I've also heard that many employers see the CEH as a joke. I forget the exact reasoning, but it was something about the difficulty and span of the test. Apparently it's too easy and doesn't cover enough. Don't quote me on that though.
I second this opinion. It covers outdated material for one, and their business practices make me very suspicious. I don't even believe it's a legitimate organization...who are the people that approve this test? What are their credentials, and what have they hacked?
Check out this blog that does more justice than my writing skill allows:http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/securitymon ... ation-9639
Also, I've never seen a job that requires a CEH. I'm sure they're out there (maybe), but I've never seen one.
And if you decide to take it, go online and see if you can download some of their course material somewhere so you can get a feel for whether it's even worth it.
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