Wow, you are studying all of those exam preps? I admire your effort. I will say I am not a big fan of preps like those. I think they might have some value if you use it as a guide to test your general knowledge, but from what I hear and what I have actually seen, they are a waist of time if you hope you will see the exact same questions on the CEH examine. I remember reading a number of posts on the old Boson forum that there were only 2 questions on the entire CEH examine that mirrored the questions in the Boson prep. There were so many complaints that Boson closed down the forum! That’s not good if you were hoping to just memorize a bunch of answers and ace the test, lol! My feeling is its better to focus on real world hacking skill than just trying to pass a test by reading questions and answers.
So say you pass the test and you still cant do a pentest? What value is that and how long will you last in the industry? Of course reading is good and my advice is to read “Counter Hack” by Ed Skoudis to get an over view. Then read “ Certified Ethical Hacker” by Michael Gregg to get a better idea of the CEH material. After that, work with something like Learn Security Online which has a lot of practical work. Make sure you set up some kind of hack lab and then get busy. The key is to get your fingers dirty so to speak. Don’t be an armchair hacker
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