Is the CEH just a lighter Version of the CISSP?
CISSP VS CEH
Great question.... the two exams take very different approaches to their respective knowledge bases and the scope and coverage of what makes each up. In addition, the exams themselves are very different in focus and intent. The CEH exam is meant to be a more tactical exam, from the practitioner perspective. The CISSP exam is mean to be more of a strategic exam, from the managerial perspective.
While there is/are knowledge elements that are in common for both exams, they are very different.