In this video, Marc Menninger describes the CEH certification. Learn how this certification can be important to your IT security career. Discover topics you can expect to see on the exam and if there are any experience requirements to take it. Explore which jobs often require the CEH certification and resources to help you prepare for it.
- [Instructor] The Certified Ethical Hacker, or CEH Certification, offered by the EC-Council, validates your understanding of the techniques, tools and technologies used by hackers to attack and compromise networks. In order to take the exam you need to attend any official EC-Council CEH training or have two years of information security experience. Topics you can expect to see on the exam include Footprinting and Recon, Scanning Networks, System Enumeration, System Hacking, Malware Threats, Network Traffic Sniffing, Social Engineering Attacks, Session Hijacking, Hacking Webservers, Hacking Web Applications, SQL Injection, and more.
IT security job listings that often require the CEH certification include IT security technicians, analysts, auditors, administrators, consultants, and architects. While there are many written resources to choose from, these three books thoroughly cover the most recent version of the exam and have been well-received by the security community. The core content of each is fairly similar so writing style and additional resources can help you select one that's right for you. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide includes practice exam questions and in-depth explanations.
The Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide includes full length practice exams and hundreds of electronic flash cards. In the Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Practice Tests has five complete and unique practice exams to test your knowledge. For links to these resources and other related information, please see the handout for this video. Once you have the CEH certification, it's valid for three years. You can retain it for longer by obtaining 120 CPEs every three years. Check the EC-Council website for more details about getting CPEs.
Getting the CEH certification is a great way for you to demonstrate your understanding of common security attacks and how to protect against them.
Marc closes with a few pieces of career advice specific to the world of information security, which will help you succeed in this dynamic and high-demand industry.
- IT security key concepts
- Understanding the job marketplace (government vs. healthcare, etc.)
- IT security success traits
- Career specializations
- IT security certifications
- Getting experience
- Marketing yourself