To beat a hacker, you need to think like one!
Ethical Hacking is often referred to as the process of penetrating one’s own computer/s or computers to which one has official permission to do so as to determine if vulnerabilities exist and to undertake preventive, corrective, and protective countermeasures before an actual compromise to the system takes place.
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). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
The purpose of the CEH credential is to:
The Certified Ethical Hacker certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.
The CEH exam (312-50) is available at the ECC Exam Centre and Pearson Vue testing centers.
For VUE, please visit http://www.vue.com/eccouncil. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates that do not comply to all EC-Council examination policies found here.
The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.
If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.
Disclaimer: EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.
The examination consists of 125 questions. The exam is of 4 hour duration.
The examination tests you on security related concepts, hacking techniques and technology. Please refer to the CEH Test Blueprint to find out the competencies that you would be tested on.
EC-Council recommends, but not mandatory, that CEH aspirants attend formal classroom training to reap maximum benefit of the course and have a greater chance at clearing the examinations.