I can tell you this... From my earlier CEH, this v7 class covers significantly more tools (albeit, mostly overview, as a week-long bootcamp simply doesn't afford the time to get deep into too many tools.) But we're into day 4, now. I'll do a detailed review next week, after the bootcamp is over.
Honestly, I find that discouraging. Previous versions seemed to overemphasize tools, and this version does that to an even greater extent?
I'd prefer them to dramatically lessened the quantity of tools and focus on the underlying concepts. I think that would create much more genuinely skilled professionals compared to certifying individuals based on a cursory knowledge of a multitude of tools.
Finished today and passed v7 exam.
Wow. That's on par with Michael Jordan making a lay-up on a practice court. With the rim at 6'. Congrats!
Additionally, having been through previous CEH version(s), I took some of my time and fixed some of the lab issues, and a classmate also worked some out, while our instructor moved forward, so the class could come back to them and at LEAST experience them. As much as I wanted to learn and/or update, I also wanted to help others learn, too. (Guess I'm just nice like that, sometimes. <insert cheesy grin> ) And, as with pretty much ALL cert exams, I had serious issues with a handful of questions on the exam, as far as 'correctness,' as well as one or two that flat out didn't format on my screen correctly enough to even answer, had I not spotted a clean character or two, outside the mess, that was enough for the 'trained eye' to pick out. But it is what it is, and I knew I'd pass, so I'll note those to EC, if they want to fix.
Anyway, watch for my review, next week, and feel free to comment, as well, as to your experience, as it compared to mine.
This is another issue (maybe I'm reading too much into this specific situation, but I know it exists in reality). It seems that the knowledge, skill, and experience of the instructors varies greatly. I know there are some that completely destroy me (to the point where I probably couldn't even make eye contact with them), but at the other extreme, there are others that appear to be completely unqualified. Personally, I've heard of instructor complaints for years. I'd be extremely hesitant to sign up for a course where the actual value is such a crap shoot. Do you have any insight into how they oversee the uniformity of how the course is actually delivered?