Certified Ethical Hacker- As Cool As it Sounds
If you are want to make a career in network security, CCIE Security is definitely the best option, however it also one of the most demanding IT courses across the globe. If you want to settle for something that is really rewarding and comparatively easier: one exam and done, do-able with some guidance, and not killing yourself to get through it, then being an ethical hacker fits the bill.
The Certified Ethical Hacker – CEHv7 by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is the latest ethical hacking course that covers the latest advanced attacks and exploits that hackers use to penetrate networks – and strategies for tackling such infiltrations.
the main hacking concepts covered in hacking course are:
- Module 01: Introduction to Ethical Hacking
- Module 02: Footprinting and Reconnaissance
- Module 03: Scanning Networks
- Module 04: Enumeration
- Module 05: System Hacking
- Module 06: Trojans and Backdoors
- Module 07: Viruses and Worms
- Module 08: Sniffers
- Module 09: Social Engineering
- Module 10: Denial of Service
- Module 11: Session Hijacking
- Module 12: Hacking Webservers
- Module 13: Hacking Web Applications
- Module 14: SQL Injection
- Module 15: Hacking Wireless Networks
- Module 16: Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
- Module 17: Buffer Overflow
- Module 18: Cryptography
- Module 19: Penetration Testing
Since you aim to develop skills to beat the malicious hackers, in CEH training you will be taught to think like one, this training is very necessary. During your training, you will be facing real life like situations and application ethical hacking tools and knowledge. After passing the exam you will be testing and improving company’s security systems, by hacking into it then create the necessary security measures to remove all vulnerabilities.
The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and its duration is four hours. Getting 70% is the minimum score one should get to pass. The version 7 exam costs US$500 and the version 6 exam costs $250 (both with an additional) $100 eligibility fee.
If you are already a security professional then getting CEH will be supplementary to your existing knowledge and experience. You will have a deeper understanding of the techniques that attackers use either to steal information corporations or disrupt network services.
Adding “certified ethical hacker“ to your resume will open up new avenues in your professional life. Major IT corporations are looking for efficient security professionals and are ready to shell out large salaries to those professionals who have gone through the certified ethical hacker certification process. The reason is clear and obvious. Certified ethical hackers have practical knowledge to identify weaknesses in a variety of hardware and software applications before they are unveiled for use by the public.