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EC - Council

EC - Council

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. The organisation operates in 145 countries globally and is the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programmes, among others.

EC-Council is proud to have trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally who have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organisations worldwide.

The EC-Council mission is “to validate information security professionals who are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required in a specialised information security domain that will help them avert a cyber conflict, should the need ever arise.”

EC-Council is committed to upholding the highest level of impartiality and objectivity in its practices, decision making, and authority in all matters related to certification.

EC-Council certification programmes are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the most well-known organisations in the world such as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM, and the United Nations. EC-Council certifications are recognised worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies

EC-Council has also been featured in internationally acclaimed publications and media including Fox Business News, CNN, The Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Gazette and The Economic Times as well as in online publications such as ABC News, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston and Gulf News.


Globally recognised qualification - EC-Council is an internationally recognised body that is now at the forefront of the latest knowledge in the world of cybersecurity. Holders of EC-Council certifications are valued for their expertise.

Advance your career in security - EC-Council certifications are highly sought-after qualifications at all levels. Employers and organisations look favourably on candidates with experience, skills, and knowledge of EC-Council principles

Use real-life hacking tools - Learn to think like a hacker by using real-life hacking tools to enable you to identify suspicious activity and make networks more secure.

Excellent course flexibility to manage other commitments - We are committed to offering course flexibility as part of all EC-Council accredited courses to ensure you are able to manage work, family commitments, leisure time, and social activities alongside your studies.

Career opportunities

EC-Council is a globally recognised training provider held in high regard by companies across a vast range of sectors. Gaining a recognised qualification will showcase your knowledge in the field of ethical hacking and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Ethical hacking is a fast-growing area and one in which there is a significant demand for skilled professionals. Successfully completing an EC-Council course will undoubtedly set you apart from other applicants applying to similar roles, whether you are looking to gain a promotion or are just starting out in the world of ethical hacking.

EC-Council’s portfolio of courses is highly diverse, meaning that no matter what your intended career path may be, there’s a cyber security course to suit your requirements. Once you have achieved your first EC-Council qualification you can go on to continue to develop your career path by completing further advanced EC-Council certifications.

First-class IT skills are extremely high in demand and having an EC-Council certificate is a great way to begin your career journey or boost your skillset. By studying an EC-Council course you'll be able to meet the demands of the 21st-century job market. Whether you want to launch your career in cyber security or are looking for a promotion in your existing IT role, by gaining this sought-after knowledge you'll open doors to an exciting new period of career growth.

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Which certification?

EC-Council currently offer courses in the following areas:

Executive Management

  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)

Ethical Hacking

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Mobile Ethical Hacking

Computer Forensics

  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Disaster recovery

  • Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)


  • Certified Encryption Specialist (ECES)

Incident Handling

  • Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)
  • Certified SOC Analyst (CSA)
  • Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA)

Application Security

  • Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE .NET)
  • Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE Java)
  • Microdegree in Python Security
  • Microdegree in PHP Security
  • Python Programming for Beginners
  • Learn Python Online: From Novice to Pro

Pen testing

  • Licensed Penetration Tester – LPT (Master)
  • Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • ECSA (Practical)
  • Python for Pentesters
  • Wireless Pentesting
  • Web App Penetration Testing

Network Security

  • Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Linux-Server Administration

The most popular EC-Council course is the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Course.

e-Careers also uniquely offers a Cyber Security Certification Programme with Job Placement, where successful candidates will be placed in a relevent job upon successful completion and the programme incorporates the famous CEH Course.  

How to get certified

To get a better idea about which course is right for you, speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700 who will be happy to provide some impartial guidance on which course and career path would be most suitable for you.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your career journey with our EC-Council qualifications!