My study plan included reading the Offical CEH book by Graves, I should have skipped it and gone directly to Exam Prep by Gregg. I found the Exam Prep had a deeper level of the material which represented what was on the test. While the Offical CEH book was a good start, I felt it lacked the depth of Exam Prep. Exam Prep explained some of the harder material is an easy to use format. The chapter on cryptology was steller! I wish I would have reviewed this before I sat for the CISSP. In addition to the books I used the Career Academy's videos. The video was a good solid foundation that went into a lot of the older software you may not find else where and some walk throughs you may not have the time to do on your own. I previewed the CBT nuggets but I honestly could not take the jokes and unethical comments/stories he was telling.
I felt I should have done more studying with the specific tools like Ettercap, netcat, Snort, and Wireshark. Having a lot of experience with NMAP definately helped.
My next plan is go self-study for GCIH, as long as my company will spring for the book. I don't know why they are dragging their feet. It's much cheaper than flying me to a SANS training.
CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, C|EH, Sec+, Net+, MCP