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  • #88032

    zdrcruz
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    What are the skills needed to build a skills in Penetration Testing for zero knowledge like me.
    What should we study first and where should we start? 🙂

    #88095

    Chin_Diesel
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    Learn the phases of attack, and what tools are used for each phase. Then, pick a tool and start practicing with it and build proficiency. There are a lot of tools out there, and many overlap, but it all boils down to what you are most comfortable with and being familiar enough with the tool to make it work for you. If you try to push yourself out of your comfort zone and force yourself to use a scripting language or command line more, you will help build your skills in those areas.

    Also, get yourself set up with at least a virtual machine to test on, or a vulnerable web server to attack. Best of luck!

    #88849

    gowtham5
    Participant

    nice!

    #92139

    gr3ymatt3r
    Participant

    Theres some really great videos on here!

    #92155

    p3wp3w
    Participant

    You can also check hackthissite.org for some challenges. It’s free and easy to use, with some basic knowledge.

    #92159

    cybermo
    Participant

    ?

    #92300

    breuermar
    Participant

    As a beginner you should not go directly to pentesting. Learn Operating Systems, Networking and Programming. Then go to Pentesting. Have a look at the beginners courses here on Cybrary….

    Good luck!

    #93550

    ps9557
    Participant

    how to break wpa2 encryption

    #93562

    t13ru
    Participant

    I would suggest to at least go a play around with programming and I would recommend Python, learning Bash and Powershell also helps a lot. Try some pentest distro and some CTFs for me it was the practice that taught me the most, more than any book or video.

    Here you can find some nice CTFs for learning essentials
    http://captf.com/practice-ctf/

    And Python
    https://docs.python.org/3/
    books
    Black hat Python, Gray hat Python from Justin Seitz and TJ O’Connor Violent Python.

    #93644

    sblank
    Participant

    what should i stablish on penetrating a system? I have a knowledge in .net, PHP, Java. Please help me to build my skill in this penetration testing.

    #94480

    SAhmadA
    Participant

    I have knowledge of Networking and some Python as a novice. I also started to learn IoT basics. I need a walkthrough step by step guide to become a pro pentester.

    #94786

    FisherCMH
    Participant

    There is some sound advice on this thread. I agree it’s important to have a grounding in Networking and the OS before trying to penetrate… well, the network and the OS.

    #100381

    maryh
    Participant

    @ zdrcruz how is it going w the pentesting? what has been working?

    #108393

    rk.rajpurohit
    Participant

    Thank u for guidelines

    #109482

    nik556
    Participant

    THis is one of the hardest but a very valuable skill in application security.

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