Amendment to the existing ECE Delta System Credit Assignments Effective 1st January 2010



Area

Credits Awarded

To maintain your certification that are a part of the ECE scheme

Achieve a total of 120 credits every three years

Credits may be earned by

Attending conferences

Writing researched papers

Preparing for training classes in a related domain

Reading materials on related subject matters

Taking an exam of a newer version of the certification

Attending webinars

Other ways approved by the Scheme Committee

Specific credits

1-day structured education course: 7 credits

2-day structured education course: 14 credits

5-day structured education course: 35 credits

1 quarter hour of higher education: 15 credits

2 quarter hours of higher education: 30 credits

3 quarter hours of higher education: 45 credits

1 semester hour of higher education: 10 credits

2 semester hours of higher education: 20 credits

3 semester hours of higher education: 30 credits

1 hour length examination: 1 credits

2 hour length examination: 2 credits

5 hour length examination: 5 credits

EC-Council Examinations (ENSA,CEH,CHFI,ECSA/LPT,ECVP, ECSP,CNDA,EDRP,CCISO,CEI,ECIH and ECES): 120 credits

Less than a half day education seminary/conference/event: 2 credits

A half day education seminary/conference/event: 4 credits

1 day education seminary/conference/event: 7 credits

2 day education seminary/conference/event: 14 credits

5 day education seminary/conference/event: 35 credits

1 hour presentation: 3 credits

2 hour presentation: 6 credits

1 day of teaching: 21 credits

2 days of teaching: 42 credits

5 days of teaching: 105 credits

Authoring an article or book chapter: 10 credits

Authoring a book: 40 credits

Association or organization membership: 2 credits

Association or organization chapter membership: 3 credits

Association or organization chapter meeting: 3 credits

Reading an Information Security book: 5 credits

Reviewing a book: 5 credits

Writing a case study: 5 credits

Writing a white paper: 5 credits

Structured Education Courses

Education Course - 1 credit per hour

Higher Education

Higher Education (1 quarter hour)-10 credits

Higher Education (2 quarter hours)-20 credits

Higher Education (3 quarter hours)-35 credits

Higher Education (1 semester hour)-15 credits

Higher Education (2 semester hour)-30 credits

Higher Education (3 semester hour)-45 credits

Examination

Examination - 40 credits for each certification related to IT Security

Education Seminar

Education Conference

Education Event

 

Education Sem/Conf/Evt - 1 credit per hour

 

Speaking

 

Speak (1 hr presentation)-3 credits

Speak (2 hr presentation)-6 credits

Teaching

 

Teach New (1 Day)-21 credits

Teach New (2 Day)-42 credits

Teach New (5 Day)-105 credits

Teach Upgrade (1 Day)-11 credits

Teach Upgrade (2 Day)-21 credits

Teach Upgrade (5 Day)-53 credits

Authoring Article, or Book Chapter

Author article/book chapter (per item)-10 credits

Authoring Book

Author book (per book)-40 credits

Authoring Tool

Author tool-40 credits

Identifying New Vulnerability

Identify new vulnerability-05 credits

Assn/Org Memberships & Meetings

 

Assn/Org Mbrship (per Assn/Org)-2 credits

Assn/Org Ch Mbrship (per Chapter)-3 credits

Assn/Org/Ch Mtg: (per mtg)-1 credit per hour

Article Review/Book Review

 

IS-related Book/article Review (per book)-5 credits

Case Study (per study)-5 credits

Subscription to Digital/Traditional IS Magazines

Restricted to 2 submissions each granted 4 ECE Credits/submission/year


Explanation of how points are awarded:

Structured Education Courses
Certified Members attending IS-related courses of at least one day in length, delivered in any modality except Computer Based Training (CBT), correspondence or self-study, receive one credit unit per each hour (up to 8 hours per day). To be eligible for credit, Computer Based Training (CBT), correspondence courses, or self-study instruction courses must award a certificate of completion or diploma.


Certified Members receive the same number of credits for these courses as would be awarded if the Certified Member had attended the instructor-led equivalent of the course. CBT, correspondence and self-study courses for which no completion certificate is given are not eligible for credit as a structured education course.

Higher Education
Certified Members attending IS-related courses at a traditional or on-line college or university may claim 10 credits per quarter hour or 15 credits per semester hour if they successfully pass the course or a letter grade of C (or better).
 
 
Examination
Certified members may claim 40 ECE credits for each IT Security related Certification examination. No credit is given for exam failures.
 
Education Seminar/Conference/Event
Certified Members attending traditional or web-based IS-related conferences, seminars or events may claim 4 credits for half-day and 8 credits for full day conferences, seminars or events according to the published hours.


Certified Members attending traditional or web-based IS-related conferences, seminars, events or podcasts less than a half day in length may claim one credit unit per hour.
Conferences or seminars that are primarily "sales presentations" or vendor exhibits are not eligible for credit.
Use combinations of the event durations listed to enter the applicable number of credits.
 
Speaking
Certified Members who participate as speakers at traditional or on-line conferences, seminars or workshops may claim 3 credits per scheduled hour of the presentation the first time the presentation is given. Certified Members may not claim additional credits for presenting the same material multiple times.
 
Teaching
Certified Members who are the primary instructor for an instructor-led or on-line synchronous course may claim 21 credits per day the first time the course is presented. Instructors may not claim additional credits for teaching the same material multiple times.
Certified Members who are teaching a new version of a class for which they have previously claimed credit may claim 11 credits per day the first time the new version is presented. Instructors may not claim additional credits for teaching the same material multiple times. Use combinations of the event durations listed to enter the applicable number of credits.
 
Authoring Article, Book Chapter, or White Paper
Certified Members who author an IS-related article published in a traditional or on-line magazine or journal or who author a chapter contained in a published book may claim 10 credits per article/chapter published. Publication of material on personal blogs is not eligible for credit.
Certified Members may claim 10 credits for writing and submitting a white paper. Only 2 submissions are allowed per cycle year.
 
Authoring Book
Certified Members who author an IS-related book published traditionally or on an electronic book site may claim 40 credits for each book published.
 
Authoring Tool
Certified Members who author a new open source tool for information systems security may claim 40 credits for each tool verified.
Tools should not be sent to Delta Admin or uploaded to the Delta Portal.Only those tools that are published to online community such as SourceForge will be accepted for review. ECE Credits will be awarded to the tool based on Community feedbacks. Tools that are not disclosed publicly or verified by the community cannot be claimed for ECE Credits
 
Identifying New Vulnerability
Certified members may claim 05 credits for identifying a new vulnerability. Provide proof of the disclosed vulnerability and documented evidence claiming the ownership of the report published in a public forum. Community feedback will rule granting of credits. Only new vulnerability stands to earn credit. Response time may range from 30-45 days. Vulnerabilities that are not disclosed publicly cannot be granted ECE Credits.
 
Assn/Org Memberships & Meetings
1. Certified Members may claim 2 credits per year for membership in chartered IS-related organizations.
2. Certified Members may claim 3 credits per year for membership in chapter-based IS-related organizations.
3. Certified Members may claim 1 credit per meeting hour of IS-related chapter organizations, provided that the meeting content is directly related to IS and that the member attended the meeting.
 
Article Review/Book Review/Case Study
Courseware furnished as part of an educational course is not eligible for credit.
Certified Members may claim 5 credits for writing and submitting a book/article review, or case study. Only 2 submissions are allowed per cycle year.The book/article review submitted should be of minimum 250-500 words. The review should be presented with clarity of points and expression of thoughts. The certified member should make sure that the submitted book/article review is not plagiarized.
 
Subscription to Digital/Traditional IS Magazines:
For this category, events are restricted to only 2 submissions, each granted 4 ECE Credits/submission/year.