I attended a 5 day boot camp. I am sad to report that it was terrible. The only thing the instructor did for most of the 5 days was read the footnotes from each slide that was presented in the book. It was like he assumed no one in the class could read. For those of you familiar with the Ec-council courseware, these books contain hundreds of pages that contain just a screenshot of a program with often just a little comment. Imagine having someone projecting the image from each page up on a screen and then read the comment from the page word for word! I don’t want to mention the name of the school because I believe this was more about the burned out instructor who made it clear that he was going through a divorce and was leaving the school in a month. Talk about lousy luck getting that guy, lol! I do believe there are some first class boot camps and I have attended some I thought were excellent on other security topics.
Any way, thank god I already had a good foundation of the material and that’s what saved me. Given my experience I would say I am a big supporter of taking the self study path. If you combine your self study with a few good books and some online training like LearnSecurityOnline so you have some lab access and get tips on this forum you will be set! Not only will you pass the CEH, but more importantly you will actually understand the fundamentals.
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