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Considering the global need and shortage of qualified talent in the workforce, cybersecurity professionals are typically paid very well. As of August 2022, a simple search on Salary.com for positions based in the United States shows that certified ethical hackers make an average of $103,866 per year, with the 90th percentile earning above $130,000. Experience, education levels, and other certifications can add even more value in most cases, and it is common to see starting salaries for ethical hackers that exceed six figures. We recommend researching your local job market, reviewing salary information, and speaking with potential employers to assess your own value in the market. CEH has been ranked in the top 5 highest paid cybersecurity certifications for the last 10 years and continues to grow in demand worldwide.
If you are interested in taking the CEH Examination, you must first meet the eligibility requirements. There are two paths to eligibility:
1. Attend official training through EC-Council's online learning platform, iClass, or through an Authorized Training Center (ATC) such as Edureka. All candidates who attend official training at Edureka and are deemed eligible to attend the training will have direct access to the examination, which can be proctored at the training center, online using EC-Council’s remote proctoring service, or at over 4,500 VUE testing centers worldwide.2. Eligibility Application – If you have sufficient experience and do not require training in the domains of the exam, you may choose to skip the training and challenge the exam directly. If you do not attend official training, you must apply for exam eligibility at https://cert.eccouncil.org/application-process-eligibility.html. After your application is processed and approved, EC-Council will work directly with you to determine the best delivery method for the exam, and you may then challenge the 4-hour certification exam as scheduled.
A professional with a CEH certification is trusted by various Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, and many more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022), employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Since the demand is high, Ethical Hacking is one of the most sought-after and promising professions at the moment.