Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v8: System Hacking

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


System hacking is a set of techniques aimed at gaining access to target systems, maintaining that access, and covering tracks to prevent anyone finding evidence of the access. In this course, we look at system hacking, and the tools and techniques used. An ethical hacker is a person who attacks an organization’s security on behalf of its owners in order to discover vulnerabilities. Instead of taking advantage of these vulnerabilities, the ethical hacker reports them to the organization who can then put in place the appropriate countermeasures to protect themselves against malicious hackers. This course is the fifth in a series of courses which can used in preparation for the Certified Ethical Hacker v8, 312-50, exam. The course has been developed in partnership with EC-Council and is based on their Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures V8 course materials and labs.

Target Audience

Network and information security professionals



Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

System Hacking Overview

  • match the stage of system hacking to the technique or exploit used
  • Cracking Passwords

  • identify the characteristics of types of password attacks
  • Microsoft Authentication

  • match the LM/NTLM version to its attributes
  • Keyloggers

  • identify the countermeasures against keylogging
  • Spyware

  • identify countermeasures against spyware
  • Hiding Files

  • match the method of rootkit detection with its description
  • Steganography

  • identify the types of files that can have hidden messages added using Least Significant Bit Insertion
  • Covering Tracks and Penetration Testing

  • identify the tools used to cover the tracks of an intruder
  • System Hacking





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