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Certified Lead Ethical Hacker


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What is Certified Lead Ethical Hacker?

The Certified Lead Ethical Hacker training course is designed to equip participants with the competence and knowledge necessary to conduct ethical hacking, particularly for information systems and network penetration tests.

This certification goes beyond theoretical information, incorporating labs completed with a virtual machine to provide hands-on experience in ethical hacking. It focuses on the latest ethical hacking methods, tools, and provides a methodology for conducting penetration tests in line with standards and best practices like PTES and OSSTMM.

  • Training Days: 5

  • CPD Certification (Credits): 35

  • Exam Duration: 6 hours

  • Retake Exam: Yes.  

Who should study the PECB Certified Lead Ethical Hacker course?

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals seeking knowledge about penetration test techniques.

  • Information security professionals aiming to master ethical hacking and penetration testing.

  • Information security officers and cybersecurity professionals responsible for information systems security.

  • Information security team members looking to broaden their security knowledge.

  • Managers or advisors interested in managing ethical hacking activities.

  • Technical experts planning to perform penetration tests.

What are the benefits of studying Certified Lead Ethical Hacker?

Studying for a Certified Lead Ethical Hacker certification will enable you to:

  • Demonstrate your ability to lawfully assess systems' security and discover vulnerabilities.

  • Master the latest ethical hacking tools and methods.

  • Understand how to conduct penetration tests following industry standards and best practices.

  • Plan, manage, and execute information security penetration tests effectively.

  • Increase your employability and potential to earn higher salaries in the field of information security.

What will I learn on the training course?

By completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Master the concepts, methods, and techniques used by organizations and ethical hackers for penetration tests.

  • Understand the relationship between penetration testing methodologies and regulatory frameworks.

  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of ethical hacking components and operations.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios through lab sessions and examples.


Participants should have knowledge of information security concepts and principles, advanced skills in operating systems, and preferably knowledge of computer networks and programming concepts.


The exam consists of a practical part and report writing, requiring candidates to compromise at least two target machines documented in a written report. It is an open book exam allowing the use of course materials and personal notes.


Upon passing the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified Lead Ethical Hacker” credential, subject to meeting professional and educational requirements. Certification confirms two years of penetration testing and cybersecurity experience.

What is Ethical Hacking?

Ethical Hacking involves penetrating computer systems, networks, or applications to identify vulnerabilities that could lead to potential threats and risks. The primary goal is to enhance the security of organizations by addressing the vulnerabilities discovered during penetration testing. Ethical hackers employ the same techniques as malicious hackers but with the organization's permission to be tested, aiming to secure the systems rather than exploit them.

Who should study PECB Ethical Hacking?

Ethical Hacking is suited for security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone concerned with the integrity of the network infrastructure. It is also ideal for those looking to start a career in cybersecurity, individuals interested in the field of ethical hacking, and IT professionals seeking to enhance their skills in identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities.

What are the benefits of studying PECB Ethical Hacking?

Studying Ethical Hacking offers several benefits, including:

  • Mastery of ethical hacking concepts, approaches, standards, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of various attacks affecting organizational security and how to prevent them.

  • Expertise in conducting penetration tests using diverse tools and techniques.

  • Ability to analyze penetration test results and provide actionable insights.

  • Enhanced career prospects and potentially higher salaries compared to non-specialized IT professionals.

  • Development of professional skills and qualities necessary for conducting ethical hacking with due care.

  • Support for organizations in improving their continuous security improvement processes.

What will I learn on the training course Ethical Hacking?

On the Ethical Hacking training course, you will learn:

  • Concepts, approaches, standards, methods, and techniques for operating an effective ethical hacking process.

  • Different types of attacks that can compromise organizational security and methods to prevent them.

  • How to conduct comprehensive penetration tests using various tools and techniques.

  • Analyzing the outcomes of penetration tests and providing recommendations for security enhancements.

  • Integrating penetration testing into organizational processes to achieve desired security outcomes.


While specific prerequisites may vary by training provider, generally, a foundational understanding of computer systems, networks, and a basic knowledge of cybersecurity principles are beneficial for those looking to study Ethical Hacking.

Course Study Options

Self Study

In Person

Live Online

In Person Training Locations

  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

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