C|EH Practical is a six-hour, rigorous exam that requires you to demonstrate the application of ethical hacking techniques such as threat vector identification, network scanning, OS detection, vulnerability analysis, system hacking, web app hacking, etc. to solve a security audit challenge.
This is the next step after you have attained the highly acclaimed Certified Ethical Hacker certification.
Professionals that possess the C|EH credential will be able to sit for exam that will test them to their limits in unearthing vulnerabilities across major operating systems, databases, and networks.
You will be given limited time, just like in the real world. The exam was developed by a panel of experienced SMEs and includes 20 real-life scenarios with questions designed to validate essential skills required in the ethical hacking domains as outlined in the C|EH program.
It is not a simulated exam but rather, it mimics a real corporate network through the use of live virtual machines, networks, and applications, designed to test the your skills. You will be presented with scenarios and will be asked to demonstrate the application of the knowledge acquired in the C|EH course to find solutions to real-life challenges.
CEH (Practical) Credential Holders Are Proven To Be Able To:
The preparatory course for this certification is the Certified Ethical Hacker course. While there is no additional course or training required, we strongly recommend that you attempt the C|EH (Practical) exam only if you have attended the current C|EH course/equivalent. The aim of this credential is to help set gifted ethical hacking practitioners apart from the crowd.
The trust that the industry places in our credentials is very important to us. We see it as our duty to ensure that the holders of this credential are proven hands-on, ethical hackers who are able to perform in the real world to solve real world challenges.
As such, the C|EH| Practical is designed as a hands-on exam that will test the skills of the ethical hacker BEYOND just their knowledge.
This exam is a proctored, practical exam that can last up to 6 hours.
We know that travelling to an exam center can be difficult for many. We are pleased to announce that you can take the C|EH (Practical) exam from the comfort of your home, but you need to be prepared to be proctored by a dedicated EC-Council Proctor certification team under strict supervision.
To be eligible to apply to sit for the CEH (Practical) Exam, candidate must either:
On an average, application processing time would be between 5-10 working days once the verifiers on the application respond to EC-Council’s requests for information.
No, the $100 application fee is not refundable
The application process is valid for 3 months from the date of approval.
Yes, the application form is mandatory for all test takers who want to take the exam directly without undergoing training.
Once your application is approved you can proceed to purchase your exam voucher either from EC-Council Online Store or from one of our authorised training channels.
You will receive an Aspen Dashboard access code with instructions as part of your purchase towards the CEH (Practical) exam.
The Aspen Dashboard access code is valid for 3 months from the date of receipt.
The Dashboard consists of:
The candidate is required to complete their pen-testing challenge on the iLabs environment.
The Exam challenge is a 6 hour session.
Sessions should be booked at least 3 days in advance of the desired exam date.
Note: All exam sessions are proctored by EC-Council Certification department.
Once you are ready to proceed with your exam, please ensure you understand the below:
Retake exam requests can only be purchased by writing to [email protected], should a candidate fail the exam.
Yes, the CEH (Practical) is a part of the EC-Council Continuing Education Scheme.