I'm a teenager who loves computers, and I have a project coming up which allows me to pursue anything i want. So... read on
So for my Gifted class project, we just pick something, and do whatever we want, then do a huge presentation and etc. This project runs from approximately from December 2010 - July X 2010. So its an extremely large amount of time.
And I am hoping to grab (many not a cert.) but some real-life knowledge of security and etc.
I have messed around with BackTrack 4, mostly with the metasploit and messing with my brothers laptop , and also seeing how long it would take to crack my wifi.
So, I was like, WOA, OSCP Cert, awesome, then 9XX Dollars, not so awesome, and my dad said if i showed dedication, then he would let me get the course, to grab up a OSCP ( and preferably onwards to the OWSP and other cert.'s) but, like my dad said, i need to show dedication.
Where do i START?
Like, I know how to use a computer, much better than my brother, but in terms of security, hardly any knowledge. I made my wifi network better by using IPTables in the linux distro my dad had on his main pc, i think it was some form of Red-Hat.
So, which cert. should i go for FIRST?
What books should I read BEFORE going for the even FIRST cert.?
What should i be comfortable with before going for the OSCP and etc.
Any and all knowledge would be appreciated!