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Certified Security Analyst (CSA)

  • Security Professionals are recommended to attend this course
  • Learn how to perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and m
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Certified Security Analysis (CSA) Outline

The course covers these topics:

Security Analysis and Penetration Testing Methodologies

TCP IP Packet Analysis

Pre-penetration Testing Steps

Information Gathering Methodology

Vulnerability Analysis

External Network Penetration Testing Methodology

Internal Network Penetration Testing Methodology

Firewall Penetration Testing Methodology

IDS Penetration Testing Methodology

Web Application Penetration Testing Methodology

SQL Penetration Testing Methodology

Database Penetration Testing Methodology

Wireless Network Penetration Testing Methodology

Mobile Devices Penetration Testing Methodology

Cloud Penetration Testing Methodology

Report Writing and Post Test Actions

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Certified Security Analysis (CSA) Overview

This 4-day EC Council accredited course prepares you to take the EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) exam and gain ECSA certification.

Building on the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, ECSA teaches you how to apply the ethical hacking skills you have learned to the creation of suitable penetration testing methodologies. You will learn how to write a penetration testing report and test modern infrastructures, operating systems and application environments.

Certified Security Analyst certification proves to employers that you understand not just how to conduct penetration testing, but also how to analyse your results and identify and reduce security risks and threats.


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Who should attend?

The course is aimed at anybody involved in security operations. This includes:

Ethical Hackers

Penetration Testers

Network server administrators

Firewall Administrators

Security Testers

System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals



Ideally, you should have CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification or at least core ethical hacking skills.

Certified Security Analysis (CSA) Exam

The exam for EC Council Certified Security Analyst is in two stages. In the first stage, you will be asked to write a penetration test report following a number of testing exercises on EC-Council’s iLabs.

One your report is accepted, the second stage is a multiple choice exam. This exam consists of 150 questions and the duration is four hours. The pass mark is 70%. The exam is booked separately through the online exam portal using a provided exam voucher upon successful completion of the report. Completion awards you ECSA certification.


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The Knowledge Academy's Certified Ethical Hacker training courses are accredited by EC-Council

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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

Certified Security Analyst (CSA) FAQs

Yes, this course is accredited by EC-Council and we are an Accredited Training Centre (ATC).
We recommend having CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification or some core ethical hacking skills.
An exam voucher for the exam is included.
Your instructor will be a security expert with many years of experience in penetration testing and security analysis.
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 5pm each day.

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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