What kind of salary can I expect as an ethical hacker?
A Certified Ethical Hacker’s salary can vary. According to Certification Magazine’s 2022 Salary Survey reported in March 2022, the average salary of a certified ethical hacker was $128,000 in the US and $96,030 worldwide. Certified Ethical Hackers report making an average of $108,747 in December 2022, according to Glassdoor.
What is ethical hacking?
Ethical hacking is the practice of attempting to bypass the security of a particular system in order to identify threats and the potential for data breaches within a network. Unlike malicious hacking, this process of ethical hacking is planned, authorized, and completely legal. By locating potential threats and weaknesses, companies can strengthen and reinforce their networks—shielding them against future attacks.
What job titles are most common for people who hold the EC-Council CEH and CompTIA PenTest+ certifications?
Professionals who obtain the EC-Council CEH and CompTIA PenTest+ certifications will open the door to a variety of in-demand ethical hacking jobs and cybersecurity roles such as penetration tester, vulnerability tester, cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity consultant, and offensive security professional. These certifications are ideal for any IT professional with a desire to learn about ethical hacking and develop their penetration testing skills.
What is penetration testing?
Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a security exercise where a cyber-security expert attempts to find and exploit vulnerabilities in a computer system. The purpose of this simulated attack is to identify any weak spots in a system's defenses which attackers could take advantage of.
What kind of salary can I expect as a penetration tester?
Lightcast, previously known as Burning Glass Technologies reports that the median annual salary for penetration testers is $100,329. While ZipRecruiter lists the penetration tester salary as $116,323 on average per year.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exams and receive an exam voucher with your enrollment.
To sit for the CEH exam, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Complete the exam application
- The CEH (ANSI) program requires the candidate to have two years of work experience in the Information Security domain and should be able to provide a proof of the same as validated through the application process unless the candidate attends official training.
To sit for the CompTIA PenTest+ exam, the following experience is recommended:
- Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
When can I start this course?
You can register for the boot camp whenever you are ready. Our team will help you select the session that will best fit you.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
The boot camp is 5 days in length. You will have 3 months from the completion of the boot camp to access all boot camp materials.
What kind of support will I receive?
The boot camp instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions. You will also have access to the Infosec Skills platform where you will be able to create support requests, as needed.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of your boot camp session, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Infosec and the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career and stand out to potential employers. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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