1. Learn 2. Certify 3. Engage 4. Compete
Who is a Certified Ethical Hacker?
Ethical hackers are information security professionals who are trained to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in networks and perform security assessments to prevent data breaches. Ethical hacking is a promising career path with extensive growth opportunities. Certified Ethical Hackers hold various job titles in cybersecurity; their core work is critical to testing and securing an organization’s assets. Ethical hackers are trained and skilled in the same Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) used by malicious/black-hat hackers to break into organizations’ systems through a repeatable, methodical process that uncovers and exploits weaknesses.
C|EH Program Information
C|EH is divided into 20 modules and delivered through a carefully curated training plan that typically spans across 5 days. As you progress through your training, each module has extensive hands-on lab components that allow you to practice the techniques, and procedures taught in the program in real-time, and on live machines. The 20 modules are designed to help you master the foundations of ethical hacking and prepare you to challenge for the C|EH certification exam.
5 Phases of Ethical Hacking
Certified Ethical Hacker Version 12 is the most comprehensive cyber security program available that balances both breadth and depth to create knowledgeable and skilled Ethical Hackers. This is what makes C|EH v12 unique compared to other industry certifications. It provides comprehensive hands-on coverage on the 5 phases of Ethical Hacking across a variety of current day technologies. Knowing these 5 phases of ethical hacking is crucial to any organization, and the more you know of what a hacker can do, keeps you one step ahead of the attacks!
- Reconnaissance refers to the preparatory phase where an attacker seeks to gather information about a target prior to launching an attack.
- Scanning utilizes different tools to collect information on websites, networks, or file systems to detect vulnerabilities.
- Gaining Access is where an attacker gets access to a system or application that is on a network or computer.
- Maintaining Access also referred to as persistence. This allows an attacker continued access on a target whether the machine is rebooted, or the user is logged off.
- Covering Tracks After gaining access to a target, removing any artifacts is critical to ensure you as an attacker does not leave a trace. This may include deleting logs, removing any tools, scripts, or applications that were installed on the target.
What is new in C|EH v12
C|EH v12 is a renewed program that teaches you everything you need to know about ethical hacking with training, labs, assessment, a mock engagement(practice) and even a series of global hacking competitions – all part of the C|EHV12!
C|EHv12 New Learning Framework
C|EH v12 has designed a new learning framework that uses a 4-phase methodology that includes: Learn, Certify, Engage and Compete. This approach to learning ensures that students who go through the C|EH v12 program receive an in-depth learning experience that provides comprehensive training, prepares learners for the certification exam, all while providing the hands-on labs, and practice range experiences to step into the workforce. This is a unique learning framework that only C|EHv12 offers to cybersecurity professionals.
4-Phase Learning Framework for C|EH v12
C|EH v12 incorporates Training, Hands-on Learning Labs, Certification Assessments, Practice Cyber Ranges, Cyber Competitions, and opportunities for continuous learning all into one comprehensive program curated through our new Learning Framework: Learn, Certify, Engage, and Compete. Now let us go into detail about the 4-Phase Learning Framework for C|EH v12.
1. C|EHv12 Learn
The C|EH v12 training program curates 20 modules covering a wide variety of technologies, tactics, and procedures providing prospective Ethical Hackers with the core knowledge needed to thrive in the cyber profession. Concepts covered in the training program are balanced 50/50 with knowledge and hands-on application through our Cyber range. Every tactic discussed in training is backed by step-by-step labs conducting in a live virtualized environment with live targets, live tools, and vulnerable systems. WITH OVER 220 LABS, AND our Lab technology, you will have comprehensive hands-on practice to learn and apply the knowledge you attain.
20 Modules that Help You Master the Foundations of Ethical Hacking and Prepare You to Challenge the C|EH Certification Exam
Learn about SQL injection attack techniques, evasion techniques, and SQL injection countermeasures.
Hands-On Learning labs
- 100% virtualization for a complete learning experience
- After login, you will have full access to pre-configured targets, networks, and the attack tools necessary to exploit them:
- Pre-configured vulnerable websites
- Vulnerable, unpatched operating systems
- Fully networked environments
- 3,500+ hacking tools
- And much more!
- Wide range of target platforms to hone your skills
- 519 attack techniques covered
- Objective-oriented flags for critical thinking and applied knowledge assessment
- Cloud based cyber range
2. C|EHv12 Certify
The Certified Ethical Hacker Credential is the most trusted certification across the globe, and is the baseline measurement of ones grasp on the concepts in ethical hacking and security testing. As an ANSI 17024 accredited examination, the 125 question, 4-hour proctored exam is recognized across the globe as the original, and most trusted tactical cyber security certification for ethical hackers. Each of the Certification Domains are carefully vetted through industry practitioners ensuring the certification maps to current industry requirements. This exam undergoes regular psychometric evaluation and tuning to ensure a fair and accurate measure of the candidate’s knowledge in the Ethical Hacking domains. C|EH MASTER? After completing the C|EH exam, you also have the opportunity to elevate your credentials. You can take the practical exam that consists of 20 practical challenges in a 6-hour period. Just envision your title as a C|EH Master, this credential will set you apart from you fellow peers.
3. C|EHv12 Engage
New to C|EH v12, students will embark on their first emulated ethical hacking engagement. This 4-phase engagement requires the student to think critically and apply the knowledge and skills gained in the course. Learners will perform and capture a series of flags in each phase demonstrating the live application of skills and abilities in a consequence free environment, in EC-Council’s new Cyber Range.
In the engage phase of learning: you will apply the 5 phases to ethical hacking while conducting real-world ethical hacking assignments. They include:
- Gaining access
- Maintaining access
- Covering your tracks
4. C|EHv12 Compete
The compete phase, new to C|EH v12, the C|EH Global Challenges run every month providing Capture-The-Flag style competitions exposing Certified Ethical Hackers to a variety of modern technologies and platforms from Web Applications, OT, IoT, SCADA and ICS systems, to Cloud and Hybrid environments. Our Compete structure allows C|EH’s to fight their way to the top of the leader board each month in these 4-hour curated CTF’s. Objective based flags are designed around the Ethical Hacking process keeping the C|EH’s skills current, assessing their critical thinking abilities and covering the latest vulnerabilities and exploits as they are discovered. The capture-the-flag competitions are hosted 100% online in EC-Council’s Cyber Range. Candidates race the clock in scenario-based engagements against fully developed Network and application environments with operating systems, real networks, real tools, and real vulnerabilities.
New Challenges Every Month!
|OWASP Top 10 Web Application Threat Vectors
|System Hacking and Privilege Escalation
|Web Application Hacking and Pen Testing
|Social Engineering/Phishing attacks
|Wi-Fi Network Attack/Hacking
|Supply Chain Cyber Attacks
Key Updates to the C|EH v12
- New Learning Framework: 1. Learn 2. Certify 3. Engage 4. Compete
- Compete: New challenges every month!
- 100% compliance with the NICE 2.0 Framework
- Based on comprehensive industry-wide job task analysis
- Hands-on Learning Labs
- Practice Range
- Global C|EH community competitions
- Cheat sheet
- Coverage of the latest malware
- Lab-intensive program (every learning objective is demonstrated using labs)
- Hands-on program (50% of training time is dedicated to labs)
- Lab environments that simulate real-time environments
- Covers the latest hacking tools (based on Windows, macOS, and Linux)
- Latest OS covered and a patched testing environment
- Updated versions of tool screenshots, tool listing slides, and countermeasure slides
- MITRE ATT&CK framework
- Diamond model of intrusion analysis
- Techniques for establishing persistence
- Evading NAC and endpoint security
- Fog computing
- Edge computing
- Grid computing
|Windows Server 2022
|Windows Server 2019
|3000+ Pages of Student Manual Pages
|1900+ Pages of Lab Manual
|3500+ Hacking & Security Tools
|220 Hands-On Lab (Practical)
|519 Attack Techniques
|20 Refreshed Modules
Are You Ready to Become a Certified Ethical Hacker?
What type of job roles are available if I get my C|EH certification?
Having your C|EH certification will open doors to over 20+ different career roles. They include:
- Mid-Level Information Security Auditor
- Cybersecurity Auditor
- Security Administrator
- IT Security Administrator
- Cyber Defense Analyst
- Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
- Warning Analyst
- Information Security Analyst 1
- Security Analyst L1
- Infosec Security Administrator
- Cybersecurity Analyst level 1, level 2, & level 3
- Network Security Engineer
- SOC Security Analyst
- Security Analyst
- Network Engineer
- Senior Security Consultant
- Information Security Manager
- Senior SOC Analyst
- Solution Architect
- Cybersecurity Consultant
C|EH Jobs Are in Demand!
C|EH is the most in demand certification and the current supply is not sufficient? This is not only a US shortage, but across the globe. There are more jobs that advertise C|EH than any other certification in the world for ethical hacking. The threats in the cyber world is going to continue to grow and the industry needs professionals like you to take on the threats and attacks that occur in organizations across the globe. So what does this mean for you? This means opportunity awaits! Analyzing this pay chart, according to Salary.com, the average Ethical Hacker salary in the United States is $103,866 as of June 28, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $92,654 and $118,497 https://www.salary.com/research/salary/posting/ethical-hacker-salary While certification provides a great measure of knowledge and serves as an excellent baseline, we built C|EH v12 with critical job skills in mind and an all-new Learning process that takes our students through the complete Learn, engage, Certify, and Compete process. This ensures we not only transfer knowledge, but we build capable, skilled, and Job Ready certified members. This certification is probably one of the most valuable certifications you can get to invest in your future!
Department of Defense utilizes Certified Ethical Hackers to defend their networks!
The C|EH training and certification is one of the top training programs that the Pentagon utilizes from EC-Council, to train their network defenders against hackers. https://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/10/pentagon.hacking/index.html C|EH v12 immerses current and future cyber security professionals in the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures also referred to as (TTP’s) to build technologists, who can uncover weaknesses on a target system before the criminals. Having a thorough knowledge of what C|EH v12 provides, gives you the knowledge on how to apply those TTPs in the field! The Certified Ethical Hacker has been battled hardened over the last 20 years creating hundreds of thousands of Certified Ethical Hackers employed by top companies, the military, and governments all over the world. While the process is consistent, the technology is constantly changing. Staying on top of the changing technologies and threats is critical to ensuring your organization is secure, and ready to respond with minimal impact in the event of a breach or incident. Getting your C|EH v12 allows you to invest for your future to help you land into one of 20+ Cybersecurity job roles. During this presentation you gained some insightful information on the overall process of EC-Council’s 4-phase learning framework and how it can prepare you for the next step in your career. Whether you are new or experienced in the cyber field, this certification will prepare you for an exciting career as an ethical hacker or cyber professional. You choose your path to help fill those critical roles that are in demand. The challenge is rewarding and you will never fall short of your skills with our life-long learning opportunities through our CyberQ challenges. Now ask yourself are you ready? Become a Certified Ethical Hacker! At EC-Council