.

What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

<<

unsupported

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 318

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:38 pm

Location: 407

Post Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:34 pm

What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

I just finished the official CEH book and I am looking to complete a video series and a second book in addition to running my own lab.  What video series and books do you recommend in addition to the official book?  I've read some of the reviews about video training and books, but wanted to hear from the every day geeks and not just those who have the motivation to write a review.

I don't want to waste my companies money on training that won't work.  I borrowed my co-workers CBT nuggets, but after two sections I am not liking the instructor.  One of my main pet peeves is that I do not agree with him when he says all ethical hackers are gray hat, because even as a white had there comes a point where you need to test an exploit on someone elses system.  That's bull.  Setup a lab, find someone hosting a test network, or get permission.  Plus he also comes across as a cheesy used car salesman.

So, let's hear it?  What videos and books should I consider?
-Un
CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, C|EH, Sec+, Net+, MCP
<<

venom77

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1905

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Post Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:49 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

When you say you've used the official CEH book, do you mean the study guide or the courseware?

I've never tried any videos, but the one endorsed by EC-Council is Specialized Solutions.
<<

Jhaddix

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 317

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:25 pm

Post Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:54 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

Hello Unsupported!

I teach the CEH course for my work. If you are going for version 5 The Official Study Guide by Kimberly Graves and CEH Training Slides should be enough to pass the test for sure. Make sure you understand each slide and the review slides.

Supplemental but not really necessary are:


Specialized Solutions CEH Training Videos

Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep By Michael Gregg

Build Your Own Security Lab: A Field Guide for Network Testing



For practice questions use:

Pass 4 Sure v2.73-4 test questions

If you are going for version 6 Specialized Solutions is the only company with adequate supplemental training as of now.


I suggest going for v5 for now until other companies cacth up =)

Good luck!
<<

unsupported

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 318

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:38 pm

Location: 407

Post Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:07 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

BillV - I am using just the book, not the courseware.

Jhaddix - Thank you for the suggestions.  I am going for V5.  I liked the readability of the Official Study Guide by Graves, but I felt it lacked the depth.  I am really getting into the Career Academy videos.  It feels comfortable.

The Michael Gregg book keeps on coming up for recommendations.  Unfortunately it's not on Books24x7, so work will have to buy it unless someone in my department has it.  At least I have Gregg's Hacking The Stack, which appears to be a very good book.

I also need to go back to the library (county and college) they may have it!
Edit: It's an ebook available from my college library.  My company loves it when I save them money.

Thanks!
Last edited by unsupported on Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-Un
CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, C|EH, Sec+, Net+, MCP
<<

jason

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1013

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:23 pm

Location: USA

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:51 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

Jhaddix wrote:For practice questions use:

Pass 4 Sure v2.73-4 test questions


Careful that you don't lean on those too much...
<<

jason

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1013

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:23 pm

Location: USA

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:51 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

I also recommend the Graves book.
<<

unsupported

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 318

Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:38 pm

Location: 407

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:28 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

jason wrote:
Jhaddix wrote:For practice questions use:

Pass 4 Sure v2.73-4 test questions


Careful that you don't lean on those too much...


Thanks for the advice.  I do not like to use practice tests a lot.  I use them as just a quick check to see if I need to improve in any areas.  I do not like to rely on them as the gospel of how the test will be.
-Un
CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, C|EH, Sec+, Net+, MCP
<<

Jhaddix

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 317

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:25 pm

Post Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:44 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

jason wrote:
Jhaddix wrote:For practice questions use:

Pass 4 Sure v2.73-4 test questions


Careful that you don't lean on those too much...


Correct =)

Pass for sure v2.73 is a large base of the questions that are very similar to the test.

BUT

Never count on practice tests. Always have a good understanding of the materials, and remember to study the official slides and book. These are what the test is based on, they cant go outside of the scope of the official training materials.

My suggestion, leverage the above materials.

Put together a binder with important reference pages. Nmap switches, snort reference, anything you can find in the books and slides that you don't feel 100% on, etc. Take that binder and transcribe it, by hand, notate it, and practice the labs associated with it.

That's how I prepare for exams, and it usually works wonders. hope that helps!
<<

jason

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1013

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:23 pm

Location: USA

Post Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:38 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

Jhaddix wrote:Pass for sure v2.73 is a large base of the questions that are very similar to the test.


Very similar is a bit of an understatement. The use of these on cert tests is an old argument  ::)
<<

alucian

User avatar

Full Member
Full Member

Posts: 228

Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:01 pm

Location: Montreal, Canada

Post Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:47 pm

Re: What video series and books do you recommend for CEH?

Hello guys,
I am studying for CEH, and I really want to do some practice questions, to have an idea of my level of preparation. So, where can I find Pass 4 Sure v2.73-4 test questions? I tried their website with no success.
Thank you!
CISSP ISSAP, CISM/A, GWAPT, GCIH, GREM, GMOB, OSWP

Return to CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron
.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software