Penetration Tester career path

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What should I do to get hired as a Penetration Tester in some good company?
Jan 2 in Career Counselling by Vidhyut
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There is no pre-defined way to become a Penetration Tester. There are different ways you can become a Penetration Tester:

  • You can choose hacking as your domain in University
  • You can get a Computer Science degree and then focus on Cyber Security
  • Get Hacking/Cyber Security based certifications and then get hired
  • Get jobs as Security Administrator, Network Administrator, System Administrator etc., gain experience and then get promoted

answered Jan 2 by Suro
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Hey Vidhyut, Penetration testers are able to move in many different directions, based on the individual’s interests and skills. Some of the career options for them are:

  • Information Technology Manager

  • Developer/Programmer

  • Consultant

  • Ethical Hacker

  • Security Manager etc

answered Jun 11 by Karuna

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