Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification – Is It As Cool As It Sounds?


I know that many of us would like this title. Most of us, if not all, wanted to learn hacking at one time or another and learn via the internet, it's one thing, to be recognized as such, it's another.

So, in May, the CEH course was offered by V-ITMI in Quatres-Bornes. As I was free and on vacation after spending my HSC and having waited for the university to start, I paid the course. The total cost was Rs. 42,500, including examination fees. Apparently, the tutorial costs about 27,000 rupees and contains 4 DVDs of tools assembled on the Internet, a Linux backtrack CD (Linux CD) and pdf notes of other chapters that are not covered by the instructor and which can not be examined. It also contains 5 big books that you will have to learn before you go to the exam, a mouse pad and a pen. There was no entry requirement as long as you take the course from a training center accredited by the EC Council. However, if you want to skip the course and present yourself to the exam only, you will need a written proof of your company stating that you have at least 2 years. experience in the field of security. You then sit down for the EC0-350 paper while I prepare the 312-50 paper but both are the same paper and you will get the same title, ie CEH.

The lesson:

On the first day, I had the pleasure of meeting my trainer, Mr. Franklin John, from India. It's a very smart man and the first CCIE security I've ever come across. He came from India specifically to give the course to v-itmi. The duration of the course is 5 consecutive days, from 9 am to 5 pm and it is really very fast. You can not follow all that the coach says and he has a schedule to complete the course. It therefore advances in high speed slide and masters all types of hacking attacks (session hijacking, DDOS, DOS, Linux hacking, buffer overflow). It is almost impossible to take breaks at three intervals: a tea break, tea, coffee and biscuits were served, a lunch break and a tea break again in the afternoon.

Each of the students had a personal computer on which you will have to demonstrate / test the tools provided on the CD live. These tools are tested on Windows Server 2000 Advance without a hotfix installed. Why? Because without the patches, the Windows 2000 server is very vulnerable and you can use any tool on it: most of them will work. I know you think: "But then? It's useless, who even uses Windows Server 2000?" Yes, I've also been disappointed because the tools will not work under Windows XP or higher (with all the security patches / patches installed). However, you will have an idea of ​​how the hacking is done and you will understand the concept of the types of attack that are carried out with the help of live demonstrations provided by the instructor.

5 days were quickly gone and at the end; you will have to submit an online comment about course flow, trainers' skills, etc.

L & # 39; s review:

Now, the hour exams. I went to the exams after about a month because I was also preparing my CCNA & VCP exam. The cost of the exam is included in the tutorial you purchased. However, if you fail the exam, you will have to bear the cost next time. The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and lasts 4 hours. MCQ questions vary. Some may have only one answer while others may have up to 3 or even 4. The exam questions were not quite what I read. in the book. I would say that 80% of them were in the book but the rest, some personal knowledge and some logic are necessary. I have finished the exam in 3 hours and 30 minutes and I have succeeded! I was really happy because 1) it's my very first certification and 2) the name is too cool.

But really, it was worth it? Rs42, 500 for something outdated: Well, I'm not so sure. I would rather have opted for ISC2 security certifications. However, CEH has been a good experience in that it is the only course that will teach you to "hack". with live demos. It was fun, I admit.

After a month, my welcome kit has finally arrived. It consisted of a certificate, a welcome letter and a large sticker on which HACKER CERTIFIÉ ETHIQUE was registered. In addition, you will have access to the official logo of CEH, which seems to me unprofessional, and a unique code is attributed to you. You will have access to the portal of a certified member where the CEH shares his ideas and discusses with everyone. etc.

If you are planning to make a certification in the security field, I would later recommend Security + as an ISC2 security certification. More details here ( https://www.isc2.org/credentials/ )

Good luck!

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