If you’re preparing to take the CEH exam, you’ll undoubtedly want to find as much information as you can about computers, networks, applications, and physical security.The more information you have at your disposal and the more hands-on experience you gain, the better off you’ll be when taking the exam. This study guide was written with that goal in mind—to provide enough information to prepare you for the test, but not so much that you’ll be overloaded with information that is too far outside the scope of the exam. To make the information more understandable, I’ve included practical examples and experience that supplement the theory.
This book presents the material at an advanced technical level. An understanding of network concepts and issues, computer hardware and operating systems, and applications will come in handy when you read this book. While every attempt has been made to present the concepts and exercises in an easy-to-understand format, you will need to have experience with IT and networking technology to get the best results.
Before You Begin Studying
Before you begin preparing for the exam, it’s imperative that you understand a few things about the CEH certification. CEH is a certification from the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) granted to those who obtain a passing score on a single exam (number 312-50). The exam is predominantly multiple choice, with some questions including diagrams and sketches that you must analyze to arrive at an answer. This exam requires intermediate- to advanced-level experience; you’re expected to know a great deal about security from an implementation and theory perspective as well as a practical perspective.