CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS
IN 145 COUNTRIES
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS
IN 145 COUNTRIES

Become a Certified
Cyber Technician (C|CT)

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS
IN 145 COUNTRIES

Become a Certified
Cyber Technician (C|CT)

To demonstrate our commitment to closing the cybersecurity workforce gap, EC-Council has pledged $7 million toward its C|CT scholarships. These scholarships will help prepare multi-domain cyber technicians and train approximately 20,000 professionals to contribute to the industry.

This initiative will offer successful awardees a unique, entry-level technical course, which will be partially funded by EC-Council and will cover complete fees for instruction, e-courseware, practical hands-on labs, critical thinking challenges, and live Cyber Range activities.

Successful awardees will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the education and certification resources. To take advantage of these benefits, awardees will be required to pay $199 for the proctoring and technology fee for the certification exam.

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  • This is a partial scholarship which will cover fees for instruction, e-courseware, practical hands-on labs, critical thinking challenges, and live Cyber Range activities. The scholarship will not cover the certification exams proctoring and technology fee (of $199) which must be borne by the applicant. Please apply for this scholarship only if you can bear this fee.
  • Scholarships are limited in number and subject to availability
  • C|CT vouchers issued through the scholarship cannot be redeemed for their monetary value.
  • Candidates are requested to furnish true and accurate information. Failing to do so will result in the immediate disqualification of their application.
  • It is mandatory to share the contact details and designation of a verifier who can validate the claims made by the applicant.
  • Scholarships will be granted at the sole discretion of EC-Council.
  • Scholarships are not available with any other discount or special pricing offer. Decisions with regards to scholarships are final, and no further correspondence will be considered.
  • This Scholarship is nontransferable, and partial. The recipient must bear the cost of the exam proctoring and technology fees of $199. The applicant must pay this fee within 7 days of the scholarship being granted. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Inability to pay the certification exams proctoring and technology fee and/or changing your program start date will result in forfeiture of any scholarship awarded.
  • The deadline for scholarship submissions is March 31st 2025.
Yes, you can start a career in cybersecurity even if you don’t have any prior experience. In fact, according to a study by (ISC)², 57% of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. entered the field without prior experience in the industry. As Vasu Jakkal (Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance, and Identity at Microsoft) has rightly said, “Cybersecurity needs you.” With the right training and education, you can gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this field.

Yes, non-IT professionals can find a job in cybersecurity. According to recent industry reports, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2025. Many organizations are looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds, including those with non-IT experience, to fill these roles.

No, you do not need to know coding to become a cybersecurity professional. According to a recent study by (ISC)², only 20% of cybersecurity professionals listed coding as a necessary skill in their job. However, it is beneficial to have some knowledge of programming languages, as it can enhance your ability to understand and analyze malicious code.

The transition from IT to cybersecurity can vary depending on your current skills and experience as well as the specific role into which you are looking to transition. It is important to note that cybersecurity roles often require specialized knowledge and certifications, such as a C|EH or C|CT. Therefore, start by researching and gaining knowledge in the specific areas of cybersecurity you are interested in, and then pursue relevant certifications. Additionally, gaining hands-on experience through internships or entry-level cybersecurity positions can help speed up the transition process.

Without a doubt, cybersecurity professionals typically earn higher salaries than IT professionals. A recent Burning Glass report states a 300% increase in demand for cybersecurity job postings compared to the overall IT job market. According to IBM, cybersecurity jobs also pay 16% — or about $13,000 — more than the average for all IT jobs. The average advertised salary for a cybersecurity job is now $93,540.

To join a cybersecurity job, the primary skills one should focus on learning include the following:
• Network security and administration
• Risk management and compliance
• Cybersecurity policies and procedures
• Cyber crime investigation and forensic analysis
• Information security management
• Communication and presentation skills
• Problem-solving and critical thinking abilities

The EC-Council certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) program provides an entry-level certification that validates foundational technical, hands-on, and multi-domain skills across network defense, ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security operations. Upon completing the program, you will be well-prepared to take on a role as a cybersecurity technician and handle a wide range of complex issues related to securing software, networks, and IT systems against common cyberthreats and attacks.

Yes, the C|CT certification program is the world’s-only entry-level program to provide total foundational cybersecurity domain coverage with 85 hands-on labs (three times more than any other entry-level certification), ensuring realistic, practical skill development.

Successful scholarship awardees will need to pay a small fee ($199) to cover the exam proctoring and technology fee. for the certification exam and will receive the following:
• official curriculum e-courseware covering 22 immersive modules
• 200 Hours of Premium Learning
• 85 hands-on labs
• a proctored exam voucher for the performance-based exam
• 2400 pages of content (includes 900 pages of lab guides)
• official EC-Council certification

Yes, EC-Council’s Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) program includes a module on ethical handling and compliance in cybersecurity. The topics covered include data privacy, legal and regulatory compliance, and responsible use of cybersecurity tools and techniques.

Yes, pursuing this certification from EC-Council will positively increase your chances of getting hired by a Fortune 500 company. EC-Council is recognized globally as a pioneer and inventor of the ethical hacking training and certification (C|EH) program and other niche cybersecurity programs endorsed and valued by governments, and public and private sector organizations, including 7 Fortune 10 companies, 47 Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Department of Defense, global intelligence communities, and NATO.

To approach your company to sponsor the EC-Council’s Certified Cybersecurity Technician C|CT scholarship, you can share a letter (a sample draft letter can be accessed on this link) detailing the following:

  • benefits of pursuing the C|CT program for both the company and your career
  • statistics and data on the rising cyberthreats and costs of data breaches to companies
  • the importance of investing in cybersecurity to protect the company’s assets and reputation
  • a proposal of how the scholarship will provide financial assistance and the EC-Council legacy of being a globally recognized and trusted certifying organization in the cybersecurity industry
Follow up with the company after a few days to check on the status of your request.

As we expect there to be more applications than the number of seats available for the scholarship, failure to accept the scholarship within 7 days of the award will render the award as rescinded and EC-Council reserves the right to provide that award to other candidates. 

The exam voucher is valid for a period of 1 year from the acceptance of the scholarship application.

About Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT)

What is Unique About the C|CT Program?

C|CT’s Key Offerings:

Strong Foundational Coverage

The C|CT certification provides total foundational cybersecurity domain coverage with key concepts in each domain combined with practical hands-on labs and critical thinking challenges producing world-class cyber security technologists.

Live Range Experience

Other popular programs rely on simulation and interactivity as practical-based assessment, the C|CT program is delivered on a live Cyber Range utilizing live targets and real attack systems for a truly immersive, real-life practice and assessment platform.

Most Affordable

Despite the unique design of the heavily hands-on course and its uses of real-world cyber range capability, the certification is one of the most affordable in the world!

Capture the Flag

The C|CT certification offers capture the flag (CTF) style critical thinking challenges to accompany each lab exercise putting knowledge into practice and providing a proven record of skill demonstration. Candidates completing the C|CT program will earn the C|CT certification and have a proven track record of performing the tasks required in a live Cyber Range, proving to employers their ability to perform critical job duties.

Multiple Certifications

The course outline of the C|CT program goes above and beyond some of the more common entry-level cybersecurity programs, such as the Security+, in a completely hands-on cyber range environment instead of simulations to ensure cybersecurity skills development. We believe that candidates who successfully attain the C|CT certification will attain other leading cybersecurity certifications, including Security+, without further training

Capture the Flag

The C|CT certification offers capture the flag (CTF) style critical thinking challenges to accompany each lab exercise putting knowledge into practice and providing a proven record of skill demonstration. Candidates completing the C|CT program will earn the C|CT certification and have a proven track record of performing the tasks required in a live Cyber Range, proving to employers their ability to perform critical job duties.

Multiple Certifications

The course outline of the C|CT program goes above and beyond some of the more common entry-level cybersecurity programs, such as the Security+, in a completely hands-on cyber range environment instead of simulations to ensure cybersecurity skills development. We believe that candidates who successfully attain the C|CT certification will attain other leading cybersecurity certifications, including Security+, without further training

Benefits Of The C|CT Credential?

Program Information
Is This Course For Me?
There are no eligibility criteria to apply for the C|CT exam.

The C|CT exam is an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) + Practical exam. This exam is only available at the ECC Exam Centre.

The C|CT exam consists of two sections; the first section contains 50 multiple-choice questions, and the second section contains ten hands-on practical questions.

The exam duration is 185 mins.
The candidate must score 70% to pass the C|CT Exam.

No, it’s not an open book exam.

The C|CT course can be taken by students, IT professionals, IT managers, career changers, and any individual seeking a career in cybersecurity, or aspiring to advance their existing role. This course is ideal for those entering the cybersecurity workforce, providing foundational technician level, hands-on skills to solve the most common security issues organizations face today.

There are no specific prerequisites to take the C|CT course and attempt the C|CT certification exam. Although this is an entry-level course, a working knowledge of IT networking and basic cybersecurity concepts will be an advantage to anyone taking this course.

A cybersecurity technician is engaged in providing technical assistance to protect an organization from cyber threats. While their role may vary depending on the enterprise, some of the key responsibilities of a cybersecurity technician include troubleshooting network performance issues, reporting and escalating issues, implementing security measures, and conducting risk assessments, among others.

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