Ethical Hacker is a certification created by Cisco Networking Academy. To earn it, candidates must pass a written exam consisting of multiple-choice questions. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of offensive security as well as how to create a useful report of the findings. Optionally, the candidates may first complete the 70-hour, self-paced course, which offers information using a gamified narrative and many labs to gain hands-on experience with realistic scenarios. Both the course and exam are free of cost.