CEH v12 - Certified Ethical Hacking Course

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Ethical Hacking Certification Course Overview

Simplilearn’s CEH certification training course provides you the hands-on training required to master the techniques hackers leverage to penetrate network systems and fortify yours against it. This certified ethical hacking course is aligned with the latest CEH v12 by the EC-Council and will adequately prepare you to scale up your skills.

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  • 8X higher interaction in live online classes conducted by industry experts
  • Accredited training partner of EC-Council
  • 6 months free access to CEHv12 iLabs
  • Includes official EC-Council eCourseware
  • Coverage of 20 vital security domains
  • Exam Fee Included
  • 8X higher interaction in live online classes conducted by industry experts
  • Accredited training partner of EC-Council
  • 6 months free access to CEHv12 iLabs
  • Includes official EC-Council eCourseware
  • Coverage of 20 vital security domains

Skills Covered

  • Trojans backdoors and countermeasures
  • Advanced hacking concepts
  • Mobile and web technologies
  • IDS firewalls and honeypots
  • Realtime network packet capturing and analysis
  • Advanced log management
  • Trojans backdoors and countermeasures
  • IDS firewalls and honeypots
  • Advanced hacking concepts
  • Realtime network packet capturing and analysis
  • Mobile and web technologies
  • Advanced log management
  • Trojans backdoors and countermeasures
  • IDS firewalls and honeypots
  • Advanced hacking concepts
  • Realtime network packet capturing and analysis
  • Mobile and web technologies
  • Advanced log management

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This certified ethical hacking certification verifies the skills required to thrive in the information security domain. Many IT departments have made CEH compulsory for security-related posts. CEH certified ethical hacker professionals earn 44-percent higher salaries than non-certified professionals.

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Ethical Hacking Course Curriculum

Who can apply for this CEH Certification

This ethical hacking course is for network security officers, site administrators, IS/IT specialists and analysts, IS/IT auditors, IT operations managers, IT security officers, network specialists, Information Security Managers, Ethical Hackers, Application Developers, Cybersecurity Consultants and other personnel in associated computer support and information technology departments.

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Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma.

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Course Content

  • Module 01- Introduction to Ethical Hacking

    • Lesson 01 - Information Security Overview

      • 1 Demo of Aspen and iLabs
      • 2 Internet is Integral Part of Business and Personal Life - What Happens Online in 60 Seconds
      • 3 Essential Terminology
      • 4 Elements of Information Security
      • 5 The Security, Functionality, and Usability Triangle
    • Lesson 02 - Information Security Threats and Attack Vectors

      • 1 Motives, Goals, and Objectives of Information Security Attacks
      • 2 Top Information Security Attack Vectors
      • 3 Information Security Threat Categories
      • 4 Types of Attacks on a System
      • 5 Information Warfare
    • Lesson 06 - Penetration Testing Concepts

      • 1 Penetration Testing
      • 2 Why Penetration Testing
      • 3 Comparing Security Audit, Vulnerability Assessment, and Penetration Testing
      • 4 Blue Teaming/Red Teaming
      • 5 Types of Penetration Testing
      • 6 Phases of Penetration Testing
      • 7 Security Testing Methodology
    • Lesson 03 - Hacking Concepts

      • 1 What is Hacking
      • 2 Who is a Hacker?
      • 3 Hacker Classes
      • 4 Hacking Phases
    • Lesson 04 - Ethical Hacking Concepts

      • 1 What is Ethical Hacking?
      • 2 Why Ethical Hacking is Necessary
      • 3 Scope and Limitations of Ethical Hacking
      • 4 Skills of an Ethical Hacker
    • Lesson 05 - Information Security Controls

      • 1 Information Assurance (IA)
      • 2 Information Security Management Program
      • 4 Enterprise Information Security Architecture (EISA)
      • 5 Network Security Zoning
      • 6 Defense in Depth
      • 7 Information Security Policies
      • 8 Physical Security
      • 10 What is Risk?
      • 11 Threat Modeling
      • 12 Incident Management
      • 13 Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM)
      • 14 User Behavior Analytics (UBA)
      • 15 Network Security Controls
      • 16 Identity and Access Management (IAM)
      • 17 Data Leakage
      • 18 Data Backup
      • 19 Data Recovery
      • 20 Role of AI/ML in Cyber Security
    • Lesson 07 - Information Security Laws and Standards

      • 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
      • 2 ISO/IEC 27001:2013
      • 3 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
      • 4 Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
      • 5 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
      • 6 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
      • 7 Cyber Law in Different Countries
  • Module 02- Footprinting and Reconnaissance

    • Lesson 01 - Footprinting Concepts

      • 1 What is Footprinting?
      • 2 Objectives of Footprinting
    • Lesson 02 - Footprinting through Search Engines

      • 1 Footprinting through Search Engines
      • 2 Footprinting using Advanced Google Hacking Techniques
      • 3 Information Gathering Using Google Advanced Search and Image Search
      • 4 Google Hacking Database
      • 5 VoIP and VPN Footprinting through Google Hacking Database
    • Lesson 03 - Footprinting through Web Services

      • 1 Finding Company’s Top-level Domains (TLDs) and Sub-domains
      • 2 Finding the Geographical Location of the Target
      • 3 People Search on Social Networking Sites and People Search Services
      • 4 Gathering Information from LinkedIn
      • 5 Gather Information from Financial Services
      • 6 Footprinting through Job Sites
      • 7 Monitoring Target Using Alerts
      • 8 Information Gathering Using Groups, Forums, and Blogs
      • 9 Determining the Operating System
      • 10 VoIP and VPN Footprinting through SHODAN
    • Lesson 04 - Footprinting through Social Networking Sites

      • 1 Collecting Information through Social Engineering on Social Networking Sites
    • Lesson 05 - Website Footprinting

      • 1 Website Footprinting
      • 2 Website Footprinting using Web Spiders
      • 3 Mirroring Entire Website
      • 4 Extracting Website Information from https://archive.org
      • 5 Extracting Metadata of Public Documents
      • 6 Monitoring Web Pages for Updates and Changes
    • Lesson 06- Email Footprinting

      • 1 Tracking Email Communications
      • 2 Collecting Information from Email Header
      • 3 Email Tracking Tools
    • Lesson 07- Competitive Intelligence

      • 1 Competitive Intelligence Gathering
      • 2 Competitive Intelligence - When Did this Company Begin? How Did it Develop?
      • 3 Competitive Intelligence - What Are the Company's Plans?
      • 4 Competitive Intelligence - What Expert Opinions Say About the Company
      • 5 Monitoring Website Traffic of Target Company
      • 6 Tracking Online Reputation of the Target
    • Lesson 08- Whois Footprinting

      • 1 Whois Lookup
      • 2 Whois Lookup Result Analysis
      • 3 Whois Lookup Tools
      • 4 Finding IP Geolocation Information
    • Lesson 09- DNS Footprinting

      • 1 Extracting DNS Information
      • 2 DNS Interrogation Tools
    • Lesson 10- Network Footprinting

      • 1 Locate the Network Range
      • 2 Traceroute
      • 3 Traceroute
      • 4 Traceroute Tools
    • Lesson 11- Footprinting through Social Engineering

      • 1 Footprinting through Social Engineering
      • 2 Collect Information Using Eavesdropping, Shoulder Surfing, and Dumpster Diving
    • Lesson 12- Footprinting Tools

      • 1 Maltego
      • 2 Recon-ng
      • 3 FOCA
      • 4 Recon-Dog
      • 5 OSRFramework
      • 6 Additional Footprinting Tools
    • Lesson 13- Countermeasures

      • 1 Footprinting Countermeasures
    • Lesson 14- Footprinting Pen Testing

      • 1 Footprinting Pen Testing
      • 2 Footprinting Pen Testing Report Templates
  • Module 03- Scanning Networks

    • Lesson 01 - Network Scanning Concepts

      • 1 Overview of Network Scanning
      • 2 TCP Communication Flags
      • 3 TCP/IP Communication
      • 4 Creating Custom Packet Using TCP Flags
      • 5 Scanning in IPv6 Networks
    • Lesson 02 - Scanning Tools

      • 1 Nmap
      • 2 Hping2 / Hping3
      • 3 Scanning Tools
      • 4 Scanning Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 03- Scanning Techniques

      • 1 Scanning Technique
      • 2 Port Scanning Countermeasures
    • Lesson 04- Scanning Beyond IDS and Firewall

      • 1 IDS/Firewall Evasion Techniques
    • Lesson 05- Banner Grabbing

      • 1 Banner Grabbing
      • 2 How to Identify Target System OS
      • 3 Banner Grabbing Countermeasures
    • Lesson 06- Draw Network Diagrams

      • 1 Draw Network Diagrams
      • 2 Network Discovery and Mapping Tools
      • 3 Network Discovery Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 07- Scanning Pen Testing

      • 1 Scanning Pen Testing
  • Module 04- Enumeration

    • Lesson 01 - Enumeration Concepts

      • 1 What is Enumeration?
      • 2 Techniques for Enumeration
      • 3 Services and Ports to Enumerate
    • Lesson 02 - NetBIOS Enumeration

      • 1 NetBIOS Enumeration
      • 2 NetBIOS Enumeration Tool
      • 3 Enumerating User Accounts
      • 4 Enumerating Shared Resources Using Net View
    • Lesson 03 - SNMP Enumeration

      • 1 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Enumeration
      • 2 Working of SNMP
      • 3 Management Information Base (MIB)
      • 4 SNMP Enumeration Tools
    • Lesson 04 - LDAP Enumeration

      • 1 LDAP Enumeration
      • 2 LDAP Enumeration Tools
    • Lesson 05 - NTP Enumeration

      • 1 NTP Enumeration
      • 2 NTP Enumeration Commands
      • 2 NTP Enumeration Tools
    • Lesson 06 - SMTP Enumeration and DNS Enumeration

      • 1 SMTP Enumeration
      • 2 SMTP Enumeration Tools
      • 3 DNS Enumeration Using Zone Transfer
    • Lesson 07 - Other Enumeration Techniques

      • 1 IPsec Enumeration
      • 2 VoIP Enumeration
      • 3 RPC Enumeration
      • 4 Unix/Linux User Enumeration
    • Lesson 08 - Enumeration Countermeasures

      • 1 Enumeration Countermeasures
    • Lesson 09 - Enumeration Pen Testing

      • 1 Enumeration Pen Testing
    • Module 05- Vulnerability Analysis

      • 1 Enumeration Pen Testing
  • Module 05- Vulnerability Analysis

    • Lesson 01- Vulnerability Assessment Concepts

      • 1 Vulnerability Research
      • 2 Vulnerability Classification
      • 3 What is Vulnerability Assessment?
      • 4 Types of Vulnerability Assessment
      • 5 Vulnerability-Management Life Cycle
    • Lesson 02- Vulnerability Assessment Solutions

      • 1 Comparing Approaches to Vulnerability Assessment
      • 2 Working of Vulnerability Scanning Solutions
      • 3 Types of Vulnerability Assessment Tools
      • 4 Characteristics of a Good Vulnerability Assessment Solution
      • 5 Choosing a Vulnerability Assessment Tool
      • 6 Criteria for Choosing a Vulnerability Assessment Tool
      • 7 Best Practices for Selecting Vulnerability Assessment Tools
    • Lesson 03- Vulnerability Scoring Systems

      • 1 Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
      • 2 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
      • 3 National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
      • 4 Resources for Vulnerability Research
    • Lesson 04- Vulnerability Assessment Tools

      • 1 Vulnerability Assessment Tools
      • 2 Vulnerability Assessment Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 05- Vulnerability Assessment Reports

      • 1 Vulnerability Assessment Reports
      • 2 Analyzing Vulnerability Scanning Report
  • Module 06- System Hacking

    • Lesson 01- System Hacking Concepts

      • 1 CEH Hacking Methodology (CHM)
      • 2 System Hacking Goals
    • Lesson 02- Cracking Passwords

      • 1 Password Cracking
      • 2 Types of Password Attacks
      • 3 Password Recovery Tools
      • 4 Microsoft Authentication
      • 5 How Hash Passwords Are Stored in Windows SAM?
      • 6 NTLM Authentication Process
      • 7 Kerberos Authentication
      • 8 Password Salting
      • 9 Tools to Extract the Password Hashes
      • 10 Password Cracking Tools
      • 11 How to Defend against Password Cracking
      • 12 How to Defend against LLMNR/NBT-NS Poisoning
    • Lesson 03- Escalating Privileges

      • 1 Privilege Escalation
      • 2 Privilege Escalation Using DLL Hijacking
      • 3 Privilege Escalation by Exploiting Vulnerabilities
      • 4 Privilege Escalation Using Dylib Hijacking
      • 5 Privilege Escalation using Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities
      • 6 Other Privilege Escalation Techniques
      • 7 How to Defend Against Privilege Escalation
    • Lesson 04- Executing Applications

      • 1 Executing Applications
      • 2 Keylogger
      • 3 Spyware
      • 4 How to Defend Against Keyloggers
      • 5 How to Defend Against Spyware
    • Lesson 05- Hiding Files

      • 1 Rootkits
      • 2 NTFS Data Stream
      • 3 What is Steganography?
    • Lesson 06- Covering Tracks

      • 1 Covering Tracks
      • 2 Disabling Auditing: Auditpol
      • 3 Clearing Logs
      • 4 Manually Clearing Event Logs
      • 5 Ways to Clear Online Tracks
      • 6 Covering BASH Shell Tracks
      • 7 Covering Tracks on Network
      • 8 Covering Tracks on OS
      • 9 Covering Tracks Tools
    • Lesson 07- Penetration Testing

      • 1 Password Cracking
      • 2 Privilege Escalation
      • 3 Executing Applications
      • 4 Hiding Files
      • 5 Covering Tracks
  • Module 07- Malware Threats

    • Lesson 01- Malware Concepts

      • 1 Introduction to Malware
      • 2 Different Ways a Malware can Get into a System
      • 3 Common Techniques Attackers Use to Distribute Malware on the Web
      • 4 Components of Malware
    • Lesson 02- Trojan Concepts

      • 1 What is a Trojan?
      • 2 How Hackers Use Trojans
      • 3 Common Ports used by Trojans
      • 4 How to Infect Systems Using a Trojan
      • 5 Trojan Horse Construction Kit
      • 6 Wrappers
      • 7 Crypters
      • 8 How Attackers Deploy a Trojan
      • 9 Exploit Kits
      • 10 Evading Anti-Virus Techniques
      • 11 Types of Trojans
    • Lesson 03- Virus and Worm Concepts

      • 1 Introduction to Viruses
      • 2 Stages of Virus Life
      • 3 Working of Viruses
      • 4 Indications of Virus Attack
      • 5 How does a Computer Get Infected by Viruses
      • 6 Virus Hoaxes
      • 7 Fake Antiviruses
      • 8 Ransomware
      • 9 Types of Viruses
      • 10 Creating Virus
      • 11 Computer Worms
      • 12 Worm Makers
    • Lesson 04- Malware Analysis

      • 1 What is Sheep Dip Computer?
      • 2 Anti-Virus Sensor Systems
      • 3 Introduction to Malware Analysis
      • 4 Malware Analysis Procedure: Preparing Testbed
      • 5 Static Malware Analysis
      • 6 Dynamic Malware Analysis
      • 7 Virus Detection Methods
      • 8 Trojan Analysis: ZeuS/Zbot
      • 9 Virus Analysis: WannaCry
    • Lesson 05- Countermeasures

      • 1 Trojan Countermeasures
      • 2 Backdoor Countermeasures
      • 3 Virus and Worms Countermeasures
    • Lesson 06- Anti-Malware Software

      • 1 Anti-Trojan Software
      • 2 Antivirus Software
    • Lesson 07- Malware Penetration Testing

      • 1 Malware Penetration Testing
  • Module 08- Sniffing

    • Lesson 01- Sniffing Concepts

      • 1 Network Sniffing
      • 2 Types of Sniffing
      • 3 How an Attacker Hacks the Network Using Sniffers
      • 4 Protocols Vulnerable to Sniffing
      • 5 Sniffing in the Data Link Layer of the OSI Model
      • 6 Hardware Protocol Analyzers
      • 7 SPAN Port
      • 8 Wiretapping
      • 9 Lawful Interception
    • Lesson 02- Sniffing Technique: MAC Attacks

      • 1 MAC Address/CAM Table
      • 2 How CAM Works
      • 3 What Happens When CAM Table Is Full?
      • 4 MAC Flooding
      • 5 Switch Port Stealing
      • 6 How to Defend against MAC Attacks
    • Lesson 03- Sniffing Technique: DHCP Attacks

      • 1 How DHCP Works
      • 2 DHCP Request/Reply Messages
      • 3 DHCP Starvation Attack
      • 4 Rogue DHCP Server Attack
      • 5 How to Defend Against DHCP Starvation and Rogue Server Attack
    • Lesson 04- Sniffing Technique: ARP Poisoning

      • 1 What Is Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)?
      • 2 ARP Spoofing Attack
      • 3 Threats of ARP Poisoning
      • 4 ARP Poisoning Tools
      • 5 How to Defend Against ARP Poisoning
      • 6 Configuring DHCP Snooping and Dynamic ARP Inspection on Cisco Switches
      • 7 ARP Spoofing Detection Tools
    • Lesson 05- Sniffing Technique: Spoofing Attacks

      • 1 MAC Spoofing/Duplicating
      • 2 MAC Spoofing Technique: Windows
      • 3 MAC Spoofing Tools
      • 4 IRDP Spoofing
      • 5 How to Defend Against MAC Spoofing
    • Lesson 06- Sniffing Technique: DNS Poisoning

      • 1 DNS Poisoning Techniques
      • 2 How to Defend Against DNS Spoofing
    • Lesson 07- Sniffing Tools

      • 1 Sniffing Tool: Wireshark
      • 2 Sniffing Tools
      • 3 Packet Sniffing Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 08- Countermeasures

      • 1 How to Defend Against Sniffing
    • Lesson 09- Sniffing Detection Techniques

      • 1 How to Detect Sniffing
      • 2 Sniffer Detection Techniques
      • 3 Promiscuous Detection Tools
    • Lesson 10- Sniffing Pen Testing

      • 1 Sniffing Penetration Testing
  • Module 09- Social Engineering

    • Lesson 01 - Social Engineering Concepts

      • 1 What is Social Engineering?
      • 2 Phases of a Social Engineering Attack
    • Lesson 02 - Social Engineering Techniques

      • 1 Types of Social Engineering
      • 2 Human-based Social Engineering
      • 3 Computer-based Social Engineering
      • 4 Mobile-based Social Engineering
    • Lesson 04 - Impersonation on Social Networking Sites

      • 1 Social Engineering Through Impersonation on Social Networking Sites
      • 2 Impersonation on Facebook
      • 3 Risks of Social Networking Threats to Corporate Networks
    • Lesson 05 - Identity Theft

      • 1 Identify Theft
    • Lesson 06 - Countermeasures

      • 1 Social Engineering Countermeasures
      • 2 Insider Threats Countermeasures
      • 3 Identity Theft Countermeasures
      • 4 How to Detect Phishing Emails
      • 5 Anti-Phishing Toolbar
      • 6 Common Social Engineering Targets and Defense Strategies
    • Lesson 07 - Social Engineering Penetration Testing

      • 1 Social Engineering Pen Testing
      • 2 Social Engineering Pen Testing Tools
    • Lesson 03- Insider Threats

      • 1 Insider Threat / Insider Attack
      • 2 Type of Insider Threats
  • Module 10- Denial-of-Service

    • Lesson 01 - DoS/DDoS Concepts

      • 1 What is Denial of Service Attack?
      • 2 What is Distributed Denial of Service Attack?
    • Lesson 02 - DoS/DDoS Attack Techniques

      • 1 Basic Categories of DoS/DDoS Attack Vectors
      • 2 UDP Flood Attack
      • 3 ICMP Flood Attack
      • 4 Ping of Death and Smurf Attack
      • 5 SYN Flood Attack
      • 6 Fragmentation Attack
      • 7 HTTP GET/POST and Slowloris Attacks
      • 8 Multi-Vector Attack
      • 9 Peer-to-Peer Attacks
      • 10 Permanent Denial-of-Service Attack
      • 11 Distributed Reflection Denial-of-Service (DRDoS)
    • Lesson 03 - Botnets

      • 1 Organized Cyber Crime: Organizational Chart
      • 2 Botnet
      • 3 A Typical Botnet Setup
      • 4 Botnet Ecosystem
      • 5 Scanning Methods for Finding Vulnerable Machines
      • 6 How Malicious Code Propagates?
      • 7 Botnet Trojan
    • Lesson 04 - DDoS Case Study

      • 1 DDoS Attack
      • 2 Hackers Advertise Links to Download Botnet
      • 3 Use of Mobile Devices as Botnets for Launching DDoS Attacks
      • 4 DDoS Case Study: Dyn DDoS Attack
    • Lesson 05 - DoS/DDoS Attack Tools

      • 1 DoS and DDoS Attack Tool
      • 2 DoS and DDoS Attack Tool for Mobile
    • Lesson 06 - Countermeasures

      • 1 Detection Techniques
      • 2 DoS/DDoS Countermeasure Strategies
      • 3 DDoS Attack Countermeasures
      • 4 Techniques to Defend against Botnets
      • 5 DoS/DDoS Countermeasures
      • 6 DoS/DDoS Protection at ISP Level
      • 7 Enabling TCP Intercept on Cisco IOS Software
    • Lesson 07 - DoS/DDoS Protection Tools

      • 1 Advanced DDoS Protection Appliances
      • 2 DoS/DDoS Protection Tools
    • Lesson 08 - DoS/DDoS Attack Penetration Testing

      • 1 Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attack Pen Testing
    • Module 11- Session Hijacking

      • 1 Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attack Pen Testing
  • Module 11- Session Hijacking

    • Lesson 01- Session Hijacking Concepts

      • 1 What is Session Hijacking?
      • 2 Why Session Hijacking is Successful?
      • 3 Session Hijacking Process
      • 4 Packet Analysis of a Local Session Hijack
      • 5 Types of Session Hijacking
      • 6 Session Hijacking in OSI Model
      • 7 Spoofing vs. Hijacking
    • Lesson 02- Application Level Session Hijacking

      • 1 Application Level Session Hijacking
      • 2 Compromising Session IDs using Sniffing and by Predicting Session Token
      • 3 Compromising Session IDs Using Man-in-the-Middle Attack
      • 4 Compromising Session IDs Using Man-in-the-Browser Attack
      • 5 Compromising Session IDs Using Client-side Attacks
      • 6 Compromising Session IDs Using Client-side Attacks: Cross-site Script Attack
      • 7 Compromising Session IDs Using Client-side Attacks: Cross-site Request Forgery Attack
      • 8 Compromising Session IDs Using Session Replay Attack
      • 9 Compromising Session IDs Using Session Fixation
      • 10 Session Hijacking Using Proxy Servers
      • 11 Session Hijacking Using CRIME Attack
      • 12 Session Hijacking Using Forbidden Attack
    • Lesson 03- Network Level Session Hijacking

      • 1 TCP/IP Hijacking
      • 2 IP Spoofing: Source Routed Packets
      • 3 RST Hijacking
      • 4 Blind Hijacking
      • 5 UDP Hijacking
      • 6 MiTM Attack Using Forged ICMP and ARP Spoofing
    • Lesson 04- Session Hijacking Tools

      • 1 Session Hijacking Tools
      • 2 Session Hijacking Tools For Mobile
    • Lesson 05- Countermeasures

      • 1 Session Hijacking Detection Methods
      • 2 Protecting against Session Hijacking
      • 3 Methods to Prevent Session Hijacking: To be Followed by Web Developers
      • 4 Methods to Prevent Session Hijacking: To be Followed by Web Users
      • 5 Session Hijacking Detection Tools
      • 6 Approaches Vulnerable to Session Hijacking and their Preventative Solutions
      • 7 Approaches to Prevent Session Hijacking
      • 8 IPSec
      • 9 Session Hijacking Prevention Tools
    • Lesson 06- Penetration Testing

      • 1 Session Hijacking Pen Testing
  • Module 12 - Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

    • Lesson 01- IDS, Firewall and Honeypot Concepts

      • 1 Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
      • 2 Firewall
      • 3 Honeypot
    • Lesson 02- IDS, Firewall and Honeypot Solutions

      • 1 Intrusion Detection Tool
      • 2 Firewalls
      • 3 Honeypot Tools
    • Lesson 03- Evading IDS

      • 1 IDS Evasion Techniques
    • Lesson 04- Evading Firewalls

      • 1 Firewall Evasion Techniques
    • Lesson 05- IDS/Firewall Evading Tools

      • 1 IDS/Firewall Evasion Tools
      • 2 Packet Fragment Generator Tools
    • Lesson 06- Detecting Honeypots

      • 1 Detecting Honeypots
      • 2 Detecting and Defeating Honeypots
      • 3 Honeypot Detection Tool: Send-Safe Honeypot Hunte
    • Lesson 07- IDS/Firewall Evasion Countermeasures

      • 1 How to Defend Against IDS Evasion
      • 2 How to Defend Against Firewall Evasion
    • Lesson 08- Penetration Testing

      • Firewall/IDS Penetration Testing
  • Module 13- Hacking Web Servers

    • Lesson 01- Web Server Concepts

      • 1 Web Server Operations
      • 2 Open Source Web Server Architecture
      • 3 IIS Web Server Architecture
      • 4 Web Server Security Issue
      • 5 Why Web Servers Are Compromised?
      • 6 Impact of Web Server Attacks
    • Lesson 02- Web Server Attacks

      • 1 DoS/DDoS Attacks
      • 2 DNS Server Hijacking
      • 3 DNS Amplification Attack
      • 4 Directory Traversal Attacks
      • 5 Man-in-the-Middle/Sniffing Attack
      • 6 Phishing Attacks
      • 7 Website Defacement
      • 8 Web Server Misconfiguration
      • 9 HTTP Response Splitting Attack
      • 10 Web Cache Poisoning Attack
      • 11 SSH Brute Force Attack
      • 12 Web Server Password Cracking
      • 13 Web Application Attacks
    • Lesson 03- Web Server Attack Methodology

      • 1 Information Gathering
      • 2 Web Server Footprinting/Banner Grabbing
      • 3 Website Mirroring
      • 4 Vulnerability Scanning
      • 5 Session Hijacking
      • 6 Web Server Passwords Hacking
      • 7 Using Application Server as a Proxy
    • Lesson 04- Web Server Attack Tools

      • 1 Metasploit
      • 2 Web Server Attack Tools
    • Lesson 05- Countermeasures

      • 1 Place Web Servers in Separate Secure Server Security Segment on Network
      • 2 Countermeasures
      • 3 Detecting Web Server Hacking Attempts
      • 4 How to Defend Against Web Server Attacks
      • 5 How to Defend against HTTP Response Splitting and Web Cache Poisoning
      • 6 How to Defend against DNS Hijacking
    • Lesson 06- Patch Management

      • 1 Patches and Hotfixes
      • 2 What is Patch Management
      • 3 Installation of a Patch
      • 4 Patch Management Tools
    • Lesson 07- Web Server Security Tools

      • 1 Web Application Security Scanners
      • 2 Web Server Security Scanners
      • 3 Web Server Security Tools
    • Lesson 08- Web Server Pen Testing

      • 1 Web Server Penetration Testing
      • 2 Web Server Pen Testing Tools
  • Module 14- Hacking Web Applications

    • Lesson 01 - Web App Concepts

      • 1 Introduction to Web Applications
      • 2 Web Application Architecture
      • 3 Web 2.0 Applications
      • 4 Vulnerability Stack
    • Lesson 02 - Web App Threats

      • 1 OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks – 2017
      • 2 Other Web Application Threats
    • Lesson 03 - Hacking Methodology

      • 1 Web App Hacking Methodology
      • 2 Footprint Web Infrastructure
      • 2 Attack Web Servers
      • 3 Analyze Web Applications
      • 4 Bypass Client-Side Controls
      • 5 Attack Authentication Mechanism
      • 6 Authorization Attack Schemes
      • 7 Attack Access Controls
      • 8 Attack Session Management Mechanism
      • 9 Perform Injection/Input Validation Attacks
      • 10 Attack Application Logic Flaws
      • 11 Attack Database Connectivity
      • 12 Attack Web App Client
      • 13 Attack Web Services
    • Lesson 04 - Web Application Hacking Tools

      • 1 Web Application Hacking Tools
    • Lesson 05 - Countermeasures

      • 1 Web Application Fuzz Testing
      • 2 Source Code Review
      • 3 Encoding Schemes
      • 4 How to Defend Against Injection Attacks
      • 5 Web Application Attack Countermeasures
      • 6 How to Defend Against Web Application Attacks
    • Lesson 06 - Web App Security Testing Tools

      • 1 Web Application Security Testing Tools
      • 2 Web Application Firewall
    • Lesson 07 - Web App Pen Testing

      • 1 Web Application Pen Testing
      • 2 Web Application Pen Testing Framework
  • Module 15- SQL Injection

    • Lesson 01 - SQL Injection Concepts

      • 1 What is SQL Injection?
      • 2 SQL Injection and Server-side Technologies
      • 3 Understanding HTTP POST Request
      • 4 Understanding Normal SQL Query
      • 5 Understanding an SQL Injection Query
      • 6 Understanding an SQL Injection Query – Code Analysis
      • 8 Example of a Web App Vulnerable to SQL Injection: BadProductList.aspx
      • 9 Example of a Web Application Vulnerable to SQL Injection: Attack Analysis
      • 10 Example of SQL Injection
    • Lesson 02 - Types of SQL Injection

      • 1 Types of SQL Injection
    • Lesson 03 - SQL Injection Methodology

      • 1 SQL Injection Methodology
    • Lesson 04 - SQL Injection Tools

      • 1 SQL Injection Tools
      • 2 SQL Injection Tools
      • 3 SQL Injection Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 05 - Evasion Techniques

      • 1 Evading IDS
      • 2 Types of Signature Evasion Techniques
    • Lesson 06 - Countermeasures

      • 1 How to Defend Against SQL Injection Attacks?
      • 2 SQL Injection Detection Tools
      • 3 SQL Injection Detection Tools
  • Module 16- Hacking Wireless Networks

    • Lesson 01 - Wireless Concepts

      • 1 Wireless Terminologies
      • 2 Wireless Networks
      • 3 Wireless Standards
      • 4 Service Set Identifier (SSID)
      • 5 Wi-Fi Authentication Modes
      • 6 Wi-Fi Authentication Process Using a Centralized Authentication Server
      • 7 Types of Wireless Antenna
    • Lesson 02 - Wireless Encryption

      • 1 Types of Wireless Encryption
      • 2 WEP vs. WPA vs. WPA2
      • 3 WEP Issues
      • 4 Weak Initialization Vectors (IV)
    • Lesson 03 - Wireless Threats

      • 1 Wireless Threats
    • Lesson 04 - Wireless Hacking Methodology

      • 1 Wireless Hacking Methodology
    • Lesson 05 - Wireless Hacking Tools

      • 1 WEP/WPA Cracking Tools
      • 2 WEP/WPA Cracking Tool for Mobile
      • 3 Wi-Fi Sniffer
      • 4 Wi-Fi Traffic Analyzer Tools
      • 5 Other Wireless Hacking Tools
    • Lesson 06 - Bluetooth Hacking

      • 1 Bluetooth Stack
      • 2 Bluetooth Hacking
      • 3 Bluetooth Threats
      • 4 How to BlueJack a Victim?
      • 4 Bluetooth Hacking Tools
    • Lesson 07 - Countermeasures

      • 1 Wireless Security Layers
      • 2 How to Defend Against WPA/WPA2 Cracking
      • 3 How to Defend Against KRACK Attacks
      • 4 How to Detect and Block Rogue AP
      • 5 How to Defend Against Wireless Attacks
      • 6 How to Defend Against Bluetooth Hacking
    • Lesson 08 - Wireless Security Tools

      • 1 Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems
      • 2 Wireless IPS Deployment
      • 3 Wi-Fi Security Auditing Tool
      • 4 Wi-Fi Intrusion Prevention System
      • 5 Wi-Fi Predictive Planning Tools
      • 6 Wi-Fi Vulnerability Scanning Tools
      • 7 Bluetooth Security Tool
      • 8 Wi-Fi Security Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 09 - Wi-Fi Pen Testing

      • 1 Wireless Penetration Testing
      • 2 Wireless Penetration Testing Framework
  • Module 17- Hacking Mobile Platforms

    • Lesson 01- Mobile Platform Attack Vectors

      • 1 Vulnerable Areas in Mobile Business Environment
      • 2 OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks - 2016
      • 3 Anatomy of a Mobile Attack
      • 4 How a Hacker can Profit from Mobile when Successfully Compromised
      • 5 Mobile Attack Vectors and Mobile Platform Vulnerabilities
      • 6 Security Issues Arising from App Stores
      • 7 App Sandboxing Issues
      • 8 Mobile Spam
      • 9 SMS Phishing Attack (SMiShing) (Targeted Attack Scan)
      • 10 Pairing Mobile Devices on Open Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connections
    • Lesson 02- Hacking Android OS

      • 1 Android OS
      • 2 Android Rooting
      • 3 Blocking Wi-Fi Access using NetCut
      • 4 Hacking with zANTI
      • 5 Hacking Networks Using Network Spoofer
      • 6 Launching DoS Attack using Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC)
      • 7 Performing Session Hijacking Using DroidSheep
      • 8 Hacking with Orbot Proxy
      • 9 Android-based Sniffers
      • 10 Android Trojans
      • 11 Securing Android Devices
      • 12 Android Security Tool: Find My Device
      • 13 Android Security Tools
      • 14 Android Vulnerability Scanner
      • 15 Android Device Tracking Tools
    • Lesson 03- Hacking iOS

      • 1 Apple iOS
      • 2 Jailbreaking iOS
      • 3 iOS Trojans
      • 4 Guidelines for Securing iOS Devices
      • 5 iOS Device Tracking Tools
      • 6 iOS Device Security Tools
    • Lesson 04- Mobile Spyware

      • 1 Mobile Spyware
      • 2 Mobile Spyware: mSpy
      • 3 Mobile Spywares
    • Lesson 05- Mobile Device Management

      • 1 Mobile Device Management (MDM)
      • 2 Mobile Device Management Solutions
      • 3 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
    • Lesson 06- Mobile Security Guidelines and Tools

      • 1 General Guidelines for Mobile Platform Security
      • 2 Mobile Device Security Guidelines for Administrator
      • 3 SMS Phishing Countermeasures
      • 4 Mobile Protection Tools
      • 5 Mobile Anti-Spyware
    • Lesson 07- Mobile Pen Testing

      • 1 Android Phone Pen Testing
      • 2 iPhone Pen Testing
      • 3 Mobile Pen Testing Toolkit: Hackode
  • Module 18- IoT Hacking

    • Lesson 01- IoT Concepts

      • 1 What is IoT
      • 2 How IoT Works
      • 3 IoT Architecture
      • 4 IoT Application Areas and Devices
      • 5 IoT Technologies and Protocols
      • 6 IoT Communication Models
      • 7 Challenges of IoT
      • 8 Threat vs Opportunity
    • Lesson 02- IoT Attacks

      • 1 IoT Security Problems
      • 2 OWASP Top 10 IoT Vulnerabilities and Obstacles
      • 3 IoT Attack Surface Areas
      • 4 IoT Threats
      • 5 Hacking IoT Devices: General Scenario
      • 6 IoT Attacks
      • 7 IoT Attacks in Different Sectors
    • Lesson 03- IoT Hacking Methodology

      • 1 What is IoT Device Hacking?
      • 2 IoT Hacking Methodology
    • Lesson 04- IoT Hacking Tools

      • 1 Information Gathering Tools
      • 2 Sniffing Tools
      • 3 Vulnerability Scanning Tools
      • 4 IoT Hacking Tools
    • Lesson 05- Countermeasures

      • 1 How to Defend Against IoT Hacking
      • 2 General Guidelines for IoT Device Manufacturing Companies
      • 3 OWASP Top 10 IoT Vulnerabilities Solutions
      • 4 IoT Framework Security Considerations
      • 5 IoT Security Tools
    • Lesson 06- IoT Pen Testing

      • 1 IoT Pen Testing
  • Module 19- Cloud Computing

    • Lesson 01 - Cloud Computing Concepts

      • 1 Introduction to Cloud Computing
      • 2 Separation of Responsibilities in Cloud
      • 3 Cloud Deployment Models
      • 4 NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
      • 5 Cloud Computing Benefits
      • 6 Understanding Virtualization
    • Lesson 02 - Cloud Computing Threats

      • 1 Cloud Computing Threats
    • Lesson 03 - Cloud Computing Attacks

      • 1 Service Hijacking using Social Engineering Attacks
      • 2 Service Hijacking using Network Sniffing
      • 3 Session Hijacking using XSS Attack
      • 4 Session Hijacking using Session Riding
      • 5 Domain Name System (DNS) Attacks
      • 6 Side Channel Attacks or Cross-guest VM Breaches
      • 7 SQL Injection Attacks
      • 8 Cryptanalysis Attacks
      • 9 Wrapping Attack
      • 10 Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attacks
      • 11 Man-in-the-Cloud Attack
    • Lesson 04 - Cloud Security

      • 1 Cloud Security Control Layers
      • 2 Cloud Security is the Responsibility of both Cloud Provider and Consumer
      • 3 Cloud Computing Security Considerations
      • 4 Placement of Security Controls in the Cloud
      • 5 Best Practices for Securing Cloud
      • 6 NIST Recommendations for Cloud Security
      • 7 Organization/Provider Cloud Security Compliance Checklist
    • Lesson 05 - Cloud Security Tools

      • 1 Cloud Security Tools
    • Lesson 06 - Cloud Penetration Testing

      • 1 What is Cloud Pen Testing?
      • 2 Key Considerations for Pen Testing in the Cloud
      • 3 Cloud Penetration Testing
      • 4 Recommendations for Cloud Testing
  • Module 20- Cryptography

    • Lesson 01- Cryptography Concepts

      • 1 Cryptography
      • 2 Government Access to Keys (GAK)
    • Lesson 02- Encryption Algorithms

      • 1 Ciphers
      • 2 Data Encryption Standard (DES)
      • 3 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
      • 4 RC4, RC5, and RC6 Algorithms
      • 5 Twofish
      • 6 The DSA and Related Signature Schemes
      • 7 Rivest Shamir Adleman (RSA)
      • 8 Diffie-Hellman
      • 9 Message Digest (One-Way Hash) Functions
    • Lesson 03- Cryptography Tools

      • 1 MD5 Hash Calculators
      • 2 Hash Calculators for Mobile
      • 3 Cryptography Tools
      • 4 Cryptography Tools for Mobile
    • Lesson 04- Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

      • 1 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Lesson 05- Email Encryption

      • 1 Digital Signature
      • 2 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
      • 3 Transport Layer Security (TLS)
      • 4 Cryptography Toolkit
      • 5 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
    • Lesson 06- Disk Encryption

      • 1 Disk Encryption
      • 2 Disk Encryption Tools
    • Lesson 07- Cryptanalysis

      • 1 Cryptanalysis Methods
      • 2 Code Breaking Methodologies
      • 3 Cryptography Attacks
      • 4 Cryptanalysis Tools
      • 5 Online MD5 Decryption Tools
    • Lesson 08- Countermeasures

      • 1 How to Defend Against Cryptographic Attacks

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CEH Certification Course Advisor

  • Dean Pompilio

    Dean Pompilio

    Technical Trainer, Owner- Steppingstonesolutions Inc

    Mr.Pompilio has been an IT Professional since 1989. He has worn many hats along the way and holds over 20 IT certifications which include EC-Council CEI, CEH, CHFI, CISSP, CISA, CISM. His passion is to help IT professionals achieve their training goals and career growth.

  • Bipin Kulkarni

    Bipin Kulkarni

    Security Expert, Content review board member at EC-Council

    Bipin has 17+ years of experience in architecting physical and cloud infrastructure deployments and security. As an EC-Council board member he is responsible for verifying CEH and ECSA courses. He is a Cloud security expert across public and private domains.


CEH v12 Exam & Certification

CEH v12 - Certified Ethical Hacking Course
  • What are the prerequisites for this Ethical Hacking certification?

    Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma in any discipline, as may be prevalent and accepted in their respective country of residence and/or work 

  • Is this CEH Certification course accredited?

    Yes, our Certified Ethical Hacking course is accredited by EC-Council.

  • How do I schedule/book my exam?

    Please click the below link for information regarding the booking process.

  • What is the validity of my CEH exam voucher?

    Certified Ethical Hacker Exam vouchers are valid for 1 year from the course registration or purchase date. If you do not book your exam within 1 year of registering or purchasing the voucher, you must repurchase the test if you wish to take it.

  • Can I ask for refund of exam voucher cost once it is issued to me?

    No, exam voucher cost cannot be refunded once it is issued to a learner as we procure this from third party bodies. Simplilearn does not own the voucher policies and cost.

  • How frequently does the CEH exam fee change?

    CEH Exam prices are governed by the certification body and can change. Price changes are typically announced at the end of the calendar year. In case the exam price goes up and you have not yet booked the exam, you will need to pay the difference in amount to Simplilearn.

  • How do I become CEH Certified?

    To become CEH certified, you must pass the CEH examination after either attending CEH training at an Accredited Training Center like Simplilearn, or through self-study. If you self-study, you must fill out an application and submit proof of at least two years of experience in the network security domain. 

  • Is the CEH examination fees included in the course fee?

    Yes, the course fee is inclusive of the CEH examination fee.


  • What is the blueprint of the CEH v12 examination?

    The CEH exam follows the below format:

    • 125 Multiple Choice Questions 
    • Duration: 4 Hours
    • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM, VUE
    • Exam Prefix: 312-50 (ECC EXAM), 312-50 (VUE)

    CEH Practical exam:

    The Certified Ethical Hacker (Practical) is an extension of the CEH certification. The Practical exam is a 6-hour long test which imitates a real network by making use of live virtual machines, networks and applications.

    The CEH Practical exam format is:

    • 20 Practical Challenges
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Availability: Aspen – iLabs
    • Test Format: iLabs Cyber Range
    • Passing Score: 70%

    Here is the blueprint of the exam:

    Domains Weightage Total Number of items per domain Objectives/Sub Domain
    Total Number of Items
    Per Sub-Domain
    Background 21.79% 27 Network and Communication
    Information Security Threats and
    Attack Vector
    Information Security Technologies 8
    Analysis/Assessment 12.73% 16 Information Security Assessment
    and Analysis
    Information Security Assessment
    Security 23.73% 30 Information Security Controls 15
    Information Security Attack
    Information Security Attack
    Tools/Systems/Programs 28.91% 36 Information Security Systems 7
    Information Security Programs 5
    Information Security Tools  24
    Procedures/Methodology 8.77% 11 Information Security Procedures 5
    Information Security Assessment
    Regulation/Policy 1.90% 2 Information Security Policies/Laws/
    Ethics 2.17% 3 Ethics of Information Security 3

  • How many attempts do I have to pass the CEH exam?

    You are eligible to take the CEH exam no more than five times in a 12-month period. You are not allowed to retake the same version of the CEH Exam If you have already passed that version.

  • How long does it take to receive the CEH Certification exam results and receive my certification?

    You will get notification of your results within a few minutes after completing your CEH Exam. You will also receive a report with feedback on your performance in the evaluated skillsets.

  • If I fail the CEH exam, how soon can I retake it and how do I apply for CEH re-examination?

    If you do not pass the CEH Exam in your first attempt, you can retake it any time, but if you fail in your successive attempts, you will have to wait for 14 days every time to retake the exam.

    If you fail an EC-Council exam, you can buy an ECC Exam Center voucher to reappear for the exam.

  • What is EC-Council’s Exam Fee Refund Policy?

    Refunds are not accepted if you fail to pass the test or if your application is not approved.


  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.



  • How can I learn more about CEH training program?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

Ethical Hacking Course Reviews

  • Myles Howard II

    Myles Howard II

    The instructor chains together the learning topics very well. One subject leads to the next, and they are woven together comprehensively.

  • Tejaswa Rastogi

    Tejaswa Rastogi

    The course encapsulates the offensive approach, which is good, and there is much to learn.

  • Eshan Sharma

    Eshan Sharma

    Simplilearn is the best platform for you if you wish to enter the CEH environment and practice on different tools. Thanks a lot to my trainer, Mr. Bharat & Simplilearn Team!

  • Shekhar Pawar

    Shekhar Pawar

    Chief Executive Officer at GrassDew IT Solutions Private Limited

    Simplilearn is one of the best online learning portals. I had enrolled for CEHV10 - Certified Ethical Hacker Training certification. The course was simple and easy to understand. Overall it was very good. I would recommend it strongly for professional enhancement.

  • Kallol Kumar Mondal

    Kallol Kumar Mondal

    Senior Consultant, GRC @ Wipro

    Good, I would like refer my friend for the same course.

  • Pradeep Varadarajan

    Pradeep Varadarajan

    It was really a fantastic program.

  • Dhiraj Kumar

    Dhiraj Kumar

    The course was very nice, learned many new things. The tutor was nice and useful.

  • Anand Kumar

    Anand Kumar

    Experienced faculty and excellent facility to make learning enjoyable and enrich.

  • Habib Ulla Khan GS

    Habib Ulla Khan GS

    The training module is been very well structured and delivered. Trainer has been practical working in real time and helped me to get more information on real time security information. Overall feedback, Very Good.

  • Rajarshi Barui

    Rajarshi Barui

    Cyber Security at PwC India

    My experience with Simplilearn is very pleasant. Their support is prompt and excellent. The trainer helped me exceptionally. I appreciate his efforts personally. Thanks Simplilearn.

  • Abhishek Sharma

    Abhishek Sharma

    Student at G D Goenka

    Simplilearn's cyber security course helped me a lot to gain knowledge. The course was really awesome. Thank you Simplilearn.

  • Sooraj C

    Sooraj C

    Excellent training delivered by Simplilearn.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Ethical Hacking Training FAQs

  • Is CEH a good certification?

    To be precise, yes. If you are interested in having a career in cybersecurity or want to become an ethical hacker, CEH certification is the best way to move forward. Issued by the EC-Council, the CEH certification is a testament to the fact that you are well-versed with all the nuances of penetration testing and ethical hacking.

  • How are the Labs conducted?

    Labs are conducted on EC Council-designed iLabs. The access period is for six months.

  • Will CEH Certification get me a job?

    Yes, a certified CEH professional has a greater chance of getting a good job when compared to his/her non-certified counterpart. A Certified Ethical Hacker Certification can provide you a stepping stone into the cybersecurity domain to a wide range of top-tier positions in various industries and organizations that require ethical hacking skills.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are CEH (v12) certified with at least 15 years of experience in ethical hacking training and working in the areas of cybersecurity and IT service and architecture. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    The ethical hacking certification course is conducted via live virtual classrooms (LVC). They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference. Classes are attended by a global audience to enrich your learning experience.

  • How can an online ethical hacking training help me learn about ethical hacking?

    Online ethical hacking training is essential to gain valuable insights into the major concepts of ethical hacking and gives you an edge over non-certified individuals. With the help of Simplilearn’s ethical hacking course, you will gain proficiency in penetrating network systems to protect against hacking. This ethical hacking course is aligned to the latest CEH v12 by EC-Council. It equips you with skills like Trojans, backdoors, and countermeasures; IDS firewalls and honeypots, advanced hacking concepts, network packet analysis, mobile and web technologies, and advanced log management. Additionally, the course provides you with 6-months of free access to CEH v12 iLabs, allowing you to practice your ethical hacking skills.

  • What tools do I need to attend the CEH training sessions?

    The tools you’ll need to attend the Ethical Hacking Course are:
    • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Mac: OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
    • Headset, speakers and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instruction clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone.

  • Which companies hire ethical hackers?

    Here are some of the companies hiring Ethical Hackers:

    • Tesla
    • General Dynamics
    • Amazon
    • Volkswagen
    • Accenture

  • I am not able to access the online course. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • How do I become a CEH certified professional?

    To become a certified ethical hacker, you’ll want to follow these steps:
    1. Register for the Simplilearn CEH training
    2. Complete the online classroom training program
    3. Practice your techniques on the EC-Council designed ILabs platform
    4. Take the ethical hacking certification exam online
    5. Once you complete the Certified Ethical Hacker course work and pass the exam, you will become a certified ethical hacking professional.

  • How much does CEH Training cost?

    We offer CEH certification training in two modes, which are Online Self Learning and Live Virtual Classroom mode. The prices are dynamic and change periodically. Please refer to the top of this page to know the current price. 

  • Where can I take EC-Council exams?

    Simplilearn provides an online exam voucher with the training package, allowing learners to take the ethical hacking certification exam remotely using their computer. The computer must have a webcam and a running Internet connection.

  • Where can I get my certificates of attendance (COA) if I have completed my training through an EC-Council authorized channel?

    The certificates of attendance (COA) can be downloaded from Aspen using your evaluation code, which would have either been emailed to you from EC-Council or is printed on the first page of your courseware. If you cannot find your code you can submit a request to Simplilearn team through the LMS for assistance.

  • Can I review my answers during the CEH Examination?

    Yes, you can review your answers before final submission.

  • How long is the CEH certification valid for?

    The Certified Ethical Hacker certification is valid for three years. You must earn 120 ECE credits to maintain the certification.

  • How much time will I have to complete the CEH exam?

    The Ethical Hacking Exam duration is four hours.

  • Am I required to sign any agreement prior to the Ethical Hacking Exam?

    Yes, EC-Council has developed a number of policies to support the goals of the EC-Council certification program, including:
    1. The non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
    2. EC-Council Certification Agreement 
    3. Security and Integrity Policy.

  • How long do I need to wait for my EC-Council certificate after I take the exam?

    Your digital certificate will be available to download between 7-10 days from the date of certification in your Aspen account.

  • How much does a Certified Ethical Hacker make?

    CEH professionals on an average make $92,000 in the U.S.

  • What is online classroom training?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. 

  • How do I enroll for the online ethical hacking certification training?

    You can enroll for this training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your Certified Ethical Hacker course with us.

  • What certification will I receive after completing the CEH course?

    After successful completion of the CEH course training, you will be awarded an industry-recognized course completion certificate from Simplilearn.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified on your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • Do you provide any discount on the CEH course fee?

    Yes, Simplilearn runs promotional offers frequently for a limited period of time. You can visit the Simplilearn discounts coupon page to know the applicable discounts for any course.

  • Are there any group discounts for classroom training programs?

    Yes, group discounts are offered for many of Simplilearn’s courses. You can check out Simplilearn’s discount page for any discounts or get in touch directly with our customer care representatives to know more details.

  • What are the differences between CEH v10 and CEH v11?

    In the 11th version, CEH has evolved with the latest operating systems, tools, tactics, exploits, and technologies. Some of the crucial updates from CEH v10 include incorporating Parrot OS, enhanced IoT, cloud security and OT modules, modern malware analysis, increased lab time, and more.

  • Can I take the CEH exam online?

    The CEH exam (312-50) is available at the ECC Exam Centre and Pearson VUE testing centers. You can visit https://www.vue.com/eccouncil to know more.

  • What comes after CEH?

    Achieving a CEH certification offers you many career benefits. However, you shouldn’t stop upskilling yourself as the world of cybersecurity is quite dynamic. Here are some of the courses you can consider taking after becoming CEH certified:
    CISSP Certification Training Course
    CISA Certification Training
    Cyber Security Expert Master’s Program
    Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security

  • How can I get CEH certification fast?

    Aspirants need to have a thorough knowledge of ethical hacking concepts to achieve ethical hacking certification. This ceh course gives you all the theoretical and practical knowledge to quickly prepare you for the CEH exam and pass it in a single try.

  • How do I start a ethical hacking certification course?

    This CEH course first gives you a complete overview of information security, its elements, and the essential terminology. You’ll then start with information security threats and get introduced to ethical hacking.

  • Is the CEH certification course difficult?

    The trainers at Simplilearn have extensive teaching experience and understand various learner’s needs. So, the concepts covered in this CEH course are explained in simple language so even beginners can follow them easily.

  • How much programming knowledge is required for ethical hacking?

    To detect the vulnerabilities in a system, it is recommended that an ethical hacker have knowledge of programming languages like Python, SQL, C, Java, JavaScript, PHP, C++, Ruby, and Perl. Knowing these programming languages helps ethical hackers to detect errors in the code, rectify those, and rewrite the code.

  • What is Ethical Hacking used for? And Which are the Industries Use Ethical Hacking?

    Ethical hacking aims to protect an organization’s computer systems and networks from cyberattacks by identifying and addressing the vulnerabilities and loopholes before they can be exploited. Ethical hackers think just like malicious hackers but intrude on the system with permission and intend to protect it rather than causing any harm. This ethical hacking course can help demonstrate your skills in this promising career field.

    Almost all industrial sectors are undergoing digital transformation and store sensitive information over the web. So, ethical hackers are required in all major areas like information technology, banking and finance, government agencies, healthcare, the stock market, and eCommerce. This ethical hacking course is useful if you want to enter any of these sectors.

  • Is Ethical Hacking a good career option?

    With the ongoing digital transformation, there has never been more need for skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect the digital assets of an organization. The number of cyberattacks is increasing at an alarming rate and ethical hackers are required urgently to deal with them. With our CEH certification, you can step into the world of ethical hacking and watch your career flourishing.

  • How do beginners learn Ethical Hacking?

    Ethical hacking is an interesting yet difficult area of study and one needs to have specialized skills to start a career as an ethical hacker. So, beginners are recommended to go through an in-depth training course to learn all the concepts from scratch. Our CEH training is one of the best options you have to gain job-ready ethical hacking skills.

  • Is a CEH certification worth it?

    The CEH certification is a pioneer in setting a global standard for ethical hacking. The EC-Council works to deliver only the latest technologies such as container technology, OTT technology, and involves hands-on hacking challenges as well. The credential is trusted by many Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Ford Motors, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Citi bank, and more. Take our CEH training to add this globally recognized credential to your portfolio and become a successful ethical hacker. 

  • What skills should an Ethical Hacker possess?

    Professionals starting a career as an ethical hacker are recommended to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field. They should have good coding skills, advanced knowledge of networking systems and security software, various ethical hacking tools, and technical expertise in routers, firewalls, encryption, and virtualization. You can develop these skills and more with our  CEH certification program.

  • What industries use Ethical Hacking most?

    Almost all industrial sectors are undergoing digital transformation and store sensitive information over the web. So, ethical hackers are required in all major areas like information technology, banking and finance, government agencies, healthcare, stock market, and eCommerce. This ethical hacking course is useful if you want to enter any of these sectors.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Ethical Hacking?

    Along with our CEH training, reading some books will give you additional knowledge of ethical hacking. Here are some books you will find worth reading:

    • Hacking: A Beginners’ Guide to Computer Hacking, Basic Security, And Penetration Testing by John Slavio
    • Hacking: The Art Of Exploitation by Jon Erickson 
    • Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman

  • What Is Certified Ethical Hacker Certification?

    The Inte­rnational Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) offers the­ Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) ce­rtification, which holds significant recognition in the cyberse­curity industry. This professional certification focuses on e­thical hacking, also called pe­netration testing. Ethical hackers, following le­gal and ethical guidelines, e­xploit vulnerabilities in computer syste­ms and networks to identify potential se­curity weaknesses. Organizations re­ly on ethical hackers to enhance­ their cybersecurity de­fenses and protect against cybe­r threats. 

    The CEH certification e­ncompasses a wide range of subje­cts, including hacking methodologies, network and we­b application security, and incident response­. Attaining the CEH certification opens doors to care­er opportunities as ethical hacke­rs, penetration teste­rs, security analysts, and other cyberse­curity positions. It is essential for certifie­d professionals to continuously update their knowle­dge to keep the­ certification relevant and e­ffective in the rapidly e­volving cybersecurity landscape. 

  • Who Is A Certified Ethical Hacker?

    An individual who has obtained the­ CEH certification from the EC-Council is known as a Certifie­d Ethical Hacker (CEH). This estee­med certification serve­s as a validation of their expertise­ and aptitude in the field of e­thical hacking and cybersecurity.

  • Are Certified Ethical Hackers In Demand?

    In today's eve­r-evolving cybersecurity landscape­, there is a significant demand for Ce­rtified Ethical Hackers. As cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent with new technologies joining in, organizations are taking proactive me­asures to safeguard their digital asse­ts and sensitive data. This has resulte­d in a growing need for skilled profe­ssionals who possess the ability to dete­ct and address security vulnerabilitie­s before they can be­ exploited by malicious hackers.

    The de­mand for cybersecurity professionals is on the­ rise due to the incre­asing number of cybersecurity incide­nts. This has created a heighte­ned need for skille­d individuals in the field of cyberse­curity.

    Certifie­d Ethical Hackers play a vital role in fortifying organizations' cyberse­curity defenses. The­y contribute by conducting thorough penetration te­sting and security assessments. The­se professionals employ simulate­d real-world cyber attacks to pinpoint vulnerabilitie­s in networks, applications, and systems. Conseque­ntly, organizations can address these we­aknesses and enhance­ their overall security posture­.

  • Top Certifications for Ethical Hackers

    The top ethical hacking certifications are: 

    CompTIA PenTest+

    The CompTIA Pe­nTest+ exam stands out for its inclusion of both multiple-choice­ and performance-based que­stions, which assess problem-solving abilities in simulate­d environments. This comprehe­nsive exam evaluate­s an individual's proficiency in conducting penetration te­sts across various scenarios, including cloud, hybrid, web application, onsite, and Inte­rnet Of Things (IoT) environments. Ge­ared towards intermediate­-level cyberse­curity professionals, the CompTIA PenTe­st+ certification focuses on offensive­ skills through pen testing and vulnerability asse­ssment. Those certifie­d with CompTIA PenTest+ possess the­ expertise to strate­gically plan, outline scopes, and effe­ctively manage vulnerabilitie­s rather than simply exploiting them.

    • Requirements:

    CompTIA does not have­ any mandatory prerequisites for this ce­rtification. However, it is recomme­nded to have three­ to four years of experie­nce in the field of information se­curity. Additionally, it is advantageous to thoroughly understand the­ topics covered in the Ne­twork+ and Security+ exams. 

    • Cost:

    The total cost of this certification CompTIA Pe­nTest+ exam is $370

    • Salary:

    The salary for this certification varies according to the job roles. This table consists the detailed information.

    Job Role


    Cybersecurity Analyst


    Penetration & Vulnerability Tester


    Cybersecurity Consultant


    • How to pass the exam?

    In order to pass the­ CompTIA PenTest+ certification, 

    • Individuals ne­ed to familiarize themse­lves with the exam obje­ctives, gain practical experie­nce in penetration te­sting, and study relevant resource­s such as official guides and Simplilearn online courses. 

    • It is re­commended to use practice­ exams to assess knowledge­, join study groups for support, and review vulnerability asse­ssment methodologies as we­ll as popular hacking tools. 

    • Additionally, staying updated with the latest se­curity trends, creating a study plan, and scheduling the­ exam once fee­ling prepared are important ste­ps. 

    • Remember, practicing, acquiring the­oretical knowledge, and de­dicating time are key e­lements for achieving succe­ss. 

    Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH Exam) Certification

    The Ce­rtified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, manage­d by the EC-council, is widely recognize­d in the industry. This certification is highly sought after by companie­s in the cybersecurity fie­ld, proved by its appe­arance in nearly 10,000 job search re­sults. The purpose of the Ce­rtified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program is to equip individuals with the­ mindset and skills necessary to think like­ a hacker. The program focuses on deve­loping expertise in pe­netration testing, attack vectors, as we­ll as detection and preve­ntion methods.

    • Requirements:

    The CEH e­xam evaluates the unde­rstanding of security threats, risks, and counterme­asures. It encompasses a compre­hensive training program consisting of instructor-led se­ssions, video lectures, se­lf-study courses, and practical hands-on labs. Seasoned profe­ssionals with a minimum of two years of cybersecurity or re­lated experie­nce can opt to sit for the exam without e­nrolling in the training courses. It require­s them to provide evide­nce of their expe­rtise through documented re­cords.

    • Cost: 

    The CEH certification price could range from $950 to $1,119, depending on your location and how you complete the exam.

    • Salary

    The salary of this certification varies according to the job roles. This table consists the detailed information.

    Job Role


    Information Security Officer


    Security Testing & Auditing


    Cyber Security


    Security Policies & Procedures


    • How To Pass The Exam

    To pass the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, follow these steps:

    • To prepare­ for the CEH exam, it is esse­ntial to review the e­xam objectives thoroughly. This step involve­s gaining a comprehensive unde­rstanding of the specific topics that will be cove­red in the exam.

    • To deve­lop your skills, it is essential to engage­ in practical exercises that involve­ the utilization of hacking tools and techniques. By gaining hands-on e­xperience, you will be­ able to apply your knowledge e­ffectively.

    • As you prepare­ for the exam, it is bene­ficial to take practice exams. This will allow you to e­valuate your understanding of the mate­rial and become familiar with the e­xam structure.

    • To enhance­ your preparation for the CEH certification, conside­r joining study groups. This will provide valuable support and insights from fellow candidate­s on your journey.

    Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

    The highly acclaime­d Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK/PEN-200) course­ stands as an industry leader, offering a compre­hensive introduction to pene­tration testing methodologies, tools, and te­chniques. This certification sets a highe­r technical bar compared to other e­thical hacking certifications, demanding proof of practical pene­tration testing skills. Moreover, it re­mains one of the few ce­rtifications that necessitate substantiate­d evidence of e­xpertise in this field.

    • Requirements

    To take the­ exam, no formal requireme­nts need to be fulfille­d. However, Offensive­ Security suggests that one should posse­ss a certain level of familiarity with the­ subject matter.

    • A comprehe­nsive understanding of TCP/IP networking is vital 

    • The individual posse­sses a decent le­vel of expertise­ in administering both the Windows and Linux operating syste­ms.

    • A solid understanding of the­ fundamentals of Bash and/or Python scripting.

    • Cost

    The cost of this certification program is $999

    • Salary

    The salary for this certification varies according to the job roles. This table consists the detailed information.

    Job role

    Average Salary

    Penetration Tester


    Security Consultant


    Security Engineer


    Cyber Security Analyst


    Security Analyst


    • How To Pass The Exam
    • While pre­paring for your exams, practicing the art of taking te­chnical notes is essential. As you tackle differe­nt challenges or navigate through boxe­s, note important points. 

    • To kee­p your notes organized, consider cre­ating a table of contents. This will enable­ you to quickly find the information you need on te­st day, especially when face­d with familiar challenges.

    •  Additionally, it is recomme­nded to have a report te­mplate prepared in advance­ for any exploits you may encounter during the­ exam.

    • Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA)

    The CSTA ce­rtification, offered by 7Safe base­d in the United Kingdom, is designe­d for individuals who are new to the world of e­thical hacking. It serves as an entry-le­vel credential, providing a foundational unde­rstanding of security testing technique­s. By obtaining the CSTA certification, you can gain a solid grasp of the basics and principle­s involved in performing security te­sting.

    • Individuals must have basic knowledge of TCP/IP networking. 

    • Participants also have good command over Windows and Linux operating systems.

    • Cost:  £3250 +VAT
    • Salary

    The average salary may range between  $75,076- $ 92,000 per year

    How To Pass The Exam

    To successfully pre­pare for the CSTA exam, it is e­ssential to have a thorough understanding of the­ exam objectives. 

    • Take­ the time to familiarize yourse­lf with the topics that will be covere­d in the exam. This will enable­ you to focus your preparation efforts on the most re­levant areas.

    • To enhance­ your knowledge and skills for the CSTA ce­rtification, utilising a range­ of valuable resources is essential. The­se may include official study materials, books, online­ courses, and practice exams de­signed specifically for the ce­rtification program. By exploring these re­sources, you can effective­ly build your expertise in the­ matter.

    • To enhance­ your exam readiness, it is advisable­ to engage in practice e­xams. These mock tests e­nable you to assess your comprehe­nsion of the material while familiarizing yourse­lf with the exam format. This will help you gauge­ your understanding and adapt to the specific structure­ of the exam.

    • Understand the various methodologies used in security testing, such as vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and security auditing.

    Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

    The EC-Council manage­s the CHFI certification, which serve­s as a mid-level crede­ntial for IT professionals. This certification entails an e­xam that delves into various domains, including memory analysis of Windows and othe­r operating systems, mobile de­vice forensics, incident re­sponse, and more.

    This certification cove­rs a range of hacking methodologies and the­ analysis of digital evidence re­lating to the Dark Web, IoT, and Cloud Forensics. By using cutting-e­dge digital forensics technologie­s, learners will acquire the­ tools and techniques nece­ssary for conducting comprehensive digital inve­stigations.

    • Requirements

    EC-Council's eligibility re­quirements for the CHFI ce­rtification exam can be met in two ways.

    With Training: Prospective­ individuals aspiring to become Computer Hacking Fore­nsic Investigators can participate in the official CHFI training program. Succe­ssful completion of this EC-Council-authorized training rende­rs them eligible to take­ the CHFI certification exam. The­ training program can be pursued through various formats such as campus-based instructor-le­d training (ILT), live-online ILT, or self-pace­d computer-based (CBT).

    Without Training: To sit for the CHFI ce­rtification exam without official training, individuals must fulfil specific require­ments. 

    • These include­ at least two years of proven e­xperience in information se­curity, holding an educational background with specialization in digital security, and submitting a non-re­fundable eligibility application fee­ of $100. 

    • Additionally, candidates must satisfactorily complete and submit the­ EC-Council Exam Eligibility Form. Once approved, individuals can purchase the­ official CHFI test voucher from EC-Council.

    • Cost: $500
    • Salary: $88,000
    • How To Pass The Exam

    To succe­ssfully pass the CHFI exam, one should adhe­re to the following steps:

    • When pre­paring for the CHFI certification, it is esse­ntial to utilize reliable re­sources that are directly re­lated to the subject matte­r. These include official CHFI study mate­rials, books, online courses, and practice­ exams. By engaging with these­ materials, individuals can establish a solid knowledge­ base to support their learning journe­y.

    • To become­ familiar with the tools used in forensic inve­stigations, it is important to acquaint oneself with popular industry tools like EnCase­, FTK, Autopsy, and Volatility. These tools are wide­ly utilized and can greatly aid in investigative­ processes.

    • Make sure­ you keep up-to-date with the­ latest forensic trends in compute­r forensics and digital investigations. It is crucial to stay informed about the­ newest deve­lopments and shifts in this field. 

    GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

    The GIAC ce­rtification program offers the GPEN crede­ntial, which showcases a candidate's expe­rtise in conducting penetration te­sting on network systems. By earning a GPEN ce­rtification, individuals demonstrate their proficie­ncy in essential security conce­pts and advanced ethical hacking technique­s. Moreover, they gain knowle­dge on legal considerations and how to e­ffectively report findings. This ce­rtification signifies the ability to perform pe­netration tests using the late­st methodologies and technique­s. The GPEN exam covers various topics, including te­st planning, scoping, reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation, password attacks, and we­b application penetration testing.

    • Requirement: 

    There is no specific requirement for this certification

    • Cost: $1,699
    • Salary: $104,000
    • How To Pass The Exam

    When aiming to pass the­ exam, it is advisable to make use­ of the two practice tests provide­d upon registration. These te­sts serve the purpose­ of simulating the actual exam environme­nt, allowing you to familiarize yourself with what to expe­ct. Additionally, they enable you to e­valuate and identify any areas that may re­quire further study.

  • How To Become A Certified Ethical Hacker?

    To become CEH certified, follow these steps:

    • Acquire ethical hacking and cybersecurity knowledge and skills through self-study or formal education.
    • Participate in hands-on hacking exercises and CTF challenges to gain practical experience.
    • Consider a reputable certification such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and utilize authorized study materials and practice exams to prepare for the test.
    • To pass the certification exam and uphold ethical conduct, respect the boundaries organizations establish during security testing.
    • Keep learning and staying up-to-date on current cybersecurity trends to enhance your expertise in the field.

  • What Are The Minimum Requirements To Become A Certified Ethical Hacker?

    General prerequisites and qualifications include:

    1. Basic Knowledge: Understanding computer systems, networks, and popular operating systems can be beneficial. A basic knowledge of TCP/IP, protocols, and networking concepts is recommended.
    2. Cybersecurity Background: A background in cybersecurity or related fields is beneficial for CEH preparation but optional.
    3. Formal Training: Official EC council training is often required for candidates who lack experience in the desired field. These courses cover the exam objectives and help build the required skills.
    4. Practical Experience: Hands-on experience in ethical hacking and penetration testing skills is valuable. Candidates should practice in controlled environments, participate in CTF challenges, and work on real-world hacking exercises to gain practical skills.

  • How Long Does It Take To Be A Certified Hacker?

    The time to become a certified ethical hacker varies. Entry-level certifications can take a few weeks to months, while advanced ones may require several months of dedicated effort. It depends on prior knowledge, study commitment, and practical experience.

  • What Are The Top Certifications Needed For Ethical Hacking?

    The top certification of ethical hacking is:

    • CompTIA PenTest+
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification
    • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
    • Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA)
    • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
    • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

  • What Degree Do You Need To Be An Ethical Hacker?

    When it comes to ethical hacking job openings, it is common to find a preference for candidates who hold a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or a closely related discipline. In certain instances, practical experience may be considered a substitute for formal education, especially if applicants have completed relevant coursework.

  • What are the Responsibilities Of Certified Ethical Hackers?

    Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) are assigned various responsibilities to enhance organizations' cybersecurity. These duties include conducting sanctioned security testing, simulating ethical hacking scenarios, assessing potential security risks, offering recommendations, performing security audits, and educating stakeholders. CEH professionals employ various cybersecurity tools while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines.

  • How To Choose The Right Ethical Hacking Course?

    When selecting an ethical hacking course, it is essential to consider several factors.

    1. Course Content: The course should encompass topics such as ethical hacking methodologies and hands-on exercises.
    2. Training: Consider seeking a reputable training provider such as Simplilearn for world-class training experience.
    3. Instructor Experience: Ensure that instructors possess extensive expertise and official certifications in ethical hacking. 
    4. Course Quality: Evaluate the quality and efficacy of the course by reviewing feedback from previous students.
    5. Cost: When evaluating the price and value of a course, it is essential to compare the fees with the content and benefits you will receive.
    6. Practical Labs: To ensure the development of practical skills, the course needs to provide opportunities for hands-on practice.

  • How Long Is The CEH Certification Valid?

    The validity of the CEH certification is three years after it is issued.

  • What Career Opportunities Can CEH Certification Provide?

    The CEH certification Course is the best credential you can achieve in your ethical hacking career.

    CEH certification opens up career opportunities as:

    • Ethical Hacker / Penetration Tester
    • Security Analyst
    • Security Consultant
    • Security Engineer / Architect
    • Incident Response Specialist
    • Security Manager
    • Vulnerability Assessor
    • Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Network Security Specialist
    • SOC Analyst
    • IT Auditor
    • Forensic Analyst

  • Ethical Hacker vs Computer Hacker

    The one who uses their hacking skills for a good purpose apart from evil intent is called ethical hackers. Ethical hackers generally have the same skills as regular hackers but use them for different purposes.
    The main difference between an ethical hacker and a regular hacker is their motivation. 

    • Ethical hackers desire to make systems more secure, while familiar hackers are motivated to cause chaos or steal sensitive information. This difference in motivation means that ethical hackers are generally more cooperative and law-abiding than regular hackers.

  • Who Can Be an Ethical Hacker?

    An ethical hacker can identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks and has the skills to exploit them. Ethical hackers use their knowledge to help organizations improve their security rather than to cause harm.
    To be an ethical hacker, you need to have a strong understanding of computer systems and networking and be able to think like a malicious attacker. It would be best if you were highly skilled in coding and scripting so that you could find and exploit vulnerabilities.

  • What is an Ethical Hacking Certification?

    • An ethical hacking certification is a credential that indicates that an individual has the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively identify and resolve security vulnerabilities in computer systems. 
    • This type of certification is typically obtained through a training program or course covering network security, ethical hacking techniques, and countermeasures. 
    • Individuals with ethical hacking certification can work as security consultants, penetration testers, or in other related roles.

  • How to Choose the Right Ethical Hacking Certification?

    If you're interested in becoming an ethical hacker, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing the proper certification for you. 

    • Make sure the certifications are from reputable sources. 
    • And you must ensure that the certification covers the topics you're interested in. Many ethical hacking credentials are available, so you must choose one that covers the most interesting issues.
    • Make sure the certification is affordable. There are a lot of different certificates available, so you need to make sure you choose one that you can afford

  • Why Become an Ethical Hacker?

    Over the last few years, the financial services sector has been hiring cybersecurity professionals almost as fast as government contractors. Since the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, regulations have forced financial institutions to reconsider how they manage cybersecurity—which in turn has opened new job opportunities for ethical hackers. 

    The demand for ethical hackers exceeds the supply, which means that salaries and benefits are generous. A recent review of available jobs consists of listings for some of the world’s largest companies in the financial sector, including JPMorgan Chase, BarclaysBank of America, and Allstate.

    To be considered for a job as an ethical hacker, most employers require an ethical hacking certification. Certification tests ensure that the hacker not only understands the technology but also the ethical responsibilities of the job. Since many employers do not have the expertise to evaluate applicants for these jobs technically, a certification assures them that the candidate is qualified.

  • What options are available for ethical hacking certification?

     Below are most common and sought-after certifications today

    1. Certified Ethical Hacker

    The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is the broadest of all available certification options. The CEH exam is designed to test the cybersecurity professional’s baseline knowledge of security threats, risks, and countermeasures through lectures and hands-on labs. An experienced professional may sit for the exam without any training by submitting proof of at least two years of cybersecurity experience.

    Managed by the EC-Council a significant benefit of the CEH certification is flexibility. The EC-Council has options for instructor-led training, video lectures, and self-study. These options are available online, and organizations have the option of contracting EC-Council trainers to conduct on-site training.

    Even though many of the job listings for ethical hackers specifically require a CEH certification, it may not always be the best option. A major criticism of CEH is that because of the emphasis on lecture-based training, most of their hacking courses do not provide an adequate amount of hands-on experience.

    2. Global Information Assurance Certification Penetration Tester

    The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) program is run by the SANS Institute, one of the oldest organizations that provide cybersecurity education. GIAC offers dozens of vendor-neutral certifications with courses that require hands-on learning. GIAC courses are held online. The company also sponsors white research papers that are provided to the cybersecurity industry without charge.

    There are a variety of options to earn the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) certification, but it is highly recommended that learners take the SEC560 course on Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking from the SANS Institute; it is one of the most comprehensive courses on the topic and demonstrates that the certificate holder has received a good balance of theory and hands-on training.

    3. Offensive Security Certified Professional

    The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) is the least known but most technical of the certification options. Offered by the for-profit Offensive Security, it is advertised as the only completely hands-on certification program. Offensive Security designed the program for technical professionals “to prove they have a clear, practical understanding of the penetration testing process and lifecycle.”

    Before considering the OCSP certification, understand that the coursework requires a solid technical understanding of networking protocols, software development, and systems internals, specifically Kali Linux, an open-source project maintained by Offensive Security. Most students enrolled in this training program will take the course online; classroom training is only offered in Las Vegas.

    The OCSP exam is conducted on a virtual network with varying configurations. The test-taker is tasked with researching the network, identifying vulnerabilities, and hacking into the system to gain administrative access within 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hours, the Offensive Security certification committee must receive a comprehensive penetration test report for review. They will review the findings in the report and determine whether to grant the certification.

    4. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional also abbreviated as CISSP is an advanced certification exam in ethical hacking designed to test the ability of a professional for his or her skills in information security. Besides, this certification prepares for an enterprise environment that allows a professional to manage the security and to stand out uniquely. 

    CISSP certification can be specialized in three different options, engineering, management, and architecture. For instance, if an individual has graduated in management, he or she can go for CISSP management certification.

    • Requirements: An individual must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in any 2 domains out of 8 that are approved by ICS, the one who conducts the CISSP exam.

    •  How to appear for the CISSP exam? An individual can apply for the exam if he or she has the relevant experience as above mentioned and after successful cracking, he or she will be able to manage cyber security for the enterprise environment. 

    5. Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

    Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (abbreviated as CHFI), is also known as certification as the detective of the cyber world. This certification offers the most crucial features such as investigation of cyber security and some advanced clues for the hacking that usual hackers might lose. 

    This certification offers a wide range of career opportunities in the cyber world and also an attractive salary package. 

    • Requirements: An individual requires advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software systems and all such tactics related to them.

    • How to appear for the CHFI exam? : An individual can prepare for an exam with the help of training for 1 to 2 weeks depending on the skill that he or she has already acquired. Once an individual feels that he or she is ready for the exam after successful training of CHFI, he or she can apply for it. Once an exam is cracked successfully, he or she can apply for the government or private sectors of computer forensic investigation as an expert for the same. 

    6. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

    Certified Information Security Manager, also abbreviated as CISM, is one of the best certification courses in information security management with a lot of career opportunities.

    • Requirements: An individual must have at least 3 years of work experience in the field of management in information security. One can also go for training programs if he or she lacks some information security management skills that have not been covered in either work experience or academics. 

    • How to appear for the CISM exam? : Once an individual meets the skill criteria along with his or her work experience in the management of information security, he or she can apply for the exam. 

    7. CompTIA PenTest+

    CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification that validates a candidate's skills in penetration testing and vulnerability management. The certification exam covers topics such as assessment planning, information gathering, vulnerability analysis, attack methods, and penetration testing tools. 

    Candidates who earn the CompTIA PenTest+ certification will have the skills and knowledge to conduct effective penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, identify and exploit vulnerabilities, and help organizations remediate them.

    8. CREST

    CREST Registered Security Analyst (CRSA) credential is a globally recognized professional certification demonstrating an individual's ability to perform security analysis and penetration testing services. The Council awards the CRSA credential for Registered Security Analysts (CREST), an international organization that sets standards for the security industry. 

    • To earn the CRSA credential, candidates must complete a rigorous examination that tests their knowledge and skills in security analysis and penetration testing. 

    • The CRSA credential is valid for three years and must be renewed every three years to maintain active status.

    9. Foundstone Ultimate Hacking

    Foundstone Ultimate Hacking certification is a top-level certification that shows that you have the skills and knowledge to be a top-level hacker. This certification is only for some, requiring much hard work and dedication. 

    However, if you are up for the challenge, the Foundstone Ultimate Hacking certification is a great way to show that you are a top-level hacker.

    10. Certified Penetration Testing Consultant

    A certified penetration testing consultant is an individual who has been certified by an accredited organization to conduct penetration tests on behalf of their clients. A penetration test is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system performed to evaluate the system's security. 

    A certified penetration testing consultant has the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct a penetration test under industry best practices. They can also provide guidance and advice to their clients on improving their security posture. 

    Organizations looking to hire a certified penetration testing consultant can confidently hire individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct a high-quality penetration test.

    11. Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

    A certified penetration testing engineer is a professional responsible for conducting security assessments of information systems. They are responsible for identifying vulnerabilities and assessing the risks posed by them. They work with organizations to help them improve their security posture by recommending mitigating risks. 

    To become a certified penetration testing engineer, one must have a strong understanding of network security, computer systems, and ethical hacking. They must also be able to demonstrate their skills in conducting penetration tests.

    12. Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA)

    Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) certification is a globally recognized credential demonstrating an individual's proficiency in security testing. Security testing is a critical component of any organization's security posture, and the CSTA certification shows that an individual has the skills and knowledge necessary to perform security testing effectively. The CSTA certification is also a valuable asset for individuals looking to build their careers in security testing and information security.

    13. Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

    Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) audits and assesses an organization's information system, ensuring the system is secure and compliant with industry standards and best practices. Organizations often employ CISAs to help them improve their overall security posture.

    14. SSCP- Systems Security Certified Practitioner

    Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a certification that demonstrates an individual's expertise in designing, implementing, and managing information security programs. 

    • The SSCP is globally recognized and valuable for any security professional. 

    • Earning the SSCP certification requires passing a rigorous exam that tests an individual's knowledge of security concepts and best practices.

    15. Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)

    The Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) designation is a globally recognized certification demonstrating an individual's ability to identify, assess, and manage enterprise risks. The ISACA, a leading nonprofit association of information security professionals, administers the CRISC certification. 

    To earn the CRISC designation, candidates must pass a rigorous exam that covers three key knowledge domains: 

    • Risk Identification, Assessment, and Evaluation

    • Risk Response and Mitigation

    • Risk Monitoring and Reporting.

    The CRISC designation is widely respected by employers and is a valuable asset for any individual looking to advance their career in risk management.

    16. SECO Ethical Hacking Practitioner

    SECO Ethical Hacking Practitioner is a highly sought-after certification demonstrating mastery of ethical hacking techniques. 

    • The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) awarded the certificate and is recognized by the US Department of Defense. 

    • SECO Ethical Hacking Practitioner certification is valid for three years and requires renewal every three years. 

    • The certification exam comprises 125 multiple-choice questions and covers network security, cryptography, and social engineering topics.

    17. Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP)

    The Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) certification demonstrates a person's ability to conduct successful attacks on wireless networks. Offensive Security, a leading provider of security training and penetration testing services, sponsors the certificate. 

    • The OSWP is one of the few wireless-specific certifications and is highly respected in the InfoSec community. 

    • To earn the OSWP, a person must pass a rigorous exam that covers a wide range of topics related to wireless security. 

    • The OSWP is an excellent way to show employers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct successful attacks on wireless networks.

  • Which certificate is best for ethical hacking?

    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best ethical hacking certification will vary depending on your specific goals and interests. However, some popular certificates in this field include the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). If you are serious about becoming an ethical hacker, then either of these certificates would be a good choice.

  • Is OSCP better than CEH?

    Both of these certificates are highly respected in the ethical hacking community and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this field. CEH is a more general certification, while OSCP is more focused on practical hacking skills.

  • What roles can an ethical hacking qualification benefit?

    Ethical hacking certification or qualifications can benefit a lot of different roles within an organization. 

    • They can help to improve the security of systems and networks, and can also be used to test the resilience of systems against malicious attacks. 
    • Additionally, ethical hacking qualifications can also help to educate employees about the importance of cybersecurity and the potential risks involved in careless online behavior. Ultimately, ethical hacking qualifications can help to create a more secure and vigilant organization, which is better equipped to deal with the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.

  • What is the CEH certification salary?

    Although the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential is not required for most positions in the field, it can help land a job. The CEH is a globally recognized credential that demonstrates a person's ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks in an organization's network and systems. Earning the CEH can help job seekers stand out from the competition and show potential employers that they have the skills and knowledge to protect their systems.

  • Freelancing as an Ethical Hacker

    Ethical hackers who want to set their schedules or work on a variety of projects may decide to be freelancers. As freelancers, ethical hackers will have to hustle their own contracts, support their own business, and manage their own benefits—and will have the flexibility to work when and where they want. 

    Finding contract work has become more comfortable with social networking sites for professionals looking for people who need their services. Two sites like Neighborhood Hacker and the Ethical Hacker Search Engine allow ethical hackers with certifications to advertise their services—and those looking for their services to find a professional. Both sites are responsive as brokers and help manage disputes between ethical hackers and clients.

    More general sites for independent freelance consultants also are excellent sources for finding clients. Two of the top sites for finding this are UpWork and Freelancer.com. These sites combine job listings with project management tools for both the client and the ethical hacker to manage the relationship.

  • Need for certified ethical hackers

    The cost of a data breach is rising. In 2018, the price increased a staggering 6.4 percent, averaging a cost of $3.86 million for each breach. With an average of 196 days to discover a data breach, the need for certified ethical hackers is growing exponentially. There is no shortage of opportunities for the certified ethical hacking professional, but certification, skill, and solid ethics are key for anyone looking to build a successful career. 

  • What are the CEH exam requirements?

    To take the CEH exam, you'll need basic knowledge of computer systems and networks. Simplilearn's certified ethical hacking course can help you prepare by providing comprehensive training on hacking techniques, security tools, and ethical hacking methodologies. With this expert-led course, you can gain the skills needed to ace the CEH exam and pursue a career in cybersecurity.

  • What are the CEH certification requirements?

    To earn the CEH certification, you must complete a training program and pass the exam. The CEH course by Simplilearn offers a comprehensive certified ethical hacking course that covers topics like hacking tools and techniques. The course is offered by industry experts that help learners gain the skills and knowledge required to become certified ethical hackers and excel in cybersecurity.

  • What does the CEH exam cover?

    The CEH exam covers various aspects of ethical hacking, including hacking techniques, tools, and methodologies. When you appear in the CEH after completing a course from Simplilearn', it prepares you for the exam by providing in-depth training on penetration testing, network security, and vulnerability assessment.

  • What does the CEH exam consist of?

    The CEH exam consists of multiple-choice questions that assess your understanding of hacking techniques, tools, and ethics. You'll need to demonstrate knowledge in network security, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment to pass the exam. It evaluates your ability to identify and counter potential cyber threats effectively.

    Enroll in Simplilearn’s certified ethical hacking course to prepare for the CEH exam with the required skillset, knowledge, and practical experience.

  • Is Ethical Hacking in demand?

    Yes, ethical hacking is in high demand as organizations seek to protect their systems from cyber threats. Learning ethical hacking skills through courses like Simplilearn's certified ethical hacking course can open up numerous career opportunities in cybersecurity. With expert-led training, hands-on experience, and case studies, you can become proficient in ethical hacking and meet the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Is IT hard to get a job as an ethical hacker?

    While breaking into the field of ethical hacking can be competitive, it's not impossible. With the right training and knowledge from Simplilearn's certified ethical hacking course, you can enhance your skills and stand out to potential employers. Simplilearn’s CEH certification is comprehensive and equips learners with the expertise needed to pursue a career as an ethical hacker and succeed in the IT industry.

  • Is Ethical Hacking a cyber crime?

    No, ethical hacking is not considered a cybercrime. Ethical hackers use their skills to identify and fix security vulnerabilities in systems with the owner's permission. 

    Simplilearn's certified ethical hacking course teaches you how to use hacking techniques for defensive purposes within legal boundaries. Learn how to become an ethical hacker and contribute positively to cybersecurity efforts today!

  • Why do hackers use Linux?

    Hackers often use Linux because it provides a powerful and customizable environment for performing various hacking tasks. Its open-source nature allows for easy access to hacking tools and resources. 

    Simplilearn's CEH course covers Linux basics and advanced techniques, helping aspiring ethical hackers leverage Linux effectively for cybersecurity purposes.

  • Why is Linux preferred for cyber security?

    Linux is preferred for cybersecurity because it offers strong security features, regular updates, and flexibility for customization. Its open-source nature allows security experts to review and modify the code, making it more secure against cyber threats. Additionally, Linux has a vast array of security tools and resources available, making it an ideal choice for securing systems and networks.

  • What are the different types of Hacker?

    The different types of hackers include white hat hackers, who work ethically to find and fix security vulnerabilities; black hat hackers, who exploit these vulnerabilities for malicious purposes; and grey hat hackers, who may act with both ethical and unethical intentions. Simplilearn's certified ethical hacking course covers these hacker types and teaches students how to use hacking techniques responsibly for cybersecurity purposes.

  • What are the 3 main types of hackers?

    The three main types of hackers are white hat hackers, who use their skills for good to find and fix security weaknesses; black hat hackers, who exploit vulnerabilities for personal gain or harm; and grey hat hackers, who may act with both ethical and unethical motives. 

    Enroll in Simplilearn's CEH course today to understand the different types of hacking in detail. Also, learn ways to use hacking techniques responsibly and ethically for cybersecurity purposes.

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