I feel your pain. Not a mathematics expert, I've been creating web-based training for a large global PC hardware company for 13 years, and recently went into training SaaS applications for a different company. But in the background I've developed an insane curiosity for security. Not sure if I can start a different career at this age (turning 50 this year) but I'm going to do it anyway. Goal is to attain the CEH cert to start at base level as a pen tester, and have only self-paced video training programs from Career Academy and CBT Nuggets, and still a complete sub-noob at the moment but learning as quickly as I can.
I don't want to do it to make a ton of money, I want the challenge. Anyone start this as late as I am? I feel like almost everyone I talk to has been doing it since they were kids. Big late start, still gonna do it though. Has anyone here taken the Hacker dojo material, and if so what did you think of it? Considering purchasing for access to the test lab. Also, if anyone knows of a good tutorial on setting up a test lab using VMware Workstation I'd greatly appreciate a link. Thanks! And good luck greendude.
"Just to survive in this place you'd have to be completely insane,.. which fortunately I am."