- Series: All-in-One
- Hardcover: 395 pages
- Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media; Har/Cdr edition (September 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071772294
- ISBN-13: 978-0071772297
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CEH Certified Ethical Hacker: Exam Guide (All-in-One) Hardcover – September 7, 2011
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Note that I have *a lot* of InfoSec experience--including CISSP and OSCP certifications--but in my opinion, mastery of the material in this book, including the concepts covered in the end-of-chapter questions and ~ 150 sample test questions on the included MasterExam test, *should* allow you to pass the test.
The book is well-written and concise considering the breadth of material the CEHv7 covers.
I recommend this book for anyone pursuing their CEHv7 certification.
I've taken both, and both editions are "on target" for v7. In v8, however, I passed again, having one of the "several timed sections on one topic" version of the exam, rather than all questions in one sitting version of exam. You do still need to know the major tools listed: how to use, expected results and how to interpret results.
The reason I drop the 2nd edition to 4 stars (I wish I could give 4.5) is because:
- I did not expect and got blindsided by almost 20% of the exam hitting on PKI/digital certificates/identity management. I will suggest an expansion on PKI, et al to a full chapter. In the meantime, please find a supplemental source to study these before you take your exam.
- There were also a few (<5) questions on a specific "free" testing methodology that self-promotes 6 of its own certifications and related training programs (which of course cost money), and which article Wikipedia yanked in 2011 for spammy self-promotion. I do hope that this addition to v8 gets reconsidered and removed from future versions of the CEH by the EC|Council. I've only seen 2 pages or so on this in two recent books, hardly drawing your attention to it, and not in depth.
- Web security questions require more actual knowledge of securing a web page, as one would obtain from the OWASP project pages, and "hands-on" practice doing so. Please also do supplemental study with OWASP materials.
- There was also one chapter area that was surprising completely missing on my v8 exam.
- Finally, there were no PowerPoint pictures on the exam (a distractor in v7 exam), and more "soft" questions without code samples.Read more ›
Edit: Many of the author's examples of how to use the "nc" command are clearly untested and incorrect, although he certainly is clear on the concept of what netcat is capable of. Be sure to test and experiment rather than taking the author's syntactic advice at face value.
Although I lack reviewer Bob's experience, I think the publisher needs to add an errata page for the book on the McGraw Hill web site. There were some errors in the end of chapter practice questions.
Now, on to my ACTUAL review:
If you simply want a resource to pass the exam for some checkbox on your résumé or whatever, this book will work. If you also want to learn more about the actual field and job of a penetration tester, this book will definitely give you that. Matt's writing style was fantastic, and very engaging. I've read a LOT of other certification books and this one blows every one of them out of the water. I was learning and enjoying it. His tone, his examples, his "flow" if you will, were spot on for teaching a subject that could very easily be very dry (just check out the official courseware for this exam if you want an idea).
Matt gives plenty of information and resources for learning beyond just what was in the exam. He also points out things that are no longer current, but still need to be known for the exam. It helps to know when things are no longer relevant, that's the info that can be filed and dumped as soon as you pass the exam. But the actual knowledge transfer the author gives is spot on for the test AND the job.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book saved me $2500. No technical experience. Bought the book, read it cover to cover and passed!Published 2 months ago by Jeremy Zhang
This book and the practice exam book (also written by Matt Walker) helped me to pass my CEH v8 exam. I highly recommend both hard copy books. 5/2016Published 3 months ago by Andy
FAR, far too wordy!!! The author tries for a casual, chatty writing style, but I'm really getting tired of wading through all of the "witty" (?) repartee. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Frustrated Librarian
The author adds in some stories, history, and general trivia that makes the book an easier read. He even mentions things that may confuse people who are already in the business as... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. W. Marshall
Great for Certification Review. Passed Dec 02 2015, with this book. The book says v8, and on Nov 01 2015, ECCouncil switched to v9 Exams. Still was a great resource. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lonnie
Good book overall. With the following exceptions.
- Rushed editing (Continuous grave errors contained throughout book)
- Some of the test question answers don't... Read more