Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The 5 Best CEH Certification Books For 2017




Updated: this article was updated for 2017

Cyber attacks are now among the top threats to businesses and consumers globally. Businesses need professionals with the CEH certification, but achieving this hacking qualification requires skill and determination.

To fight the rise of cyber crime, there’s now relentless investment in the cyber security industry. Many security professionals – including the UK’s police force - are now taking the offensive, by building their white hat hacking skills with EC-Council’s CEH.

This CEH proves you have the knowledge needed to identify and use the tools employed by malicious hackers. But to conquer this cert, and prove your expert white hacking knowledge, you’ll need to study.

So, to help you pass your ethical hacking certification first time, here are the top 5 best CEH certification books for 2017.

1. CEH V9: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide 

ISBN-13: 978-1119252245
CEH V9 Study Guide

The CEH V9: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 9 Study Guide is perhaps the most popular preparation tool for the CEH certification.

The guide boasts a concise, easy-to-follow approach to the certification that covers every CEH exam objective, Including examples and hands-on exercises.

You’ll study everything you need to pass the CEH exam – including cryptography, footprinting, trojans and covert channels. You’ll also get:

  • An interactive test bank with 2 practice exams
  • 100+ electronic flashcards for quick reference during revision
  • A comprehensive PDF glossary for the CEH certification

Also included is a companion website, stuffed with study tools like practice exams, chapter review questions and electronic flashcards. Plus, this guide is useable in both classroom and self-study scenarios.

2. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1259836558
CEH All in one guide
A popular CEH revision guide from Matt Walker - a man with so many certifications after his name he makes the alphabet feel insecure.

Updated for CEH V9, this all-in-one exam guide includes new content on cloud computing and mobile, as well as addressing the newest vulnerabilities introduced by the latest operating systems and technology.

This resource, designed to help you pass the exam with ease, includes:


  • 400+ practice exam questions (including performance based questions)
  • 2 complete practice exams and a PDF version of the book

3. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 9 Cert Guide (Certification Guide) – 18 April 2017

ISBN-13: 978-0789756916

Created by prolific IT security author and certification expert Michael Gregg, this chunky 640 page CEH certification guide is comprehensive.

As well as a companion to the CEH Version 9 topics, you’ll also focus on building your own study guide, complete with test preparation routines and review questions. 

A CD featuring two practice exams is bundled with this certification guide and you’ll also get preparation hints and exam tips from Michael himself.

4. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

ISBN-13: 978-0124116443
Penetration Testing Made Easy

This is not a CEH certification guide but is a key introductory guide for any aspiring ethical hacker. Using this book, you’ll build a solid foundation of ethical hacking knowledge – crucial for passing the CEH exam.

You’ll study the same hacking tools commonly found within the CEH certification, and learn how to use them to conduct real life penetration tests.

This book begins with the basics and guides you towards more advanced subjects such as post exploitation and access maintenance. This is an ideal book for anyone with an interest in penetration testing - especially useful for ethical hacking beginners eager to achieve their CEH certification.

5. Official CEH Courseware – EC-Council

As well as study guides, you also have the option to purchase EC-Council’s official CEH courseware. This is everything you’ll need to pass your CEH exam - included in the official bundle is

  • Three official EC-Council CEH books (lab manual and two courseware manuals with slides)
  • 6 DVDs

The labs showcased in the courseware are tested against the latest operating systems with all up-to-date patches and hot-fixes applied.

Plus, the 6 DVDs contain over 20GBs of guides on how to use the latest hacking and security tools alongside more than 1,000 minutes of videos demonstrating hacking techniques. Purchase the official CEH courseware from EC-Council store.

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