Essentials Series

 Network Defense Essentials 
 Ethical Hacking Essentials 
 Digital Forensics Essentials
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Immersive Modules

Video Lectures

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Series Overview
EC-Council’s Essentials Series is a three-part course series covering essential skills in network defense, ethical hacking, and digital forensics. The Network Defense Essentials (N|DE), Ethical Hacking Essentials (E|HE), and Digital Forensics Essentials (D|FE) are foundational programs that help students and early career professionals choose their area of competency or select a specific interest in cybersecurity.

The Essentials Series was designed to give students the foundation on which to build and develop the essential skills for tomorrow’s careers in cybersecurity. These programs educate learners in a range of techniques across industry verticals, such as securing networks, mitigating cyber risks, conducting forensic investigations, and more.
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Course Benefits 
  • Gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity 
  • Practice essential skills for real-world application 
  • Earn the certifications and kickstart your career 
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Paid Upgrades

Lab Range

6-month validity

Exam Prep

1-year validity

Certification Exam Voucher 

Remote or Onsite
1-year validity

Certificates of Completion 

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Course Content

Who Should Take These Courses?

 EC-Council’s Essentials Series programs and certifications build and validate candidates’ skills for their cybersecurity future. It is ideal for IT professionals who are seeking to foray into the exciting world of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity enthusiasts and students will readily find the program interesting, challenging, and useful.

IT Professionals

Cybersecurity Enthusiasts

Career Starters

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