voucher.
15. What is the retake policy?

Retake exam requests can only be purchased by writing to [email protected], should a candidate fail the exam. You can also read more about the retake policy here.

16. Is the ECSA V10 title a part of the EC-Council Continuing Education Scheme?

Yes, the ECSA V10 is a part of the EC-Council Continuing Education Scheme.