Whether you've recently graduated from high school or are a seasoned professional, the job market can be an intimidating place. Trying to determine the best career path is a challenging and exciting process. If you've ever considered entering the world of IT and cybersecurity, now might be the time to consider a career as an ethical hacker.
The word "hacker" is usually associated with security breaches, distrust, and fear. Hackers invade computers, steal valuable information, then disappear without a trace.
However, an ethical hacker is different. This professional is responsible for protecting an organization's data and preventing attacks. As an ethical hacker, you'll build a database of knowledge surrounding network, application, and information security.
An ethical hacker isn't malicious. They're trained to outsmart and outmaneuver the bad guys.
There are many reasons to pursue a career in the world of ethical hacking. Here are just a few:
To enter the world of cybersecurity, you'll need the proper tools and training. This isn’t a beginner-level program. To enroll, students must already have CompTIA Security+ or Network+ certifications (or equivalent experience) and three to four years’ worth of hands-on experience in the field.
The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program trains experienced students to work within the specific security discipline of ethical hacking. You'll learn how to find weaknesses and risks within an organization's network and invent creative ways to prevent attacks.
CEH programs cover nearly two dozen topics, including:
To successfully pass the CEH exam, students must demonstrate the ability to utilize the tools and techniques that hackers use to steal valuable information while staying within legal limits. But remember, as an ethical hacker, your work will protect organizations and prevent attacks.
MedCerts offers an Ethical Hacker career and certification program that can prepare you to take and pass the CEH exam. You’ll learn the skills you need to test for an organization’s security weaknesses in just six short weeks.
If you’ve already taken a MedCerts course, you can get a 40% discount. If you haven’t, now’s a great time to start with our IT Security and Network Technician program, which offers the prerequisites required for the Ethical Hacker program. MedCerts’ courses are all “stackable,” helping you earn certifications and build on your skills until you reach your goals.