Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)

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Would you like to learn to handle security incidents efficiently within a structured organisation? You can qualify as an Incident Handler and learn to identify, analyse and prevent incidents. An incident response team often deals with incidents within an organisation. The primary goal of dealing with incidents is to retain business processes.  Build a solid understanding of computer security and how to tackle incidents with the course in EC-Council Certified Incident Handler. It is perfect for any individual who aspires to take on job roles in computer and network security.

The course is extensive and covers a range of key modules such as introduction to incident handling and response, incident handling and response process, responding to network security incidents, responding to email security incidents and responding to insider threats. Each module is discussed in-depth ensuring learners gain a firm understanding of incident handling and response.

EC-Council Certified Incident Handler is designed to equip you with the fundamental skills to handle computer security incidents and respond effectively. Once qualified in this course, you will become a skilled professional at dealing with a wide array of computer security incidents such as network incidents, inside attack threats and malicious code incidents.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is suitable for penetrations testers, risk assessment administrators, network administrators, system administrators and engineers.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • Learners must have minimum of 1 year work experience in cyber-security.

Method of Assessment

In order to successfully complete the EC-Council Certified Incident Handler, learners have to sit for the EC-Council exam that demonstrates academic rigour and real-world applicability. Learners are expected to maintain high integrity by achieving the relevant test score.

  • Exam Title: EC-Council Certified Incident Handler
  • Exam Code: 212-89
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Passing Score: 70%


01: Introduction to Incident Handling and Response

02: Incident Handling and Response Process

03: Forensic Readiness and First Response

04: Handling and Responding to Malware Incidents

05: Handling and Responding to Email Security Incidents

06: Handling and Responding to Network Security Incidents

07: Handling and Responding to Web Application Security Incidents

08: Handling and Responding to Cloud Security Incidents

09: Handling and Responding to Insider Threats


Successful learners will be awarded the EC-Council Certified Incident Handler by EC-Council Certified.

Awarding Body

EC-Council is a global leader in creating information security trainings and certification programmes. EC-Council operates in 145 countries and is widely recognised for developing Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Security Analyst amongst a range of courses and programmes. They are proud to have trained information security professionals globally and influenced the mindset of organisations around the world. Their primary goal is to certify individuals and organisations in information security skills.

Progression and Career Path

This course in EC-Council Certified Incident Handler will enhance your opportunities for a number of jobs in the IT and security industries. The qualification will demonstrate your expertise in cyber-security skills proving to potential employers that you will be a valuable asset to the organisation. You can also use this certificate as an opportunity to win various job incentives put forth by your employer or to study further in the area and improve your knowledge in security information. Below given are few of the jobs this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to http://payscale.com/

  • Penetration Testers
  • Network Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • Engineers
  • IT Managers
  • Network Managers
  • Application Security Engineers


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