Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Practical Exam

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About the CEH Practical Exam

Demonstrate your ethical hacking skills with the CEH qualification.

The exam tests your skills by mimicking a real corporate network. It covers 20 different scenarios that require you to demonstrate your knowledge and solve real-life challenges that real world security professionals face.

You will be tested on:

  • Threat vector identification;
  • Network scanning;
  • OS detection;
  • Vulnerability analysis;
  • System hacking; and
  • Web application hacking.

  • Once you pass the exam, you will be certified as CEH Practical.

    Who should attend this course?

    The exam can be taken by anyone pursuing a career in ethical hacking, although we strongly recommend you have attended the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course .


    What does the CEH Practical exam cover?

    With limited time available; a mimic of the real corporate network scenario will be given. The exam is developed by a panel of experienced SMEs and includes 20 real-life scenarios with questions designed to validate essential skills required in the ethical hacking domains as outlined in the CEH program.

    The scenarios will test your skills to demonstrate the application of the knowledge acquired in the CEH course to find solutions to real-life challenges.

    Course duration and times

  • Number of Practical Challenges: 20
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Availability: Aspen – iLabs
  • Test Format: iLabs Cyber Range
  • Passing Score: 70%

  • How much does the CEH Practical exam cost?

    The exam costs £750 ex VAT.

    Exams and qualifications

    CEH practical exam

    Once the exam is purchased, you will receive an exam dashboard code with instructions to schedule the exam.

    Note: The exam dashboard code is valid for 1 year from date of receipt.

    How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

    Once you pass the exam, you will be certified as CEH Practical. You will be able to view and download the digital certificate from your Aspen account within 7 days from the date of certification and you will receive the physical copy of the certificate within 4 weeks.

    Aspen is a one-step gateway to multiple portals, products and services provided by EC-Council for its registered members. It is an integrated environment and a user friendly portal, where a user can navigate to various web pages through a single login.


    Can exams be retaken?

    Yes, you can retake the exam. Please contact us for retake exam voucher.

    Are there any prerequisites?

    There are no predefined eligibility criteria for those interested in attempting the CEH Practical exam. We strongly recommend you have attend the current Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course .


    Are there any prerequisites?

    No, although we strongly recommend you attend the CEH Training Course before attempting the exam.

    Who should attend this training course?

    Once you pay for your exam, you will be sent a dashboard code with instructions to schedule it. The code is calid for one year.

    How much does the CEH exam cost?

    £750 + VAT

    What is the salary of a CEH?

    According to itjobswatch.co.uk , the median salary for a CEH in the six months to June 2021 was £65,000.

    Is CEH harder than the CISSP?

    CEH evaluates knowledge, whereas the CISSP evaluates experience. To become a CISSP, you need five years’ demonstrable experience in two of the eight domains. To become a CEH, you just need to pass the exam. This comprises 125 multiple-choice questions that you must complete in 4 hours. It’s not easy, but our five-day CEH Training Course covers everything that you will be tested on.

    Can I take CEH without experience?

    No. You need at least two years’ IT work experience.

    Does CEH expire?

    Yes, CEH certification expires after three years unless you participate in the ECE (EC-Council Continuing Education) programme. You can find out more about the ECE on the EC-Council website .

    When will I get my certificate?

    If you pass the exam, your digital certificate will be available to download 7–10 days after you pass the exam. You will receive a physical certificate between four and eight weeks of passing the exam.

    How long does it take to study for the CEH exam?

    The CEH Training Course takes five days, but this assumes you have at least two years’ practical experience.

    Is the CEH exam multiple choice?

    Yes. The CEH exam comprises 125 multiple-choice questions that you must complete in 4 hours.

    What should I study for CEH?

    The CEH Training Course syllabus covers:

  • Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Footprinting and reconnaissance
  • Scanning networks
  • Enumeration
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • System hacking
  • Malware threats
  • Sniffing
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of service
  • Session hijacking
  • Evading IDS, firewalls and honeypots
  • Hacking web servers
  • Hacking web applications
  • SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Hacking mobile platforms
  • IoT and OT hacking
  • Cloud computing
  • Cryptography

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