EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)

EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH)

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The EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to and manage cybersecurity incidents. The course covers various aspects of incident handling, including incident response planning, identification, containment, eradication, and recovery. Participants will learn the techniques and methodologies used to mitigate and resolve security incidents, strengthen incident response capabilities, and minimize the impact of cyber threats.


To enroll in the EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) course, participants should have a solid understanding of networking concepts, operating systems, and cybersecurity fundamentals. Familiarity with incident response processes and tools is recommended. It is also advisable to have some experience in a cybersecurity role or a related field.


The course employs a combination of theoretical instruction, hands-on labs, and practical exercises to ensure comprehensive learning. Participants will engage in instructor-led training sessions, group discussions, and interactive activities. The course places a strong emphasis on practical application, enabling participants to apply incident handling techniques and tools in real-world scenarios.

Course Outline

Introduction to Incident Handling and Response

Understanding incident handling and its importance

Incident response lifecycle and frameworks

Roles and responsibilities of an incident handler

Preparation for Incident Response

Developing an incident response plan

Establishing an incident response team and communication channels

Incident response policies and procedures

Incident Handling Process and Procedures

Incident identification, triage, and classification

Incident containment, eradication, and recovery

Incident documentation and reporting

Forensic Readiness and Investigation

Preparing for digital forensic investigations

Collecting and preserving evidence

Conducting live analysis and forensic imaging

Incident Handling in Different Environments

Incident handling in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS environments

Cloud-based incident handling considerations

Incident response challenges in mobile and IoT environments

Incident Response Tools and Resources

Incident response and management platforms

Incident analysis and detection tools

Threat intelligence and information sharing resources

Incident Response Team Coordination

Coordinating incident response activities and collaboration

Effective communication and reporting within an incident response team

Incident debriefing and lessons learned


Upon completing the EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) course, participants will have achieved the following outcomes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of incident handling and response concepts, frameworks, and methodologies
  • Proficiency in identifying, classifying, and responding to cybersecurity incidents
  • Knowledge of incident containment, eradication, and recovery techniques
  • Ability to conduct digital forensic investigations and preserve evidence
  • Expertise in incident handling in various environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
  • Capability to coordinate and collaborate with incident response teams effectively


The course includes hands-on lab exercises that provide participants with practical experience in incident handling and response. Some of the lab activities may include:

  • Developing an incident response plan and incident classification procedures
  • Identifying and analyzing simulated security incidents
  • Containing and eradicating incidents using incident response tools and techniques
  • Conducting digital forensic investigations and preserving evidence
  • Responding to incidents in different environments (e.g., Windows, Linux, cloud)
  • Coordinating incident response activities within a simulated incident response team

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