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Your View on the EC-Council Courses

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by Xinapse, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Xinapse

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    Are they recognised by employers? For those of you that have taken them, are they good exams, easy / hard?

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  2. zebulebu

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    They're pants. Utterly useless to your career as decent employers don't recognise them at a higher level (i.e. for pen-testing/security admin jobs) because they teach you nothing of value, and are scared of them at a lower level (i.e. sysadmin) because the sort of pillock interviewing you for those roles thinks you're some kind of uber-hax0r because you have a cert that says 'hacker' on it.

    I did the CEH about four years ago now - the exam was mega long, poorly worded and asked the same questions about port scanning, enumeration and footprinting about 50 times in differewnt ways. Seriously - you'll learn more with a backtrack CD and some of the free Offensive Security workshops available online.
     
    Certifications: A few
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  3. pete.grant

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    Agreed! The Offensive Security PWB course looks very good - I think a couple of people on here have done it but not sure.
     
    Certifications: A+ IT Technician, CCENT, CEH, CPTS, CIW Security Analyst, ITIL v3 Foundation, Master CIW Administrator, MCITP (Windows Server 2008:SA), MCSA on Windows Server 2008, MCSA:Security on Windows Server 2003, MCTS (70-648, 70-652), Network+, SCNS, Security+, Server+
  4. Xinapse

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    Really that bad? Also i couldnt find any free OffSec workshops only the paid ones, you got any links?
     
  5. zebulebu

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    Damn - they might not be free any more. They used to have freebie 'introductory' workshops, but I haven't even looked at them for about three years, so you may be out of luck.
     
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em

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