Passed CEH with a 95%

JosephMatthewJosephMatthew Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
Test isn't hard if you study.

Materials used:

Sybex CEH book

Matt Walker CEH book and test engine

Boson exam simulator

CBT Nuggets CEH V8 video series

Read the books

Watch the videos

PWN the practice tests

Pass the test


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    ccnpninjaccnpninja Member Posts: 1,010 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    aftereffectoraftereffector Member Posts: 525 ■■■■□□□□□□
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    tarikos1311tarikos1311 Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I see that it was a self study.

    What about the eligibility? Did you face some difficulties? I'm confused because I want to do the same, however I don't have 2 years of infosec experience.
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    IaHawkIaHawk Member Posts: 188 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. I just bought the Matt Walker AIO....ready to get started! How long did you study for? I'm planning on 1-2 months.
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    JosephMatthewJosephMatthew Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I studied for about 4 months, and was kind of paranoid about failing a 500$ test. Honestly, it was a bunch of mulitple choice trivia. If I were you I'd get the Boson exam simulator to supplement the Matt Walker book. If you can PWN those, the real test should be easy peasy. CBT nuggets was also awesome.
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    JosephMatthewJosephMatthew Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I do have years of experience, and I still had to get my boss to respond to an email from ECCOUNCIL about my experience etc etc. I do Cyber Security as a day job.....

    Keep that into consideration.

    I wouldn't recommend paying the 3,000 something dollars for a class. I'd recommend doing the OSCP or something instead, that is cheaper and more hands on.

    Actually, if you are going to spend 3 grand on a cert, might as well go the SANS route. I would, but I don't have money like that lol.

    Also, they were harping me after I passed the test about a retake......asking me for my resume and my background etc etc......
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    khaledit2015khaledit2015 Member Posts: 42 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats , i just start studying now need 4 monthes i am not in hurry
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
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    ZzBloopzZZzBloopzZ Member Posts: 192
    Congrats! "Also, they were harping me after I passed the test about a retake......asking me for my resume and my background etc etc......"

    Could you go more in detail about this? They as in EC Council? Why would they make you do a retake??
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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
    It's called the Candidate Retest Auditing. Some combination of getting a high score and possibly finishing too quick and who knows what else may trigger the audit.

    See http://www.techexams.net/forums/ec-council-ceh-chfi/95712-cra-exam-ceh.html
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    danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    ^ It's like beating the end boss in a video game only to find out you haven't beaten him sort of like Starfox 64.
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    roninkaironinkai Member Posts: 307 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! You beat my score!
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    balcobullsbalcobulls Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    CBT nuggets is amazing isn't? Looks like I am following 75% in your footsteps, I better go check out the Sybex CEH book. Thanks for the info on your test prep!
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    fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! 95%?! DAMNNNN! icon_cool.gif
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