E|csa

ibcritnibcritn Member Posts: 340
Well I have been studying for a while for GCIH and I have been using E|CSA/LPT material to supplement the training. I wasn't planning on taking E|CSA, but when I passed it by my employer they seemed interested I suppose due to the title.

I am going to be sitting for the exam tomorrow.

I don't see much talk about this certification I suppose due to it not being very popular, but I will write some information about my exam experience tomorrow, which hopefully will help anyone who is interested.

Test Prep material:
- SANS Sec 504 GCIH Course
- E|CSA/LPT Course through Career Academy
- Self-implemented labs/attacks/analysis
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  • carboncopycarboncopy Member Posts: 259
    ibcritn wrote: »
    Well I have been studying for a while for GCIH and I have been using E|CSA/LPT material to supplement the training. I wasn't planning on taking E|CSA, but when I passed it by my employer they seemed interested I suppose due to the title.

    I am going to be sitting for the exam tomorrow.

    I don't see much talk about this certification I suppose due to it not being very popular, but I will write some information about my exam experience tomorrow, which hopefully will help anyone who is interested.

    Test Prep material:
    - SANS Sec 504 GCIH Course
    - E|CSA/LPT Course through Career Academy
    - Self-implemented labs/attacks/analysis

    I took the test last week. Felt like I was taking CEH all over again.

    My recommendations:

    Have familiarity with Nmap, cisco devices "statistics", hping, ftp, Nmap, sql injection, xss, tcp/ip. Also, make sure you are familiar with Nmap.

    As for the cisco related stuff, I find it weird that they would throw some of the questions they did in there. You'll see what I mean.

    Good luck!
  • ibcritnibcritn Member Posts: 340
    carboncopy wrote: »
    I took the test last week. Felt like I was taking CEH all over again.

    My recommendations:

    Have familiarity with Nmap, cisco devices "statistics", hping, ftp, Nmap, sql injection, xss, tcp/ip. Also, make sure you are familiar with Nmap.

    As for the cisco related stuff, I find it weird that they would throw some of the questions they did in there. You'll see what I mean.

    Good luck!

    Thanks! I feel I have Nmap down and I am not afraid of some Cisco questions!

    I will report back after exam.
    CISSP | GCIH | CEH | CNDA | LPT | ECSA | CCENT | MCTS | A+ | Net+ | Sec+

    Next Up: Linux+/RHCSA, GCIA
  • ibcritnibcritn Member Posts: 340
    Well I passed.

    It was quite an odd exam....it wasn't what I expected exactly and some of the questions could use some updating if you ask me. Some of the tools they mentioned were dated and better solutions exist.

    Oddly, enough a sys admin background will help as they have many networking/server questions....yes they touch on cisco quite a bit which was very surprising, but welcomed as I have no problem with Cisco :)

    I felt the exam was easier than C|EH.
    CISSP | GCIH | CEH | CNDA | LPT | ECSA | CCENT | MCTS | A+ | Net+ | Sec+

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  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats man! Keep up the momentum! :)
  • ibcritnibcritn Member Posts: 340
    Congrats man! Keep up the momentum! :)

    Thanks! Good luck on your up-coming Certs.
    CISSP | GCIH | CEH | CNDA | LPT | ECSA | CCENT | MCTS | A+ | Net+ | Sec+

    Next Up: Linux+/RHCSA, GCIA
  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Member Posts: 658 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats and thanks for the review!
    Degrees:
    M.S. Information Security and Assurance
    B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
    A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats. Have you ever seen E|CSA on a job description in your area? I looked in my neck of the woods and found none.
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