ethical hacking

I'm thinking about getting certified as an ethical hacker, and found a website at http://www.eccouncil.org
that claims to get me certified, but for about $2000!
anybody have other, less expensive ways to get certified? I'm out of a job at the moment and $2000 is a bit steep.
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JeffBeallAsked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
That's a full C|EH course with a dedicated teacher and practice labs, so it's going to be expensive. You can look at the CBTs that are available to see if they will help you out CBT Nuggets has one available here: https://secure.cbtnuggets.com/it-training-videos/series/ec-council-certified-ethical-hacker-v7. Those are usually cheaper than attending an online course or live class, but still fairly expensive. There are also a number of books you can get that will teach the things you need to pass the certification. Realistically, though, the C|EH isn't really an in-demand certification. It's good to have if you're in the IT Security Industry, but it alone won't get you a job. For the most part, the cert teaches you good information about existing vulnerabilities, but it's more theory than anything. Most IT Security companies look for the CISSP or SANS certifications, since those are very difficult, high-prestige certifications that require a lot of knowledge and a good bit of experience.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that was very helpful
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