Re: CEH Course - Your thoughts?

Hi J5,

Well, each certification has its own perspective and goal. No matter
whether its CEH or CompTIA's Security+ certification or any other
security certification for that matter. What differs in them is
basically the dept of knowledge, tools, concepts explanation and
practical handson. None of the certification in market is valueless;
what makes these certification valueless is basically a person's
personal or professional goal in life.

You know your goal in life better .. say for example, you wish to
become a fine grained Penetration tester; so for that matter you can
better go for NII Consulting's "Certified Professional Hacker" (CPH)
or EC Council's CEH or LPT course. CISSP or any other SANS
certification though would be in this same field, will not help you
out much with achieving your just mentioned (example) goal.

So if you are very particular in your doubt, say you wish to know each
and every aspect of Information Security, then you can definitely look
out for certifications like CISA, CISSP, ITIL, CoBIT etc.

Best of Luck !!

Practice Lead | Security Assessment & Computer Forensics
NII Consulting
Security Products:

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 2:24 AM, J5
<lifeisnotamalfunction@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I will be rounding up my first year as a security analyst soon and my
company has offered to send me to a CEH course taught by Dan Garfield
and it is held by IT Training Solutions. This is the new v6 course.

I feel very comfortable with locating vulnerabilities on the network
and exploitation methodologies. I do penetration testing on my job,
but it is a very small part of my daily activities. I see many tools
listed in the description that I just haven't had the time to go hands
on with.... and some I use extensively.

I would like to ask anyone who has attended one of these 5 day courses
to reply with their experiences. I am looking for a lab based
environment to experiment with tools I haven't had the opportunity to
use. I am already ingrained with CIA, AAA & management aspects of
infosec as well as the 'anatomy of an attack.' I want to get to the
nitty gritty and not have the same vague overview I get all the time.
I really want to spend a solid week focusing on improving my toolkit.

Do you feel like this course would be beneficial to me or should I
hold off for something else. (SANS, Foundstone, etc)

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