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.
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
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.
To be eligible to apply to take the ECSA Exam, candidate must either:
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.
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.
No, the $100 application fee is not refundable
The application process is valid for 3 months from the date of approval.
Yes, the application form is mandatory for all test takers who want to take the exam directly without undergoing training.
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.
The ECSA v10 exam is an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) exam. This exam is only available at the ECC Exam Centre.
The exam voucher code is valid for 1 year from the date of receipt.
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.
For those attempting the exam at a physical testing centre (ETC), the exam will be proctored by a proctor authorised at the testing centre.
The Exam is a 4 hour session.
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.
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.
Once you are ready to proceed with your exam, please ensure you understand the below:
Yes, the ECSA V10 is a part of the EC-Council Continuing Education Scheme.