Are you interested in network security and information technology—but perhaps want more of a challenge than typical IT provides? If so, ethical hacking certification is a unique way to set yourself apart from other IT professionals and add even more value to your organization. As a certified ethical hacker, you'll use the same techniques as the bad guys to assess security and identify weaknesses, except you'll use these hacking powers for good.
To put it one way, "To beat a hacker, you need to think like a hacker." This course will immerse you into the hacker mindset, putting you in the driver's seat of hands-on activities. You will scan, test, hack, and secure your own systems. You will learn the five phases of ethical hacking (reconnaissance, gaining access, enumeration, maintaining access, and covering your tracks) and the ways to approach your target and succeed at breaking in every time.
This accredited course provides you with advanced hacking tools and techniques so that you can assess the security posture of an organization with the same approach these malicious hackers use. You'll be able to identify weaknesses and fix the problems before they are identified by the enemy, preventing what could potentially be catastrophic damage to your organization. This is sure to help you get ahead in your current and future positions.
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker Exam 312-50, offered by EC-Council. This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Eric Reed has over 12 years of experience in IT consulting, specializing in security. Since 2005, he has consulted and delivered custom training to the U.S. military and numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has delivered CEH, CHFI, and ECSA/LPT training for the last seven years, with a 95 percent pass rating. Reed was awarded the EC Council Instructor of the Year in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Circle of Excellence in 2006, 2007, and 2010.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam # 312-50, offered by EC-Council, and you will receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
How can I get more information about this course?
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What makes the Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course different from other courses in the market?
The Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course prepares candidates for the CEH exam offered by EC-Council. The course focuses on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective. The advanced security course is regularly updated to reflect latest developments in the domain, including new hacking techniques, exploits, automated programs as well as defensive recommendations as outlined by experts in the field. The CEH body of knowledge represents detailed contributions from security experts, academicians, industry practitioners and the security community at large.
Aren't tools meant for script kiddies?
Does it matter if an elite hacker writes a buffer overflow or a script kiddy runs a tool if the target system gets compromised anyway? The point of emphasis here is that the enemy may be intellectually great or small, but he requires just one port of entry to wreck damage while the organization has the entire perimeter to guard with limited time and resources.
Isn't this knowledge harmful? Why do you make it available so easily to the public?
EC-Council fulfills its social responsibility by ensuring that only persons with a minimum of two years of security related experience are eligible for the course. In addition, all candidates are required to sign an agreement where they agree to respect the knowledge acquired and not misuse it in any way. The candidate also agrees to abide by all legal laws of the land in the use of thus acquired knowledge. Besides the CEH exam is a tough one to pass as students must have in-depth knowledge to achieve the globally recognized ethical hacking certification.
What can I take back to my organization if I certify as a CEH?
EC-Council believes in giving back to the security community as it has partaken of it. When you are a Certified Ethical Hacker, you are more than a security auditor or a vulnerability tester or a penetration tester alone. You are exposed to security checklists that will help you audit the organization's information assets, tools which will check for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and above all a methodology to assess the security posture of your organization by doing a penetration test against it. In short, the knowledge you will acquire has practical value to make your work place a more secure and efficient one.
It is all too technical. Do you reflect real-world business issues?
The value of CEH lies in its practical value. Over 20 domains, students are exposed to the business risks involved and the potential damage that can result due to negligence. Candidates are able to make an evaluated opinion regarding the acceptable risk an organization can face should it choose to address a security concern.
What is the employment value of CEH?
The ANSI accredited Ethical Hacking course is primarily targeted at security professionals who want to acquire a well-rounded body of knowledge to have better opportunities in this field. Acquiring a CEH means the candidate has a minimum baseline knowledge of security threats, risks and countermeasures. Organizations can rest assured that they have a candidate who is more than a systems administrator, a security auditor, a hacking tool analyst or a vulnerability tester. The candidate is assured of having both business and technical knowledge.
Where does CEH stand when compared to other educational offerings in the field of information Security?
Consider this. A security defense course educates regarding proper configuration, firewalls, or rather preemptive security. CEH takes the alternative approach - defense in depth by attacking the systems. This is in sharp contrast to courses that teach defensive tactics alone. CEH imparts offensive tactics supplemented with defensive countermeasures. This ensures that the CEH professional can have a holistic security perspective of the organization.
I would like to provide professional service as a CEH professional. What can I expect to be paid per assignment?
The remuneration per assignment will vary with specifics of the client environment. However, on an average you can expect to be paid around $15,000 to $ 45,000 per assignment.
I am a CEH. What is my level?
Congratulations on becoming a CEH. You have joined elite group of professionals around the world. Your next level is to become a Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT).
What is "Hacking techniques and technology"?
Hacking techniques represent ways and means by which computer programs can be made to behave in ways they are not meant to. These techniques extend beyond the technology domain and can be applied to test security policies and procedures. Hacking technology is used to refer to those tools and automated programs that can be used by perpetrators against an organization to incur critical damage. As technology advances, the skill required to execute a hack is much lesser as pre-compiled programs are available to effect havoc with simple point and click.