What and how should I properly learn to get into cybersecurity?

By August 27, 2019View All Resources

I was recently asked, “What and how should I properly learn to get into cybersecurity? I have no sysadmin experience and I just started work as a junior web (PHP) developer. I am a self-taught programmer with no official degrees from universities or otherwise.” Here’s how I responded.

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From a technical perspective, I suggest you pursue two goals:

  1. CompTIA Security+ certification
  2. Learn how to ethically target, analyze, and exploit vulnerable computers using the free Kali Linux platform of tools.

I know of several courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform that would help you, including:

Become a CompTIA Security+ Certified Security Professional

Learning Kali Linux – Welcome | LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com

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