Learn How to Become CEH v9 Certified

One of the largest concerns of businesses today, large and small, is securing client and customer data privacy; one way to ensure you know how to do so is by becoming CEH v9 certified! CEH, or Certified Ethical Hacker, is a cybersecurity certification offered by EC-Council. This certification validates that the hacking knowledge and skills you possess are used in an honest and honorable manner.

Learn What It Means To Be A Certified Ethical Hacker!

Why Does Being An Ethical Hacker Require Certification?

Truthfully, you probably don’t need a certification to remind you to act ethically. However, the CEH certification shows current and future employers that you have pledged to work and perform your duties in an ethical manner. The main thing an ethical hackers’ daily work consists of is penetrating a computer network to find vulnerabilities and weak points that a cyber-criminal could exploit. The work of an ethical hacker uses the same tools and skill set that a malicious hacker uses, but with the intent of improving the security of the network they are infiltrating.

Certification means that you have pledged to maintain high ethical standards while you work and after you have finished with a specific job. This certification will lay out the four main pillars of being an ethical hacker:

  1. Gaining consent
  2. Respecting privacy of the person or organization
  3. Leaving no “doors” open for intrusion
  4. Reporting on vulnerabilities

How to Become CEH v9 Certified

There are two ways in which a candidate can become CEH v9 Certified:

1) Take an approved training course

This training course will teach, or reinforce, the skills and knowledge-base possessed by any hacker while teaching you how to remain ethical while performing the necessary tasks. The vendor-neutral EC-Council CEH course will introduce you to the “Hacker Mindset.” This mindset will allow you to get into the mode of scanning, testing, hacking, and securing networks in which you are responsible for the security.

Before taking the exam, you must agree to the terms of the EC-Council Non-Disclosure Agreement, the Candidate Application Agreement, and the Candidate Certification Agreement. Failure to accept the terms within the three agreements will result in a loss of authorization by EC-Council to sit the CEH v9 exam.

2) Attempt the exam without training

It is not impossible to become CEH v9 certified without taking an approved training course. To be eligible to sit for the exam you must have at least two years of InfoSec experience, have a specialized educational background in InfoSec, pay a non-refundable eligibility application fee when submit your completed application, and can only purchase your exam voucher through the EC-Council store.

No matter which route you decide to take to become CEH v9 certified, the number one thing to make sure you are ready to pass the exam is to study, study, study.

About the CEH v9 Exam

The 4-hour CEH exam is not the most challenging an InfoSec professional will encounter. However, with 125 total questions you will want to make sure you are fully prepared for the exam in all the focus areas. There are two different types of domains for the CEH v9 exam, knowledge and tasks. The exam will pull from each domain so you will want to study all domain material thoroughly. Here is a breakdown of what each domain encompasses:

Knowledge 

  • Background
  • Assessment and Analysis
  • Security
  • Methodology and Procedures
  • Programs, Tools, and Systems
  • Ethics
  • Policy and Regulation
Tasks

  • System Management and Development
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities and Security Testing
  • Audits and System Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Mitigation
  • Ethics

After the Exam

Once you have taken and passed the CEH exam, you can breathe a sigh of relief. But not for long, your CEH certification is only valid for 3 years. To retain a valid CEH certification you must earn and submit proof of at least 120 EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) credits. You can earn credits in a variety of ways; attending conferences, attending trade show seminars, taking training courses, and more. However, don’t think you can get away with jamming all 120 ECE credits into the last year you hold a valid certification. You must log your credits through the Aspen portal by end of day December 31st for each year you hold a valid CEH certification.

 

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