I'm very glad that I went through the trouble of setting up my own lab ahead of time, and I strongly recommend that all future CEH course takers do the same. While our instructor did set up a decent environment for each user, we remote users are stuck with VNCing into our host machines and running VMWare Player to use our VMs. Lots of lag and keyboard input issues to say the least. My local VMs have been working perfectly for me, however, and since no one can see my screen, I also don't feel "under the gun" when doing lab excercises.
I don't want to start another topic for this, since I've kind of been spamming this forum with my questions anyway, so I'll bring this up here: After getting into the meat of this course, I've been feeling very confident of my abilities, as I've used and played with nearly everything we studied in class on my own over the past year or two anyway. Since tomorrow's our last day, I decided to get a jump on test preparation. Downloaded PrepLogic's 50-question CEH practice exam and tested. I do want to note that I believe it's an outdated practice test (seems to be v5 or 6,) but I was absolutely shocked to see that I failed pretty miserably. Twice. Since the practice exam contained a lot of old info, such as Windows 2000 exploitation and near-obsolete tools that I've never touched, I don't want to put too much weight into these results, but it's making me seriously reassess my skillset, or possibly even whether the official courseware is sufficient study material to pass the CEH.
Am I off-base in thinking this way? Or is the v7 exam that much different from the older versions? I was originally planning on taking the exam as soon as I could possibly get it scheduled, as class has been cake, but not so sure now.
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