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Ethical Hacking Dual Certification Boot Camp – CEH v10 and PenTest+

Discover vulnerabilities before the bad guys do! Our most popular information security and hacking training goes in-depth into the techniques used by malicious, black-hat hackers with attention-getting lectures and hands-on labs.

Earn your CEH and PenTest+, guaranteed!

This boot camp teaches you how to use the tools and techniques used by cybercriminals to perform a white-hat, ethical hack on your organization. You’ll learn ethical hacking methodologies and gain hands-on hacking experience in our cloud-hosted cyber range, including reconnaissance, gaining access to systems, exploiting vulnerabilities and exfiltrating data.

You’ll leave with the ability to quantitatively assess and measure threats to information assets — and discover where your organization is most vulnerable to hacking. This boot camp also prepares you to earn two in-demand certifications: EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA PenTest+.

Skill up and get certified, guaranteed

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What's included?

93% pass rate — the best in the industry

  • Five days of hands-on ethical hacking training
  • Infosec proprietary digital courseware (physical textbooks available to purchase)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam voucher
  • CompTIA PenTest+ exam voucher
  • Immediate access to in-depth ethical hacking pre-study course
  • 90-day access to cyber range (Flex Pro)
  • 90-day access to replays of daily lessons (Flex Pro)
  • Curated videos from other top-rated instructors (add-on)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (Flex Pro)

Hands-on labs

Hundreds of exercises in over 20 separate hands-on labs bring you up to speed with the latest threats to which your organization is most vulnerable. Practice penetration testing in our virtualized environment that simulates a full range of servers and services used in a real company. Learn how to  compromise web servers, virtual machines, databases, routers and firewalls, and then put it all together in an unscripted evening Capture the Flag (CTF) exercise.

CTF exercises are an opportunity for you to practice your hacking skills in a real-world environment. Infosec sets up a mock company that you can freely attack without having to worry about damaging production systems. The purpose of the CTF exercises is to ensure you understand how to apply the skills you learned during the day to a real-world, ethical hacking scenario.

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Outstanding Partnership Award

Gold Winner

Best Cybersecurity Education Provider

Publisher's Choice

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Who should attend?

  • Security analysts
  • Security consultants
  • Security researchers
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about ethical hacking
    and develop their penetration testing skills

Prerequisites

  • Firm understanding of the Windows Operating System
  • Exposure to the Linux Operating System or other Unix-based operating system
  • Grasp of the TCP/IP protocols

Why choose Infosec

Your flexible learning experience

Infosec Flex makes expert, live instruction convenient with online and in-person formats tailored to how, when and where you learn best.

Public training boot camps held nationwide

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Catered lunches
  • Infosec community forum access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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Immersive, live-streamed instruction

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Tailored team training at your location

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live, customized instruction at your location
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed team performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Experienced instructors

We don’t just have great instructors, our instructors have years of industry experience and are recognized as experts. Infosec instructors have authored two of the top network security and ethical hacking books.

Over 98% of Infosec students attending our Ethical Hacking Boot Camp rate it 10 out of 10 stars. Students often report this is the best IT course they have ever attended, even those with over 20 years of experience in the IT field.

Can’t get away for a week?

Learn ethical hacking on-demand.

Get the cybersecurity training you need at a pace that fits your schedule with a subscription to Infosec Skills. Includes unlimited access to hundreds of additional on-demand courses — plus cloud-hosted cyber ranges where you can practice and apply knowledge in real-world scenarios — all for just $34 a month!

  • 300+ courses
  • 4 cyber range environments
  • 100+ hands-on labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • 40+ learning paths

Dual certification

The EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA PenTest+ are two of the most in-demand hacking certifications. Infosec instructors found around 80% of the material overlaps and students get the best value by training for both certifications at the same time. We make sure you are fully prepared to pass both exams, which is why more than 93% of students pass their certification exams on their first attempt.

Authorized training partner

Infosec is an authorized training partner of EC-Council and CompTIA, and we’ve won awards from both organizations for our boot camps. We go beyond the material covered in the CEH and PenTest+ to provide you with a well-rounded set of hacking and pentesting skills.

Black hat hackers are always changing their tactics to get one step ahead of the good guys. We update our course materials regularly to ensure that you learn about the current threats to your organization’s networks and systems.

You're in good company.

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

"The course not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It was the most engaging online training I’ve ever had."

Val Vask

Commercial Technical Lead

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

Our clients

FedEx
Microsoft
Bank of America
Defense Information Systems Agency
Symantec

Ethical Hacking Boot Camp details

Day 1
The first half of day one focuses on learning the job duties required of a penetration tester. You will learn the ins and outs of the various penetration testing methodologies required in order for an ethical hack to be used in a business or government setting. You will also delve deep into technical material, learning how to perform network reconnaissance against modern infrastructure.

Lectures include:

  • Security testing methodologies
  • The ethical hacking profession
  • Planning and scoping an engagement
  • Legal and compliance considerations
  • Ethical hacking methodologies
  • Tools of the trade
  • Linux overview
  • Passive intelligence gathering
  • Abusing DNS
  • Abusing SNMP
  • Security testing methodologies

Some of the instructor-led hands-on lab exercises:

  • Linux fundamentals
  • Passive intelligence gathering
  • Understanding the Domain Naming System
  • Enumerating DNS entries to develop a focused attack strategy
  • Attacking the Domain Naming System
  • Discovering SNMP vulnerabilities and flaws
  • Enumerating SNMP information
  • Brute forcing SNMP community strings
  • Capture the Flag exercises

Day 2

Having learned how to gather information about several targets, we begin day two with narrowing our attack by finding potentially vulnerable systems/services. You will master the art of network scanning and service identification, and gain a deeper understanding of how systems
communicate using the TCP and UDP protocols

Lectures include:

  • Understanding TCP packets and structuresPassive network discovery and scanning
  • TCP scanning
  • Using differences in RFC implementations to your advantage
  • Scanning through firewalls
  • How to prevent the discovery of your reconnaissance activities
  • Using zombies to mask network scanning
  • Avoiding IDS/IPS detection
  • Proper identification of services
  • Vulnerability identification

Some of the hands-on lab exercises include:

  • Packet analysis
  • Obtaining authentication credentials via packet capture
  • Network scanning
  • Target scanning of potentially vulnerable targets
  • Remaining undetected while performing a network scan
  • Enumerating services and identifying vulnerabilities
  • Capture the Flag exercises

Day 3

After gathering information about your target system, you will put all that hard work to use when you learn how to exploit those vulnerabilities. You will learn the skills to demonstrate a successful exploit of a vulnerability as well as how to gather additional credentials to exploit vulnerabilities in other systems. You will also learn useful social engineering techniques, including phishing, and methods of attacking physical security.

Lectures include:

  • Vulnerability life cycles
  • Types of vulnerabilities
  • Flaws in encryption
  • Configuration errors
  • Buffer overflows
  • Stack overflows
  • Vulnerability mapping
  • Exploit utilization and delivery methods
  • Client side exploits
  • Server side exploits
  • Password security
  • Social engineering techniques
  • Attacking physical controls
  • Hashing
  • Rainbow tables
  • Attacking Windows password security
  • Weaknesses in Windows authentication protocols
  • Rainbow tables

Some of the hands-on lab exercises include:

  • Gaining unauthorized access to systems
  • Use of various payloads to increase privileges
  • Keystroke logging
  • DLL injection attack
  • Exploit server side applications
  • Gather password hashes
  • Exploit weaknesses in authentication protocols
  • Capture the Flag exercises

Day 4

After compromising a target, you will extend your access to all vulnerable systems at your target organization and learn how to covertly exfiltrate data. The second half of day four covers attacking web-based applications and understanding SQL injection.

Lectures include:

  • Use of Trojans
  • Redirecting ports to thwart firewall rules
  • Avoiding anti-virus detection
  • Lateral movement and persistence
  • Use of keyloggers
  • IDS operations and avoidance
  • Encrypting your communications
  • Protocol abuse for covert communications
  • Creating custom encryption tunneling applications
  • E-shoplifting
  • XSS attacks
  • Cross site forgery
  • Circumventing authentication
  • SQL injection discovery and exploitation
  • SQL data extraction

Some of the hands-on lab exercises include:

  • Use of Trojans
  • IDS usage and avoidance
  • Data transmission encryption techniques
  • Creating a custom covert channel
  • Web application parameter tampering
  • Cross site scripting attacks
  • SQL injection
  • Chaining exploits
  • Exploiting extended stored procedures
  • Capture the Flag exercises

Day 5
Day five is dedicated toward wireless security, using basic scripts for ethical hacking, covering your tracks and post-engagement activities. You will master the ability to sniff data, clean up all traces of your activities and learn best practices for writing reports and recommending mitigation strategies.

Lectures include:

  • Sniffing in different environments
  • Attack sniffers
  • Man-in-the-middle attacks
  • Wireless networking
  • Shared key authentication weaknesses
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2 cracking
  • Anti-forensics
  • Log modification/deletion
  • Rootkits
  • Introduction to scripting
  • Common script components
  • Writing effective reports
  • Providing mitigation recommendations
  • CEH exam review
  • PenTest+ exam review

Some of the hands-on lab exercises include:

  • ARP spoofing and man in the middle
  • Specialized sniffing
  • DNS spoofing
  • Phishing attacks

The day finishes with the CEH examination given on-site at the training location or online from home. You will receive an exam voucher to take the PenTest+ exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is getting certified an important part of an ethical hacking career?
    • The EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification demonstrates to employers you have an in-depth knowledge of ethical hacking and penetration testing. The CEH is a foundational certification that teaches you the skills and techniques required to identify system weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

  • What career opportunities are available to Ethical Hacking boot camp graduates?
    • An ethical hacking certification is a great way to land your first role as a cyber security professional. The CEH certification is a common a prerequisite for security-related job roles, particularly roles related to social engineering and penetration testing. As a certified security professional, you will likely earn a much higher salary than non-certified professionals, and can use credentials like the CEH to negotiable a higher salary.

  • How much programming experience is typically required?
    • Programming experience isn’t a requirement, but we recommend you have a solid understanding of at least one programming language, a familiarity of networking concepts like TCP/IP Protocol, and experience using Linux and/or Unix.

  • How has the ethical hacking industry grown in recent years? Has the need for ethical hacking skills changed in the last five or 10 years?
    • The ethical hacking industry has seen seen tremendous growth over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. As computer technology advances, the need for white-hat hackers to protect corporate data will continue to grow along with it. The growing popularity of cloud computing and IoT devices has introduced a myriad of new vulnerabilities, further increasing the need for ethical hackers and pentesters.

  • What job titles are most common for people who hold the EC-Council CEH certification?
    • The most common and sought after job roles for ethical hackers include penetration tester, forensic analyst, network security administrator and computer network defense analyst.

  • How difficult is it to find security flaws in companies with significant resources? Do hackers still get paid if they fail to find security flaws?
    • Your experience will vary by company, but security flaws are surprisingly common in the real world. If your penetration test fails to identify any security vulnerabilities, you will still be paid for your time and services.

  • How much room for creativity is there in an ethical hacking job role? Are there many ways to hack a particular kind of network?
    • Ethical hacking is a highly creative job role and requires a specific type of mindset, not skillset. As a white-hat hacker, you will uncover the multiple ways malicious actors can break into and/or harm systems — methods that are constantly changing overtime.

  • What hardware and software are needed to complete the Ethical Hacking boot camp?
    • The only items needed to complete the Ethical Hacking boot camp include a stable Internet connection and a computer that can perform streaming activities. If you have a computer that you use to watch Netflix, you’re ready to start hacking!

  • Is the online Ethical Hacking boot camp as effective and informative as an in-person classroom course?
    • Our live online Flex Pro Ethical Hacking Boot Camp provides you with the exact same learning experience you would receive in a physical classroom, without the hassle and cost of travel. You will interact with the instructor the same way you would in a physical course, and receive the same courseware, labs and exam vouchers. You will also get access to additional features via your Flex Center, such as recordings of your daily lessons, detailed reporting on exam readiness and more.

  • Is it possible to receive one-on-one mentoring from a Ethical Hacking boot camp instructor? How much feedback will I receive on my coursework?
    • Absolutely! One-to-one chat sessions with instructors is an important part of our live online Flex Pro Ethical Hacking boot camp. During the boot camp, instructors focus 100% of their time and attention on students to ensure you are learning the skills needed to pass your CEH exam. After class, you will have access to optional capture-the-flag exercises until 10:30 p.m. Our Ethical Hacking boot camp even includes a eight-hour, post-class penetration test assessment to help you evaluate your pentesting aptitude.

  • Does the program offer training on ethical hacking specialization skills?
    • Our Ethical Hacking boot camp dives deep into a variety of specialized ethical hacking concepts: information gathering; network scanning; footprinting and reconnaissance; exploitation; penetration testing; web application hacking and more.

  • Why is the Ethical Hacking boot camp a necessary addition to the other popular certification programs?
    • The CEH certification provides you with an in-depth view into ethical hacking and penetration testing, putting you at the top of your field.

  • What does this training offer that other certification prep courses do not?
    • Infosec’s CEH training has the highest certification pass rate in the industry — 93%! If you choose to take the course via our popular live online Flex Pro option, you will also receive our Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you fail the exam the first time, we’ll pay for your second attempt FREE.