So it begins...



  • My journey starts today. I have to go through this entire process to get my ECSA v9.

    Step 1: Eligibility Criteria:

    1. One can qualify to attempt the exam either via training or via applying for eligibility.
    2. Candidates coming through the training mode need to complete the 40 hours/ 5 days training via an authorised training channel (classroom/ i-class/ i-learn).
    3. Candidates coming through the self-study mode need to apply for eligibility and fulfil the eligibility criteria in order to quality.
    4. All candidates must use official ECSAv9 courseware and i-Labs (except in the case foe Eligibility candidates, they will only purchase ADC, Exam Code, Ilabs)
    5. For self-study students (those that purchase courseware through our online store), they will have to apply for eligibility before they are provided a new set of i-Labs. If they
      pass our eligibility requirements, and upon submitting an acceptable ECSA report through ASPEN, ASPEN will release the exam voucher to the candidate automatically.
    6. For those who come through the i-Learn mode, as i-videos are provided, these students are deemed to have completed official training, hence no eligibility is required.

    Step 2: Study Material:

    1. Candidates interested in attempting the ECSAv9 exam will need to purchase official learning material irrespective of the mode of training (except for Eligibility Students, refer
      to point 1.4 above)
    2. Training students will receive their study kit (consisting of courseware (physical/ digital), eval code, i-Labs Code, Aspen dashboard access code, and a guide) from the training
      centre. They will use the courseware/ ilabs access to complete their classroom training sessions.
    3. Self-study candidates (those who purchase courseware from our online store) can buy the study kit (consisting of courseware (physical/ digital), eval code, i-lab access codes
    4. If these self-study students are to proceed with exams, they will now have to proceed with Eligibility process first. If they meet the eligibility requirements, they will now buy
      ilabs and Aspen dashboard voucher code as a bundle. The exam voucher is pegged to the Aspen dashboard access code.

    Step 3: Report writing:

    1. The report writing is a mandatory requirement that qualifies the candidate for the final multiple choice exam. This step will require the student to demonstrate the
      knowledge and skill acquired through the study material (inclusive of the labs) via submission of a detailed report.
    2. The student/ candidate upon activating their i-Labs, will automatically start a counter for 60 days.
    3. The dashboard holds the report format/ questions that need to be submitted within this 60 days window period.
    4. The “Submit/ Download” report option will no longer be available upon expiry of 60 days from the time i-Labs is activated.
      a. Courseware
      b. Eval code (printed in the courseware)
      c. I-Labs Code (supplied separately to Students via Aspen upon activation of the ADC), valid for 60 days, if not activated this is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
      d. Aspen Dashboard Access Code (supplied separately to ATCs on purchase of courseware), valid for 60 days upon activation of. Before Activation, Aspen Dashboard
      Access Code is valid for 12 months from date of issue.
      e. Exam voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue from ASPEN. IF a student fails the report submission stage, they are expected to purchase a new block of
      Aspen Dashboard Access Code and i-Labs Code (again valid for 60 days upon activation). These come bundled with a new exam voucher valid for one year.

    Step 4: Report Assessment:

    1. The report will be assessed within 7 working days of submission and the student/ candidate will be notified of the same via an ASPEN email to the candidates email.
    2. There are different status reports within the Aspen Dashboard
      a. Activated – means 60 days tracking has commenced
      b. Submitted – means report was submitted before the 60 days’ timeline
      c. Expired – means no report was submitted within the 60 days’ timeline
      d. Results:
      i. Approved – Exam voucher will be automatically sent to students
      ii. Rejected – Exam voucher will not be sent, student will be told to purchase a new 60 days block (New ADC, exam voucher, ilabs Code)
    3. If the report is approved the student/ candidate will receive the multiple choice exam voucher for ECC exam centre with a validity for 1 year along with the exam/proctorU
      guide
    4. The student/candidate will be required to follow the instructions in the exam guide and schedule his/her exam online

    Step 5: Multiple choice final exam:

    1. The student/candidate will require to log into the exam system with the help of the virtual proctor on the scheduled date and attempt the 4 hours / 150 multiple choice
      questions, with a passing score of 70%.
    2. The student can download the score transcript on completion of the exam and will receive his/her digital certificate on Aspen if the exam attempt was successful within 10
      days. (Physical welcome kits will be sent out to ATC students)
    3. In case the student/ candidate fail the test, one can purchase an exam voucher at a retake discounted rate from the training centre or the EC-Council online store depending
      on the mode of eligibility.

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    I am ready for the challenge or so I think.



  • Best of luck!



  • @IRJ You lost me at this is what I have to do today....

    Best of luck to you.



  • said in So it begins...:

    r to quality.

    If you get rejected once on the eligibility application process, are you then required to go through 40 hr/5 day classroom training? Or can you go back and do self study again?



  • @Dashrender said in So it begins...:

    said in So it begins...:

    r to quality.

    If you get rejected once on the eligibility application process, are you then required to go through 40 hr/5 day classroom training? Or can you go back and do self study again?

    If you fail the penetration test challenges you get to start again from. The pen test challenges. You don't have to go back to the classroom. If you fail the exam you need to do the pen test and exam again.



  • Good luck!



  • So I just found out that I have 30 days to do the whole course once I activate the lab. That includes the 40 hours of training videos... I thought they were separate time frames.



  • @IRJ said in So it begins...:

    So I just found out that I have 30 days to do the whole course once I activate the lab. That includes the 40 hours of training videos... I thought they were separate time frames.

    Good luck! What a time frame, geesh.



  • @IRJ said in So it begins...:

    So I just found out that I have 30 days to do the whole course once I activate the lab. That includes the 40 hours of training videos... I thought they were separate time frames.

    No pressure there... But I expect you will manage to complete it...



  • This is a really cool course, unfortunately I can't share too much about it or it would ruin the integrity of the course for anyone who is striving for this certification.

    Basically, you get a few attacker machines (Windows and of course Kali) that are used to perform the attacks. The network is segmented and secure like a business network would be. There is a firewall, IDS, A/V, and other challenges that are meant to trip you up.


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