There are books specifically on the subject that teach you everything you want to know. eg, https://www.amazon.com/Penetration-Testing-Hands-Introduction-Hacking/dp/1593275641
I'd also recommend getting familiar with Linux. Most of the industry is beefed up sys admins / dev ops, that enjoy doing the more QA-like work of pentesting. It's not just knowing web pages, it's knowing the system too.
Also, go to security conferences.
Well give CISSP a wide birth as it's not what you want.
If you just want to get a simple over view to understand some basic concepts then 'Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch' is available as an Ebook/Book from Packtpub and there's an accompanying course on Udemy.
Both are on special offer regularly and will just scratch the surface of some concepts and tools just to give you a taste for it.
Another good beginnner resource is Georgia Weidman's 'Penetration Testing: a Hands-on introduction to hacking'
and she has a course on Cybrary which I believe follows on from that book:
I personally recommend:
Hacking the art of exploitation [https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/1593271441)
Penetration Testing: A hand on Introduction to hacking: [https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/1593275641)
I want to at least tackle a workbook on the Linux command line, review networking protocols and such, and work through Georgia Weidman's Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking , otherwise I fear I'd be throwing money down the drain with lab access.
Are there prerequisite certifications and/or pre-OSCP hands-on training materials that this sub recommends for noobs like me? :-)
OK. If you can get to civilization, you might find this useful:
Offensive Computer Security Spring 2014 Homepage Florida State University
Offensive Security Certified Professional
The Hacker Playbook 3: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing
MIT Course Number 6.858 :Computer Systems Security
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