What is this CEH certificate anyway?

Certified Ethical Hacker. Sounds cool, right?

  • A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s).
  • There are different ways to become an ethical hacker. Different providers have different certificates which prove you have the right skills. But of course, you need to pass the exams first.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is one of those certificates.

To become a CEH certified expert, you need to pass a multiple choice exam which verifies your knowledge in penetration testing and the tools used for this purpose.

It equips prospective job seekers in the information security industry with a solid start, making sure the holder of the certificate knows how to do the basics like:

  • Information gathering
  • Attacking computers or servers
  • Wireless attacks and social engineering

Prerequisites

  • At least two years of IT security experience
  • A strong working knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Security+ Prep Course is highly recommended

Who Should take the CEH Certificate?

  • Security analysts and architects
  • IT and/or Business Auditors
  • Full stack developers
  • System administrators
  • Anyone interested to learn what it feels like to be a hacker (but an ethical one, obviously)

Prerequisites

  • At least two years of IT security experience
  • A strong working knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Security+ Prep Course is highly recommended

Who Should take the CEH Certificate?

  • Security analysts and architects
  • IT and/or Business Auditors
  • Full stack developers
  • System administrators
  • Anyone interested to learn what it feels like to be a hacker (but an ethical one, obviously)

Topics Covered in the CEH examination

1. Introduction to Ethical Hacking

2. Footprinting and Reconnaissance

3. Scanning Networks

4. Enumeration

5. System Hacking

6. Malware Threats

7. Sniffing

8. Social Engineering

9. Denial of Service

10. Session Hijacking

11. Hacking Web servers

12. Hacking Web Applications

13. SQL Injection

14. Hacking Wireless Networks

15. Hacking Mobile Platforms

16. Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

17. Cloud Computing

18. Cryptography

About The Exam

  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM, VUE
  • Exam Prefix: 312-50 (ECC EXAM), 312-50 (VUE)
  • The minimum passing score is 70%, which means you can get 45 questions wrong and still pass the exam

Eligibility Process

  • You will need to visit EC Council’s Web Site to fill in an online request for the Eligibility Application Form.
  • When you receive the electronic Exam Eligibility Application Form, you will then need to complete the required information.
  • The Application is valid only for 90 days from the date when the application is submitted.

What will you learn by the end of this journey?

  • You will get to know how things work in the world of Black Hat Hackers.
  • Your misconceptions about hacking will be resolved.
  • You will have a feeling to learn more about hacking afterward.
  • You will understand that Hacking is not only about getting unauthorized access to computers or Facebook accounts. It is much more than that. It is a combination of technical skills and “thinking outside the box”.
  • You will get to know which sub-topic of CEH you are good at so you can learn more about that field.
  • My favorite one: You will be able to defend your own systems and accounts since you’ll have the perspective of a real-world hacker.

What about the job opportunities?

It will be naive to say CEH certificate will automatically land you on a dream job, but it gets you closer those roles.

Some of them are:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Consultant (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

How much does it cost?

An exam voucher without the training costs $950 today. You can buy one of them here.

You can take a look the training courses provided by ECCouncil here.

Note that they cost around $800, in addition to the exam fee.

Similar Courses

As I’ve mentioned, there are many different courses provide similar content to CEH.

CompTIA Security +/ CASP, SANS GPEN / GXPN and OSCP are some of them. But it is good to keep in mind that most of these certificates are quite expensive and they will require much more skills to have.

You can begin with CEH, ECSA|LPT and then you can consider other certificates in the long run.

I want to get started but the courses are very expensive:(

That’s right. Cyber-security is a very lucrative domain and the course prices reflect this, they are expensive as well. The cheapest certificates cost around several hundred US Dollars, at least. Training courses fees are the same or similar.

But there are other fast and affordable solutions as well!

If you want to learn the basics concepts and hands-on experience supporting CEH; such as Kali Linux, Metasploit, nmap, meterpreter etc, the Penetration Testing with Kali course by FeltSecure gives you exactly that, but with a much lower price.

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See you next time!

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