Certified Ethical Hacking Certification

CEH-Cert-Mokcup-02-1A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

The purpose of the CEH credential is to:

  • Establish and govern minimum standards for credentialing professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures.
  • Inform the public that credentialed individuals meet or exceed the minimum standards.
  • Reinforce ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession.

About the Exam

  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM, VUE
  • Exam Prefix: 312-50 (ECC EXAM), 312-50 (VUE)


Most Advanced Hacking Course


The Certified Ethical Hacker program is the pinnacle of the most desired information security training program any information security professional will ever want to be in. To master the hacking technologies, you will need to become one, but an ethical one! The accredited course provides the advanced hacking tools and techniques used by hackers and information security professionals alike to break into an organization. As we put it, “To beat a hacker, you need to think like a hacker”.

This course will immerse you into the Hacker Mindset so that you will be able to defend against future attacks. The security mindset in any organization must not be limited to the silos of a certain vendor, technologies or pieces of equipment.

This ethical hacking course puts you in the driver’s seat of a hands-on environment with a systematic process. Here, you will be exposed to an entirely different way of achieving optimal information security posture in their organization; by hacking it! You will scan, test, hack and secure your own systems. You will be taught the five phases of ethical hacking and the ways to approach your target and succeed at breaking in every time! The five phases include Reconnaissance, Gaining Access, Enumeration, Maintaining Access, and covering your tracks.

Underground Hacking Tools

The hacking tools and techniques in each of these five phases are provided in detail in an encyclopedic approach to help you identify when an attack has been used against your own targets. Why then is this training called the Certified Ethical Hacker Course? This is because by using the same techniques as the bad guys, you can assess the security posture of an organization with the same approach these malicious hackers use, identify weaknesses and fix the problems before they are identified by the enemy, causing what could potentially be a catastrophic damage to your respective organization.

We live in an age where attacks are all susceptible and come from anyplace at any time and we never know how skilled, well-funded, or persistent the threat will be. Throughout the CEH course, you will be immersed in a hacker’s mindset, evaluating not just logical, but physical security. Exploring every possible point of entry to find the weakest link in an organization. From the end user, the secretary, the CEO, misconfigurations, vulnerable times during migrations even information left in the dumpster.

The Most Comprehensive Ethical Hacking Course in the World

This is the worlds most advanced certified ethical hacking course with 18 of the most current security domains any individual will ever want to know when they are planning to beef up the information security posture of their organization. In 18 comprehensive modules, the course covers 270 attack technologies, commonly used by hackers.

About the ProgramCourse OutlineWho Is It For?

About the Program

Our security experts have designed over 140 labs which mimic real time scenarios in the course to help you “live” through an attack as if it were real and provide you with access to over 2200 commonly used hacking tools to immerse you into the hacker world.

As “a picture tells a thousand words”, our developers have all this and more for you in over 1685 graphically rich, specially designed slides to help you grasp complex security concepts in depth which will be presented to you in a 5 day hands on class by our Certified EC-Council Instructor.

The goal of this course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. You walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are highly in demand, as well as the internationally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker certification! This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

What is New in CEH Version 9 Course

  • Focus on New Attack Vectors
    • Emphasis on Cloud Computing Technology
      • CEHv9 focuses on various threats and hacking attacks to the emerging cloud computing technology
      • Covers wide-ranging countermeasures to combat cloud computing attacks
      • Provides a detailed pen testing methodology for cloud systems to identify threats in advance
    • Emphasis on Mobile Platforms and Tablet Computers
      • CEHv9 focuses on the latest hacking attacks targeted to mobile platform and tablet computers and covers countermeasures to secure mobile infrastructure
      • Coverage of latest development in mobile and web technologies
  • New Vulnerabilities Are Addressed
    • Heartbleed CVE-2014-0160
      • Heartbleed makes the SSL layer used by millions of websites and thousands of cloud providers vulnerable.
      • Detailed coverage and labs in Module 18: Cryptography.
    • Shellshock CVE-2014-6271
      • Shellshock exposes vulnerability in Bash, the widely-used shell for Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and OS X.
      • Detailed coverage and labs in Module 11: Hacking Webservers
    • Poodle CVE-2014-3566
      • POODLE lets attackers decrypt SSLv3 connections and hijack the cookie session that identifies you to a service, allowing them to control your account without needing your password.
      • Case study in Module 18: Cryptography
    • Hacking Using Mobile Phones
      • CEHv9 focuses on performing hacking (Foot printing, scanning, enumeration, system hacking, sniffing, DDoS attack, etc.) using mobile phones
      • Courseware covers latest mobile hacking tools in all the modules
    • Coverage of latest Trojan, Virus, Backdoors
    • Courseware covers Information Security Controls and Information
    • Security Laws and Standards
    • Labs on Hacking Mobile Platforms and Cloud Computing
    • More than 40 percent new labs are added from Version 8
    • More than 1500 new/updated tools
    • CEHv9 program focuses on addressing security issues to the latest operating systems like Windows 8.1
  • It also focuses on addressing the existing threats to operating environments dominated by Windows 7, Windows 8, and other operating systems (backward compatibility)

Who Is It For?

The Certified Ethical Hacking training course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.

Duration: 5 Days (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Eligibility Criteria:
In order to be eligible to attempt EC-Council CEH, certification examination, candidate may opt to:

Attend Official Training:
If a candidate attends an official instructor-led training (ILT), computer-based training (CBT), online live training, or academic learning, candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam. For more information click HERE

Attempt Exam without Official Training:
In order to be considered for the EC-Council CEH exam without attending official training, candidate must have at least two years of information security related experience and remit a non-refundable eligibility application fee of USD 100.00 along with their application form. For more information click HERE



  • The CEH qualification has meant that I have been able to prove my knowledge within the pen-testing arena to colleagues and external contacts. Coupling the EC-Council qualification with my ISC2 and CISCO certifications enables me to show a broad understanding of many of the key areas to which my job role is currently focused. I feel that this enhances the confidence and increases the "peace of mind" in those that receive my services.
    Nicholas Charles Paul HumphreyCEH, Ministry of Defense, UK
  • Greatly enjoy this course as it brought me up-to-date with some of the emerging exploits that I had not been exposed to over the course of my work. The hands-on labs were good and helpful in understand the tool functionality and challenges in defensing against them for an organizations Enterprise network.
    Daniel A. RicciChief Warrant Officer/Cyber Analyst, U.S. Navy



1. Can I pursue self-study and attempt the exam instead of attending formal training?

The answer is yes. You must show 2 years of work experience in security related field. You must also submit a CEH exam eligibility application and obtain an authorization from EC-Council before you can attempt the exam. For more details, please click HERE.

2. 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 their respective countries of residence 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.

3. 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 here is that the enemy may be intellectually great or small, but he/she requires just one port of entry to wreck damage while the organization has the entire perimeter to guard with limited time and resources.

4. Do reformed hackers teach your course?

EC-Council places great emphasis on the quality of its instructors. A 17-year-old will not be teaching security to professionals at our accredited training centers. Certainly, experience is the greatest teacher. However, EC-Council adheres to a code of ethics and encourages security professionals with significant years of teaching experience in the industry and a security background to handle our security related courses.

5. What makes this course different from others 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 technologies from an offensive perspective. This advanced security course is regularly updated to reflect the 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.

6. 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.

7. 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 depending on location and class size.

8. Where does CEH stand when compared to other educational offerings in the field of information security?

Consider this: A security defense course educates candidates 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.

9. What are Hacking techniques and their 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 technologies are 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 skills required to execute a hack are much lesser as pre-compiled programs are available to effect havoc with simple point and click.

10. It is all too technical. Do you reflect real-world business issues?

The value of CEH lies in its practical value. Over 18 domains, students are exposed to business risks and the potential damage that can occur due to negligence. Students will be able to make an informed decision regarding the amount of risk a company can face if it chooses to address a security concern.

11. 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 Certified Ethical Hacking Certification 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.

12. I am a CEH. What is my level?

Congratulations on becoming a CEH! You have joined an elite group of professionals around the world. Your next level is to become an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA)