Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
The Certified Ethical Hacker Program by EC-Council is the most comprehensive course for the network security professionals. This globally acceptable certification authenticates the applied knowledge of the network administrators, auditors and professionals from a security perspective. Since this course contents are vendor-neutral, it covers a wide range of network-security devices. This training will help you to think from the malicious hacker’s viewpoint but try to penetrate the network, ethically and list out the loopholes and vulnerabilities. This certification speaks for the professionalism and assures your employer of the ethics related to the security domain.
An Ethical Hacker closely resembles a Penetration Tester. Companies generally employ an ethical hacker to test their network strength or website vulnerability. With the written permission from the organization we try to emulate the attacking techniques of an malicious hacker and check for the flaws in the network. Apart from locating the flaws, he even tries to exploit those vulnerabilities to check the network strength and suggest preventive measures accordingly. In US and most of the European countries, Hacking or unauthorized access of any network/system is perceived as an act of crime. Hence when companies allow an Ethical Hacker to penetrate their system/network, they do so by providing a contract to the employee. In this case, it is accepted as legal hacking. The crux is that an Ethical Hacker has authorization to probe the network/systems.
The CEH Course will teach the students about hacking from an entirely practical stand-point following the principle of ‘Learning by Doing’. With the complete Laboratory network access, you will be performing all the steps from scanning the network to testing it critically and finally hacking it LIVE before suggesting the remedial actions. The practical approach gives the student an in-depth knowledge about the hacking tools and techniques. The simulated lab environment will demonstrate how actual hackers percolate through the multi-level defenses of the organization. Apart from the steps of hacking, this course teaches you additionally about the Buffer Overflows, Creating a Virus, DDoS attacks, Intrusion Detection techniques and Social Engineering among others.
Course Modules :
Module 01: Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Module 02: Footprinting and Reconnaissance
Module 03: Scanning Networks
Module 04: Enumeration
Module 05: System Hacking
Module 06: Malware Threats
Module 07: Sniffing
Module 08: Social Engineering
Module 09: Denial of Service
Module 10: Session Hijacking
Module 11: Hacking Webservers
Module 12: Hacking Web Applications
Module 13: SQL Injection
Module 14: Hacking Wireless Networks
Module 15: Hacking Mobile Platforms
Module 16: Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
Module 17: Cloud Computing
Module 18: Cryptography
Duration : 5 - 6 Weeks
1. How does the CEH Course differs from its counterparts?
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course makes you eligible for the CEH exam. This course teaches you about the hacking tools, techniques and technology, exclusively from an offensive perspective. This course is frequently updated and introduces the concurrent advances and developments in the security domain. It encompasses all the new hacking techniques, exploits, automated programs including the defensive recommendations as defined by protagonists and experts in the field. This Courseware covers the detailed contributions from security experts, academicians, industry practitioners and the security community.
2. What do we mean by "Hacking techniques and technology"?
Hacking techniques means the way in which we can manipulate particular software and take advantage of its vulnerabilities thereby bypassing its security and integrity. These techniques spans well across the technology domain and can be equally applied to verify the network security policies and procedures.
Hacking technology is used to refer to those tools and automated programs that can be used by malicious attackers against an organization to hack their network. With the advent of technology, we hardly required advance level skill to execute an attack since a plethora of automated and open-source programs are available to hack and bring down a network with a mere click of a button. In this Training you will learn different Hacking techniques as a part of the course modules.
3. Automated Tools are generally associated with script kiddies. Is it acceptable to use the tools for such purposes rather than writing scripts for hacking like the professionals?
All that matters in offensive methodology of network testing is a single vulnerability in the target network that an attacker utilizes to penetrate the system, irrespective of the intellect of the organization.
As long as an attacker is able to compromise the target network, the method of attack is irrelevant, whether he uses a script kiddy tool or writes a customized buffer overflow script for the purpose.
4. Does your faculty include the reformed hackers?
EC-Council places great emphasis on the quality of its instructors. A 17 year old will not be teaching security to professionals at our accredited training centers. Certainly, experience is the greatest teacher. However, EC-Council adheres to a code of ethics and encourages security professionals with significant years of teaching exposure in the industry and security related experience to handle its security related courses.
5. Why do you make this hacking knowledge so easily accessible to the public, since it can have devastating effects in wrong hands?
EC-Council fulfills its social responsibility by ensuring that 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.
6. How can I contribute to my organization as a certified Ethical Hacker ?
With a CEH Certification, you are more than a mere security auditor or a vulnerability tester or a penetration tester. This certification gives you an access to the security checklists which will assist you in auditing the organization's information assets, latest tools useful in checkingthe vulnerabilities that can be exploited and an entire methodology to assess the security behavior of your organization by doing a penetration test against it. In brief, With your practical knowledge from the CEH Training, you will be able to safeguard your organizational network to a better extent.
7. CEH Certification courseware seems too technical. Does it echo real-world business issues?
The value of this Certification lies in its practical value. Over 28 domains 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.
8. How does this certification helps in our employability value?
This Certification is basically targeted at the security professionals who wish to gain a thorough knowledge of the domain for better prospects and guarantees that a student has a minimum baseline understanding of security threats, risks and countermeasures.
The candidate is assured of having both technical skills and the business-related perspective of the security domain. They are viewed by the organization as a professional who is more than a mere systems administrator, a security auditor, a hacking tool analyst or a vulnerability tester
9. How much Salary can I expect to be paid, if I provide professional service as a Certified Ethical Hacker to an organization or client?
The remuneration per assignment will vary with the nature and depth of the task and as per the client environment. From an international perspective, on an average you can expect to be paid around $15,000 to $ 45,000 per assignment.
10. Now that I have qualified the Certified Ethical Hacker Certification, what is my expertise level in the security domain?
Congratulations on becoming a CEH. You have joined elite group of professionals around the world. Your next level is to become a EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).