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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cert Guide

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CEH v8 exam success with Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master CEH exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading security consultant and certification expert Michael Gregg shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    You'll get a complete test preparation routine organized around proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

    The companion CD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most, so you can succeed on the exam the first time.

    This study guide helps you master all the topics on the CEH v8 (312-50) exam, including

  • Ethical hacking basics

  • Technical foundations of hacking

  • Footprinting and scanning

  • Enumeration and system hacking

  • Linux distros and automated assessment tools

  • Trojans and backdoors

  • Sniffers, session hijacking, and denial of service

  • Web server hacking, web applications, and database attacks

  • Wireless technologies, mobile security, and mobile attacks

  • IDS, firewalls, and honeypots

  • Buffer overflows, viruses, and worms

  • Cryptographic attacks and defenses

  • Physical security and social engineering

  • Companion CD

    The CD contains two free, complete practice exams, plus memory tables and answers to help you study more efficiently and effectively.

    Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

    Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512MB RAM; 650MB disc space plus 50MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. Goals and Methods
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. Strategies for Exam Preparation
      4. How This Book Is Organized
    12. Chapter 1. Ethical Hacking Basics
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    13. Chapter 2. The Technical Foundations of Hacking
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    14. Chapter 3. Footprinting and Scanning
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    15. Chapter 4. Enumeration and System Hacking
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    16. Chapter 5. Linux and Automated Assessment Tools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    17. Chapter 6. Trojans and Backdoors
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    18. Chapter 7. Sniffers, Session Hijacking, and Denial of Service
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    19. Chapter 8. Web Server Hacking, Web Applications, and Database Attacks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    20. Chapter 9. Wireless Technologies, Mobile Security, and Attacks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    21. Chapter 10. IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Exam Preparation Tasks
    22. Chapter 11. Buffer Overflows, Viruses, and Worms
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    23. Chapter 12. Cryptographic Attacks and Defenses
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    24. Chapter 13. Physical Security and Social Engineering
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    25. Chapter 14. Final Preparation
      1. Tools for Final Preparation
      2. Suggested Plan for Final Review and Study
      3. Summary
    26. Glossary
    27. Practice Exam 1: EC-Council CEH 312-50
      1. Answers at a Glance
      2. Answers with Explanations
    28. Practice Exam 2: EC-Council CEH 312-50
      1. Answers to Practice Exam 2
    29. Index
    30. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
    31. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 2
      2. Chapter 3
      3. Chapter 4
      4. Chapter 6
    32. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 2
      2. Chapter 3
      3. Chapter 4
      4. Chapter 6