ESSENTIALS Series

Essentials Series

Essential skills for tomorrow’s
cybersecurity technician careers

Introducing the Essentials Series

EC-Council’s Essentials Series is the first MOOC certification course series covering essential skills in network defense, ethical hacking, and digital forensics

Prepare to start your entry-level career in Cybersecurity today with the Essentials Series

Your Pathway to an Entry Level Career in Cybersecurity

Courses may be taken individually or in sequence

Your Entry-Level Cybersecurity Career

The Essentials Series was designed to give students the foundation on which to build and develop the essential skills for tomorrow’s careers in cybersecurity. These programs educate learners in a range of techniques across industry verticals, such as securing networks, mitigating cyber risks, conducting forensic investigations, and more.

Local Area Network Specialist

Network Security Analyst

Network Technician

Network Administrator

Network Coordinator

Help Desk Technician

Technical Support Specialist

Systems Specialist

Computer Support Specialist

Cybersecurity Specialist

Cybersecurity Technician

Cyber Forensic Specialist

Cyber Operations Technician

Intelligence Operations Specialist

IT Security Specialist

 

Our Mission

Recent U.S. Department of Labor statistics and O*NET job role classifications have identified not only a need for Cybersecurity professionals, but a specific need at the Level 1 and Level 2 Cybersecurity Technician level. The Essentials Series was created to help share and grow tactical cyber security skills to better educate, retool, and reskill work-ready professionals.

Ideal Candidates

High School Students

College/University Students

Professionals

Essentials Series Course Resources

Included in MOOCs

eBook (via ePub)

Video lectures & lab lectures

Optional (Paid) Upgrades:

Lab Range

Post Course Assessment & Certificate of Completion

Online Exam Prep Program

Certification Exam Voucher

Course Outlines & Examinations

1.  Network Security Fundamentals

2.  Identification, Authentication and Authorization

3.  Network Security Controls – Administrative Controls

4.  Network Security Controls – Physical Controls

5.  Network Security Controls – Technical Controls

6.  Virtualization and Cloud Computing

7.  Wireless Network Security

8.  Mobile Device Security

9.  IoT Device Security

10. Cryptography and PKI

11. Data Security

12. Network Traffic Monitoring

Certification Exam
Exam Length
2 Hours
Exam Format
Multiple Choice
Exam Platform
ECC Exam Center
# of Questions
75
Certification
Network Defense Essentials

1.  Information Security Fundamentals

2.  Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

3.  Information Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

4.  Password Cracking Techniques and Countermeasures

5.  Social Engineering Techniques and Countermeasures

6.  Network Level Attacks and Countermeasures

7.  Web Application Attacks and Countermeasures

8.  Wireless Attacks and Countermeasures

9.  Mobile Attacks and Countermeasures

10. IoT and OT Attacks and Countermeasures

11. Cloud Computing Threats and Countermeasures

12. Penetration Testing Fundamentals

Certification Exam
Exam Length
2 Hours
Exam Format
Multiple Choice
Exam Platform
ECC Exam Center
# of Questions
75
Certification
Ethical Hacking Essentials

1 . Computer Forensics Fundamentals

2 . Computer Forensics Investigation Process

3 . Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems

4 . Data Acquisition and Duplication

5 . Defeating Anti-forensics Techniques

6 . Windows Forensics

7 . Linux and Mac Forensics

8 . Network Forensics

9 . Investigating Web Attacks

10. Dark Web Forensics

11. Investigating Email Crimes

12. Malware Forensics

Certification Exam
Exam Length
2 Hours
Exam Format
Multiple Choice
Exam Platform
ECC Exam Center
# of Questions
75
Certification
Digital Forensics Essentials