Am Sriram from New York. This is my first post in eh.net. Am delighted that i found this community.
Am a Masters Graduate from NYU with specialization in Network Security, Information Security and Cryptography.
Prior to my masters degree, i have worked one year in Networks Operations Center of a multi-national company and also i have about 4 years of experience in freelancing, Software Development, providing web services, and network consulting.
Since my field of interest is Cyber Security and Penetration Testing, am planning to takeup the CEH.
I went through the detailed course structure and most of the things are the ones that i have already studied during my graduate studies. I might have to work on the labs though because the graduate program was like 40% practical and 60% theory.
So am planning to takeup the Self-Study path. I have a couple of doubts and i would highly appreciate if anyone could clarify it to me.
1) If i takeup the selfstudy path, is it mandatory that i have to buy the SelfStudy material from EC-COUNCIL or Career Academy or Quickcert to get the registration number / voucher number. Because, i already have the DVD's from Career Academy that my friend gave it to me. It is V6.0 and i think i can use it.
2) Though i have the DVD's, i don't have the hard copy materials / courseware. Is it necessary to study from the hard copy material. is there any alternative to that. I mean is there any other book that i can use to compensate that.
3) What other materials / videos / books apart from the ECC courseware do you recommend..?
4) On an average, how many hours does a person prepare to successfully complete the CEH exam..?
Awaiting a quick response on this.
Thanks in advance,