Certified Cybersecurity Technician (C|CT)

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.


Once you have completed this course, you will be able to learn:

  1. Key issues plaguing the cybersecurity industry (information security and network security)
  2. Information security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  3. Different types of malwares
  4. Network security fundamentals
  5. Identification, authentication, and authorization concepts
  6. Network security controls
  7. Administrative controls (frameworks, laws, acts, governance and compliance program, and security policies)
  8. Physical controls (physical security controls, workplace security, and environmental controls)
  9. 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)
  10. Network security assessment techniques and tools (threat hunting, threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking, penetration testing, and configuration and asset management)
  11. Application security design and testing techniques
  12. Fundamentals of virtualization, cloud computing, and cloud security
  13. Wireless network fundamentals, wireless encryption, and security measures
  14. Fundamentals of mobile, IoT, and OT devices and their security measures
  15. Cryptography and public key infrastructure concepts
  16. Data security controls, data backup and retention methods, and data loss prevention techniques
  17. Network troubleshooting, traffic monitoring, log monitoring, and analysis for suspicious traffic
  18. Incident handling and response process
  19. Computer forensics fundaments, digital evidence, and forensic investigation phases
  • 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.
  • Students
  • IT professionals
  • IT managers
  • Career changers
  • Those seeking a career in cybersecurity, or aspiring to advance their existing role.
  • Those entering the cybersecurity workforce, providing foundational technician level, hands-on skills to solve the most common security issues organizations face today.
Length of exam 3 hours
Number of questions 60 questions
Question format Multiple Choice and Real Life Hands-On Practical Exam
Passing grade 70%
Exam availability English
Testing center ECC Exam Portal