The CEHv9 exam seems to be much less an archaeology adventure than previous versions. To be sure, it still has a few rather old items within. But, the overall question quality is much higher. There are a number of mystery questions, which to answer them, you must know the mind or even history of the question writer. Yet, fewer in number.
First, it is very do-able to achieve a respectable score. You need 70% to pass, and with proper study and quiz preparation, that can be done. If you are curious, the blueprint for weighting is here. Here are some highlights
- Buffer overflows are gone
- Crypto has new focus
- Bad grammar has been corrected
- There is mention of exploits from the past few years (Heartbleed, POODLE, Shellshock)
- Very few exhibits
- Quite a few code snippets where they ask ‘What is going on here?’
- Know your Nmap
- Better be familiar with proxies
The questions are very well dispersed across the array of CEH Modules and it does seem to follow the blueprint mentioned above. There is no ‘gold mine’ or ‘mine field’ for questions. You’ll have to know the whole lot of modules. Use the the study quizzer. It guides you through all the critical areas.