I enrolled in the official ECSA v10 course from EC-Council on 4th Aug, attended the class delivered by Melvin Sandro from Sep 26 to Sep 30, and passed the ECSA exam today. The course ware, iLabs modules, and iWeek class are awesome. I am willing to recommend the official course before you sit for this exam.
The scope of ECSA is highly overlapped with the one of CEH. However, ECSA emphasizes the project management of penetration testing, the EC-Council LPT methodology, and specific penetration testing scenarios.
If you are a CEH already, I don’t think ECSA adds much value while OSCP, CEH (Practical), or ECSA (Practical) certification would be a better choice. ECSA, EC-Council Certified Security Analyst, as it literally denotes gives people positive image or impression compared with the CEH, Certified Ethical Hacker. Most people feel better or safer when they come across a Security Analyst than a Hacker. Of course, this is just my guess why EC-Council promotes the ECSA certification.
My milestones are updated as follows:
- Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
- 2018/04/09 ACP
- 2018/04/27 PBA
- 2018/06/19 CISSP
- 2018/07/10 RMP
- Milestone #2: ISACA
- 2018/07/24 CISM
- 2018/08/13 CRISC
- 2018/08/28 CISA
- Milestone #3: ISC2
- 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
- 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
- 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
- Milestone #4: EC-Council
- 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
- 2018/10/12 ECSA (originally scheduled on 2018/10/29)
It’s about time to get some more bonus exams and than declare a success to achieving my annual goals!