How to become an Ethical Hacker

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What are the steps and requirements for pursuing a career in ethical hacking, including the necessary skills and qualifications?
Oct 12, 2023 in Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking by Saniya
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Steps and Requirements for a Career in Ethical Hacking:

1. Educational Foundation: High school diploma or equivalent, with an optional degree in a related field.
2. Basic IT Knowledge: Understand computer systems, networks, and programming languages.
3. Networking Skills: Learn about TCP/IP, routing, and subnets.
4. Coding and Scripting: Proficiency in languages like Python.
5. Operating Systems: Familiarity with Linux and Windows.
6. Cybersecurity Basics: Encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.
7. Certifications: CEH, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, OSCP.
8. Hands-On Practice:Create a lab for practical experience.
9. Networking: Build a professional network in the field.
10.Legal and Ethical Understanding: Operate within legal and ethical boundaries.
11. Continuous Learning: Stay updated on cybersecurity trends.
12. Career Entry: Start in entry-level IT or cybersecurity roles.
13. CEH Training: Enroll in a CEH training program.
14. Work Experience: Gain experience through positions or internships.
15. Specialization: Choose an area of expertise (e.g., web app or network security).
16. Advanced Certifications: Pursue higher-level certifications, like OSCP.

answered Oct 12, 2023 by Saniya
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