A professional level pen testing program is the demand of the day in any of the organizations.
To attain this professional level skills, the core curricula of the certification professional gains must map with it and is anticipated to be in compliance with Government and the industry published frameworks.
Evidently, EC-Council new release, ECSA v10 curricula exactly present the comprehensive methodologies that match with the pentesting requirements across varied industrial segments.
Let’s explore what’s new in version: ECSA v10
The new ECSA v10 has the updated curricula in alignment with the industry recognized penetration testing methodology. It elevates the participant’s ability to apply new skills, provides a deeper understanding of Web Application Penetration Testing, Internal Network Testing, Password Cracking, Web Application Penetration Testing, and so forth.
In correspondence with the new updates of CEH v10 program, the ECSA v10 program has been re-engineered as a progression. This 5-day intensive course is highly interactive, standard based, and helps the security professionals to know the real-life penetration testing.
Further, the participants who clear the knowledge exam have an option to pursue practical exam that enables them to test the skills and earn ECSA [Practical] credential.
Mention not to say, it forms the “Professional” level course in the VAPT Track of EC-Council.
ECSAv10 maps with NICE framework’s Analyze (AN) and Collect and Operate (CO) specialty area.
Social Engineering Pen Testing Methodology: The 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report states that 43% of the documented breaches are due to social engineering attacks. As a compensatory and preventive effort to fill the huge gap, this ECSA v10 program comprehensively covers the pentesting domain.
It focuses on the methodologies like Network, Database, Wireless, Web Application, Cloud pen testing, and, etc. The methodologies are as best as from ISO 27001, OSSTMM, and NIST Standards.
It is evident that manual testing complements with the automated ones. Human intervention is as necessary as the automated tools. For instance: Logic testing.
The testing approach here combines both of them to derive maximum benefit.
The penetration testing methodologies are designed as per the market approach which includes
A module is completely dedicated to alert the pre-engagement activities, initiate and set the Rule of Engagement [RoE] for the penetration test.
Just like for engagement methodology, a module is dedicated to report writing too. It describes the needed skills to draft the test report in such a way that the findings of the test are agreeable and justifiable to the concerned client.
This course helps the participants to have a direct experience on penetration testing process starting from scoping to report writing.
The course offers a bundle of standard templates essential for scoping, engagement process, collecting, and report writing and makes the participant’s learning easier.
As a known fact, ECSA is the learning progress in continuation of the CEH program. Built on the skills and abilities covered in new CEH v10 program, it takes the tools learned over there as a practical challenge.
Some of the main differentiators have been tabulated below for your easy reference.
|CEH v10||ECSA v10|
|Core level in the VAPT Track||A Professional level in the VAPT Track|
|Learn Baseline Skills||Learn Advanced Skills|
|Learn about the tools used||Learn more tools|
|Learn to defend against||Conduct Penetration Testing Methodologies|
Can be compared to ‘A Soldier’ ie. it refers to dodging a bullet
Can be compared to ‘The General’ ie. it refers to expertise the Art of War
Let us continue further and know about the course in detail.
The course outline is enlisted below:
The target audience for this course are as follows:
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