I want to be a CEH,do I have what it takes?

I've been working for I.T. firm for two years.I've learned a lot of hands on.I am A+ certified I.T. technician.My knowledge base is from medium size networks to the basics.I can setup and maintain small business networks with about 40 to 60 users.Do I need more experience? If so what kind? I want to take the CEH exam with in the next two years. I think it will show my firm that I'm committed,and I have a unique skill to bring to the table.
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
It's my understanding that CEH encompasses more than just networks. I believe you'll need some programming comprehension as well. Exploitation of a system can occur in multiple ways. Brute force attacks against the networks and/or hardware itself are less prevalent than social engineering and software exploits.
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So a basic to intermediate knowledge of program would help? Any particular programing languish?
käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I haven't actually studied for the exam (though I would love to have that cert!), but I would estimate since most OS code is written in C/C++ (compiled language), you would want to have an understanding of one or both of those languages in order to understand or find exploits. Also, PERL (interpreted language) is used a lot because of its power and simplicity. Slightly more advanced (and lower-level), assembly language may be useful as well. Assembly would be dependent on the architecture you are working against, though.

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