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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:43 pm

Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

So I made my way through but now I want to keep improving but I like to do that with some applicable projects.  Any suggestions?  I was going to look at the API projects there on Codecademy, I was also going to make my way through the Violent Python book.
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:53 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

In addition to Violent Python, have you considered the SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert course?
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:01 pm

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I loved the fact that Violent Python was all practical projects. I used one of the chapters as a guideline to make something that I had been needing to make for a few months. One of the best books I've read in a while.
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:01 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Hey m0wgli, if I was looking to go more into pen testing, I would consider it, but right now it's more of a self improvement thing and side hobby.  I want to get better at coding so I figure strengthening my scripting skills will help.
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Post Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:04 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Depending on where your math is at, you could try something like http://projecteuler.net/

I wouldn't necessarily discount a resource because it's not directly in-line with what you're doing. You'll learn a lot by branching out, and the techniques used for one task may be applicable to others as well. There's lso aa somewhat dated Python Cookbook from O'Reilly that is a bit more general than the Violent Python and SecurityTube material.
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Post Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:25 am

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

if you wanna be a programmer, the story is diferent but if you wanna be a hacker i suggest u to buy www.hackingdojo.com shodan course and learn c and assembly after python

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Post Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:48 am

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

its not so much about branching out, I do enjoy a bit a pen testing, trying to keep it on the free side or at least less expensive side.  Though I just took a gander at them and 250 bucks and lifetime updates, ability to download the material, not too shabby.  Hmm, may have to review further.  I had a SANS course approved but it is no longer available in on-demand which sort of sucks.  So if that doesn't happen I want to fill that study time with something else. 
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3xban wrote:I had a SANS course approved but it is no longer available in on-demand which sort of sucks.  So if that doesn't happen I want to fill that study time with something else. 


Which course? It might just be going through a refresh and will be back shortly.
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Post Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:18 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

SEC501 Enterprise Defender, yeah looks like it is due back in June.  So not too long.  I've got a few mini lab projects I want to work on until then.
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Post Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:34 am

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

I personally liked:

"Foundations of Python Network Programming 2nd edition"
"Violent Python"
"Python for Unix & Linux Sys Admins"

"Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python”
http://inventwithpython.com/blog/2013/0 ... -released/
it's a recent release but terrific book on basic cryptography coding. it's GPLv3 licensed, free to share.

for the price, "SPSE" isnt that bad as I heard from people who took it

Part of learning programming is to read others code & write your own code. practice, practice.
Get on "Github", there are chunks of well written networking, pen testing scripts & tools of all levels.
search well, download, play around.
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Post Tue May 07, 2013 7:37 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Thanks hurtl0cker, I actually grabbed the Ciphers book a couple weeks ago.  Looking forward to reading through that.  Going to work my way through violent python.  And yes, practice practice practice.  I heard someone mention it is best to do a little bit of coding every day than try to do a couple hours in a single day once a week.  Get's the repetition thing going.  once I've had my fill of python I will head back into more web oriented languages and maybe get my web building up to snuff.  My poor domain has laid dormant for far too long and it needs some action.
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Post Mon May 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Have you ever tried Udacity.com? I have completed two of their python courses, CS101 and CS253 Web Development. You might like web dev because it is very practical. I just finished the final exam yesterday and had a lot of fun. Now I have a working blog with cookies/signup/hashing/forms and it uses a datastore (GQL) on google app engine. I learned a ton and Steve Hoffman of reddit fame is the instructor and he has lots of insights. I'm also in the middle of the SPSE and having a good time with that too. Oh and udacity is free.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 9:47 am

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Udacity looks interesting, I may have to check it out.  Didn't see the course numbers though, is 101 the intro class?  253 is the Web Dev?  How long did each one take?
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 3:21 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Yes 101 is the intro to comp sci. It is all python and the main project is building a spyder for a search engine. The prof explains everything well though,
starting with strings and eventually getting to OOP.
253 is the web dev course. I took about a month for each but I only did 80% of 101 and about 98% of web dev. The final
for web dev was to build a wiki which was really easy and fun after doing everything else in the course.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Re: Finished Python Course in Codecademy now what?

Excellent!  Thanks for the info.  once I am through Violent Python I will probably hit Intro to CS. 
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