CEHv8 difficulty

wikigetwikiget Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
I've been lurking here for a bit. Hi all.

So, has anyone taken v8 yet? Is there a noticeable difference between it and v7, other than 25 less questions?

Just curious if the current training material is worth it.
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  • cquispe.devcquispe.dev Member Posts: 11 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yes, i've taken and passed the v8 exam. I used the CEH All In One guide as primary reference and the ceh handbook to fill gaps. My feeling is that the exam was a bit more difficult that previous version.
    wikiget wrote: »
    I've been lurking here for a bit. Hi all.

    So, has anyone taken v8 yet? Is there a noticeable difference between it and v7, other than 25 less questions?

    Just curious if the current training material is worth it.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 12,878 Admin
    My feeling is that the exam was a bit more difficult that previous version.
    Have you taken the CEHv7 exam as well?
  • the_hutchthe_hutch Banned Posts: 827
    I agree with JD...you would have needed to take both to be able to justify your claim. And is it really 25 less questions? Wasn't already only 100 questions...or was it 150? Don't remember.
  • MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    v7 is 150 questions.
  • mikeysgmikeysg Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yes, i've taken and passed the v8 exam. I used the CEH All In One guide as primary reference and the ceh handbook to fill gaps. My feeling is that the exam was a bit more difficult that previous version.

    I'm just using the AIO by Matt Walker plus the CEHv8 Practice Exams by the same author. Scheduling for the June CEHv8 exam. Keep you posted!
  • Stan LeeStan Lee Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just passed my CEHv8 exam today (8 June) .. My first attempt so I don't know how it was with v7. Exam was not easy though. I also used the AIO by Walker, shell out $200 for the iLab and read a few other CEH Prep Guide books.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 12,878 Admin
    Congratulations! icon_cheers.gif


    Without giving any details about the CEHv8 exam, how well do you think only Walker's CEHv7 book prepared you for it?

    Also, were the questions on the CEHv8 exam clear and well-written, or did you notice grammar and style problems?
  • Stan LeeStan Lee Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    JDMurray wrote: »
    Congratulations! icon_cheers.gif


    Without giving any details about the CEHv8 exam, how well do you think only Walker's CEHv7 book prepared you for it?

    Also, were the questions on the CEHv8 exam clear and well-written, or did you notice grammar and style problems?

    Thanks!

    The AIO by Walker is what the book says. It's an exam guide -- it gives you a framework of what to study. But, by itself, it's not enough to pass the exam. The book has 300+ pages only so, it cannot possibly give you all there is to hurdle the exam. For instance, the book listed the most common TCP/UDP port numbers. In my opinion, it will be good to check the other çommon ports from other sources.

    To top it all, needless to say, it did not cover the new topics in v8 like IPv6, mobile hacking and web2.0. Besides AIO, I also used the Hacking Exposed 7 by Kurtz. This book has one chapter about mobile hacking covering both ios and android.

    The exam questions were clear and well-written : )
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