What is the Certified Ethical Hacker?
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).
What makes the CEH different from other certifications?
Unlike other security certifications which teach defensive tactics such as firewall configuration or other forms of preemptive security, the CEH takes an alternative approach. Offenses are featured as your best defense - which is a major difference from most certifications that only focus on defensive tactics. The CEH imparts offensive tactics supplemented with defensive countermeasures. This ensures that the CEH professional can have a more holistic security perspective of the organization.
Is the CEH necessary to get a job in Ethical Hacking?
The CEH is the most well-known certification in Ethical Hacking, but it’s not an absolute requirement. At their most basic, certifications are simply a supplement to real-world experience - without this you will only get so far.
This certification will help you break into the Ethical Hacking profession, but you’re not guaranteed a career. You’ll get great skills and a renowned certification, but you’ll still need experience to back it all up.
What prerequisites do I need to take an EC-Council course?
This cert fits between entry level qualifications like CompTIA’s Security+ and advanced certs like the CISSP. Before attending a CEH training course you should ideally possess at least two years IT experience, a good knowledge of TCP/IP, Windows Server and a basic familiarity with Linux and/or Unix.
What is the salary for Certified Ethical Hackers?
According to a recent PayScale report, the average salary of penetration testers, cybersecurity analysts, and security or cybersecurity engineers is $90,000. Depending on where they live, their years of experience, and education, CEHs can earn more than $128,000 in certain cybersecurity positions.
What is the cost of the CEH certification exam?
To become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), you must take the 312-50 exam from Pearson/VUE at a cost of $1,199 or directly from EC-Council's online exam platform for $950. This exam is included in our CEH Training Camp.