ECSA exam: required modules?

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    • #7427

      I’m looking in to taking the self study road to getting myself ECSA/LPT certified, but i’m a little lost: i already figured out that you need to pass the ECSA exam to become ecsa certified, and if you want to obtain LPT you need to submit your certifications of both CEH and ECSA. This is all there is to it, no exam whatsoever, which is a little odd if you ask me.

      Now i was wondering about the following: The ECSA/LPT course consists of 47 modules, where the first 11 are ECSA, the rest are LPT. Is the exam based on the frist 11 modules, or are all modules part of the exam?

      it will probably be a while before i am going to take the exam, but expect a little review when i do…

    • #46369

      The ECSA exam only covers modules 1-10.

    • #46370

      hmm, that is what i thought, but some research got me the following information:

      The Exam 412-79 tests ECSA/LPT candidates on the following 35 domains.

         Module 1: The Need for Security Analysis
         Module 2: Advanced Googling
         Module 3: TCP/IP Packet Analysis
         Module 4: Advanced Sniffing Techniques
         Module 5: Vulnerability Analysis with Nessus
         Module 6: Advanced Wireless Testing
         Module 7: Designing a DMZ
         Module 8: Snort Analysis
         Module 9: Log Analysis
         Module 10: Advanced Exploits and Tools
         Module 11: Penetration Testing Methodologies
         Module 12: Customers and Legal Agreements
         Module 13: Penetration Testing Planning and Scheduling
         Module 14: Pre Penetration Testing Checklist
         Module 15: Information Gathering
         Module 16: Vulnerability Analysis
         Module 17: External Penetration Testing
         Module 18: Internal Network Penetration Testing
         Module 19: Router Penetration Testing
         Module 20: Firewall Penetration Testing
         Module 21: IDS Penetration Testing
         Module 22: Wireless Network Penetration Testing
         Module 23: Denial of Service Penetration Testing
         Module 24: Password Cracking Penetration Testing
         Module 25: Social Engineering Penetration Testing
         Module 26: Stolen Laptop Penetration Testing
         Module 27: Application Penetration Testing
         Module 28: Physical Security Penetration Testing
         Module 29: Database Penetration testing
         Module 30: VoIP Penetration Testing
         Module 31: VPN Penetration Testing
         Module 32: Penetration Testing Report Analysis
         Module 33: Penetration Testing Report and Documentation Writing
         Module 34: Penetration Testing Deliverables and Conclusion
         Module 35: Ethics of a Licensed Penetration Tester

      which seems quite a lot for “just” 50 questions, that is less then 1 per module!

    • #46371

      I did ECSA a couple of months ago myself, so I’m quite sure it’s only the first ten ones. 😉

    • #46372

      Seconded. The exam only covers the first ten modules.

    • #46373

      Thanks guys, i’m already through half the course, so i will finish up first and start focussing on the first ten modules.

    • #46374

      which book, what material you using?

      I will take the exam early of April.


    • #46375

      He’s referencing the official courseware material.

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