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If you're interested in starting a career in cybersecurity as a Beginner, then;


Install a Virtual Machine.

Install Virtual Box right away if it isn't already on your laptop. Your buddy are virtual machines. You may set up and connect many machines (including Windows, Linux, etc.) using virtualization. Without getting jailed, you can practice with the top security distributions (Kali, Web Security Dojo, etc.)! Create virtual machines (VMs) using Virtual Box to test and learn how things operate. Think like a system administrator.

Get a solid understanding of systems, networks and programming.

Everything we do in terms of security is built on systems and networks. You need a foundation in TCP/IP if you want to be better at security both from a theoretical and an application perspective. Becoming a systems administrator is the quickest route to gaining this experience. Sysadmining has taught me valuable insights that enable me to talk about security-related topics like DNS without only speaking theoretically.

  • Learning Programing;

  1. Python is a preferred choice of security professionals who use it because of its adaptability, large library of API and functions, liberal licensing, and interaction with security tools. You can discover this by using Python tutorial

  2. C/C++ basic understanding is required if you want to create your own exploits that take use of buffer overflows. You can read this edition of Bjarne's book - this version

  3. Javascript - you need this to really understand XSS and to write your own killer proof-of-concepts

  4. SQL - There can be no advanced handcrasfted SQL-injection without understanding SQL - You can start with this MySQL tutorial in 2001

  5. PHP - helps understand those evil PHP-comand injections and PHP specific exploits. also checkout PHP The Right Way

Read like crazy.

The security industry is characterized by constant change. This is not a stagnant sector, whether it be new technologies (threat intelligence is trendy right now) or new tactics. You must keep learning and developing if you want to succeed in any industry. Develop a love of reading, and take knowledge from the books you read. Even after college is ended, make notes about the items in the book that stand out to you and put them into practice. Don't feel like you have to stick to non-fiction. Add some fiction to broaden your horizons.

  • Read free books about Hacking and Security

Take advantage of the training resources available on the Internet.

Universities (Stanford and MIT), Security Tube, where all the local conferences are archived, and Udemy all offer a variety of free security training programs. Utilize the available content to your advantage and get knowledge from it. Choose a certain subject and devote a month to it. Find out more about Javascript if you don't already know it. Even when you don't need their level of expertise, information might still be useful in certain situations.

  • Play with some Great tools:

  • Free online University Training

  • Free Industry training


In order to network, you shouldn't just go about handing out business cards. Make acquaintances in the security sector. Use Twitter to do this. Twitter should not be used as a news feed. Interact with security personnel and join their chats. The worst case scenario is when they ignore you. Attend conferences instead of just lurking in the shadows like you're at a middle school dance. Make friends, engage in conversation before sessions begin, and become a part of the group. The connections you make with actual security personnel will be extremely beneficial to you.

  1. go to a meetup on information security

  2. Go to Security/Hacker conference/competitions (some are low-cost or free like: B-sides, Defcon)

  3. Get Free passes to parts of Expensive conferences

  4. If you live in the US and can get clearance then join your local Infraguard chapter and go to the meetings.

  5. Create a LinkedIn Profile - add multiple emails so you don't lose your profile like a rookie when you change jobs.

  6. Join some relevant LinkedIn groups like this one: Information security


First, understand that you don’t need a certification to get into Cyber Security. All you need is to learn the basics of networking and programming before going through the certifications. Certification comes after studying. There are several Information Security Certifications that can help position you for success. The key is to first pick one that is recognized and covers a broad range of security topics. The following cybersecurity certifications are few of the best for fresh candidates in the information security domain. You can select any one for gaining information security fundamentals.

Certifications that will help you to clear your basics for Cyber Security:-

  • CompTIA Network+ -

  • ECES Certiciation -

  • CompTIA Security+ - Many people start with the Comptia Security +The Security+ does not have a time or experience requirement, so as quickly as you can learn the material, you can sit for the exam and become certified. It is vender neutral and covers a wide variety of topics.

  • EC-Council CEH -

  • Microsoft Technology Associate

Note: You don’t need to purchase these certifications blindly. First, you have to download the syllabus and learn all those topics by googling yourself. Doing your own research will help you grow fast and you don’t have to rely on others.

Assuming that you’ve learnt the above certification’s syllabus, now you have to learn the hands-on approach towards ethical hacking. Theoretical concepts aren't enough. It's better to have practical exposure to cybersecurity. You will find that recruiters prioritize candidates with hands-on cybersecurity experience over other applicants.

Here are the best certifications to prepare you for the practical aspects of cybersecurity:-

  • OSCP - Offensive Security Certified Professional.

  • LPT - Licensed Penetration Tester.

  • eJPT - eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester.

After you know the top certifications, it's time to choose one and start preparing from scratch. You can go for online certification courses to build your concepts and understand the exam content. I prefer a few platforms for preparing for cybersecurity certifications. Here they are!





So one certification each, from the two groups will do you good. Depending on your particular situation, background and career overview, you may for instance, choose, CompTia Security + as your beginner certification and then afterwards, go for the Licensed Penetration Tester.

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