EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)

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EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)

The EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) course is designed to provide the fundamental skills to handle and respond to the computer security incidents in an information system. The course addresses various underlying principles and techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats. You will learn how to handle various types of incidents, risk assessment methodologies, and various laws and policy related to incident handling.

After attending this ECIH training program, you will be able to create incident handling and response policies and deal with various types of computer security incidents. You can expect to become proficient in handling and responding to various security incidents such as network security incidents, malicious code incidents, and insider attack threats. In addition, you will learn about computer forensics and its role in how you handle and respond to incidents.

The course also covers incident response teams, incident reporting methods, and incident recovery techniques in detail to achieve your ECIH certification.

Course Prerequisites
  • Prerequisites for EC-Council Certified Incident Handler training
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge
  • Computer security knowledge and skills

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Course at a Glance


5 Days


EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)


Advanced level – view prerequisites


This course is available at any LQ campus

See What You'll Learn

EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) Course Objectives
The goal of this cyber security course is to help you build fundamental knowledge and skills required for effective cyber- attack incident handling and response. The program also prepares you to take the EC-Council Certified Incident Handler Training certification exam, which is conducted on the last day of training.
Professional IT Career Tracks
This entry-level course targets the following job roles:

  • Incident Handlers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Network Administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Security Testers
  • Cyber Forensic Investigators
  • System Administrators
  • Vulnerability Assessment Auditors
  • Risk Assessment Professionals
  • IT Professionals and Managers
Lesson 1-11:
  • Lesson 1
    • Introduction to incident response and handling
  • Lesson 2
    • Risk assessment
  • Lesson 3
    • Incident response and handling steps
  • Lesson 4
    • CSIRT
  • Lesson 5
    • Handling network security incidents
  • Lesson 6
    • Handling malicious code incidents
  • Lesson 7
    • Handling insider threats
  • Lesson 8
    • Forensic analysis and incident response
  • Lesson 9
    • Incident reporting
  • Lesson 10
    • Incident recovery
  • Lesson 11
    • Security policies and laws

Since I've been certified, I've gotten a job offer for every IT position I've applied for.

- Marcus Mingo

LeaderQuest Graduate, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council CEH, and CND-Certified

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Job Outlook

Individuals who complete EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) training and certification qualify for the following job roles:

Incident Handlers, Penetration Testers, Network Administrators, Firewall Administrators, Security Testers, Cyber Forensic Investigators, System Administrators, Vulnerability Assessment Auditors, Network Administrator, Risk Assessment Professionals, IT Professionals/Managers, and similar roles.


  • Median Network Administrator national salary range: $73,250– $123,250*
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*Robert Half 2018 Technology & IT Salary Guide

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