CEH, where do I start
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Hello everyone and thank you for thanking time to read my post. I have been reading up on the CEH cerification and I want to obtain it. I am currently Working in a IT help desk with little over 4 years experience. I have already obtain A+, Security+, and currently working on Network+ and CCENT. I am just wondering what books and study material will beneficial to my goal.
Also if you could install some of the tools in a virtual machine so you can get some hands in experience would be more than great.
A friend of mine took the official training and he told me that it was very good. They had many virtual machines which they attacked using some of the most important tools. The only problem is the cost > $1500
Reading Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam prep by Sohel Akhter
doing mega primers & tutorials from securitytube.net would be a good start which is also free~!
there got 2 paid video trainings for CEH, one from CbtNuggets & one from CareerAcademy
Official training is a bit expensive... (around usd 1500~2500 according to your location)
exam fees is around usd 550 (plus 100 if u didn't attend official training)
security+ & ccna security books helped me understand many things...
& there's always youtube and google
& read blogs too g0tmi1k , https://www.corelan.be/
if you like web app pentest, lab webgoat, owasp.org tools & SamuraiWTF Live CD
hope this helps
cbt nuggets has a series on it as well. I wouldn't focus on N+ to be honest with you, try to get the ccna done before the new test comes in since it appears to be A LOT harder
That aside, I think you should know that there is A LOT of overlapping content between CEH and Security+. Really, the only additional information you need to know for CEH is familiarity with some of the commonly used industry tools (Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, etc...).
I'm gonna back gabypr. The AIO exam guide is a good (and relatively cheap) way to go. If you did fairly well with Sec+, you shouldn't have much trouble on this one. Good luck friend.
I second the AIO book that was recommended.
1. CEH AIO Book
2. Download Kali Linux
3. Get a fundamental book for Linux (if you dont have much experience with Linux, it will be difficult at first.)
4. Youtube / google (youcanfind answers for Linux OS commands/theories and CEH tools concepts.)
5. Have a no quit attitude
6. Organize your time
7. Remind yourself of your goal and stay motivated.
8. Remind yourself its easy.
2023 Cert Goals: SC-100, eCPTX
PS. Re the CBT Nuggets, the CEH Nuggets are a good watch and pretty interesting. CBT also has Backtrack/Kali Linux nuggets now which really get into some deeper tech/hacking stuff.
I did not find the test difficult at all. The only resource I really used was the Matt Walker AIO book.
I have a bit of experience with security, so I think that really helped. My BS and the MS I am currently working on are both in IT Security, so that also helped me out.
More info here.
EC-Council | CEH Exam 312-50