S-EHF | Ethical Hacking Foundation certification

The first career step in the S-CEHL certification program

Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program

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Why become S-EHF-certified?

Economic globalisation is leading to an ever-increasing exchange of information between organisations (including employees, customers and suppliers) and, consequently, an explosion of cyber crime. The dramatic rise in cyber attacks, in turn, results in a growing demand for certified security specialists:
"By 2017, there will be a shortage of 2 million cyber security jobs worldwide" — UK House of Lords, Digital Skills Committee


The Ethical Hacking Foundation certificate demonstrates that you have learnt the basics of Ethical Hacking. The course will introduce you to the world of vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, providing you with a solid grounding in various hacking techniques and approaches. The examination is a mix of theoretical and practical questions to test your understanding of the world of a hacker. 


For whom is the S-EHF certification?

This certificate is for all professionals who take interest in Ethical Hacking and need to demonstrate basic knowledge of the technical aspects of the related topics.


Finally, this certificate is an ideal start for new ethical hackers and penetration testers, as it constitutes the first level of a complete and extensive Certified Ethical Hacking Leader certification track. Achieving the Ethical Hacking Foundation certificate provides candidates with the necessary knowledge to be able to continue with the Ethical Hacking Practitioner certificate, and advance their career path to become a Certified Ethical Hacking Leader (CEHL). Students who already possess basic Ethical Hacking knowledge can decide to start with the Practitioner level of the certification track.

Ethical Hacking Certification Track 

Steps to schedule your S-EHF exam


study for your exam

1. Demonstrate the required knowledge


Before taking your exam, you should make sure that you possess the required knowledge. We have a great number of global partners offering preparation courses. Check our partners' websites to find a training centre in your country. 


Preparation coureses are optional but if your are not sure if you have the required knowledge level to pass the exam, download here the introduction slides of the Ethical Hacking Foundation Course and see if you meet the terms. 


You can test yourself with the Ethical Hacking Foundation sample exam to see if you possess the required knowledge.


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2. Read the "How to book your exam" page


Make sure that you meet all the system requirements. Read through our "How to book your exam" page thoroughly to prevent mistakes or ambiguities. You can also find a link to book your exam on this page. 


How to book your exam page



schedule your exam

3. Schedule your exam


Follow the instructions on the "How to book your exam" page and click the button on that page to schedule your exam. 



pass your exam

4. Pass the exam and claim your title


Upon successful completion of your exam, you can claim your free digital foundation badge here.

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