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How to become an Ethical Hacker?

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by Remsteady, May 2, 2012.

  1. Remsteady

    Remsteady New Member

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    Hi!
    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 :)
     
  2. deepak_sam

    deepak_sam New Member

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    Bro,
    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.

    Recomendation:
    1. a+ and N+
    2. CCNA
    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
     
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    john martin New Member

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    For become ethical hacker one must be technically qualified and need to have certification in mcse, ccna etc.
     
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    How do you get a certificate?
     
  5. Gabriel9999

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    Hi,
    In order to become an Ethical Hacker, I think the application side should be weighted, the CEH and CISSP certificates will make you better.
     
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    You can find a lot of free information on the Internet. Just take the time to read the theory and use the tools following the available tutorials.
     
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    Ethical Hacking career is in demand and is a growing field that will continue to grow as the technology is advancing continuously.

    Ethical Hacking requires practical knowledge and for making a career in this domain I suggest you go for the ISCP - Information Security Certified Professional Course by Krademy.

    Ethical Hacking Course is the easiest and most desirable way of getting a practical as well as needed theoretical knowledge in this area.

    And these courses will train you in all basics that you should know to become an ethical hacker such as web application security, mobile application security, vulnerability analysis, computer viruses, cyber threat and much more!
     

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