Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)

Certification Overview

Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)

Exam Code: CPEH-001

A Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)™ is usually employed by an organization who trusts him or her to attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker, for the purpose of finding and fixing computer security vulnerabilities. Unauthorized hacking (i.e., gaining access to computer systems without prior authorization from the owner) is a crime in most countries, but penetration testing done by request of the owner of the targeted system(s) or network(s) is not. A Certified Professional Ethical Hacker is a professional who uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and fortify them.

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)™ covers credible ethical hacking and network security-training program in order to meet the standards of well skilled security professionals. A large number of SMEs and authors have highly contributed towards the content presented in the GAQM courseware. The new package includes modern tools and exploits uncovered from the underground community. Expert researchers have made dedicated efforts to research the latest trends and uncovering the covert techniques used by the underground community.

CPEH™ certifications addresses all issues related to securing networks and information from hackers. CPEH™ credential validates an Information Technology security professional as an ethical hacker or penetration tester. Getting Ethical Hacking training strengthens the capabilities of a person to safeguard companies and organizations against vulnerabilities and threats in mobile devices, Operating Systems, Wi-Fi or any network as well as preventing all efforts of illegal intrusion by hackers. Participants will have to understand perimeter defenses and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks; no real network is harmed. Participants will then learn how intruders escalate privileges and the steps that can be taken to secure a system. Paticipants will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation.

Exam Information

The Exam contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions and you must correctly answer 70 questions to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

  • Identification Proof

  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)™ Certificate is valid for life.

CPEH™ is a Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)™  Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information - 1

  • Introduction to Hacking
  • Linux Basics
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Target Enumeration and Port Scanning Techniques
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Network Sniffing

Module Information - 2

  • Remote Exploitation
  • Client-Side Exploitation
  • Post exploitation
  • Windows Exploit Development Basics
  • Wireless Hacking
  • Hackers Methodology
  • Social Engineering Hacking

Module Information - 3

  • Password Hacking
  • Wireless Networks
  • Web Hacking
  • Hacking Web Applications
  • Hack Attack
  • Aftermath
  • Predicting the Future of Hacking

Target Audience

  • Security Officers
  • Auditors
  • Security Professionals
  • Site Administrators
  • Ethical Hackers

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • E-Book Included
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  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 240 Days
  • Price: 210 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 170 USD
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