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Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

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Abmart

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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:56 am

Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

Hi in the house,

I am really interested in becoming a professional hacker, please where will I start from and also I will like to know if any expert can train me here for little bucks.

Your response will be highly appreciated.
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:14 am

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

Start by searching these forums for the answer to your question.

I think we need a board titled 'Newcomers' or 'New Members' or something similar where we can copy all of the posts that answer the above question.
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:58 am

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

AS biillV said search the forums as this question has been asked about a million + times.

But here is a quick breakdown

learn to program perl or python
build a lab to practice you hacking
read read read and read
if you can afford it do some course OSCP,Security +,CEH,Hacking dojo,eCPPT  so on
Be Ethical dont break the law
google and search functions are you friend
IF you can develop tools and give something back to the security community this help get your name out there

And last but not least Have FUN!!
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

I don't know your background but if you're completely new to I.T...then I suggest

- studying for the A+ and Network + exams
- learn about TCP/IP
- google "ethical hacker, penetration testing"..and just read anything and everything about the field.
- go to dice.com, simplyhired.com..type in penetration tester, vulnerability assessment.. and look at what type of experience and knowledge they are looking for.
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:15 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

First off, welcome to EH-Network!

I think Jamie and YuckTheFankees summed it up pretty well.  

Above the "have fun" part, which I think is really important I would add one personal advice:
To gain knowledge make it a habit to ask yourself the question "How does this work" and try to answer/research it yourself. Researching by yourself first, will help you to constantly learn new things. At least this is what I always try do do  ;D  

Hacking is about getting down to how things work, reading about them, learn everything there is about them -> therefore devoting TONS of time  ;)

Again welcome to EH-Network.  Looking forward to read more from you!
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:20 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

Hi Abmart,

Welcome to EthicalHacker.net. I couldn't agree with BillV anymore. The best place to start is the search function. This site has been around for years and a lot of questions have been answered. To attempt to help answer your question, the best place to start is to cover a few threads where new comers have asked the same questions and have received responses. Below are some links:

Where and how to gain knowledge?

An Ethical Hacker must have these skills

Starting From Scratch

Where to start

Looking for advice for career path as a Ethical Hacker

Alternate source(s):
http://www.infiltrated.net/pentesting101.html

There is other topics threads out there but I pointed you to a few of the good ones. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! Good luck!
eCPPT (Silver/Gold), eWPT, GSEC, GISP, GCIH, OSCP, OSWP
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:39 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

@ gromic,

That's probably one of the best things anyone can do. I'm currently reading about computer forensics books, and as I go through the book, I make a list of the terms, commands, tools, or concepts I don't really understand, then I go back and researched them further. It's validates what you have learned and read.
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Post Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:41 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

Jamie.R wrote:AS biillV said search the forums as this question has been asked about a million + times.

But here is a quick breakdown

learn to program perl or python
build a lab to practice you hacking
read read read and read
if you can afford it do some course OSCP,Security +,CEH,Hacking dojo,eCPPT  so on
Be Ethical dont break the law
google and search functions are you friend
IF you can develop tools and give something back to the security community this help get your name out there

And last but not least Have FUN!!



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Post Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

Thanks everybody for their numerous contributions, I know about netwroking and from what I have reading here now, I think am  gaining something, if you know any books that I can buy to read about CEH I will be glad if you can tell me.

Thanks once more.
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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:04 pm

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

eCPPT (Silver/Gold), eWPT, GSEC, GISP, GCIH, OSCP, OSWP
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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:34 am

Re: Really want to be professional hacker, where will I start?

you can consider this course too :)

CODENAME: Samurai Skills Course

http://ninja-sec.com/index.php/samurai-skills/
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