CEH(Master) designation is your way of saying: “I learned it, I know it, I proved it.”
EC-Council has announced the next evolution for the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program – CEH Master. Let's take a look at what those extension mean for both, for those looking to obtain a CEH Certification, and for those who currently hold their CEH certificate.
WHY CEH MASTER
To be placed at the tip of your organization’s cyber spear, you must be confident, proficient in your job, and be at the top of your game. You must be able to think on your feet, act quickly, appropriately, and proportionally. Make a mistake and bad things can happen.
CEH Master gives you the opportunity to prove to your employer, your peers, and most importantly to yourself that you can in fact take on and overcome challenges found in everyday life as an Ethical Hacker. To prove this, though, we don’t give you exam simulations. We test your abilities with real-world challenges in a realworld environment, and with a time limit, just as you would find in your job.
Do you run towards danger? Do you take charge during unsettling and challenging times? Do you want to be the one your team can rely on to take the fight to the bad guys? If your answers are yes, prove yourself with CEH Master!
WHAT IS CEH MASTER
CEH Master is the next evolution for the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program, and a logical ‘next step’ for those holding this prestigious certification. CEH is meant to be the foundation for anyone seeking to be an professional Ethical Hacker. The CEH Practical Exam was developed to give Ethical Hackers the chance to prove their Ethical Hacking practical skills and abilities. Earning the CEH Master designation is your way of saying, “I learned it, I know it, I proved it.”
To earn the CEH Master designation you must successfully demonstrate your knowledge of Ethical Hacking through two distinctly different proving grounds. First, you must attempt and successfully pass the ANSI Accredited Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) multiple choice exam. Once you complete this first step, you can move on to the second part of earning the CEH Master designation, the CEH(Practical) Exam.
Figure 1: Your road to CEH Master
ABOUT THE CEH(PRACTICAL) EXAM
CEH(Practical) is a six-hour, rigorous exam that requires you to demonstrate the application of Ethical Hacking techniques such as threat vector identification, network scanning, OS detection, vulnerability analysis, system hacking, web app hacking, etc. to solve a security audit challenge.
The hands-on exam will test you to your limits in unearthing vulnerabilities across major operating systems, databases, and networks. It is not a simulated exam. It mimics a real corporate network using live virtual machines, networks, and applications, designed to test your skills. You will be presented with various scenarios and will be asked to demonstrate the application of the knowledge acquired in the CEH course to find solutions to real-life challenges.
Furthermore, you will be given limited time, just like in the real world. The exam was developed by a panel of experienced SMEs and includes 20 real-life scenarios with questions designed to validate essential skills required in the Ethical Hacking domains as outlined in the CEH program.
CEH (PRACTICAL) credential holders are proven to be able to:
- Demonstrate the understanding of attack vectors.
- Perform network scanning to identify live and vulnerable machines in a network.
- Perform OS banner grabbing, service, and user enumeration.
- Perform system hacking, steganography, steganalysis attacks, and cover tracks.
- Identify and use viruses, computer worms, and malware to exploit systems.
- Perform packet sniffing.
- Conduct a variety of web server and web application attacks including directory traversal, parameter tampering, XSS, etc.
- Perform SQL injection attacks.
- Perform different types of cryptography attacks.
- Perform vulnerability analysis to identify security loopholes.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR CEH (PRACTICAL)
There is no predefined eligibility criteria for those interested in attempting the CEH(Practical) exam. However, to earn the CEH Master designation, you must hold both the ANSI Accredited CEH certification and the CEH(Practical) Exam certification.
The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to candidates at least 18 years old.
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