Become a
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)



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Build Your Career with the Most In Demand Ethical Hacking Certification in the World, Certified Ethical Hacker

  • World’s Number 1 Ethical Hacking Certification
  • Structured Professional Course For Aspiring Cyber Professionals
  • Work Anywhere With CEH, It’s Globally Recognized
  • Comprehensive Program To Master The 5 Phases Of Ethical Hacking
  • Hands-On Learning With CyberQTM
  • Flexible Learning Options – Live, Online Or Hybrid

The Encyclopedia Of Ethical Hacking

How C|EH v12 Empowers You:

  • Unique Learn, Certify, Engage And Compete Methodology For Aspiring Cyber Professionals
  • Learn Ethical Hacking In A Structured Way Across 20 Domains Of Ethical Hacking
  • Build Skill With Over 220 Challenge Based, Hands-On Labs With CyberQ™ Labs
  • Gain Exposure To Over 500 Unique Attack Techniques
  • Learn Commercial Grade Hacking Tools And Techniques
  • Engage: “Hack” A Real Organization With C|EH® Elite And Gain Experience
  • Compete With Hackers Across The World As Part Of The C|EH® Elite Program
  • Attain The Most Recognized Credential In The Cybersecurity Industry – C|EH®

A Revolutionary Way To Learn Ethical Hacking

Our exclusive Learn | Practice | Certify | Compete covers not just a comprehensive training program to prepare you for the certification Exam, but the industry’s most robust, in-depth hands-on lab experience of any cybersecurity program available. C|EH v12 will teach you the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and information security professionals to lawfully hack an organization

Gain Skills

  • 5 Days of Training
  • 20 Modules.
  • Over 200 hands-on-labs with competition flags
  • Over 3,500 Hacking Tools
  • Learn how to hack Multiple Operating System

(Windows 11, Windows Servers, Linux, Ubuntu, Android)

Gain Experience

C|EH Knowledge Exam

  • 125 Multiple Choice Question
  • 4 hours

C|EH Practical Exam

  • 6 hours Practical Exam
  • 20 Scenario based Questions
  • Prove your skills and abilities
  • ANSI 17024 Accredited

Gain Recognition

  • Conduct a real-world Ethical Hacking Assignment
  • Apply the 5 Phases
    • Reconnaissance
    • Scanning
    • Gaining Access
    • Maintaining Access
    • Covering your Tracks

Gain Respect

  • New Challenges Every Month
  • 4 Hour Competition
  • Compete with your peers all over the world
  • Hack your way to the top of the Leaderboard
  • Gain recognition
  • Challenges

Is This Course For Me?

We have helped over 250,000 people answer this question over the past 20 years and we are excited to help you with this big decision! Choosing the right credential can seem like a difficult task, here are some things you should consider:

Is C|EH v12 for Beginners
CEH is a great place to start your career in Cyber Security, but you are required to have some requisite knowledge before getting into CEH. It’s recommended you have a minimum of 2 Years IT Security experience before attempting the CEH. If you don’t have the experience and you are just getting started on this path, we recommend taking our Free Cyber Security Essentials Series, find more here: https://www.eccouncil.org/academia/essentials/. Here you can learn the foundations required to pursue mid-level certifications like CND, CEH, or CHFI.

What does a CEH do?
Certified Ethical Hackers are hired by organizations either on contract or as full-time employees to help improve the organizations security posture. CEH is a required baseline certification for many different job roles, but the function of ethical hacking itself involves a methodical practice of identifying, evaluating, testing, and reporting on vulnerabilities in an organization. Ethical Hacking is a broad practice that covers many different technologies, but by systematically applying the methodologies taught in the CEH program, Ethical hackers can evaluate nearly any application or infrastructure they are tasked with, identify potential vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations on how those vulnerabilities can be remediated. In the case of Military Organizations, Ethical Hackers are highly trained in offensive and defensive activities and possess the critical skill sets and Tactics to evaluate target systems and defend their own organizations assets in real-time.

Is CEH worth getting?
While this is very much a personal decision for most, holding a CEH Certification communicates to your potential or current employer that you possess the baseline knowledge and skills to be an effective and productive member of the Security Team. The field of Cyber Security is rapidly growing with projected Job Opportunity growth of 33% according to US Department of Labor, globally there is an insufficient supply of qualified people creating amazing opportunities for Certified Ethical Hackers in nearly every industry. To read more about the impact of CEH on many of our Hall of Fame Ethical Hackers, read our Hall of Fame report here: https://www.eccouncil.org/ceh-hall-of-fame/

Is CEH a good certification?
We know not all certifications are created equal and decided to get certified is an investment for you in time and money. For over 20 years, EC-Council has worked to build the best Ethical Hacking Certification on the market, the Certified Ethical Hacker. As a certification body, we ensure the topics covered in our examinations as well as the training that prepares you, directly relates to the job roles and skills employers need. Our ANSI 17024 accredited examination goes through Rigorous Job Task Analysis, careful curation of exam domains, extensive work to build world-class training and hands-on components to provide candidates with an intensive hands-on experience throughout the program. CEH is recognized by various governments around the world including the United States Department of Defense, GCHQ in the UK, and various others. EC-Council employs full time content teams that work all year long on program design and maintenance ensuring each CEH student receives the most up to date, relevant information as they pursue the certification. Current on Version 12, CEH version releases are paced every 12-18 months depending on major trends in the market, new tools, vulnerabilities, operating systems, and much more.

How much money does a certified ethical hacker make?
Considering the global need and lack of qualified talent in the workforce, Cyber Security Professionals are paid exceptionally well in most cases. As of August 2022, a simple search in Salary.com for United States based positions, Certified Ethical Hackers make an average of $103,866 per year with the 90th percentile earning above $130,000. Experience, Education Levels, and other certifications provide even more value in most cases, but it is common to see starting salaries for Ethical Hackers that stretch well into six figures. We recommend searching your local job boards, viewing local salary information, and talking to potential employers to assess your own value in the market. CEH has been ranked in the top 5 highest paid Cyber Security certifications for the last 10 years and continues to grow world-wide. Don’t just trust us though, here are a few examples so you can see what others research has concluded:

Is CEH a popular cyber security certification?
Currently in its 12th version, CEH is a very well-known certification in the Cyber Security space. A simple search for global Job ads on LinkedIn (as of August 2022) shows over 32,000 available jobs requesting candidates with a CEH Certification representing over 72% market share in job ads placed by employers combined across Career Builder, LinkedIn, Dice, Indeed, Monster, and Naukri, while being compared to other certifications like SANS GPEN, OSCP, and Pentest+.
Is CEH in demand?
Like the question above, is CEH a popular certification, CEH is the most in demand cyber security certification globally representing the majority share of job ads requesting certified candidates. CEH is also recognized as a baseline certification by the United States Department of Defense for its Cyber Workforce. CEH is also the backend content for over 1,200 Colleges and Universities across the globe running Computer Science and Cyber Security Degree programs.
Why consider getting your CEH?
Knowledge, Skills, Opportunity, Respect, Proof… These are all words that circle the CEH for many of our certified members. The knowledge and Skills attained through the program are second to none covering the widest possible set of domains in Cyber Security, while the Certification itself shows employers you are qualified for the Job and serious about proving it. Holding Industry recognized, ANSI accredited Certifications proves to your current or prospective employer that a third party (EC-Council) has evaluated your knowledge and skills and conferred a certification to you based on your accomplishments in the program. CEH opens many doors as the practice of Ethical Hacking serves as the backbone to a variety of specialized roles in Cyber Security. With very reasonably priced training and certification, available globally, CEH is a small, short-term investment of your time and money with the potential of a lifetime of high value returns.
After I get certified does EC-Council do job placement?
While EC-Council is not a staffing agency or recruiter, we are tied with many employers seeking Certified Ethical Hackers. Our on-staff advisors are always available to work with you one on one to provide recommendations and guidance on how to find the best opportunity that matches your ambition. EC-Council employs nearly 1,000 full time employees across the world all dedicated to providing you the best experience in training, certification, and skill development. Our committed advisors are only a phone call away and happy to talk to you about your career ambitions and help guide you in any way we can. We suggest filling out the form on this page to get connected with an advisor and we will be happy to reach out, or give us a call anytime, we are here to help.
Is CEH hard to pass?

The CEH Exam is an ANSI 17024 exam which means it goes through extensive external validation to ensure the examination itself is fair for the knowledge and experience level of our certification challengers. With the requirement of 2 years IT Security Experience or Official training, candidates attempting the exam need to possess strong knowledge in computing systems, networks, and a variety of other IT Topics. The examination itself uses Cut-Scores to determine pass/fail results and cut scores are carefully set by psychometricians who regularly evaluate test question performance and average pass/fail results throughout the life of the program. Reviews from our certification members with limited experience or background have rated our exam as difficult, while more seasoned IT and IT Security professionals rate the exam as moderately challenging even after official training. You may review the exam domains and the exam blueprint here to learn more: https://cert.eccouncil.org/certified-ethical-hacker.html

How do I get certified?
Anyone wishing to take the CEH Examination must first be deemed eligible to take the exam. We offer two paths to eligibility:

Attend official training through our Online Learning provided by iClass, through an Authorized Training Center (ATC) located in 140+ countries around the world, or at a college or University that is also an official EC-Council Academia Partner. All candidates attending official training at an official EC-Council partner if deemed eligible to attend the training will have direct access to the examination which can be proctored at the training center, online using EC-Council’s Remote Proctoring Service, or at over 4,500 VUE testing centers across the world.

2. Eligibility Application – If you possess the experience and don’t feel training is necessary in the domains of the exam, you may wish to skip the training and go straight to challenging the exam. If you do not attend Official Training, you will need to apply for Exam eligibility here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/application-process-eligibility.html. After the application is processed and approved, EC-Council will work directly with you to determine the best delivery method for the exam, and you may then challenge the 4 Hour Certification Exam as scheduled.

What are the pass rates for CEH?
While EC-Council doesn’t publish pass rates for the exam, typical pass rates globally range from 60%-80%. We offer a variety of test preparation materials and official training to help you ensure you are ready to challenge the exam when the time comes.

Can I skip training and just get certified?
Yes, candidates who wish to bypass the official training and jump straight to the exam may apply for eligibility. If eligibility is granted you may directly challenge the examination. See “How do I get Certified?” in the FAQ above for the eligibility guidelines and application process.

I watched some videos on YouTube about CEH, does that prepare me to take the exam?
While we recognize there are some great resources on YouTube, many informative and entertaining topics are available there, EC-Council does not publish its official training on YouTube, nor do our Authorized Partners. There are many self-published videos that claim to prepare you for the CEH Exam, and while they may provide valuable information, these are not a substitute for Official CEH Training and will not be accepted as a method of study when it comes to applying for exam eligibility.
How do I know if I am ready to take the CEH exam?
The most common path students take to prepare for CEH is Official Training. The Certified EC-Council instructors utilize Official EC-Council Training Materials carefully designed to take you through the various domains covered on the certification exam. Accompanying the training materials, CEH also includes over 50% hands-on activities in a live Cyber Range where you will practice and apply the knowledge and skills learned in the course against live Virtual systems in the controlled environment. Students also receive official Exam Prep test banks where you can practice with mock exam questions broken up by domain to assess your level of readiness for the certification. We strongly recommend utilizing these resources to prepare, however if you choose the direct eligibility route, review the domains covered in the exam and the exam blueprint, based on your own knowledge and experience levels, you can self-assess your competency in each area and decide if you are ready to attempt the exam. Students in Official CEH training from V12 on receive free retakes based on the package they enroll into, and retake exams are available for others if required for a fee.

What score do I need to pass the Exam?
EC-Council’s official exam retake policy is available here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/exam-retake-policy.html

What if I don't pass on my first attempt?
The CEH exam is a 4-hour scenario-based examination with multiple choice questions. Each question is carefully weighted to the domain and objective and carries its own cut score. The CEH exam itself has multiple exam forms that rotate along with rotating questions in each exam form. Because the questions and forms rotate, each exam has a cumulative cut score that is calculated as the aggregate of all question cut scores. This rotation creates multiple variations of passing scores based on the exam form you receive; typical passing cut scores range from 65% to 80% providing the most equitable and fair approach to exam performance per ANSI 17024 testing standards. Cut Scores and your achieved score will be shown on your exam transcript available immediately after completing the examination.

Do I have to maintain my certification?
Yes, all legitimate professional certifications have a recertification and maintenance process. The requirements are published under our EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) Policy available here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/ece-policy.html

I'm currently studying CEH at a University; how do I request my certification exam?
Depending on which program you are in, your options may vary, but we are here to help! If you are studying through EC-Council University, simply login to your myeccu account and connect with your counselor. If you are studying at an EC-Council Academia Partner, speak with your professor and ask if the University has included certification in the student resources, if not, you can write to ace@eccouncil.org and connect directly with our Student Services team.

How long does it take to become a CEH?
The total time it takes to become a CEH can vary by student, but the typical answer is 5 days. CEH Official training is structured as 5-day Bootcamp style training with testing typically delivered at the end of the 5th day as a 4 Hour exam. Students who follow an on-demand or self-paced course through iClass or decide to defer their testing date may take longer to achieve certification.
What does CEH Cover?
The CEH program and CEH Exam cover a variety of topics that center around the Tactics and Procedures required to be a tactical cyber security professional. Focusing on the entire kill-chain process, CEH covers a variety of topics from Foot printing and Reconnaissance, to scanning, gaining access, maintaining access, and covering your tracks. This 5 phase Ethical hacking process applies to a variety of scenarios including traditional on-premises networks, Cloud, Hybrid, IoT systems, and stretches across a variety of topologies and application environments. Students will learn a variety of tools and techniques across this evaluation process as well as how hackers will utilize the same TTP’s to hack into organizations. To see a full list of topics covered view the CEH Course Outline here: https://staging-eccouncilorg.kinsta.cloud/ceh-v12/#courseoutline
Are there any prerequisites for CEH?
There are no specific prerequisites for the CEH program, however we strongly recommend candidates possess a minimum of 2 years IT Security Experience before joining a CEH Training program. CEH training is about testing systems and using them for purposes not originally intended, candidates should understand the basic functions of those IT systems before attempting to hack them. (Example: CEH will teach the process of Host evaluation leading to enumeration, in this process trainees will scan downrange targets using common scanning techniques such as Nmap which will respond with a list of ports, enumerating those ports and the services running on them can be used to expose common vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems. The CEH program will not teach you what a port is, that is essential knowledge you must have to be successful in the class.) If you do not possess the foundational skills in IT and Networking, we recommend starting with our Free Cyber Essentials Series found here: https://www.eccouncil.org/academia/essentials
I see CEH as part of a track, how does that work?
While the CEH program and Certification stands on its own and is not required to be taken in the sequence of a track, we have many students that are focused on a specific specialization such as Digital Forensics, Threat Intelligence, Penetration Testing, or Executive Leadership. To support those specializations, EC-Council has published a series of certification tracks that focus on stacking the competencies required to excel in those specializations. To view the available tracks and see what types of careers they lead into, visit our Cyber Career Track guide here: (MAYUR WHAT RESOURCE SHOULD WE LINK TO ON THE NEW SITE FOR THIS?)
What do I get as a student in CEH?
Students attending official training for CEH, either through our online division iClass, or in person at an authorize training center will receive the most comprehensive ethical hacking program on the market. The training resources stretch well beyond what you may be used to in a typical bootcamp style course as CEH not only supports you in the training program but also supports you after training and well into your career as a CEH. Our new framework in CEH, Learn, Certify, Engage, Compete provides you with all the Courseware, Documentation, Cheat sheets, and hands-on labs hosted in our Cyber Range to complete the 5 days of training. Students also receive Exam vouchers to attempt the certification exam and free retakes in the event you aren’t successful on your first attempt. To help prepare you for the exam, you will also receive Exam Prep where you can practice in a mock exam environment. Supporting you post certification; we have designed our Engage practice range with a mock organization where you will take place (on your own time and at your own pace) in a complete ethical hacking engagement. Starting with your initial scanning and recon exercise, you will footprint the target network, identify vulnerabilities and follow the entire process learned in CEH as you assess the target organization, leading all the way up to full exploitation of the targets where you will hack into web servers, IoT devices, as well as IT and OT systems. After you complete your first engagement against the target organization, you will move onto Compete where you can take part in monthly Global Hacking Competitions available exclusively to Certified Ethical Hackers. With new competition scenarios each month, you will be able to test your skills in Malware Analysis and Ransomware, SCADA, and ICS environments as you hack your way into a Power Grid System or potentially take over a water treatment facility, Hack into Web Applications as we focus on web server vulnerabilities, and much more. To further support your continuous learning and skill development, Students of the Official CEH training program also receive our curated Ethical Hacking Video Libraries through CodeRed where you will have access to focused titles, 2 to 4 hour courses delivered online in topics like Python for Pen testers, Opensource intelligence, Wireshark for Ethical Hackers, Ethical Hacking with Nmap, Windows Penetration Testing Essentials, Next Gen Firewalls, Applied Secure Smart City, Burp Suite: Web App Pen Testing, and more. The CEH Training program was designed to support you as you learn the ethical hacking practice, provide you with hands-on labs and challenges, expose you to your first ethical hacking engagement, hone your skills through competition, and support your continuous learning with specially curated titles directly related to the Ethical Hacking space.
Is CEH a hands-on program?
Yes! Every concept taught in CEH is backed up by hands on labs hosted in our Cyber Range. The training itself is divided roughly 50/50 into lecture & discussion (50%) and hands-on labs (50%). Additional Hands-on practice is available in our labs with objective based CTF style flags to challenge your critical thinking and applied knowledge, then reinforced with our practice range, followed by 12 months of live competitions all executed in our Cyber Range 100% hands-on and applied. We believe strongly you can’t really learn to hack by reading a book, you must practice, if you are considering CEH, roll your sleeves up and get ready for an intensive hands-on program where you will practice and hone your trade craft as an ethical hacker!
What will I learn in CEH?
Like the question above “What does CEH Cover” security professionals attending this program will learn the professional practice of ethical hacking. You will get hands-on with the Cyber Kill chain, you will learn how to evaluate target systems for vulnerabilities, misconfiguration and weaknesses, you’ll learn how to find the weakest link in an organization through concepts like social engineering, most of all, you will learn how hackers operate, what tactics they use, and how to apply those tactics in a professional setting to identify weaknesses in your organization and apply remediation strategies before your organization becomes the next victim of a cyber-attack or breach.
Where can I find Training?
Training is available globally through EC-Council iClass (https://iclass.eccouncil.org) as well as through the world’s largest network of Authorized Training Centers. EC-Council has over 900 Authorized training centers covering 145 countries. If you are seeking credit bearing programs at a college or university, EC-Council University offers bachelor’s and master’s Programs in Cyber Security that incorporate CEH into the curriculum, and we also have a network of over 1,200 Colleges and Universities that teach CEH as a part of their degree programs using our official Academia Courseware and Labs. Look for the Authorized Training Center Logo, or the Official Academia Partner Logo when selecting your training location.
Can I take CEH online?
Yes! CEH is available Online in both Instructor Led self-paced learning and live Instructor led. Visit https://iclass.eccouncil.org for more information.
What is the difference between Live Training and /OnDemand self-paced training from EC-Council iClass?
iClass, EC-Council’s official eLearning division provides two primary forms of training, Masterclass and iLearn.

Masterclass provides student with a Live Online, Instructor led class schedule with set times where our award-winning instructors will guide you through the CEH training module by module incorporating hands on lab time, breakout sessions for discussions and a live presentation of all course materials.

iLearn is EC-Councils On-Demand training option. We have hand selected the best instructors, flown them to our Albuquerque based studio and produced professional pre-recorded video lectures and lab walkthroughs that can be accessed through your iClass student account any time, 24x7x365.

Is self-paced training the same as self-study?
No, while most students elect to attend official training receiving the professional guidance of a certified instructor, others prefer to simply study on their own without official training. Materials are available for purchase on the EC-Council Store if you wish to simply study on your own, this is what we label as self-study. Any student electing the self-study route will need to apply for exam eligibility as they did not attend official training.
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EC-Council, unlike many other certification bodies maintains its own Official Training Programs. We partner with world leading training organizations to deliver high quality CEH courses across the world through our Authorized Training Center program. We instill rigorous requirements on our ATC’s based on their instructors, facilities, and the materials they use in delivering our certification-based courses. There are some organizations who claim to offer CEH training but are not Authorized Training Centers and do not use Official training materials, we label these as “Gray-Market.” Be sure you check with the organization you are buying training from, ask them for proof they are an ATC of EC-Council and if they can’t readily provide it to you, move on, or feel free to call us for assistance. Our advisors are more than happy to refer you to our great Authorized Training Partners in your local area.
What is an ATC?
Authorized Training Centers are typically Computer Training Centers, Consulting Groups, and Education companies who have partnered with EC-Council to offer official training leading to the CEH Certification. ATC’s must apply with EC-Council where we individually evaluate each potential partner and their business practice. Once approved, ATC’s must maintain certified instructors (CEI’s) also vetted by EC-Council for certification and teaching experience, then the ATC is provided access to heavily discounted Training Materials, Cyber Ranges, Practice Ranges, and Competition passes for their students. ATCs compete each year across the globe to be recognized in our Circle of Excellence award ceremonies where the top trainers, and top training centers receive awards and recognition for their accomplishments in affecting the cyber security workforce. Organizations who carry the ATC logo with EC-Council run official training programs to standards that are upheld and monitored closely ensuring you have a great experience when you enroll in a CEH training program. If your training center is not an ATC and claims to train you in CEH, beware, we see very high failure rates on exams, frustrated students, outdated content, and a general lack of professionalism with organizations who do not go through the proper channels to run official, authorized programs. Often, students must fight for refunds from these types of centers and end up attending training either through our own iClass division, or at one of our ATC’s where they will get the CEH training and certification experience, they were originally seeking.
Are CEH instructors good and what is a CEI?
To ensure instructors understand the subject matter they teach and provide a great experience to our Certification candidates, EC-Council implemented a Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) program. Many CEI’s are industry practitioners who also teach, but the CEI program is a way of ensuring the instructors carry an active CEH credential and have sufficient experience teaching/instructing. To see the CEI requirements these instructors must meet, feel free to review our CEI application process here: https://www.eccouncil.org/partner-with-us/
If I take official training, do I still need to apply for the exam?
No. Attending Official training is one of the two ways to become eligible to take the CEH Exam. If you have completed Official Training through EC-Council or through one of our Authorized Training centers, you will not need to apply for exam eligibility, you will not need to pay the $100 Application Fee, and you will not have to wait for reference checks to be approved. Authorized Training Centers have the contracted right to deliver exams to you directly after completing your official training. If the training center you have gone to advises you in any other way, please give us a call and we will help to sort out the confusion, or validate your training was at an Authorized Training Center.
I'm ready, can I get started with CEH today?
Yes, the fastest way to get started with CEH is through our iClass program. Visit https://iclass.eccouncil.org and get started right away.
How much does the training cost?
CEH Training is available all over the world in a variety of different formats, from online self-paced, online live, in person bootcamps at ATC’s and incorporated into Education programs at colleges and universities. The program cost by region and by format can vary. CEH Training is normally very affordable and with broad availability, you as the potential student have many options you can evaluate. We are more than happy to help guide you through this process, feel free to contact us to validate a price, validate the status of an ATC, or receive pricing for online training programs. The fastest way to reach a team local to you is to fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you shortly thereafter.
Are there funding options available?
Funding options are tied to the organization providing the training as well as funding options for the region you are in. EC-Council and many of its partners have a variety of options for funding your training including payment plans, discount plans, even military and Tuition assistance programs with your employers
Can I get a CEH through EC-Council University?
Yes! If you enroll as a student in ECU and are pursuing your bachelors or master’s degree, many of the courses align to industry certifications throughout the program. CIS 404 Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling maps to the Certified Ethical Hacker Exam. Students who complete this course through ECU will be eligible to attempt the CEH Exam. For more information, visit: https://www.eccu.edu/academics/bachelor-of-science-in-cyber-security/#CIS-302
What is the difference between Education and Training when it comes to CEH?
Delivery formats in Education, specifically academic Education and Training can vary greatly. While the content students go through is the same, the delivery formats vary greatly. If you are pursuing a degree at ECU or one of our Academia partners, you will likely be enrolled into a course that is delivered over a semester, often lasting between 8 and 12 weeks following a traditional academic format. Students will go through lectures with lab time, participate in threaded discussions, complete mid-term and final assessments and receive college credit for the course, then independently pursue certification by taking the examination. This is a great option if you are looking for a more engaged experience with your school where they can focus on the academic elements of the program and often more rigorous progression assessments. Training on the other hand is often run in a condensed bootcamp. CEH is an intensive 5-day program delivered in person or online where the instructor will take you through intensive lectures followed by hands-on practice of the concepts taught. This five-day format is referred to by many as the “firehose” training approach. You will be exposed to the entire domain set of the CEH program over 5 days with 2.5 days mixed throughout the course of hands-on practice, demonstration, and challenges. Frequently, our ATC’s will host examination at the end of the 5-day program late in the afternoon resulting in 5 days of training, 4 hours of certification all in one week. You then have access post the course for 2 years to courseware and 6 months for the hands-on labs. With CEH v12, you also have post course access to the Engage Practice Range, the Global CEH Competitions, and the CodeRed learning libraries for continuous education.
Is CEH Accredited?
Accreditations measure the capability of the certification body from various aspects including program design, management, content, delivery, policy, discipline, financial viability, relevance of training, demand, and more. CEH is accredited by ANAB, the ANSI National Accreditation Board under ANSI ISO/IEC 17024 and is also accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE) under ACE ID ECCL-0002 as credit bearing and transferrable for three elective credits.

IDoes the US Military recognize CEH?
CEH is recognized by the United States ARMY IGNITED program as eligible for military benefit reimbursement. CEH is approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as an approved credential for reimbursement utilizing post 9/11 GI Bill funds, and it is also recognized across the various military forces in their enlisted and officer ranks meeting the requirements of over 320 distinct job roles with military funding and reimbursement eligibility unique to each branch of military.

Does Department of Defense recognize CEH?
Yes, CEH is approved by the US DoD under Directive 8140 as meeting the baseline requirements for 4 out of the 5 Cyber Security Service Provider Roles (CSSP) roles, CSSP Analyst, CSSP Infrastructure Support, CSSP Incident Responder, and CSSP Auditor as mentioned in the 8140 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. Available here: https://public.cyber.mil/cw/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications
What other Government bodies recognize CEH?
CEH is also recognized by the National Cyber Security Centre NCSC – part of GCHQ
(UK’s intelligence, security, and cyber agency) Approves EC-Council Training as meeting CYBOK requirements.

Can I get college credit taking CEH?
If you are taking the program at ECU, or in a college or University that is an Official Academia Partner, your course will be credit bearing. In the vent you are attending bootcamp training for CEH, computer training centers typically do not offer college credits, however, with the ACE Accreditation from the American Council on Education, CEH is already ACE Accredited with a recommended college credit equivalent to 3 elective credits at a bachelor’s level. Many schools will accept the ACE Accreditation and consider awarding those credits to you upon enrollment. ECU will also evaluate your transcript and upon application to the University, award the three credits for your achieved certification.

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