Just practicing :-)
please no gradients. i like the idea! maby you must chance the E so it can come on top of the shield.
the typo is not the baddest one i ever seen (comic sans ;) ) but its not that proffesional. But that can chance if you had a real brieffing for a client.
but its allright
I like the symbol, but if I were you I change the type.
I can live with the type, but I would increase the size of the "e" in the shield to set it apart from the type. It could even exceed the shield boundaries and/or become a cut-out.