SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert

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    • #7459
      lorddicranius
      Participant

      There’s been a few topics here regarding python and infosec and it looks like Vivek has an answer to those threads:

      SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert

      The syllabus looks promising.ย  The site says the course is for people with no programming skills to those with prior experience with the language.ย  His past 2 certs (SWSE and SMFE) have had their course videos up on securitytube.net, but it looks like he may be doing something a little different with this cert:

      The pricing includes the full course material videos…

      I’ve posed the question on Twitter regardless ๐Ÿ˜›ย  I really like Vivek’s vids, teaching style, etc, so I’m definitely keeping this course on my radar!

    • #46569
      SephStorm
      Participant

      I would definitely be interested if they can effectively teach the basics of programming to the point someone can learn another language after completing this course.

    • #46570
      unicityd
      Participant

      Anyone who wants to learn Python should also consider Learn Python the Hard Way by Zed Shaw.ย  The online version of his book is free, there is also a PDF version for $3 and an online course for $29.ย 

      I haven’t taken his course, but I have read some of his writing and he’s both a good programmer and a clear writer which is hard to find.

    • #46571
      morpheus063
      Participant

      The course (free online) provided by Udacity is another good option to start with programming. The course teaches you how to build a search engine using Python from scratch.

      Instructors – David Evans and Sebastian Thrun

      Online Course Link – http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs101

      Registration Required – Yes

    • #46572
      Deadpool614
      Participant

      This may be a stupid question but will the cert for this be recognized by employers?

    • #46573
      Anonymous
      Participant

      I have singed up to this course I think really good course and knowing what other video are like I am sure he start off really slow and pick it up as it goes along. I have done programming before but just cant seem to grasp coding so hoping this well really help me get into it and write a few security tools.

    • #46574
      dynamik
      Participant

      @Manu Zacharia (-M-) wrote:

      The course (free online) provided by Udacity is another good option to start with programming. The course teaches you how to build a search engine using Python from scratch.

      Instructors – David Evans and Sebastian Thrun

      Online Course Link – http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs101

      Registration Required – Yes

      Awesome, thanks. I’m having to do the entire course in a week due to their schedule, but they have another course starting 4/16. It started off pretty slow for anyone who is familiar with Python, but it’s starting to pick up some speed. This is definitely a great resource for beginners. I also signed up for several of the other courses that will be released on 4/16.

      @Deadpool614 wrote:

      This may be a stupid question but will the cert for this be recognized by employers?

      It’s not going to set your resume apart from others like professional certifications will, but it will provide some demonstrable evidence that you have a certain level of proficiency with Python (i.e. it may help if someone is already looking at your resume or you have an interview and can explain what you learned from it).

      @Jamie.R wrote:

      I have singed up to this course I think really good course and knowing what other video are like I am sure he start off really slow and pick it up as it goes along. I have done programming before but just cant seem to grasp coding so hoping this well really help me get into it and write a few security tools.

      You should also check out coding for penetration testers: http://www.amazon.com/Coding-Penetration-Testers-Building-Better/dp/1597497290

      I signed up as well. I’m actually hoping this will be more on the advanced side. I don’t care about the certification itself that much, but Vivek puts out a lot of great content, and this is a good opportunity to support the site.

    • #46575
      dynamik
      Participant
    • #46576
      lorddicranius
      Participant

      I signed up for the course as well, last night ๐Ÿ™‚

      @ajohnson wrote:

      Interview with Vivek: http://www.itcertificationmaster.com/securitytube-high-quality-and-low-cost-infosec-certifications-with-vivek-ramachandran/

      5-6 new courses in the works?ย  I look forward to seeing what topics these courses will be on!

      Also, as for the python videos being on securitytube.net, he released a video for the Python course/cert the other day (http://www.securitytube.net/video/3786).ย  In it he said that the videos will be released 1 video per week for the next 52 weeks.

    • #46577
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Yah I got over new few weeks going be lot changes coming I got coding for pen testing and liked it but just felt I need to be really good at one language I see to know lots little things but still don’t feel good enough to code.

    • #46578
      Shock
      Participant

      @lorddicranius wrote:

      I signed up for the course as well, last night ๐Ÿ™‚

      @ajohnson wrote:

      5-6 new courses in the works?ย  I look forward to seeing what topics these courses will be on!

      ๐Ÿ˜€

      @ajohnson wrote:

      Also, as for the python videos being on securitytube.net, he released a video for the Python course/cert the other day (http://www.securitytube.net/video/3786).ย  In it he said that the videos will be released 1 video per week for the next 52 weeks.

      meh, i was kinda wishing that he would release them all at once but hey, the videos are free.

    • #46579
      Amidamaru
      Participant

      This weekend I’ve just enrolled to this course. Yesterday they sent me the course outline and all the necessary resources.

      So far it’s damn good, straight and it follows the point. I feel like I would be into a mountain-rouse, actually :).

      Thanks God that I’ve played and win with Coursera – “Learning to program -Fundamentals Python” online training. Despite the fact that this one is focused on the Python version 3, it still provides you a very good beginner programming approach related to python structure, way of thinking and so.

      So far this course SPSE is focused mainly to Python version 2.7.3 due of background compatibility with different libraries and such.

      I can hardly wait to go home and go deep into the next modules.

      I’ll keep you updated eventually about how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #46580
      securitian
      Participant

      I enrolled a week ago. This course is very good. I’m in module 2 right now and I feel like I’m learning a lot. I think I should have taken this before I did the OSCP. Either way both courses/certs are fun.

    • #46581
      prats84
      Participant

      I have taken up the python course SPSE as well guess 3 weeks ago.
      I have a bit of python experience from Uni degree etc, but SPSE ofcourse focuses on infosec.

      I am in Module 3 now and really going at a slow pace. I also tend to go through this guy on youtube

      http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECEA1FEF17E1E5C0DA
      He has made small videos on each important basic topic and fairly good for basics.

    • #46582
      Amidamaru
      Participant

      Ya…I have that link too but IMO it’s ok only for basic stuff. When I’ve faced the threading and queue concept I was forced to look elsewhere for more than 1 week and get this concept understood.

      I’m not a programmer type but I’m making great efforts to became one as much as I’ll can one and get this course done.

      I’m almost at the end of module 2 and I’ve already read impressive extra to get some task completed.

      Also I was forced to watch every youtube resource and narrow every additional video examples which I had on my personal library.

      Bottom line I’m founding this certification very demanding but in the same time very useful. It’s not like of the “one month learning” type certifications, you need get used with the concepts and way of thinking to get your own tools build up from the scratch. ๐Ÿ™‚

      From my point of view worth every cent.

    • #46583
      prats84
      Participant

      Even I was stuck on Multiprocessing, a admin on SPSE Forums gave me this link to help me understand better:

      http://eli.thegreenplace.net/2012/01/16/python-parallelizing-cpu-bound-tasks-with-multiprocessing/

      For someone with limited programming skills would have to dig around, maybe because this is focused towards infosec; and hence the basic topics are covered with the required depth to get you started.

      As all Security Courses, Vivek does press on digging out more information.

      I am happy with the course and worth every penny.

    • #46584
      Amidamaru
      Participant

      Ohh..yep..I saw it. However I can’t say that it was the most dummy example that can bring enough light into the dark.

      I’ve search and found on my own the following:

      1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-threadingpython/

      2. http://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/2012/08/01/python-concurrency-an-example-of-a-queue/

    • #46585
      prats84
      Participant

      Sweet!

      Thanks for sharing.

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