In order to be prepared for Certified Ethical Hacking exams, you should invest in quality reading material. Training books on the market can provide you with everything you need to know in order to prepare for a career in CEH. After you have completed your exams, keeping your CEH books on hand for future reference is recommended. However, you'll need to keep up to date with current editions for well used books, as information in the CEH industry changes regularly. Here are some of the top texts you can use for CEH training and exam preparation.
"The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy"
Written by Patrick Engebretson, this text was named the 2011 Best Hacking and Pen Testing Book by InfoSec Reviews. As a basic guide to get you started, this book provides tools for your CEH toolbox that will help you become an ethical hack. Learn the four-phase process for hacking along with tools associated with Google, Linux, Netcat and other web systems. By the end of the book you will be able to conduct a penetration test using what you've learned. If you are just starting out in the CEH field, this is a comprehensive, basic guide offering an overview of the main points of the industry.
"CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide"
IT security expert Matt Walker has writing a quality exam guide that will prep you for the CEH exams by offering in depth information in CEH training. Using this exam guide, you'll touch on everything that you need to know in order to become a well-rounded CEH. This book is written well so not to discourage the reader as they cover everything that is involved in CEH training. Each chapter comes with learning goals, exam preparation tips, and detailed real world scenarios with solutions. Additionally, each chapter contains practice exam questions related to the material covered to keep you abreast of the information as you read through the book. This definitive volume on CEH provides you with everything you need to become well versed in ethical hacking. After you have completed your training and exams, keep this guide as an in the field reference. Keep in mind that the book is in its seventh volume, so you'll want to source the most current text for your needs.
"CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Practice Exams"
Also written by Matt Walker, this book of practice exams goes along with “CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide.” Here you'll receive more than 500 practice questions based on real world scenarios. These questions are sourced according to the most up to date CEH exam by the EC-Council. Therefore, you should make sure that you receive the most current edition of this book for training purposes.
"Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide: For Version 7.1"
Steven DeFino and Larry Greenblatt released this book in 2012 as the only CEH review guide that is certified by the EC-Council. In addition to an in-depth discussion of every concept covered in CEH training, you also receive real world experience and examples as sourced from the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants. Tutorials, group discussion questions, challenges, lab examples, and test prep questions are included in this guide. After reading through this book you'll be readily prepared to complete the comprehensive CEH course, as well as to take the accompanying exams.
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