Sep 15, 2015

CEH v10 - Certified Ethical Hacker Guide

CEH is one of the best ethical hacking course for beginners, it teaches you alot of basics which is very essential to step in InfoSec field. I have shared general info related to CEH certification training, exam, fees, study guide PDFs and books.

Certified Ethical Hacker Trainnig Guide

Certified Ethical Hacker Info & Guideline

CEH is an ethical hacking course consist of penetration testing and information security training. CEH version 8 is the latest version as of late 2013 and there is no eligibility for CEH training however if you are applying directly for an exam then you will have to show two years of information security related work record. You can either apply for CEH Training + Exam or only Exam (In this case you will have to self-study).

CEH Training or Straight Exam? What to choose?

If you want CEH certificate and you don't know anything about ethical hacking then you will have to get training first but if you have already self studied ethical hacking and just want to get certified then you should straight apply for an exam. Its just the difference of cost and time although training is more beneficial because it increases the chances of getting good grades.

CEH Training

Below is the CEHv10 Training module. The training can take up to 1 to 2 weeks depending on your time investment.

CEHv10 Module
CEHv10 is consist of 20 core modules.

CEH Exam Details

CEH exam may not be so easy but if you are trained well you can crack it easily.
  • Exam Code: 312-50 (IBT), 312-50 (VUE) or EC0-350 (APTC)
  • Number of questions 125
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Passing score is 70%

CEH Training and Exam fee

CEH training fee is $500 and exam fee is $100. The cost of CEH depends on certificate provider or institute. Online training+exam will all cost you roughly $600 USD (EC-Council). You can also get it for more cheaper price from third party websites or training provider.

Where to apply for CEH training?

You can either apply for online course or look for an institute in your city. In my opinion online is more better and convenient and if you are preparing for self study then you will have to work hard even more. EC-Council is probably the best online CEH training and certificate provider.

CEH Study Guide PDFs and Books

Self-Studying candidates will definitely need study guide PDFs and books. Self-study is not a bad idea, its just little challenging. Whether you apply for straight exam or training courseware materials are essential for learning. Study guide books will help you lot strengthening your ethical hacking knowledge as well as practical skills.

After giving exam, if passed you will get a valid government recognized C|EH Certificate which plays very significant role in getting InfoSec jobs. In my upcoming post, I will write about job opportunities for certified hackers. Stay tuned.