Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Preparation Toolkit

The Tools You Need to Learn Ethical Hacking and Get CEH Certified

This is post number two in my quest to become a Certified Ethical Hacker.

In my last post, I talked about why I am Investing a Year in Ethical Hacking.

Now, I’m going to share the resources I plan to use over the next year.

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My general recipe for all certifications is the following:

  • Video Training
  • Book
  • Practice Test
  • Practice Lab
  • Notes
  • Other Websites

Keep reading and I’ll go into detail about each one.

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Investing a Year in Ethical Hacking

Why the CEH is worth it and why it will take a full year to earn it.

Nobody sets out to get a “paper” certification.  But that’s what can happen if a certification is the main focus for achievement.  We all know of “paper MCSEs” who memorized enough terms to pass the exam but couldn’t actually do anything.

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I have decided to earn the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification for a number of reasons (more on that below) but I want to do it right.  I don’t want a “paper” certification.

The CEH has value but, like most other exams, it can be cheated.  I want to earn it and really be able to do it!

In this post, I’ll share why I think the CEH is worth pursuing and why it will take a whole year to earn it.

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