Hold on a sec guys, I dont think you are seeing the whole picture here.
As far as OSCP goes, I certainly dont have the knowledge or experience for it, something I will work towards.
Books- I have access to most of the suggested books, and am in the process of reading them. I know it will take time for me, therefore, if I do attend any training, I am setting next year as a timeframe.
VTC- I have access to VTC, and while I havent watched their CEH videos, I have not really gotten into any of their others... Unfortunate really.
I am familiar with what a boot camp is, I took my A+/Net+ through one. A great experience, and personally I enjoyed it, my vision of what college should be like, in some ways... What I would like to see is a true TRAINING CAMP. Which is what this company appears to offer in part.
I think I looked at HD, and I will look again, but it looks like they are doing the online live training, an excellent option, but not for me, ATM. I am halfway across the world, and I have seen the problems that can arise with that. It really sucks, being here has opened many doors, and at least at the moment shut some.
I am going through the CEH Study Guide, and eventually the review guide, and Hacking Exposed, and Pro Pen Testing, and I am chronicling my trek here: http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/ ... ic,6279.0/
- I hope you all come and read, comment.
I was looking at the PPT book today, while on duty, and I noticed some good suggestions for labs that I defiantly need to DL. I am really glad that Heorot is continuing the DE-ICE program with the HD, I am still learning a lot from the first CD.
So I dont end up rolling on here, let me summarize. I understand that a cert like CEH isnt meant to be done from 0-100 in 5 days. I do think however, that there could be value in having an instructor teach this material. With all of the options out there, it really is difficult to choose. EC-Council wants me to do iclass/vLive (w/e), Career Academy supposedly has a good option, lots of people have done self study, ect.
I also want to note here that I am not simply chasing the CEH cert, although I have wanted it for some time. As I am under DoD8570, I need either it or SANS to perform the duties I want to perform. And CEH is a good introduction to the skills needed for a pentester, I think.
I'll be happy to reply to any thoughts.