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Re: CEH program and Sybex Study Guide
From: "gig" <gigabit () satx rr com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:11:27 -0500

Alberto,

I've been through a week long CEH class taught by Global Knowledge. The content was ok, but I was frustrated in that the instructor couldn't talk about how to defend against these attacks.

Regardless, if you have an interest in hacking, yes, you should pursue this certification...and yes, it will help you gain credibility as an Information Security professional.

Since we don't know your knowledge or experience level, it's difficult to know if this is best use of your time.......but the this general statement will always hold true:

All things being equal, having certifications is better than not having them.

Hope this helps you.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Alberto Medina" <amedinaj () gmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2011 1:59 PM
Subject: CEH program and Sybex Study Guide


Hi all,
I know maybe in this list you have talk a lot about CEH program, but I want to know what do you really think about this program (CEH)? Is this really useful to start in information security? And what do you think about the Sybex Study Guide, by "Kimberly Grave"? I do this question because a couple of years ago I took the CompTIA Security+ exam and passed it, but I wanna to continue the preparation in the field of information security and Ethical hacking, and someone recommended me the "Certified Ethical Hacker" certification as a good way to continue the path, so a bought the Sybex Study Guide for the exam, but I don't see a lot of difference between the content of Security+ program and this one, I thought I'd find the CEH deeper in the subject than Security+ program. In fact, I found this Sybex guide is not very actual, there's not any mention to Windows 7 or even Vista, the tools mentioned are kind of old, in the "cracking password" section they don't talk about rainbow tables, only a littler mention; in the "backdoor" sections she (the author) recommend adding an additional hard disk to the computer and boot from there for protection using the backdoor she mention, or buy a Windows netbook, but it's not better using a VM in for testing? Anyway, I just want to know what you think about this program? If not, what do you recommend for continue the path to Ethical Hacking and Information Security.

Thank you and best regards,
Alberto Medina

(Excuse my English :) )


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Securing Apache Web Server with thawte Digital Certificate
In this guide we examine the importance of Apache-SSL and who needs an SSL certificate.  We look at how SSL works, how 
it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
install and use a thawte Digital Certificate on your Apache web server. Throughout, best practices for set-up are 
highlighted to help you ensure efficient ongoing management of your encryption keys and digital certificates.

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