I have opted to go for the CEH via self study because I am 16 and, unfortunately don't have 5 grand to spend. I am going through Career Academy's training videos at the moment, first 2 disks have been a review for me.
However I noticed the requirement on EC Council which says you need 2 years experience in the IT security field. Obviously I don't have that need fulfilled through a job, so I am trying to find any alternative which will allow me to get certified through self-study. I know lying would be a bad thing, but I DO have well over 2 years experience working with networks, maintaining security, deploying hardware and software packages, etc.
Any help would be great,