EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA V8) complements the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification by exploring the analytical phase of ethical hacking. While CEH exposes the learner to hacking tools and technologies, ECSA V8 takes it a step further by exploring how to analyze the outcome from these tools and technologies. Through groundbreaking penetration testing methods and techniques, ECSA V8 class helps students perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of the infrastructure. The objective of a Licensed Penetration Tester is to ensure that each professional licensed by EC-Council follows a strict code of ethics, is exposed to the best practices in the domain of penetration testing and aware of all compliance requirements required by the industry.
LPT has evolved into the industry accepted standard for penetration testing and it is based on the best practices that industry experts follow. Jay Bavisi created the LPT certification for EC-Council as a means to hold all EC-Council licensed professionals to a uniform code of ethics and provide regular compliance updates within the industry. Due to the strict standards with which EC-Council holds its LPTs, organizations actively seek out these professionals before any other penetration tester.