January 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm #4572
I have just downloaded practice tests from uCertify for what I think is version 6. It is for the 312-50 exam. Is that version 6? I would like to get a book to go along with this, but everything I see is years old except for these 2:
Which of these books would be better? Is there a book that would be better for me other than these 2? I want to make sure that whatever book I get covers the new material in the v6 exam. I have not worked with much with network security although I do have Security + certification and have been in IT for about 10 years doing mostly PC work with a little server background (Server 2003 MCP).
Thanks to all who could point me in the right direction…..
January 19, 2010 at 8:23 am #28514
I personally would go with the “Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide” because the other book is part of a 5 book series. I used the earlier version of the review guide by Kimberly Graves that covers the version 5 exam when I was studying for the v6 exam and found it to be good for getting the basics of each subject into my head. But I needed to do further study on each topic from other sources (the official courseware mainly)
January 19, 2010 at 9:48 am #28515
The exam objectives in V6 are the same as in V5.
January 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm #28516
My understanding is that V6 official course ware has a lot more hands on lab exercises, but the information is still the same.
I read the Official CEH Guide by Kimberly Graves and the Exam Prep by Michael Gregg. Graves taught me what EC-Council wants me to know. Gregg taught me why I need to know it and how to apply it. I also banged out some of the tools in my patchwork lab using two Windows 2003 servers, a Vista and XP client, and a VM ware image of Backtrack 4. The tools I focused on were Wireshark, NMAP, and Snort.
January 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm #28517triznutParticipant
I have both the books you’ve linked us to and I would suggest getting both, plus the other 4 books in that series. It’s a 5 volume series.
January 20, 2010 at 12:04 am #28518
Thank you all so much for replies. Very helpful. Andec, did you pass the exam? Has anyone out there used the uCertify products? It is the first time I am using them after not much luck recently with Transcender. I checked out a couple of demos and uCertified seemed the best and so far I really like them, but all I want is for them to get me to pass the exam. Thanks again everyone…Happy trails….
January 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm #28519
Virutalwolf, I passed the exam about 10 days ago.
January 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm #28520
Congratulations Andec!!! Can you tell me a little bit about the format of the test, such as the following?:
How many questions were single selection multiple choice?
How many questions were multiple selection multiple choice?
How long were the questions in general (one, two, three, or more sentences?
Also, what is your IT background?
And again congrats and thanks for your feedback….
January 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm #28521
Also, as far as the questions go:
How many present a scenario and ask how many of the tasks will be accomplished?
When they are multiple selection multiple choice, is there many that say “Choose Two” or “Choose All That Apply”?
I hate the ones that say “Choose All That Apply”!!!
January 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm #28522
If I am not wrong, the amount of answers one should check is given.
January 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm #28523
Thanks awesec. I hope you are not wrong….That would help. ;D
February 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm #28524
@virtualwolf. Because of the non disclosure agreement I signed before I took the exam, I am not sure that I can be very specific about the actual exam. I will say that there was a good mix of single/multiple answer questions and the majority were more than 3 sentences long. I think that’s about all I can say about the exam.
I get the feeling that you are worried about being able to answer the questions in the given amount of time. If you are prepared, you won’t have a problem.
My background in IT is as a programmer.
February 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm #28525
Thanks for the info. Andec. I just want to make sure I am prepared. I have failed the last 2 out of 3 exams I have taken. The last 3 I have taken are very different from the practice exams I studied.
Windows Server 2003 “The Beast” (Failed)
Security + (Passed)
Windows Vista (Failed)
I have several others that I passed (A+, Network+, Windows 2000 Workstation, & Windows Server 2003), but I don’t want to fail this one because it is extremely expensive and there may be a job opening soon in Network Securty where I work.
Can anyone tell me if they got any questions about hexadecimal?
Thanks to all…..
February 7, 2010 at 9:36 am #28526
Hexadecimal isn’t really that hard to understand. Do you have any specific questions about it?
February 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm #28527DutchieParticipant
I’m new at this forum!
I would like to have some advice on the time it on average a person takes to prepare for the examen. This is important for me because I’ve read somewhere that from the beginning of JUne the objectives of the V6 will be examinated on the examen. Until that date the objectives of V5 are valid!!
As I’ve read that the objectives are extended for the V6, I prefer to be examinated based on the V5-objectives. For these objectives the books and other study material is finalized.
So this is a serious request for advice. Based on the answers you are giving me I have to decide if I will sit before the beginning of June or not!
For your information I can not start preparing before mid of March!!
Thanks for your answer in advance.
February 8, 2010 at 8:51 pm #28528
Welcome to the forum. I think your question may have gotten a better response if you posted a new topic, but we can also just hijack this thread.
It took me about 4 months to study for the CEH V5. I read two books (listed in the previous comments) and setup my own patch work lab. Judging by the certifications you all ready hold, I would suggest that you should be able to be ready by June if you started mid March.
Differences in objectives between V5 and V6. It is my understanding there are no differences on the test itself. The major differences are with the training materials that EC-Council provides. V6 has in-depth hands on lab/self study exercises. The test, as far as I understand, is the same.
Good luck and please stick around.
February 9, 2010 at 11:33 am #28529caissydParticipant
I passed the CEHv6 exam a week ago after failing my first attempt in November.
For my first try, I studied the CEHv5 materials thinking it would be ok. In fact, by using the “Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide” (as pointed out on EC-Council web site), I though that by understanding very, very well the content of this book, I would be fine.
But, the CEHv6 exam is a new one. I have discovered AFTER I only got 65% on my first attempt that CNDA and CEH use the same exam. On the EC-Council web site, you can read:
How different is the exam compared to CEH? Except the title difference, the content of the exam is 100% same as CEH exam. There is no difference other than the exam title difference. You can use CEH exam preparation guides for this exam too.
So, my understanding is that there are way more questions about system admin, Active Directory and so on in the CEHv6 than in the CEHv5. And don’t gt me wrong, I have studied like hell for my first attempt (learning about 220 tools, virus, worms, etc!). But I only got about 37 questions about what I studied th most… :'(
Anyway, if you download the CEH course brochure (PDF under the resource tab on their web site) and you understand them well, you should be ok.
Don’t bother learning tons of port numbers for virus, trojans and worms, it is not worth it for the exam (countless hours of my life that will never come back…).
PS: It was sweet to past it the second time around… ;D
February 10, 2010 at 7:55 am #28530
As unsupported already wrote, the exam objectives from V6 are the same as in V5. There are additional modules in V6, though they are only self-study ones and are not necessary for the exam to pass.
February 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm #28531
Where is a good place to start learning hexadecimal? Is there much of it on the exam?
February 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm #28532
Well, even Wikipedia should be enough for this. As a CEH one should be able to use Google as well. 😉
As I said – if you have any specific question about it, feel free to ask, though I am sure you’ll understand everything if you had a closer look at it.
I don’t think that there will be many questions on the exam about hexadecimal stuff.
February 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm #28533hayabusaParticipant
As awesec implied as well, there really weren’t any hexadecimal-specific questions that I hit on my CEH exam, and really, without more ‘specific’ questions for us, all we can really do is tell you to Google it. You’ll find PLENTY of sites to explain / teach hexadecimal and conversions to read through. As a pentester, you’ll do a lot of self-research on such topics.
We’re happy to help, if you find something specific to ask about, so if you have a specific question for us, ask away!
February 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm #28534DutchieParticipant
Thanks for your replies! I appreciated it!
Hit Monkey congratz with passing!
February 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm #28535
February 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm #28536
I feel that there was a question on the CEH, similar to what BillV experienced with URL obfuscation. It is not a major factor on the test, but useful to know!
SANS has a little HEX quiz on their website (http://www.sans.org/security-training/hexquiz.pdf). Maybe you should review that for some useful things to keep in mind/check your hex skillz. The answers are here (http://www.sans.org/security-training/hexquiz_answers.pdf).
February 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm #28537
One of the first hits for hexidecimal in google. Very handy conversion chart. Could have done with this a while ago.
February 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm #28538hayabusaParticipant
Maybe it’s just me today… I’m getting an http 403 error on that link… I’ll have to see if someone else has that same document posted elsewhere. I always like to add documents to my library, for helping out other folks, and I know a few who could probably use something handy like it (once I see what it is…….. darned 403) Thankfully, I’m doing alright in the hex department, myself. But thanks for a useful link (if I can hit it)
February 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm #28539
I just had the same issue, thought was very strange after i was just on that page! I think it must be looking at the referrer. If you just copy and paste that link into a browser it should work.
February 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm #28540
again may need to view from non referrer
February 11, 2010 at 2:26 pm #28541
Thanks for the links, these will help me with my GCIA!
February 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm #28542RavenquilleParticipant
How much does the CEH exam cost?
February 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm #28543
Thanks for the links, these will help me with my GCIA!
You may or may not have these which could be of use.
February 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm #28544
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