Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

Author: Georgia Weidman
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by proverbialbunny   2019-11-17

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.

by [deleted]   2019-11-17

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.

https://www.packtpub.com/networking-and-servers/learn-ethical-hacking-scratch

https://www.udemy.com/learn-ethical-hacking-from-scratch/

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'

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penetration-Testing-Hands-Introduction-Hacking/dp/1593275641

and she has a course on Cybrary which I believe follows on from that book:

https://www.cybrary.it/course/advanced-penetration-testing/

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Good luck!

by [deleted]   2019-01-13

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? :-)

by icarrysig   2019-01-13

OK. If you can get to civilization, you might find this useful: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/1593275641

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