Read what Kalyan Chakravarthy had to say on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-first-choice-ec-councils-certified-ethical-hacker-ceh-kalyan/
After extensive googling and research, I was convinced that C|EH was the best way to go among other certifications. This turned out to be a boon since C|EH gave me a complete understanding of the technical details involved in the industry.
As a person interested in security industry and wet behind the ears, I found #CEHv9 to be very helpful in making me understand different concepts involved at the basic level.
Right now, I find myself giving advice to my friends to start with C|EH to understand the overall picture of cyber security. After C|EH, I felt empty and was hungry to learn more. As per research, the next logical step was to go for OSCP if I wanted to be a pen tester or a security researcher. At that point, my friend suggested ECSA and LPT. I was hesitant due my lack of practical knowledge but the material was well built and the labs were very helpful. My experience with EC-Council coursework and training material was pretty good. It was quite extensive and I learnt practical skills to attack and defend a network through the hands-on training.
I am satisfied with the material and learning I gained from C|EH and ECSA. I will have to say C|EH learning material and lab in ECSA were the best parts of the training. I would recommend anyone to start with C|EH if you are a complete beginner and need to learn the basics and get an overall idea on what the security industry has to offer.