Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker course is the introductory training of penetration testing courses and certifications.


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The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker course is the introductory training of penetration testing courses and certifications.

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About this course:

This Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) is foundational training. The CPEH certification training enables students to understand the importance of vulnerability assessments by providing industry knowledge and skills in Vulnerability Assessments. In doing so, the CPEH student is able to understand how malware and destructive viruses function. In addition, the CPEH course helps students learn how to implement counter response and preventative measures when it comes to a network hack.

The average salary for Certified Ethical Hacker is $104,000 per year.

Course Objective: 

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

  • Have knowledge to perform ethical hacking for vulnerability assessments.
  • Have knowledge to accurately report on their findings.
  • Be ready to sit for the CPEH Exam


This course is intended for:

  • Information System Owners
  • Security Officers
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Information Owners
  • Penetration Testers
  • System Owner and Managers
  • Cyber Security Engineers 


  • An interest in ethical hacking and penetration testing

Suggested prerequisites courses:

  • None.


Course Endorsed By:


Tom Ragsdale

CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEHv10, CCNA(ex), CASP (qualified), CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+

Tom Ragsdale is a Security and business executive, mentor and thought leader. Frequent speaker at conferences and universities. Multiple certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CSF, CNX, GRCP, GRCA and CCSK. Areas of interest and expertise include; technology enabled business, security leadership, communications, entrepreneurship, personal and organizational productivity.

Currently a teaching tutor at Harvard University and Director of Security Solutions Architecture at CenturyLink.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is Certified Professional Ethical Hacker Certification?

A Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)™ is usually employed by an organization who trusts him or her to attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker, for the purpose of finding and fixing computer security vulnerabilities. Unauthorized hacking (i.e., gaining access to computer systems without prior authorization from the owner) is a crime in most countries, but penetration testing done by request of the owner of the targeted system(s) or network(s) is not

Q2. How many questions are there in the examination?

The Exam contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions

Q3. How much do I have to score in order to pass in the exam?

You must correctly answer 70 questions to pass the exam.

Q4. What is the mode of the examination?

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exam can be taken anywhere and anytime.

Q5. What is the duration of the exam?

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 Minutes)

Q6. Exam is open book?

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam. Just your identification proof will be needed

Q7. Is there any limit for retaking the exam?

If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time. The exam can be taken any number of times.

Q8. What is the certification validity?

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) Certificate is valid for life.

Q9. Are there any pre-requisite of CPEH?

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) Certification has no pre-requisites

Q10. What topics are covered in CPEH?

  1. Enumeration & System Hacking
  2. Trojans and Backdoors & Sniffers
  3. DOS & Social Engineering
  4. Session Hijacking & Web Servers
  5. Web Applications & Passwords
  6. SQL injection & Wireless
  7. Hacking Wireless Networks
  8. Viruses & Novell
  9. Linux & Evasion
  10. Buffer Overflows & Cryptology

Practice Certification Exam

Exam Test Sample : Certified Ethical Hacker

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Subjects Information Security
Lab Access Yes
Technology VMware
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Difficulty Beginner
Course Duration 5 Days
Language English


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