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CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS IN 150 COUNTRIES

Learn Foundational Cybersecurity Skills
with EC-Council’s 8 Essential Series

E|HE

Ethical Hacking Essentials

N|DE

Network Defense Essentials

D|FE

Digital Forensic Essentials

C|SE

Cloud Security Essentials

D|SE

DevSecOps
Essentials

I|SE

IoT Security
Essentials

S|CE

SOC
Essentials

T|IE

Threat Intelligence Essentials
EHE

Ethical Hacking Essentials (E|HE)

Ethical Hacking Essentials is an Introductory cybersecurity course that covers ethical hacking and penetration testing fundamentals. It offers hands-on experience in computer and network security concepts such as threats, vulnerabilities, password cracking, web applications, and more. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. With 15 hours of premium learning, 11 labs, and 12 modules, the E|HE provides a solid foundation and formal recognition to boost your resume and open doors for better opportunities.
EHE
Network Defense Essentials (NDE)

Network Defense Essentials (N|DE)

The Network Defense Essentials (N|DE) covers the fundamental concepts of information security and network defense, providing a holistic overview of identification, authentication, authorization, visualization, and more. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. With 12 modules, 14+ hours of premium self-paced video training, and 11 interactive labs, the series enables you to add formal recognition to your resume, demonstrating your skills and expertise to employers.
Network Defense Essentials (NDE)

Digital Forensic Essentials (D|FE)

The Digital Forensics Essentials (D|FE) is an entry-level foundational course to help beginners grasp the facets of digital forensics investigation, its phases, and types. The baseline-level course aims to enhance your competency and expertise in digital forensics and information security skills. offering 12 comprehensive modules, 11 hours of premium self-paced video training, courseware, and 11 labs; the course covers topics like dark web forensics, Linux, investigating web applications, and more. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams.

Cloud Security Essentials (C|SE)

Cloud Security is a foundational course covering cloud computing and security fundamentals, data protection and encryption in the cloud and more. This course prepares you to secure identities, data, and applications within cloud providers and hybrid infrastructures. Test your learnings with Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. With 6 hands-on labs and 10+ hours of premium training, the C|SE provides learners with practical skills to secure cloud solutions.

IoT Security Essentials (I|SE)

The IoT Security Essentials (I|SE) is a comprehensive guide to securing the Internet of Things (IoT) systems. It covers essential topics from IoT fundaments to advanced security threats and security engineering, providing the knowledge and skills to design, deploy, and maintain secure IoT solutions. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. Equipping candidates to identify, assess, and mitigate security risks in IoT environments, the course provides 5 labs, 8+ hours of premium video training, and 11 modules with industry-aligned expertise.

DevSecOps Essentials (D|SE)

The DevSecOps Essentials (D|SE) covers fundamental skills in DevSecOps, providing key insights into identifying application development risks and securing and testing applications within on-premises, cloud providers, and infrastructures. Test your learnings with Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. With 7 practical labs, 7+ hours of premium self-paced video training, and 12 modules, it ensures students gain recognition and secure better opportunities for the next logical step after D|SE.

SOC Essentials (S|CE)

The SOC Essentials (S|CE) is designed for aspiring security professionals, freshers, and career switchers to provide insights into security operations frameworks and related technologies. With 8 modules covering robust topics from the computer network and security fundamentals to SOC components and architecture, S|CE prepares you to identify various aspects of cyber threats and secure digital environments. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. Further, it provides 10+ hours of premium self-paced video training with 6 hands-on labs to simulate real-world scenarios.

Threat Intelligence Essentials (T|IE)

The Threat Intelligence Essentials course equips learners with a strong technical foundational knowledge of threat intelligence concepts and tools. It provides essential knowledge in topics like cyber threat landscape, types of threat landscape, and more preparing you for progressive career paths as a threat intelligence analyst. Test your learnings with CTF-based Capstone Projects and validate your newly acquired skills in proctored exams. Further, the course offers 18+ hours  of premium self-paced video training in 10 modules with 5 labs to prepare students for real-world problems.

Who Is This Cybersecurity Essentials Series For?

Students, professionals, career starters and changers, and IT/technology/cybersecurity teams with little or no work experience.
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Cybersecurity Essentials include the fundamental and core skills to protect sensitive data and organizational security. To protect sensitive data and organizational security, in today’s escalating cyber crisis, it is important to have core knowledge and expertise in essential skills like ethical hacking, IoT security, cyber forensics, network security, and more. Understanding and mastering these cybersecurity essentials is crucial for effectively safeguarding digital assets and navigating the dynamic and complex landscape.
Upon registering for any Essentials Series course and passing the exam, one can obtain the Essentials Series Certification
EC-Council Essentials Series equips students with the solid theoretical and practical knowledge needed to develop the fundamental abilities needed to proceed logically to advanced certification in cybersecurity for enhanced expertise in the field.
Yes. EC-Council Essentials Series is specifically designed to offer technical foundational skills to school students, fresh graduates, professionals, career starters and switchers, and IT/technology teams with minimum or no work experience
Yes, EC-Council’s Essentials Series has gained popularity due to its industry-aligned skills, hands-on experience, and up-to-date resources that cater to all aspiring cybersecurity candidates.
After completing the EC-Council Essentials Series, learners can ideally progress to further certifications to deepen their expertise in specific areas of cybersecurity and rise to the ranks. One recommended path is to pursue the Certified Network Defender (C|ND) certification to gain a comprehensive understanding of network security and polish their skills in this domain. This certification covers topics such as network security controls, protocols, perimeter defenses, and securing network infrastructures. Another option is to pursue the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) certification, which provides a broad overview of core cybersecurity domains, including ethical hacking techniques, penetration testing, and security analysis.
Candidates can visit the EC-Council’s Essentials Series webpage for detailed information on the cost and the available offers.
Aspiring candidates can launch their cybersecurity careers with the EC-Council Essentials Series to gain the core fundamental knowledge and skillset to succeed in this field. For instance, Ethical Hacking Essentials (E|HE) will help build foundational expertise in ethical hacking. Further, candidates can advance their skills by gaining industry-aligned professional skills from the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), empowering their cybersecurity journey.
EC-Council Essentials is ideal for high school students, fresh graduates, professionals, career changers, and anyone interested in advancing their careers in cybersecurity.
Yes. Upon completing the selected courses from the Essentials Series, candidates can obtain the certification.
Candidates do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience to enroll in the Essentials Series, which is designed to provide foundational knowledge to aspiring candidates.
After gaining the foundational skills in the Essentials Series, candidates can advance their expertise through a professional certification. EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which stands as the world’s no 1 ethical hacking certification, can help you with the practical skills required for securing rewarding career opportunities.
Essentials Series Certification provides individuals with solid foundational expertise, bridging the skills gap, preparing individuals for career advancements, and securing better cybersecurity opportunities.
No. Anyone interested in starting a career in cybersecurity can enroll in the Essentials Series.
Individuals aspiring to switch careers to cybersecurity can enroll in EC-Council’s Essentials Series to gain strong foundational expertise in this field.
A proctored exam is supervised by an authorized individual called a proctor to ensure the integrity and security of the exam process. The proctor monitors the test-takers during the exam to prevent any misconduct.
Yes. The EC-Council’s Essentials Series incorporate the Capture the Fag (CTF) challenges into its curriculum, except for cloud security and DevSecOps essentials. It enables students to showcase their acquired skills. This human versus machine challenge engages students in authentic objectives, where they think critically, apply knowledge, and employ hands-on skills to resolve cybersecurity challenges within a controlled target system to enhance their cyber proficiency.
Yes, EC-Council’s Essentials Series exams are fully proctored by EC-Council to maintain the integrity and fairness of the certification process. Proctored exams ensure that candidates comply with the rules and regulations established by EC-Council.

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