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Ethical Hacking

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by Daniel, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Byte Poster

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    Helllllo,

    Can anyone tell me if the Ethical Hacking Certification is any good?

    Might pursue it if I can pull the money together :ymca
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Depends what you mean by "any good".

    Security may be a growth area but also requires in-depth knowledge. Perhaps look at the CompTIA Security+ 2008 first.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi Daniel,
    I've just got my code from the EC Council to self study and take the CEH exam. I have to send them my drivers licence, a headed letter from my company stating that I have 2 years relevant security experience signed by my manager, and their form filled in :D

    I've got a few Microsoft exams to get out the way, oh and my Security+ before I start studying for it but IMHO I think the material covered looks very good. It won't make you a hacker but you will be aware of the tools and methods available :twisted:

    If you don't have 2 years IT security related experience you will have to take the week long course with an approved provider which I believe is between 2.5 - 3k in this counrty :(

    Cheers

    Jim
     
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  4. Daniel

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    Ah I see, I knew you had to meet certain standards to start this course, due to the nature of it.

    But, I should probably look into other Security certs first before I look into this one.

    Thanks fellas :biggrin!
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Security is something I am very interested in pursuing, but got to get the experience first! :)
     
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  6. jef

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    Hi there.

    Mate of mine has just done one of the Offensive Security courses.

    http://www.offensive-security.com/

    Don't know how much industry cares for the cert, but the knowledge gained is _awesome_.

    it really does open your eyes.

    the course is presented in flash video format with commentary, and it's all very nicely paced and very thorough.

    I would send you a sample of the videos but I'm afraid the videos are watermarked with my mate's details.

    for £300 or whatever it is you can't go wrong.
     
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