Overview of Course

EC-Council Certified Security Specialist (ECSS) is a course designed to provide knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts and skills necessary to identify and address security threats. This certification is globally recognized and demonstrates expertise in security fundamentals.

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Provides hands-on training with real-world scenarios.

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Covers essential security concepts and techniques.

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Covers information security, network security, and computer forensics.

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Skills You’ll Learn


Basic concepts of network security.


Fundamentals of information security.


Various computer forensics techniques.


Ethical hacking techniques and countermeasures.


Ability to identify and mitigate security threats.

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  • Overview of information security concepts
  • Principles of information security
  • Security management practices

  • Networking concepts and models
  • Network protocols and architecture
  • Network addressing and naming

  • Secure network protocols
  • Transport layer security
  • Secure socket layer

  • Overview of information security threats and attacks
  • Malware types and characteristics
  • Attack methods and techniques

  • Social engineering tactics
  • Prevention and mitigation of social engineering attacks

  • Overview of the hacking cycle
  • Phases of the hacking cycle

  • Identification, authentication, and authorization concepts
  • Access control models

  • Overview of cryptography
  • Cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Firewall technologies and types
  • Firewall configurations and rule sets

  • Overview of intrusion detection systems
  • IDS types and architectures

  • Data backup concepts and strategies
  • Backup types and media

  • Virtual private network concepts and components
  • VPN protocols and encryption

  • Wireless network vulnerabilities
  • Wireless network security technologies

  • Web security vulnerabilities and attacks
  • Web security technologies and best practices

  • Overview of ethical hacking and penetration testing
  • Ethical hacking methodologies

  • Overview of incident response
  • Incident response planning and procedures

  • Overview of computer forensics
  • Computer forensics tools and techniques

  • Digital evidence types and characteristics
  • Digital evidence acquisition and preservation

  • File system types and characteristics
  • File system forensics and analysis

  • Windows operating system forensics
  • Windows operating system artifacts and analysis

  • Network forensics and analysis
  • Investigating network traffic and logs

  • Steganography concepts and techniques
  • Detecting and analyzing steganography

  • Log analysis tools and techniques
  • Log analysis best practices

  • E-mail crime investigation and analysis
  • E-mail forensic tools and techniques

  • Writing effective investigative reports
  • Communicating investigation findings
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Target Audience:

  • Cybersecurity professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • IT professionals who want to specialize in security.
  • Students who want to start a career in cybersecurity.
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  • Basic knowledge of networking and security concepts.
  • Basic understanding of computer systems and operating systems.

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Benefits of the course:

  • Gain expertise in security fundamentals.
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.
  • Learn practical and hands-on techniques to secure computer systems and networks.
  • Improve your career prospects in cybersecurity.
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • Exam format: Multiple choice questions.
  • Number of questions: 50.
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Passing score: 70%.

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Certification path:

  • EC-Council Certified Security Specialist (ECSS)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)
  • EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
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Career options after doing the course:

  • Security Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Ethical Hacker

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Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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The course duration is 40 hours.

Yes, the course is available online.

The passing score for the exam is 70%.

Basic knowledge of networking and security concepts is required.

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