How to become an ethical hacker perfectly; an essential guide:
This article is about How to become an ethical hacker perfectly. I often get a number of people, Ask for guidance. About How to become an ethical hacker perfectly. I also receive even more requests about how to become a black hat hacker. The latter requests are ignored. Here is a definition of an ethical hacker.
You need essential prerequisite knowledge:
If you want to get into the IT security world as a white hat. You must be competent in the following areas.
- * Networking
- * Programming
- * Databases
- * Operating systems (Linux & Windows).
Once you have a really good knowledge of the above points. Then it would a great idea to get knowledge about hacking. So now you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of IT. You can now understand how to break some of the underlying vulnerabilities. Within computer architecture. The following activities should help you with this.
What areas to concentrate on in order to build a foundation:
Networking – Cisco courses seem to be really good. I undertook all the CCNA courses available.
Programming – Focus on learning C++, Python/Ruby & PHP.
Databases – Play around with MySQL and & MSSQL and make your own database to understand how it works.
Operating systems – Most flavours of Linux are the similar to one another. I use Debian on a lot of servers & of course Kali. Additionally it is worth understanding the more obscure areas of Windows. Such as the registry.
Read books about hacking (Here are some good examples of some):
- * The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook. Finding & Exploiting Security Flaws.
- * Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition.
- * The Basics of Hacking & Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing Made Easy.
- * Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide.
- * CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide.
- * Google Hacking for Penetration Testers.
Undertake Cheap Ethical Hacking courses:
These are very good for learning. But won’t give you an industry recognized qualification. However they will teach you a lot. About different areas of ethical hacking. Which will help towards recognized qualifications. (How to become an ethical hacker perfectly).
- * Network Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking) From Scratch.
- * The Fundamentals of Networking.
- * Build your own hacking tools in Python.
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Undertake Recognized Online courses:
These course are all paid for, however they are industry recognised. And will help you find a job. In the IT security sector.
- * CEH
- * OSCP
- * CISSP
Communicate and follow other fellow IT security enthusiasts through the following mediums.
- * Google+
Self learn by watching online tutorials:
Download practice environments to practice and hone newly learned skills:
- DVWA (Dam Vulnerable Web Application)
- Samurai WTF
Final note: Hacking is something that takes A LOT of your time. So be prepared to sacrifice friendships, relationships. And that joyful social life you used to have. Have a Good Luck:
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