Becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker means understanding the tools and techniques of cyber adversaries. Having intimate knowledge of the way attackers invade and disrupt network and computer systems is the first step in defending them. As a Certified Ethical Hacker you will enhance your abilities to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities within target systems towards the goal of assessing its security posture and patching whatever holes are found.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle“. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War

There are seven domains for the CEH.

  1. Background (21.79%)
  2. Analysis/Assessment (12.73%)
  3. Security (23.73%)
  4. Tools/Systems/Programs (28.91%)
  5. Procedures/Methodology (8.77%)
  6. Regulation/Policy (1.90%)
  7. Ethics (2.17%)