Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) | Hong Kong Institute of Technology
Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)


  Good News:

HKIT becomes the first EC-Council tertiary institution partner in Hong Kong and will open the (C|EH) soon!


Congratulations! HKIT and EC-Council have officially signed a collaboration agreement to recognize HKIT as the first EC-Council tertiary institution partner in Hong Kong! We will soon offer a series of cyber security certification courses, in order to let our students obtain more professional qualifications in cyber security and get better preparation before entering the sector.


Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)

HKIT will open the (C|EH) course in May.
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (34Z120077) and The mother course (Associate Degree of Science and Technology) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).


Course Introduction

Background of EC Council[1,2]

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a professional organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. The EC-Council is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

EC-Council is best known for its professional certifications for the IT security field. It offers certifications in some fields related to IT security, including disaster recovery, software security, digital forensics, and general IT security knowledge. EC-Council has certified over 220,000 people.

Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the C|EH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (C|ND-SP). Famous people certified include Edward Snowden.


Background of C|EH [1,2]

C|EH (Practical), launched in March 2018, is a test of penetration testing skills in a lab environment where the candidate must demonstrate the ability to apply techniques and use penetration testing tools to compromise various simulated systems within a virtual environment.

C|EH is also accredited by the American National Standard Institute, has received the GCT (GCHQ Certified Training) accreditation, and is a recognized certification for the DoD’s computer network defense Service Providers (CND-SP’s), a specialized personnel classification within the United States Department of Defense’s information assurance workforce among many other recognitions.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EC-Council

[2] https://www.eccouncil.org/

Summary of Course Features:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker Certification (C|EH) is offered in over 145 countries globally by EC Council.
  • (C|EH) preparation course: instructors of this course are either senior information security practitioners or professionals with a master's or doctorate degree in related fields. They will explain the content step-by-step.
  • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (34Z120077). The total course hours would be 50 hours (including the 2-hour assessment)



Course Hours:

50 Hours


213 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

- Shek Kip Mei MTR Station, Exit A >walk 6 minutes
- Sham Shui Po MTR Station, Exit B2 > walk 8 minutes

Phone Number:

2120 4456

Email Address:


Link of online application:

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Mother course:

Associate Degree of Science and Technology

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QF level:


Validity period:

01/09/2012 - 31/08/2021