EC-Council's Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (CEH) covers concepts and tools related to exploiting systems, networks, devices and operating platforms. This includes hacking concepts such as vulnerability assessment, network intrusion, reverse engineering, defacing websites, damaging network appliances, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, massive worm propagation, breaking passwords, brute-forcing authentication systems, cracking encryption, exploiting systems, advance viruses, Trojans, and other malware. This certificate is targeted at site administrators, security professionals, auditors and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.
Learn everything you need to know to pass the Certified Ethical Hacker exam in under 11 hours. Understand the basics of network and Internet accessible application technologies, common discovery, and analysis techniques as well as more advanced security concepts such as malware and cryptography.
Ethical hacking is becoming a popular skill for IT operations personnel to have, and an important checkmark for many IT ops positions. By taking the "attacker's perspective," it becomes easier to see the weaknesses in your own environment, and to start shoring up those environments. The EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is, for many, their first milestone on a career in ethical hacking and security, and Pluralsight has created this series of courses to help guide you through the core material that an entry-level ethical hacker needs.
A 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.