What is the difference between a Short Course and an Online Bootcamp?
An Online Bootcamp Program is an intensive and accelerated learning program made up of a collection of self-paced eLearning components and live online classes that students are required to attend.
The Online Bootcamp program curriculum contain a combination of specifically chosen courses and career-critical skills that are aligned to a job role.
A Short Course on the other hand are shorter courses that is designed to target developing a specific skill set or topic. They generally are much quicker to complete than Bootcamp Programs.
What is Ethical Hacking?
Also termed as "white hat hacking", ethical hacking involves the authorised attempt of breaking into one's computer and network systems - applying the same attack technologies and techniques as malicious hackers in order to pinpoint any weaknesses or vulnerabilities. These issues are the pre-emptively addressed before attackers can exploit them in the future.
Through the work of ethical hackers, organisations are able to fortify their security systems - effectively minimising risk, downtime, and financial losses. As such, professionals in this field are in currently high demand with an average of a $100k AUD base salary (according to Payscale) for those certified.
Who are EC-Council?
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) are a globally-leading IT organisation that certifies professionals in various security skills areas. Their certifications not only offer a thorough grasp of fundamental security concepts, but ensure your skills training is up to standard on an international scale.
Acquiring their CEH certifications positions you as a verified expert of the ethical hacking field, helping draw the attention of potential employers along with boosting salary potential.
How do I earn my CEH v11 - Certified Ethical Hacking certification?
Along with acquiring a Simplilearn certificate of course completion, this program also equips students with the skills to pursue the CEH (v11) certification (accredited by EC-Council). The exam for this certification is comprised of 125 multiple choice questions with a provided 4-hour timeframe. There is also the CEH Practical exam, an extension of the CEH certification, comprising 20 practical challenges involving live networks, virtual machines, and applications. Students will need to pass these exams in order to obtain their CEH certification.
The course fee is also inclusive of the CEH examination fee. Should you fail in your first attempt, you can retake it at any time - thought failure in your successive attempts will result in a 14-day waiting period in-between. Additionally, you are only able to retake the CEH exam no more than five times in a 12-month period.
Is a training course in Ethical Hacking worth it?
Training in ethical hacking is recommended for any aspiring cybersecurity professional, as it not only offers you a thorough background of fundamental security concepts, but also helps you think, act, and leverage technologies like a malicious hacker. Being able to step into the shoes of the common attacker will better equip you with the skills to identify risks, implement protocols, and strengthen the security barrier of one's computer systems.
A Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) certification, in particular, is a well-renowned measure of skill in the cybersecurity field. You'll get to boost your salary potential, align your skills with (globally-recognised) industry standards, and expand your career options while broadening your knowledge of common digital threats, risks, and vulnerabilities. This CEH v11 - Certified Ethical Hacking Short Course covers all you need to know to acquire this qualification, helping set you apart from the job market competition.
How do I become a certified Ethical Hacker?
Through our CEH v11 - Certified Ethical Hacking Short Course (in partnership with Simplilearn), you'll explore all the fundamental areas of cybersecurity and network analysis. With 20 comprehensive modules delving into over 300 attack technologies (with 6-month free access to CEHv11 iLabs) this program can help you build the practical skills and technical knowledge to certify yourself as an ethical hacker. Through accreditation by EC-Council, graduates of the course can then pursue the CEH examination, acquiring themselves the verified title of Certified Ethical Hacker. This certification is only valid for three years, however, and requires 120 ECE credits to maintain.
Best of all, with our course content delivered online, you'll have the freedom of training at a time, place, and pace that best suits you.
What kind of careers can I pursue with a background in Ethical Hacking?
With the industry relevant knowledge and skills you gain from our CEH v11 - Certified Ethical Hacking short course, you are eligible to apply for in-demand jobs including:
- Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester
- Network Security Engineer
- Computer Forensics Engineer
- Data Security Analyst
- Information Security Officer
When can I obtain my exam voucher from Simplilearn?
Your exam voucher fee is included in the price of this Certified Ethical Hacking course. You must ensure you procure the CEH exam voucher within 3 months from the date of course purchase. In the event that the CEH exam price increases and you have not yet booked the exam you are required to pay the for any difference in price.
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