Two of EC-Council’s advanced and popular courses are the Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) and the EC-Council’s Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). Both of these courses are follow-ups to the ever-popular Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, also offered by EC-Council.
Licensed Penetration Testers are qualified to safely and securely examine network security by mimicking similar techniques that everyday hackers are likely to perform. In this way, the network administrator, or someone similar, is able to prevent breeches in security preemptively. ECSA certified employees are able to analyze and make recommendations on the weaknesses of a network or system.
These two courses are often offered in a joint class, since many of the theories and practices overlap. LPT / ECSA training is valuable towards a better job in the IT business. Employers trust EC-Council Certificate holders because of the reinforcement on the ethics of hacking, so they don’t have to worry about compromising sensitive or private data.