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.
For more information on CEH application process, please click here
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.
To be eligible to apply to take the CEH 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.
The CEH (ANSI) exam is an MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) exam. This exam is only available at the ECC Exam Centre.
The exam voucher code is valid for 1 year from the date of receipt.
For those attempting the exam at a physical testing centre (ETC/ Pearson Vue), the exam will be proctored by a proctor authorised at the testing centre.
For those attempting the exam remotely (ECC/ ProctorU), The exam will be proctored remotely by an authorised proctor.
The Exam is a 4 hour session.
This exam does not have a set passing score/ percentage, the number of items that you have to answer correctly varies depending on the difficulty of the questions delivered when you take the exam. To understand how the scoring pattern works, visit the scoring section here.
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:
Yes, the CEH (ANSI) is a part of the EC-Council Continuing Education Scheme.