EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (E|CES)

srothmansrothman Member Posts: 51 ■■■□□□□□□□
I honestly don't see this one getting much (or any) attention.
Any thoughts on this, in no particular context.

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  • overalladminoveralladmin Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have a voucher for this exam from WGU, however I am unable to find any information in regards to taking the exam.  When I attempt to find it through online through the PearsonVUE test catalog it doesn't even show as an available test to take.
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  • Pmorgan2Pmorgan2 CISSP, CCSP, A+/Net+/Sec+/Project+, ECIH, ITIL v3, CIW SDA & WSP Member Posts: 113 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I also took the WGU course on "Introduction to Cryptography" which was basically the EC Council textbook for E|CES. After passing the WGU exam for it, I was given a voucher to take the E|CES. The content is about as in depth as the old CISSP Cryptography domain, but with less professional textbooks.

    However, I don't think having the E|CES would be useful for many people. Perhaps if you want to get into reverse engineering or maybe Identity & Access Management (IAM) it would be kind of neat? I don't imagine anyone would specifically ask for a candidate to have this. If you have CISSP then this knowledge is implied in that certification already.
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  • overalladminoveralladmin Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Yea I hear you on the overlap, especially if there is another cert that supersedes that information and industry-clout.  It was more of the fact that I received the voucher, studied, did well and wanted the accolade for my linkedin wall.  I felt at best that it is a demonstration that you know the foundational material and is a tangible representation of the knowledge required. 

    Besides, when it comes to jobs that require a cryptography specific skill set you will most likely have the industry experience already before you would ever need the exam.

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  • srothmansrothman Member Posts: 51 ■■■□□□□□□□
    thanks for the input. I have this a module like this as part of my Uni studies (Advanced Security Protocols), and figured if I can complete this and get credit, spending $300- for coursework and the exam beats spending 825GBP for the module and save me 4 months of academic study.
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