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EC-Council has developed the Certified Cybersecurity Technician certification

  • The Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT) is an entry-level cybersecurity program created by EC-Council, the creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) certification, to address the global demand for a qualified cybersecurity workforce.
  • EC-Council developed the C|CT to provide individuals starting their careers in IT and cybersecurity with a certification that validates their hands-on technical skills.
  • To equip individuals with the skills they need to pursue and develop their careers as cybersecurity specialists, consultants, network engineers, IT administrators, and more.

What is Unique About the C|CT Program?

What is Unique About the C|CT Program?

Strong Foundational Coverage
The C|CT certification provides total foundational cybersecurity domain coverage with key concepts in each domain combined with practical hands-on labs and critical thinking challenges producing world-class cyber security technologists.

Live Range Experience
Other popular programs rely on simulation and interactivity as practical-based assessment, the C|CT program is delivered on a live Cyber Range utilizing live targets and real attack systems for a truly immersive, real-life practice and assessment platform.

Capture the Flag
The C|CT certification offers capture the flag (CTF) style critical thinking challenges to accompany each lab exercise putting knowledge into practice and providing a proven record of skill demonstration. Candidates completing the C|CT program will earn the C|CT certification and have a proven track record of performing the tasks required in a live Cyber Range, proving to employers their ability to perform critical job duties.

Multiple Certifications
The course outline of the C|CT program goes above and beyond some of the more common entry-level cybersecurity programs, such as the Security+, in a completely hands-on cyber range environment instead of simulations to ensure cybersecurity skills development. We believe that candidates who successfully attain the C|CT certification will attain other leading cybersecurity certifications, including Security+, without further training

Most Affordable
Despite the unique design of the heavily hands-on course and its uses of real-world cyber range capability, the certification is one of the most affordable in the world!

What Are the Benefits of the C|CT Credential?

  • Paves the way for a promising career in the realm of cybersecurity
  • Teaches the fundamental knowledge that cybersecurity professionals need:

  • Information security
  • Network security
  • Computer forensics
  • Risk management
  • Incident handling
  • Industry best practices
  • Improves employability by validating certification holders’ skills as cybersecurity specialists who can strengthen organizational security
    Provides extensive opportunities to practice the hands-on skills necessary for any technical role involving administrative privileges and cybersecurity considerations

    Program Information

    Module 01: Information Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
    Module 02: Information Security Attacks
    Module 03: Network Security Fundamentals
    Module 04: Identification, Authentication, and Authorization
    Module 05: Network Security Controls – Administrative Controls
    Module 06: Network Security Controls – Physical Controls
    Module 07: Network Security Controls – Technical Controls
    Module 08: Network Security Assessment Techniques and Tools
    Module 09: Application Security
    Module 10: Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    Module 11: Wireless Network Security
    Module 12: Mobile Device Security
    Module 13: IoT and OT Security
    Module 14: Cryptography
    Module 15: Data Security
    Module 16: Network Troubleshooting
    Module 17: Network Traffic Monitoring
    Module 18: Network Logs Monitoring and Analysis
    Module 19: Incident Response
    Module 20: Computer Forensics
    Module 21: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    Module 22: Risk Management
    1. Key issues plaguing the cybersecurity industry (information security and network security)
    2. Information security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
    3. Different types of malware
    4. Network security fundamentals
    5. Identification, authentication, and authorization concepts
    6. Network security controls

    • Administrative controls (frameworks, laws, acts, governance and compliance program, and security policies)
    • Physical controls (physical security controls, workplace security, and environmental controls)
    • Technical controls (network security protocols, network segmentation, firewall, IDS/IPS, honeypot, proxy server, VPN, UBA, NAC, UTM, SIEM, SOAR, load balancer, and anti-malware tools)
    7. Network security assessment techniques and tools (threat hunting, threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking, penetration testing, and configuration and asset management)
    8. Application security design and testing techniques
    9. Fundamentals of virtualization, cloud computing, and cloud security
    10. Wireless network fundamentals, wireless encryption, and security measures
    11. Fundamentals of mobile, IoT, and OT devices and their security measures
    12. Cryptography and public key infrastructure concepts
    13. Data security controls, data backup and retention methods, and data loss prevention techniques
    14. Network troubleshooting, traffic monitoring, log monitoring, and analysis for suspicious traffic
    15. Incident handling and response process
    16. Computer forensics fundaments, digital evidence, and forensic investigation phases
    Title of the Course:Certified Cybersecurity Technician (CCT)
    Training Duration:5 Days
    Delivery Mode:
    • Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
    • iWeek (Synchronous Online Learning)
    • iLearn (Asynchronous Online Learning)
    Exam Title Certified Cybersecurity Technician
    Exam Code 212-82
    Number of Questions 60
    Duration 3 hours
    Exam Availability Locations ECC Exam Portal
    Languages English
    Test Format Multiple Choice and Real Life hands-on Practical Exam
    Passing Score 70%
    Exam Mode Remote Proctoring Services

    C|CT – Become a Responsible Cyber Operator in Any IT Role:

    The C|CT program allows individuals to eventually grow their skills into various roles, including penetration testing, security consulting, auditor and administrator roles, and beyond. It establishes a foundation of technical skills required to create successful technologists who will advance across various work roles.

    Job Description of a Cybersecurity Technician:

    A professional who provides technical cybersecurity support, troubleshoots network security problems, monitors alerts, and follows policies, procedures, and standards to protect information assets.

    Job Opportunities & Job Roles for C|CT Credential:

    The Certified Cybersecurity Technician certification prepares IT and Cybersecurity professionals for a wide range of complex issues that focus on securing software, networks, and IT systems while understanding common threats and attacks. C|CT offers a multifaceted approach to network defense, ethical hacking, and security operations to ensure individuals use their strongest abilities to configure, analyze, and identify problems within their organization. This course will prepare and enhance skills in the following roles:

  • IT Support Specialist  
  • IT Networking Specialist  
  • Cybersecurity Technicians  
  • Network Engineers  
  • SOC Analyst  
  • IT Managers  
  • Who Can Attend This Course?

    The C|CT course can be taken by students, IT professionals, IT managers, career changers, and any individual seeking a career in cybersecurity, or aspiring to advance their existing role. This course is ideal for those entering the cybersecurity workforce, providing foundational technician level, hands-on skills to solve the most common security issues organizations face today.

    What Are the Prerequisites for the C|CT Program?

    There are no specific prerequisites to take the C|CT course and attempt the C|CT certification exam. Although this is an entry-level course, a working knowledge of IT networking and basic cybersecurity concepts will be an advantage to anyone taking this course.

    Cybersecurity Career Starter Track:

    Certification Learning Track:


    Is there any eligibility criteria to apply for the C|CT exam?
    There are no eligibility criteria to apply for the C|CT exam.
    What is the format of the C|CT exam available?
    The C|CT exam is an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) + Practical exam. This exam is only available at the ECC Exam Centre.
    How many MCQ and Practical questions are included in the C|CT exam?
    The C|CT exam consists of two sections; the first section contains 50 multiple-choice questions, and the second section contains ten hands-on practical questions.
    What is the duration of the exam?
    The exam duration is 185 mins.
    What is the passing percentage for the exam?
    The candidate must score 70% to pass the C|CT Exam.
    Is C|CT an open book exam?
    No, it’s not an open book exam.