Become a SECO certified Ethical Hacking Leader (S-EHL)

At the SECO-Institute, we are aware of the growing worldwide need for competent, well-qualified security leaders and specialists. We satisfy this need by developing training programs that enable professionals like you to gain the skill set of a Ethical Hacker.

We offer the most complete certification track for your career, our learning path enables you to develop from Foundation level all the way up to Ethical Hacker Leader level (S-EHL). With a SECO- S-EHL certification, you will be recognised as a as a qualified Ethical Hacker, and you will set yourself on a path of career success and continuous professional development.

Together with our certifications, we offer corresponding ethical hacking courses and exams.

Ethical Hacking Certifications

Entry level

Ethical Hacking Foundation
S-EHF title

For anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction in Ethical Hacking.

Advanced level

Ethical Hacking Practitioner
S-EHP title

For Ethical Hackers who wants to demonstrate they have the hands-on skills to perform complex penetration tests.

Expert level

Ethical Hacking Expert
S-EHE title

For practitioner-level professionals who aspire to become a Ethical Hacking Expert.

Expert level

Ethical Hacking Leader
S-EHL title

For anyone able to demonstrate Expert-level knowledge (SECO Expert certificate or equivalent like OSCP) and at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Your career path to becoming a Ethical Hacking Leader

You want to become a S-EHL but where to start? Depending on your level of expertise you may need to study a bit more before claiming the S-EHL certification title.

Step 1: Join our (S)ECO-System

Register a free student account on our member website (Your training institute will provide more information).
As a registered SECO-student, you will have the opportunity to access valuable extras and ask questions of certified professionals.

Also join our LinkedIn company page. On a daily base we inform you with new courses, interesting articles and much more.

Step 2: Start your course

Step 3: Book your exam

You can book your certification exam with an accredited SECO-partner or directly with the SECO-Institute. Our online examination system allows you to take exams from the convenience of your home or office, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The SECO-Institute delivers 3 types of certification exams:

  • Foundation exams:
    Foundation exams consist of 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 1 hour to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.
  • Practitioner exams:
    Practitioner exams consist of multiple-choice questions, short open-ended questions and a case study. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.
  • Expert exams:
    Expert exams consist of multiple-choice questions, short open-ended questions and a case study. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.

Step 4: Claim your certification title and become a SECO member

Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive a certificate. In the possession of a SECO-certificate, you can apply for a SECO certification title and digital badge (S-EHF, S-EHP, S-EHE, S-EHL).

If you apply for your certification title you will become a SECO-Institute member.  As a SECO Member, we provide you with networking opportunities and safeguards the value of our certifications by encouraging and stimulating continuing professional development. By becoming a member of our (S)ECO-system and using a SECO title, you demonstrate to employers and fellow professionals that your competence is up to date.

Step 5: Share your knowledge

The (S)ECO-System offers an extensive pool of knowledge and expertise. Our community is a network of worldwide members, certified trainers, course developers and top-level industry experts. We encourage our members to share their knowledge among other members and students by actively joining discussion groups, sharing knowledge through articles & white papers and become a buddy for professionals who seek to enter the career field.