CEH v8 Book Recommendation Request (June 2015)

dragonsdendragonsden A bunch of em...San DiegoPosts: 228Member ■■■■□□□□□□
icon_study.gif I was wondering if anyone has updated book recommendations for v8. I'm just starting down my CEH study path, and haven't fully decided on a reference book. Up for consideration for me are CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 8 Study Guide (Sybex) and CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition (All-in-One by Matt Walker). Anyone used either of these than can comment. I have a decent security background, coming from more of a defensive point, but to learn the CEH materials...I'm looking to not waste time on a book that may just be "ok". The books wont be my sole learning materials, but I definitely will want some daily reading rather than only CBTs and labs.
Dragonsden, MSISA:WGU
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  • CBMiller18CBMiller18 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    It is my understanding that most people here recommend the [h=1]CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition (All-in-One) by Matt Walker[/h]
    http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Ethical-Hacker-Bundle-Second/dp/0071835571/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433164990&sr=8-1&keywords=CEH
  • cynicbeardcynicbeard ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    CBMiller18 wrote: »
    It is my understanding that most people here recommend the CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition (All-in-One) by Matt Walker


    http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Ethical-Hacker-Bundle-Second/dp/0071835571/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433164990&sr=8-1&keywords=CEH

    This is literally all you need.
  • photosnakephotosnake ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have been reading and taking these tests over the last few weeks. I take the test on Friday. I have found several inconsistencies in the book, however. The largest surrounds the tcp.flags and Wireshark. He presumes it's based on hex and it's really base on octal math. I have used tcpdump & Wireshark for years and years and verified this. A few minor hiccups in answers not matching up with the explanations. I am going to the CyberNinja bootcamp and hope it gives me the boost I need to pass the test. I am still struggling on Crypto for some reason and don't have a working knowledge of some of the odder / older tools. Wish me luck.
  • dragonsdendragonsden A bunch of em... San DiegoPosts: 228Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I think I will purchase the Matt Walker guide, though the comments on Amazon have the same complaints about some answers being wrong. My work offers this book on Books24x7, but its really a poor way to read a book. Formatting is terrible.
    Dragonsden, MSISA:WGU
    CISSP ▪ ECES ▪ CHFI ▪ CNDA ▪ CEH ▪ MCSA/MCITP ▪ MCTS ▪ S+
    Currently Studying: DevSecOps / Ansible
    Love FreeNAS? Well, this guy is giving away a FreeNAS 'NAS' for 'FREE'!
    > https://wn.nr/45PX4m
  • ZzBloopzZZzBloopzZ Posts: 192Member
    Did you guys ever pass the exam? Was this book sufficient?

    I just got approved for self-study and planning on ordering this book if it helped pass the exam.
  • ArlixArlix ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I'm currently reading CEH Study Guide by Sean-Philip Oriyano, is it worth reading the All-in-One CEH boo too?
  • dewey haftadewey hafta ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 39Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I just passed the exam on Sunday - barely, with a 70%. I have heard nothing but good things about Matt Walker's book, but I used the one form Sybex (I'm biased, I've used Sybex for my CCNA, N+, S+, and now CEH). For me, the Sybex reads well - rather, I read the Sybex books well and have an "easier" time understanding the way things are worded/presented.

    What also really helped me were digging through this site and finding these:

    https://quizlet.com/33334077/ceh-v8-general-high-level-studying-flash-cards/
    https://quizlet.com/43194830/cehv8-flash-cards/

    The flashcards were very helpful for me.

    I also have no experience in InfoSec either.
  • GessGess Posts: 144Member
    CBMiller18 wrote: »
    It is my understanding that most people here recommend the CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Bundle, Second Edition (All-in-One) by Matt Walker


    http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Ethical-Hacker-Bundle-Second/dp/0071835571/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433164990&sr=8-1&keywords=CEH

    This book is used by the DoD with their resident courses. I'll be attending their course in a few weeks and this book is assigned to us.
  • wolfinsheepsclothingwolfinsheepsclothing Posts: 155Member
    I used the Matt Walker book as well as the flashcards mentioned by 'dewey hafta'
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