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Certified Ethical Hacker

Accredited-Training-Center-EC-CouncilCEH certification course was developed with an intention to attest the capability of network security or computer professionals. Once the student sufficient knowledge and exposure in troubleshooting techniques and adequate knowledge in terms of network security and computer field, they are awarded with CEH certification. Regular upgradation on latest software and hardware is expected and thus the certification also gets updated periodically.

The major aim of of the course of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is to help out various companies to take the requisite measures against dangerous attacks , with continuous attacking of the systems , though being within legal premise so that the vulnerability is checked properly. The major concept is to catch hold of a thief by acting like a thief.

Course Details


The certified ethical hacker is a hacker certified in the field of ethical or positive hacking. Hacking is a term normally taken to be of negative nature but ethical hacking on the other hand is one such method which involves hacking to counter hackers. The course is certified by EC-Council. The certification provides ethical hackers to hack scan and test in their company or organizations network structure in order to provide for a better network security system. This course in particular provides you a practical environment to simulate the test and assess the loopholes of the organisation.

It is based upon:

  • What is Ethical Hacking?
  • How to perform it without any data theft and data loss?
  • From scanning networks to penetration testing, each and every minor topic is taught.
  • Professionally breaking into network systems of company, owners.
  • Evaluation of the loopholes seen in the simulated tests.
  • Course gives you exposure in professional and legal aspects of Ethical hacking.

Best Suited

The CEH is best suited for those who want to provide cyber security to companies and organisation. Professionals involved in network and data related work which may include the use of internet as a medium of transfer, there is a high risk of loss or theft of data. People who believe that they can provide their services by bypassing and improving security loopholes choose this as their profession. It is best suited for those whose are involved in:

  • Network security.
  • Data administrators.
  • IT risk analyst.
  • Cyber security consultant.
  • Professionals involved in information security.
  • Penetration tester.
  • Government officials dealing with cyber security.
  • A site administrator as there is risk of damage to sites at any instance.


The eligibility criterion is based on the background of a person, whether he is a non-technical, semi-technical or a technical. The course content is based on the above said basis. It is designed for computer network security experts and even for a beginner. Some of the organisations who intake the applicants often prefer candidates having extra knowledge over basic computer knowledge. Like candidates having experience in using languages like C and java are likely to adopt or understand the concept of the course in a much better manner. If a candidate attends an official training with the guidance of an instructor, i.e. instructor-led training (ILT), computer-based training (CBT), online live training, or academic learning, candidate is eligible to pursue any kind of existing EC-Council exam. The eligibility level is for:

  • Security officers and security professionals.
  • Site administrators and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.
  • People who have knowledge of C & Database.
  • Banking sector officials and data administrators.
  • Students and parents who are from non-technical background.


A certified ethical hacker gets certified by the International council for E-Commerce Consultants (EC-COUNCIL). This is a professional certification and it directly ensures that the person will penetrate the network systems only by permission of the owner and will do so in order to pull off the vulnerabilities of the system. EC-council has trained officials from US navy, CIA, Microsoft, Dell, etc. on ethical hacking. It is also endorsed by AIP, NCCA and NICC from Singapore.

The skills required for hacking into your system without causing any harm is taught by the certified course classrooms in order to pave their way for a brighter and safe future. After passing the certification a CEH develops his skills in the following areas:

  • They achieve the minimum standards for becoming a professional information security specialist in ethical hacking.
  • They simplify the risk of any network or data hazard.
  • They can tell the company how much security is enough?
  • They maintain the confidentiality of their work.
  • Certification makes a person liable to answer for all the work he does.

Benefits & PayScale

The EC-Council gives ethical hackers an edge over those who are involved in this field. The certification is both widely and largely accepted as this council is trusted. The reason being the inventor of most of the cyber-security related courses. The certification gives ethical hacker a safety in terms of his activities being judged as legal and not illegal. The companies also get ensured for the activities done by a CEH.


  • IT and network related company know the importance of CEH because of his skills and knowledge in the field.
  • The certification is accepted globally. 87 countries so far have acknowledged the EC-Council certification.
  • There is a professional touch to the job.
  • Certification provides a CEH to use the best of his hacking abilities in order to safeguard the interests of the company which a normal hacker cannot be trusted with.
  • Availability is another benefit of certification.


  1. What is the general employment rate of a CEH?A Certified ethical hacker has attained wide knowledge from business to technical. A CEH is considered more valuable than a security auditor or a threat analyst.
  2. Compared to the other courses in the market, where does CEH stand?The traditional network security courses teach you a more defensive technique while this course in particular teaches you offensive tactics with its grand strategy being the removal of threat and finding the cause too and hence stand out on top.
  3. Can I attempt self-study instead of classroom training?Yes, you may after submitting your 2 years work proof in security related field.
  4. It is a technical course; does it impart business knowledge too?The course imparts knowledge on how a small negligence can turn into a huge business loss for which they impart both business as well as technical too.
  5. What is EC certification?EC offers the popular CEH and CHFI certification.
  6. Where can I get certified?A lot of institutions offers educational training who are EC-council ATC’s.
  7. Where can I take these examinations?There are more than 2000 testing servers in 180 countries making prometric network centre the largest in the world.
  8. What is the difference between Exam 312-50 and Exam EC0-350?The students who have enrolled for the regular classes undertake the exam 312-50 while those who have opted for self-study give the exam ECO-350.
  9. What are the minimum requirements for giving a CEH exam?If you are undergoing CEH classes, you are eligible for the exam while self-study students will have to fax their eligibility forms at EC-Council.
  10. How many times can I re-appear?A student may take as many attempts without any gap of time period between the exams.
  11. What are the different sorts of exam?The council is undergoing continuous development and various new technological courses are introduced.
  12. How is CEH different from CISSP?ISC2 is the authority governing CISSP while EC-Council governs CEH.
  13. Students from self-study need to practice tests before appearing for exam. Is it possible?One can take practice sets from EC-Council website.
  14. What is the next step after the completion of CEH certification?He should opt for ECSA/LPT certification.
  15. How much should I score for passing the exam?A student needs to pass with 70% minimum marks.

Delivery Modes

Classroom Training

Accredited teachers will impart knowledge to the best of their abilities in the 5 days programme. The programme length varies from different agencies involved in it. The most common time period for classroom training is one month. The course material is numerous; hence special care is taken while teaching.

The course has been divided into 19 modules. Each module covers a wide range of topics. The EC-Council specifies the course content keeping the exam in mind.


  • Network technologies.
  • Web related technologies.
  • Backups and archiving.
  • Mobile technologies
  • Malware operations.
  • System technologies.
  • Protocols related to Communication.


  • Data Analysis.
  • Risk analysis.
  • System assessment.
  • Technical assessment.


  • Firewalls
  • Cryptography
  • Network security.
  • Physical security.
  • Verification procedures.
  • Privacy
  • Biometrics.
  • Wireless technology.


  • Network topology
  • Sub netting
  • Port scanning
  • Domain name system
  • Vulnerability scanner
  • Exploitation tools.


  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Security testing methodology
  • Security Architecture.
  • Service oriented Architecture.
  • Public key infrastructure.



Virtual Class Room

CEH accredited experts are involved with the job of imparting virtual training to those students are based in different parts of the world. The main advantage of this course is that anyone can undertake this course while they are engrossed with their daily jobs in other fields of interest.

The topics which are covered are nearly same as classroom teaching but there is addition to it, which is as follows:

  • State of the art technology which depicts hacking.
  • Information gathering
  • Data breach investigation reporting and assessment.
  • Elements of information security.
  • Phases of hacking
  • What is foot printing?
  • Gathering competitive intelligence.
  • Footprint using Google hacking tools
  • New module flow
  • Footprinting Countermeasures
  • Footprinting Pen Testing design
  • Related to network
  • Scanning Networks
  • Network Scanning
  • Types of Scanning
  • Spoofing IP Address
  • IP Spoofing Detection Techniques: Direct TTL Probes
  • IP Spoofing Detection Techniques: IP Identification Number
  • IP Spoofing Detection Techniques: TCP Flow Control Method
  • IP Spoofing Countermeasures
  • Trojans and Backdoors
  • What is a Trojan?
  • Overt and Covert Channels
  • Purpose of Trojans
  • Trojan horse Construction Kit
  • Anti-Trojan Software: Trojan Hunter
  • Anti-Trojan Software: Semisoft Anti-Malware
  • Anti-Trojan Software
  • Pen Testing for Trojans and Backdoors


E-Learning enables students to practice various investigation techniques in a real time and simulated environment. The course tools and programs are preloaded on the Virtual machine on the e-servers, thereby saving productive time and effort of the professionals engrossed with other work. E-learning is a mass media method to spread education to those interested in this course. The following points describe what a candidate is expected to learn and learns during this process:

  • How a CEH should ethically penetrate into network systems using various tools to test the strength of a network.
  • CEH v8 course shows candidates how to test, scan, hack and secure networks and systems.
  • Get in-depth theoretical knowledge and rich practical experience in hacking test networks.
  • During E-learning a candidate will learn perimeter defence systems to scan and attack own networks.
  • Learn various techniques such as Intrusion Detection, Social Engineering, Policy Creation, Buffer Overflows, DDoS Attacks, Virus creation etc.
  • E-Learning will also equip students with new counter-measures and attacking methods for hacking different mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone.

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