How to become an Ethical Hacker?

Remsteady's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2012
Newbie Member
The career of an Ethical Hacker really appeals to me, since I like to work with computers but I'de like something challenging.

l've looked over the Internet and found that Abertay university in Dundee do an Ethical Hacking degree :0

Is it worth investing in this degree? It take four years and would cost around £21k. Or should I take a different route and get my A+ certificate, use sources on this site and then work my way up to a CEH Qualification while working in the ICT field.

I should also mention that I have access to an accounting apprenticeship that could possible fund some qualifications I need to gain in order to become an Ethical Hacker.

What do you guys think?

Any help appreciated
deepak_sam's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2012
Go4Expert Member
Ethical hacking requires more practical knowledge than theory. You need to study a lot in system, server and networking. I cannot judge you knowledge on computers. If you need to start from the basic, You will have to complete your A+ and N+. Personal recommendation dont spend soo much money before you know what is what. Start with Nugets. you can get 100's not videos in the web about CEH. First learn about the WALL (Firewall and it useage). Then learn to break it.

1. a+ and N+
3. Some firewall certification.
4. CEH

This will make you a perfect hacker then doing your certification in university.

And again.. YOu will have to be updated on the current technology. Have a VM installed and Crack your own network. Practice makes a person perfect