Certified Ethical Hacker
1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
3. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
4. Do I have to buy additional materials?
5. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
6. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam 312-50, offered by EC-Council after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.
7. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
8. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
9. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
10. Can I use a Mac?
11. How can I get more information about this program?
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12. When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
13. What makes the Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course different from other courses in the market?
The Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course prepares candidates for the CEH exam offered by EC-Council. The course focuses on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective. The advanced security course is regularly updated to reflect latest developments in the domain, including new hacking techniques, exploits, automated programs as well as defensive recommendations as outlined by experts in the field. The CEH body of knowledge represents detailed contributions from security experts, academicians, industry practitioners and the security community at large.
14. What is "Hacking techniques and technology"?
Hacking techniques represent ways and means by which computer programs can be made to behave in ways they are not meant to. These techniques extend beyond the technology domain and can be applied to test security policies and procedures.
Hacking technology is used to refer to those tools and automated programs that can be used by perpetrators against an organization to incur critical damage. As technology advances, the skill required to execute a hack is much lesser as pre-compiled programs are available to effect havoc with simple point and click.
15. Aren't tools meant for script kiddies?
Does it matter if an elite hacker writes a buffer overflow or a script kiddy runs a tool if the target system gets compromised anyway? The point of emphasis here is that the enemy may be intellectually great or small, but he requires just one port of entry to wreck damage while the organization has the entire perimeter to guard with limited time and resources.
16. Do reformed hackers teach your course?
EC-Council adheres to a code of ethics and encourages security professionals with significant years of teaching exposure in the industry and security related experience to handle its security related courses.
17. Isn't this knowledge harmful? Why do you make it available so easily to the public?
EC-Council fulfills its social responsibility by ensuring that only persons with a minimum of two years of security related experience are eligible for the course. In addition, all candidates are required to sign an agreement where they agree to respect the knowledge acquired and not misuse it in any way. The candidate also agrees to abide by all legal laws of the land in the use of thus acquired knowledge. Besides the CEH exam is a tough one to pass as students must have in-depth knowledge to achieve the globally recognized ethical hacking certification.
18. What can I take back to my organization if I certify as a CEH?
EC-Council believes in giving back to the security community as it has partaken of it. When you are a Certified Ethical Hacker, you are more than a security auditor or a vulnerability tester or a penetration tester alone. You are exposed to security checklists that will help you audit the organization's information assets, tools which will check for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and above all a methodology to assess the security posture of your organization by doing a penetration test against it. In short, the knowledge you will acquire has practical value to make your work place a more secure and efficient one.
19. It is all too technical. Do you reflect real-world business issues?
The value of CEH lies in its practical value. Over 20 domains, students are exposed to the business risks involved and the potential damage that can result due to negligence. Candidates are able to make an evaluated opinion regarding the acceptable risk an organization can face should it choose to address a security concern.
20. What is the employment value of CEH?
The ANSI accredited Ethical Hacking program is primarily targeted at security professionals who want to acquire a well-rounded body of knowledge to have better opportunities in this field. Acquiring a CEH means the candidate has a minimum baseline knowledge of security threats, risks and countermeasures. Organizations can rest assured that they have a candidate who is more than a systems administrator, a security auditor, a hacking tool analyst or a vulnerability tester. The candidate is assured of having both business and technical knowledge.
21. Where does CEH stand when compared to other educational offerings in the field of information Security?
Consider this. A security defense course educates regarding proper configuration, firewalls, or rather preemptive security. CEH takes the alternative approach - defense in depth by attacking the systems. This is in sharp contrast to courses that teach defensive tactics alone. CEH imparts offensive tactics supplemented with defensive countermeasures. This ensures that the CEH professional can have a holistic security perspective of the organization.
22. I would like to provide professional service as a CEH professional. What can I expect to be paid per assignment?
The remuneration per assignment will vary with specifics of the client environment. However, on an average you can expect to be paid around $15,000 to $ 45,000 per assignment.
23. I am a CEH. What is my level?
Congratulations on becoming a CEH. You have joined elite group of professionals around the world. Your next level is to become a Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT).
24. Does this program prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam # 312-50, offered by EC-Council, and you will receive an exam voucher after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.