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A group of 21 IBMers have successfully cleared the Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) V8 Training organized by KnowledgeHut under the banner of EC-Council, using the EC-Council courseware.
CEH V8 is the most updated certification for Certified Ethical Hacking, offered by EC-Council, the US-based, globally recognized, member-supported professional organization offering certifications in various e-business and information security skills.
Based out of Bangalore but operating across the globe in 70 countries and 200 Locations, KnowledgeHut – the popular training provider offering trainings in 40+ professional courses in domains that include Project Management, Risk Management, Finance and Security – has been offering CEH courses ever since it became an accredited training provider of EC‑Council in December 2013.
When KnowledgeHut announced its workshop in Pune, IBM jumped to cash in on the opportunity to fortify the application knowledge of its team of senior software engineers. The training was provided by KnowledgeHut’s CEI Mr. Niranjan Reddy, a reputed Certified EC-Council instructor, who is also a past recipient of the ‘Instructor-Circle of Excellence’ South Asia Award from EC-Council.
The five-day training was held in Pune on 16, 17, 23, 24, and 25 June 2014, and saw all the 21 IBMers pass out with a remarkable percentage ranging between 80 and 99.6%! A feather in the cap for KnowledgeHut as well as EC-Council. The course content addressed security threats to the latest operating systems, mobile platforms, tablet computers, and counter measures to secure all these domains. Concepts were presented in an easily comprehensible manner, with simplified advanced technical courseware that covered vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, penetration testing and system protection.
“The hands-ons were really good” quoted Arunay Kumar, a senior software engineer at IBM. He was seconded by Narayan Delvi, his colleague and software engineer who agreed that “The course content and practical hands-ons were the best part of the course.” Prem Prakash, yet another software engineer with IBM opined that “Even with 5 days, this seemed like a fast-track course! The structure needs to be changed to include more hours/day.” In a nutshell, the feedback of the participants rated the training at a 9 on 10.
Needless to say, IBM has already signed up another 15 member team for the next CEH Training Workshop organized by KnowledgeHut at Bangalore on 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 July 2014.