Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures 6 (CEHv6) Certification is also known as EC0-350 test. Being conducted by EC Council, this is one of the most prominent certification in the ethical hacking field.
Security has attained different proportions in today’s fast changing economical scene. The IT department in any organization is one of the most sought after and vulnerable area for the hackers. It is the IT which determines the way many organization works, and any breach in its security becomes a big headache. Be it any industry: Banking, Finance, Manufacturing, Production, Software, Telecommunication, Movies, Entertainment or Airlines, the security of the data and classified information is becoming important day by day. Competitors can go to any extent in order to have the inside information of its opponents.
Ethical hacking is thus, the cornerstone of today’s business. Companies are hiring security analysts and ethical hackers to protect their own database and information systems from the attackers. And, these guys are really paid huge sum for this. It is estimated that close to 2 million Ethical hackers will be required by 2010-2011 by various industries, to safeguard their assets from dangerous and anti-social elements.
Post 9/11 terrorists attack on the US, International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants or EC Council was established in order to provide the required cushion against such type attacks on Information Systems around the globe. This formation soon had the support of various subject matter experts around the world, and several certifications and standards were thus developed.
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures 6 is one among these certifications, targeting the enthusiasts who are aiming a long term career in this domain. The determination to thwart any hacking intention and the expertise in the programming domain are the only prerequisite for this certification.
There are a total of 150 questions in the EC0-350 test, and a total time of 4 hours is allocated for attempting all the questions. The pass percentage for this exam is 70%.
The successful candidates can go for the Certified Ethical Hacker, Master of Security Science certification.