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Understanding Your ExpertTrack Learning Journey

Welcome to Hands-On Password Attacks and the start of your learning journey on Advanced Cyber Security Training brought to you by EC Council.

Welcome to Hands-On Password Attacks and the start of your learning journey on the Advanced Cyber Security Training ExpertTrack brought to you by EC Council.

Over the next 3 courses, you’ll explore core activities and have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with concepts around password security and how to protect your system from common threats to password security, to learn how to strengthen the overall security of your network, and how hackers tend to attack your network and systems and how to protect your system from the threats identified on the OWASP Top 10.

Courses are organized in sequence, and for the best learning experience we suggest you follow this order:

  1. Hands-on Password Attacks
  2. Network Security
  3. OWASP Top 10 and Web Application Fundamentals

We expect the entire ExpertTrack should take at least 9 weeks to complete. That said, everyone is different, and you may find yourself working at a different pace, and that’s fine — one of the benefits of online learning is you can work at a pace that suits you.

However, we strongly encourage you to work through all aspects of the ExpertTrack. You need to mark over 90%+ of steps as complete across the entire ExpertTrack, attempt every test question, and score an average of at least 70% across all your tests, to be eligible to gain certificates at both individual course level, and overall ExpertTrack level.

Assessment in Hands-On Password Attacks and Security

In this course, you will see 2 quizzes. Quizzes are for practice. They do not contribute towards your final score. They’re a fantastic opportunity for you to check your progress and understanding.

Tests are part of your final score. You can retake tests as often as you need, but it is important to complete them as they count towards your overall score.

When you’ve attempted every test question, and gained an average of 70%+ across all the tests in this course, you will receive a certificate. On completion of all the courses and tests within this ExpertTrack, you will receive a certificate of completion for the ExpertTrack.

You need to mark over 90%+ of steps as complete across the entire ExpertTrack, attempt every test and assessment question, and score an average of at least 70% across all your assessments, to be eligible to gain certificates at both individual course level, and overall ExpertTrack level.

Finally, you do not have to take any test until you’re ready. To help prepare, you might wish to spend some time reviewing and revising.

Deepen your learning

But there’s more to engagement than gaining certificates: we are confident that if you engage fully in all parts of this ExpertTrack you’ll likely maximize your learning, encounter other perspectives and ideas, and have a richer learning experience.

  • Working through the component courses in the suggested order — they’re arranged for a reason, and each course has been designed with a logical sequence. Jumping ahead without completing what came before may give you a disjointed learning experience.
  • Reading, watching and listening across a variety of steps — some of which are text-based, some with rich media.
  • Sharing and discussing your learning with course peers — keep an eye out for the prompts which follow many steps, and get ready to spend a little more time on the Discussion steps.
  • Developing your ideas through conversation — Educators will not be able to respond directly to comments in this ExpertTrack. We encourage learners to support one another, share personal experiences, and see new perspectives through the comments.
  • Concept-checking and assessing your progress by completing quiz steps — they’re just for practice, and the scores don’t count towards your certificate of achievement.
  • Completing a number of tests across the entire ExpertTrack.

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