Passed CEH

unsupportedunsupported Member Posts: 192
I passed the CEHv5 on 3/20. My studying lasted about two months off and on. I read the Official CEH book by Graves. While it was a good introduction into the material I felt it really lacked the depth required to pass the test. I also read Exam Prep by Michael Gregg, which blew the Official CEH away on all levels. It has the technical depth and easy to read examples that really helped me pass the test. The crypto chapter was especially good. I wish I had that material for the CISSP.

I also watched the Career Academy CBTs. Good explanations and review of older material which was helpful. It seemed like he was reading off the screen, which was distracting. This course is much better than the crap CBT Nuggets which I previewed. CBT Nuggets instructor was like a used car salesman. I did not appreciate his unethical jokes and comments. He stated that there are no white hats, only gray hats, because you cannot test all your security tools and ask permission of the system owner.

Additional materials was the CEH flashcard Flashcards, which were very useful for testing. Much better than the CCCure.org test database (Free practice exams for the CISSP, CISA, SSCP, GSEC- cccure.org - Bringing Education to the World). Wile there is a wealth of material for CISSP, I seemed to remember the actual CEH test having more than 19 questions as represented in the test engine. No offense to Clement over at CCCure.org, but his pen testing site isn't as popular as the main site.
-un

“We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins” - Ellen Ullman

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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,224 Mod
    Congratulations !! icon_cheers.gif big achievement :)

    Thanks for the review, it's really helpful and motivating ! icon_thumright.gif


    Whats next for you ?
  • carboncopycarboncopy Member Posts: 259
    Congrats! What do you plan on working on next?
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats! Gotta get my butt in gear and pass this as a professor of mine is speaking at a security conference. Just so happens it is worth 12 or 16 CPE!
    WIP:
    PHP
    Kotlin
    Intro to Discrete Math
    Programming Languages
    Work stuff
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,890 Admin
    Congratz on the pass! icon_thumright.gif

    And thanks for the detailed review. I've got to start looking at CEHv6 soon myself.
  • seuss_ssuesseuss_ssues Member Posts: 629
    This course is much better than the crap CBT Nuggets which I previewed. CBT Nuggets instructor was like a used car salesman. I did not appreciate his unethical jokes and comments. He stated that there are no white hats, only gray hats, because you cannot test all your security tools and ask permission of the system owner.

    I am glad that someone else has agreed with me on this. I previewed an older version of the CEH CBT Nuggets and left with a bad taste in my mouth. The instructor came off as little more than a skiddie to me. I just sort of shrugged it off as me being to judgemental. I do however remeber him making comments such as the one about no white hats. I also seem to remember some jokes about illegal behavior.

    Maybe im just too judgemental but he didnt really give me a good first impression of CBT material.
  • unsupportedunsupported Member Posts: 192
    carboncopy wrote: »
    Congrats! What do you plan on working on next?

    My current studying is for GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH). It is the other side of CEH, more defense and response. I just took CEH solely for my own knowledge and not for work, because our training budget has not been approved. I'm going down a difficult path of self study for GCIH in hopes that eventually we will have a budget for the official training.

    Either that, or I am going to start my own spam organization to pay for it. (just kidding... or am I?)
    -un

    “We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins” - Ellen Ullman
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    So that is why that e-mail I got had the subject of unsupported Viagra!
    WIP:
    PHP
    Kotlin
    Intro to Discrete Math
    Programming Languages
    Work stuff
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