Certified Ethical Hacker v8 (CEH)

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About this Course

This class will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. The content has been revised for the latest release of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v8 certification exam 312-50.

Audience Profile

This course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.


Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course mission is to educate, introduce and demonstrate hacking tools for penetration testing purposes only. Prior to attending this course, you will be asked to sign an agreement stating that you will not use the newly acquired skills for illegal or malicious attacks and you will not use such tools in an attempt to compromise any computer system, and to indemnify EC-Council with respect to the use or misuse of these tools, regardless of intent.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started: Essential Knowledge

  • Security 101 – Basic Networking & Security Essentials
  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Lesson 2: Footprinting & Reconnaissance

  • Vulnerability Research
  • Footprinting – Passive, Active, DNS, Network Range, Google Hacking, Footprinting Tools

Lesson 3: Scanning Networks & Enumeration

  • Scanning Fundamentals
  • Enumeration – Windows System Basics & Enumeration Techniques

Lesson 4: Sniffing & Evasion

  • Passive & Active Sniffing
  • Sniffing Tools & Techniques
  • Evasion – IDS & Firewalls

Lesson 5: System Hacking/Attacking

  • Methodology
  • Windows & Linux Security Architecture
  • Cracking Passwords
  • Privilege Escalation & Executing
  • Stealth

Lesson 6: Hijacking Webservers & Web Applications

  • Attacking Webservers – Architecture, Methodology, Attacks
  • Attacking Web Applications – Architecture, Attacks, SQL Injection

Lesson 7: Hacking Wireless Networks

  • Wireless 101
  • Wireless Hacking

Lesson 8: Trojans & Other Attacks

  • The Malware Attacks – Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses & Worms
  • Other Attacks – Denial of Service, Session Hijacking

Lesson 9: Cryptography

  • Cryptography and Encryption Overview
  • PKI, Digital Certificate, Digital Signatures
  • Encrypted Communications & Cryptography Attacks

Lesson 10: Low Tech - Social Engineering & Physical Security

  • Social Engineering – Human, Computer, and Mobile based attacks
  • Physical Security 101 

Lesson 11: Penetration Testing

  • Methodology & Steps