Thursday, January 7, 2016

Is it worth to pursue the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) from Eccouncil ?

Is it worth to pursue the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) from Eccouncil ?

That's depend of many factors. A lot of people doesn't respect CEH because cover a lot, including several tools and most of the time is theory. In the other hand companies required the Security Analyst to be CEH certified, just take a look in Dice and Indeed and type CEH and you will see.

Now the main question is why do you want to get this certification CEH? Sure most of you will say to get a better job, pass HR filter and increase my salary, others will say: "I want to be a Pentester"!!!!!

One factor is very clear, from this cert CEH you will not be a Pentester, period, there is too much cover to be one pentester. In the other hand this could be your first step to be one. Really? Yes, you need to know some tools, steps, procedures and begin to think like a hacker to be one, it could begin your career  with this certification.

When you begin to study for this certification you will find different attacks, scans, nmap switches, netcat, malware, etc, etc. That is only theory, now in this moment YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!!!. How? You create your lab and you begin to test, for example in the CEH they will ask you about the nmap switches, then you test the different switches, you also can put a firewall between the attacker machines and the target, open some ports and lets see if you can scan without problem or detection. Also you can test netcat,etc, etc.

Sure, it will take more time to complete the CEH, but because you are going deep in knowledge the exam is going to be easy and you will begin to build your skill to be one day Pentester or Ethical Hacker.

So it is worth it? Yes it is if you do it in the right way.

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