Introduction to CEH

Ethical Hacking
Ethical Hacking

Do you want to learn and get certified with CEH? Are DevOps and information Security fascinating you as a career choice? In our tutorial, we are going to explain how you can achieve CEH certification. We have taken pain to ensure everything that EC council has asked you to know before taking the exam.  Let’s start with the brief introduction about the term “Ethical Hacking”. CEH certification is being provided by EC council across the globe. To achieve the CEH certificate you have to clear the exam (Code: 312-50).

EC council

EC council is the accreditation body which provides several levels of certification tracks like:

  1. Certified Secure Computer User – CSCU
  2. Certified E-Business Professional – CEBP
  3. EC Council Certified Security Specialist – ECSS
  4. EC Council Network Security Administration – ENSA
  5. Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH
  6. Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator – CHFI
  7. EC Council Disaster Recovery Professional – EDRP
  8. EC Council Certified Secure Programmer – ECSP
  9. EC Council Certified Security Analyst – ECSA
  10. Licensed Penetration Tester – LPT
  11. Certified Chief Information Security Officer/Professional – CCISO
  12. Master of Security Science – MSS

CEH Exam Information

  • Exam Title: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Exam Code: 312-50 (ECC Exam portal) / 312-50 (VUE)
  • Questions: 125
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Availability: VUE / ECC Exam portal
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Difficulty Level: High

What does CEH teach you?

Ethical hacking is totally different from network security. In network security, you will learn about networks, firewalls, cisco security, server hardening, troubleshooting, defense, antivirus, network management, and policies. Whereas ethical hacking will teach you about skills, tools, and techniques to test a system or network, to strengthen and improve the information security. Ethical hacking will also teach you about trojans, worms, virus, password cracking, session hijacking, phishing, sniffing, spoofing, SQL injection, denial of service etc.

CEH exam syllabus

To clear the CEH exam, here is the syllabus:

  1. Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  2. Foot printing and Reconnaissance
  3. Scanning Networks
  4. Enumeration
  5. System Hacking
  6. Malware threats
  7. Sniffing
  8. Social Engineering
  9. Denial-of-Service
  10. Session Hijacking
  11. Hacking Webservers
  12. Hacking Web Applications
  13. SQL Injections
  14. Hacking Wireless Networks
  15. Hacking Mobile Platforms
  16. Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
  17. Cloud Computing
  18. Cryptography

Just as with any other certification, there are numerous rules, regulations, laws, terms, and definitions which you all need to know.

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