The CEH cert has been the one of the most controversial certs to real world pentesters. A few years ago, it was the only cert of its kind, and having it was an asset. Fast forward to today and many think it is just a glorified tool review taught by people with no real world pentest experience.
My opinion has teetered back and forth on this. For an entry level job in infosec I think the CEH does the same thing as the A+/N+/S+, presumably lets an employer know that you have the equivalent of 6 months of on the job experience as a security engineer.
Regardless, that is not what this post is about:
Recently at a EC-Counsel Summit the instructor slides leaked for the much revamped version 6 of the CEH. I don’t condone downloading pirated stuff but looking at the topics makes me a little more confident in the course.
In doing research for the CBT awards, I talked to a quickcert.com rep named Wade, who said only a handful of trainers are teaching the new version. Quickcert being one of them. I was also directed to an interview on ethicalhacker.net with Haja Mohideen who thought the first class on v6:
v6 offers a substantial re-haul of the curriculum. Impressive in my opinion.
A good anti-CEH argument is made with retorts from someone who knows the program and layout well here, its a good read i recommend it.