Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Self-Paced Online Training Course

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Training course outline

In this course, you will gain all the knowledge and skills needed to pass the CEH v12 and CEH v12 Practical exams to then gain CEH Master status.

Learning at your own pace over up to 12 months, this course is perfect if you are unable to take a week away from the office for classroom training.

You will reinforce your learning with practical exercises on the online EC-Council iLabs and further develop your real-world experience with our unique battle labs."

Why is CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) important?

CEH is a widely recognised ethical hacking qualification that was introduced in 2003. It is regularly updated, and the latest version (CEH v12) covers Parrot OS, enhanced Cloud security, IoT threats, operational technology attacks and fileless malware.

Awarded by the EC-Council, CEH is globally recognised as a foundation qualification for anyone who wishes to develop a career as a penetration tester, SOC team member or cyber security analyst.

CEH also provides an essential up-to-date understanding of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures for every technical cyber security professional.

CEH is accredited by the NCSC Certified Training scheme as a Courseware-level qualification that supports the career and skills development of UK cyber security professionals.

The average salary for UK jobs requiring CEH certification in 2023 is £70,000 per annum. itjobswatch.co.uk

Become a CEH Master with CEH Elite v12 training"

Our self-paced training course is based on the CEH Elite package that features a Learn, Certify, Engage and Compete approach.

  • Learn - Video training on 20 subject modules, each with extensive hands-on exercises using software tools hosted on iLabs.
  • Certify - Intensive exam preparation to help you pass the CEH and CEH Practical exams on the first attempt and achieve the highly valued CEH Master certification.
  • Engage - Develop real-world experience using emulated ethical hacking engagements in a controlled online practice environment.
  • Compete - CEH Global Challenges delivered every month to provide 'capture-the-flag'-style competitions that introduce new technologies and platforms such as web applications, OT, IoT, SCADA, ICS systems and Cloud environments.


  • With this course, you will have access to:

    220+

    labs that mimic real scenarios

    3,500

    software hacking tools

    6

    months' access to EC-Council iLabs

    Learn the basic skills with iLabs"

    A key element of the course is the practical online labs (iLabs) that support learning and skills- building with more than 220 exercises and access to 3,500 software hacking tools.

    Aligned with subject modules, exercises provide the opportunity to safely practise every learning objective on live virtual machines with fully patched operating systems. Access to iLabs for six months after the course allows learners to continue to practise, and test and use the software tools."

    Build your red and blue team skills with battle labs"

    Our unique battle labs will provide you with a unique interactive opportunity to apply and develop your skills to attack or defend an organisation.

    Choose to join a red team and play the role of an attacker by finding and exploiting vulnerabilities. Or choose to be in a blue team to defend against the attacks and respond to the incidents as they happen.

    Delivered quarterly, battle labs uses the EC-Council CyberQ cyber range platform to offer the following challenges:

  • ArbFile - Attack or defend against a challenge that gains admin access and exploits web application and services vulnerabilities.
  • Attentive - Attack or defend against a 'pwn the target' challenge that uses reverse shell exploits, privilege escalation and password cracking.
  • Zig - Attack or defend against a challenge that uses unauthenticated RCE (remote code execution), ZIP password cracking and red team methodologies.
  • SWAT - Attack or defend against a challenge that identifies and exploits the flaws in the services and systems of a Microsoft Windows network and Windows 10 client machine."


  • Course features

    Study at your own pace"

    Learn at a time, place and pace that suit you with a pre-recorded online course."

    Practical learning with iLabs"

    Reinforce your knowledge and practise your skills during and after the course using online iLabs that support more than 220 exercises and host 3,500 software hacking tools."

    Test and demonstrate your skills"

    Apply your new skills and engage in an emulated four-phase ethical hacking exercise with vulnerability assessment, gaining access, and exploits of web and mobile applications."

    Build your knowledge of new technologies"

    Participate in 'capture-the-flag'-style competitions that introduce new technologies such as web applications, OT, IoT, SCADA, ICS systems and Cloud environments."

    First-time exam pass strategy"

    Extensive final exam preparation focused on the best strategy to pass the CEH v12 exam and prepare for the challenging CEH Practical exam."

    Exam pass guarantee

    We are confident you will pass the CEH exam on your first attempt. If you don't, we will train you again for free and offer you an unlimited number of CEH exam retakes, with a maximum of four exam retakes per year allowed. T&Cs apply ."

    Who should attend this course?

    This course is suitable for IT professionals who are working towards or have already achieved a position such as:"

  • Cyber security manager
  • Information security manager
  • Information security auditor
  • Cyber security auditor
  • Security administrator
  • Infosec administrator
  • IT security administrator
  • Cyber defence analyst
  • Vulnerability assessment analyst"


  • Information security analyst
  • Cyber security analyst - levels 1-3
  • Network security engineer
  • SOC security analyst
  • SOC analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Senior security consultant
  • Solutions architect"


  • Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Self-Paced Online Training Course will help you start or enhance your career and boost your knowledge."

    This course is an essential component of the following learning path:

  • Cyber Security roles


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    Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We are the global specialists"- As global specialists in information security, cyber security and privacy, we pride ourselves on being market leaders and keeping one step ahead. Our expert instructors use their working knowledge to bring the course content to life, while covering all the essential and technical content.
  • Built and delivered by experts"- Our courses are built and delivered by subject-matter experts and innovative instructional design specialists with years of practical, hands-on experience.
  • Learn your way"- We have the training methods and solutions to suit your business or personal learning style. We offer instructor-led (classroom, Live Online or hybrid), blended, self-paced, elearning, in-house and bespoke training options.
  • Our service levels are exemplary"- From the sales team that pays close attention to your development needs, to the operations team that makes things tick like a Swiss watch, to the energy and skill of the instructors. We are all passionate about what we do and want to ensure you get the best training experience possible.
  • Pass the first time or train again for free"- We have trained more than 28,000 people and we're confident you'll pass with us first time. If you don't, we'll train you again for free.*"


  • * T&Cs apply .

    Course details

    What does this training course cover?

  • Module 1: Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Module 2: Footprinting and reconnaissance
  • Module 3: Scanning networks
  • Module 4: Enumeration
  • Module 5: Vulnerability analysis
  • Module 6: System hacking
  • Module 7: Malware threats
  • Module 8: Sniffing
  • Module 9: Social engineering
  • Module 10: Denial-of-service"


  • Module 11: Session hijacking
  • Module 12: Evading IDS, firewalls and honeypots
  • Module 13: Hacking web servers
  • Module 14: Hacking web applications
  • Module 15: SQL injection
  • Module 16: Hacking wireless networks
  • Module 17: Hacking mobile platforms
  • Module 18: IoT and OT hacking
  • Module 19: Cloud computing
  • Module 20: Cryptography"


  • What's included in this course?

  • 60 hours of online recorded videos with 12 months' access.
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • The EC-Council CEH v12 Elite training package:"

  • e-Courseware
  • Practice exams and questions
  • CEH v12 exam voucher
  • Six months' access to iLabs
  • CEH Engage
  • Global CEH Challenges
  • CEH Practical exam voucher
  • Ethical hacking video library (10)
  • Free exam retakes voucher (unlimited*)"

  • *Applicable to the CEH exam only with a maximum of four exam retakes allowed per year. Excludes proctor administration fee (£80), which applies to each attempt at the exam."


  • What equipment do I need?

    You will need a computer for the duration of your course and exams.

    Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    Before taking this course, we recommend having:

  • Two years' IT work experience; and
  • An understanding of and some experience with operating systems, TCP/IP and networking.


  • Candidates are only eligible to take the EC-Council CEH exam once they have completed the course.

    Exams and qualifications

    Certified Ethical Hacker exams

    All learners receive exam vouchers for the CEH (312-50 - ECC, 312-50 - VUE) and CEH Practical exams. Please note that the cost of the exam vouchers is included in the course purchase price.

    CEH certification"

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Questions: 125
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 60%-85% depending on question bank"


  • CEH Practical certification"

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Questions: 20 practical challenges
  • Format: iLabs cyber range
  • Pass mark: 70%"


  • This course is equivalent to:

    35

    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

    Successfully completing the course and exams awards the following qualifications:

  • CEH
  • CEH Practical
  • CEH Master (CEH + Practical)"


  • How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • A digital certificate will be available to download between seven and ten days from the date of certification in your Aspen account. 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
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