EC-Council CEH

The CEH credential from EC-Council certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Certification CEH
Performance-based Questions No
Exam Length 4 Hours, 125 Questions
Experience Level Intermediate
Pre-requisites CEH Training; 2 years InfoSec experience, endorsement
Exam Price $1,199 retail
Passing Score  65-80%, exam dependent

1. General CEH Exam FAQs

  • A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems. A CEH certified individual uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner.

  • The CEH exam is has a time limit of 4 hours to complete 125 questions.

  • In order to be considered for the CEH exam, a candidate must have information security experience of a minimum of 2 years, remit a non-refundable eligibility application fee of $100, submit an eligibility application form, and receive a formal approval from EC-Council’s Certification Department.

  • You can sit for the CEH exam at Pearson VUE testing centers. The exam is computer-based. 

  • The retail price of the CEH exam voucher is $1,199 if purchased separately, though the total cost of training generally includes the price of one (1) exam voucher. 

  • The exam voucher is valid for 1 year from date of voucher release.

  • Yes. You can review answers and mark questions you want to review before your time is completed.

  • You will receive a pass or fail notification within minutes of completing your exam. You will also receive a printed report with you result and feedback on your performance in the skill areas measured.

  • Yes, but you will not need to go through the eligibility application process again.

2. CEH Course FAQs

  • The course length depends largely upon the delivery format you select and your personal preference. If you use our recommended schedule following the Live Online sessions, the course lasts a total of nine (9) weeks. Within the On-Demand delivery option or if you choose to accelerate beyond the nine-week schedule, some students approach the course full-time over the course of a few weeks while other students even prefer to utilize the six months of access we provide to the course.  In short, this course is designed to fit around your busy schedule.

  • CyberVista instructors are EC-Council authorized and CEH certified.  Our instructors, working cybersecurity practitioners, deliver over dozens of hours of live and on-demand videos throughout the duration of the course.

  • Light board technology uses an illuminated glass pane between the instructor and the camera that allows the instructor to illustrate concepts while remaining face-to-face with students. We use a light board during our instruction so you can follow along in real time while your instructor demonstrates important topics in cybersecurity. Though we do use PowerPoint in our lessons, there is no “death by PowerPoint” in our course.

  • Live Online CEH courses start approximately twice per month. Please visit to review currently scheduled start dates.

  • Students can use both the supplied practice quizzes as part of the course pack (included with your textbook) as well as the digital question bank (QBank) in the learning management system (LMS) with over 300 practice questions for you to make a custom practice quiz at any time.

  • You will receive login credentials for the LMS and your diagnostic exam the week prior to the start of the course.

  • You will have unlimited access to content-specific videos addressing all 8 domains during your course. There are no time limits on daily use and you are able to review previously reviewed content at any time.
  • While enrolling in the course on you will provide a shipping address. The CyberVista team will use this address to send a package containing your books and other course materials prior to the first live class session. Electronic materials will also be available through the learning management system (LMS) the week prior to the course start date.
  • The diagnostic exam is a 100 question online, multiple-choice practice test that will help you to uncover what you already know and where you should focus your efforts in order to perform well on CEH exam.  We use the results of your diagnostic exam to deliver you a personalized and efficient study plan for the duration of the course. In addition to the questions of the exam, we also include a short survey to learn more about you and how you study.

    You will take this diagnostic in the week prior to your first live online class. You can self-administer the diagnostic exam as soon as your instructor has delivered your credentials to access the learning management system (LMS).

  • Yes. Additional work will be detailed for you outside of the live online class sessions. We help make the learning manageable by spreading the course over 10 weeks and using learning science techniques (including the diagnostic exam) to focus on targeted areas of improvement.

  • Please note sessions are defined as the occurrence of a live online classroom session, usage of online resources including the diagnostic, or proctored exams.

    • Cancellation before any session, 100% fees are refunded (less shipping & handling fee).
    • Cancellation before two sessions, 75% fees are refunded (less shipping & handling fee).
    • Cancellation before three sessions, 50% fees are refunded (less shipping & handling fee).
    • Cancellation after third session, there will be no refund.

    A refund will be processed after all student materials are returned to CyberVista.

  • The Readiness Guarantee allows for a free course re-take if life gets in the way. If you don’t feel ready to take the exam or if you do not pass your exam, then you may re-take the course.

    1.  After completing your course, email us at [email protected] if you are not ready to take the exam or if you have taken the exam and have not passed. We’ll register you for the next available course (one-time) at no charge to you.
    2.  In order to qualify, you must contact us within 3 months of the end of your original course and you must select a start date within 12 months of your original purchase date.