I was very curious why they felt the need to create another name for the already highly popular CEH. In their FAQ, they answered that question:
Why did EC-Council create a duplicate course and certification similar to CEH?
The United States government agencies are too sensitive to the word "hacker" in a certification program. Based on their feedback and request we have created an identical course and certification with a different title without the word "hacker" in it.
For more info: http://www.eccouncil.org/CNDA.htm
I'm wondering if any of our members out there work for the gov't and have come across this 'sensitivity' to the word hacker?