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Certified Ethical Hacker Exam Prep 1st Edition
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While consulting consumes a large amount of Michael's time, he has contributed to more than 10 books and has spoken at security, technology, and educational conferences such as ISC2's Security Leadership Conference, Hacker Halted, Government Technology Conference (GTC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) IT Conference, and The American College of Forensic Examiners.
Michael has appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Fox News, Canadian News (BNN), Kiplinger as well as NPR, ESPN, and other major networks. He holds two associate's degrees, a bachelor's degree, and a master's degree. He presently maintains many certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc.
Top Customer Reviews
Keep in mind, that this book is meant for people who do have an administration background and who happen to be pretty familiar with Linux and Windows. The book is written for that group of people because without that experience, you probably won't have the experience necessary to be a CEH.
I happen to read all 3 books for the CEH that are listed on Amazon. The Sybex book, the EC-council book, and this book. By far, this book was the best out of the 3. The Sybex book was a waste of money as it wasn't as good as this book and it had even less depth. The EC-council book had a bit more detail in some topics, although it lacked cohesion and was poor at presenting the thought behind it. I think this book and the EC-council book compliment each other, and give you a pretty good idea of what you actually need to know. I would start with this book and finish up with the EC-council book and/or courseware. My reasoning is that you should set the foundation first and this book does that.
Also, as with hacking, google is an excellent resource. These two books won't be enough to fill all the holes, but the internet is a damned good filler.
In conclusion this book provides for pretty good preparation for the actual test, and is a comfortable read.
ABOUT THE TEST:
150 questions, you have 4 hours. I took only 2 and scored an 86%. 70% is passing. I studied for only two weeks, but have extensive background in the subject area.Read more ›
I wish they would have included this with the course material as it's a better prep for the test. It also comes with a Linux ISO that has many of the tools used by ethical hackers and discussed in the book.
The test prep software is very helpful. Whenever you get an answer wrong it gives you a reference to the section in the e-book of where the answer came from and an Internet link to look up.
This book and the Anti-Hacker toolkit does a good job of getting you ready for the test.
The book covers a wide range of security topics with most being based on the Windows OS. It also has a chapter on Linux, and covers networking, web sites, buffer overflows and physical security. Included with each chapter are exercises to reinforce the material, and questions with answers.
Before reading this book, you should have general background knowledge in operating systems and networking. A programming background is not necessary.
As a primer on security, I found this book to be well written and interesting reading.
The exam consists of 150 questions with sometimes deep technical detailed questions. You'll need certainly a good knowledge about protocols and typical behaviour of it but nevertheless this will not make you an ethical hacker. This takes much much more experience, dedication and years of work in the field.
Besides that; you will need lots and lots of other material to prepare yourself for the exam and to build up knowledge in general. For example; buy the guide of "professor Messer" to get additional knowledge on the Nmap tool. The book is however a great guide in the sometimes complex material.
I think this book is easy to read, the author did a great job on this. Second there is a good roll up of all the issues that where discussed in every chapter. I think CEH is a typically focussed on the Windows Platform. This not a problem for me because this is my expertise area anyway but unix and linux is touched lightly.
With that in mind, great guide for preparing, buy some other stuff or search the internet for additional material.
Rob Faber [CISSP, CEH, MCSE]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent study guide - very well written and organized. If you want learn the exam material and/or prep for the exam this the best book I've found.Published on October 2, 2013 by Craig Cheney
I will not rely on this to pass the v7 exam. A seven year old book covering information security is ancient. Every major operating system has changed versions. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by wkew22
Maybe this is obvious to most but I thought I'd give it a try.
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I've used both the official course book as well as a ucertify and this exam prep book. I can say that although the amount of knowledge gained from the official courseware is the... Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by D4ZZ4
I've been reading through this book for the CEH based on it's high reviews here at amazon. I have not yet taken the CEH but am writing this review based on my current findings as... Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Russell D. Holloway
This is a great book for studying for the exam. If you want to get an idea of security info in general you can't find a better condensed book. Read morePublished on June 7, 2009 by Calvin E. Coleman
This book is a great. Not recommended to people with low expirience in Computers or Information Technology. Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by Steve Erdman
My teach kept saying how he threw the book at the wall when he saw the first error. So don't believe everything word for word in this book. Read morePublished on June 28, 2007 by Robert Russell
I purchased this book after taking the 5 day CEH course so I could focus on practicing questions. The book compliments the course, but please do not think that studying this book... Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by R. Barrett