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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is an advanced certification focused on equipping cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and skills required to defend against the continuously evolving landscape of cyber threats. This certification is facilitated by the EC-Council, an internationally recognized organization for information security certifications.


The CEH certification aims to provide professionals with the following skills:

  • Understand the ethics and legal requirements of ethical hacking
  • Identify and analyze common cyber threats, including malware, social engineering, and various network attacks
  • Utilize the latest penetration testing tools and methodologies to uncover vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications
  • Implement defensive countermeasures to protect against cyber attacks

Target Audience

The CEH certification is ideal for:

  • Cybersecurity professionals seeking to expand their skill set
  • IT administrators responsible for securing their organization’s systems and network
  • Penetration testers looking to demonstrate their ethical hacking capabilities
  • Security consultants who want a recognized certification in the IT security field

Exam Details

To become a Certified Ethical Hacker, you must pass the CEH exam, which consists of the following:

  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Exam Type: Multiple choice questions
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Passing Score: 70%


To prepare for the CEH exam, candidates can follow the EC-Council’s official training course or opt for self-study. The recommended resources include:


CEH holders need to earn 120 ECE (Education Credits) within three years of obtaining their certification to retain their credentials. These credits can be obtained through training, workshops, conferences, and other continuous learning opportunities in the field of information security.

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