With security an ever-present consideration, every organization finds themselves in need of ethical hackers who can help identify security gaps. In his new course, Keith walks you through building your own practice lab, including using evaluation software, and encourages you to not only watch and enjoy the videos, but to practice everything hands-on in your own lab environment.
We asked Keith to share his thoughts on his new course.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in ethical hacking? What value does it bring?
By being aware of the security weaknesses that exist, and how hackers go about compromising systems due to those weaknesses, the administrator or engineer can do a better job of proactively finding the vulnerabilities and implementing countermeasures to reduce risk.
Q: From a learner perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating your CEH v9.0 course?
I wanted to keep it real, in that each demonstration we’re using real tools on current systems in networks. And learners can build a lab and follow along as they enjoy and learn from the course.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of your course?
Lab it up in a test environment, as described in the videos, to get the hands-on practice you need to be successful!
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Learners can expect to prevent malware and social engineering from being successful, through proper administrative and technical controls including user training.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
They were all a blast!
Q: What’s the one thing you hope learners take away from this training? Security is a never-ending process, and it pays to stay on top of it by being proactive and continuing to learn.
Ready to start working toward becoming an ethical hacker? Here’s a sample of Keith’s new course: