@hackz3r Our career doesn’t define our identity. So, stop thinking so much about how you want to be perceived, choose a career path and start learning.
CAREER PATH OPTIONS
SANS.org is an org that sets the defacto standard for career paths in the US and other countries. Many fortune 100 companies and above acknowledge SANS because their instructors teach skills which are actively used in the field. I’m one of the first 3,500 in the world to obtain the GWAPT and a few years ago I picked up the GPEN.
Meanwhile, find a way to get into the tech industry as soon as possible. If your a school junkie then apply for SANS master’s program.
STEP OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Jump off the anonymous bandwagon. If you knew anything about anon you’d stay away because it involves a short-lived life filled with sex, drugs, crime, betrayal, ransom, and murder. Don’t fuck with the government unless you don’t care about losing your life and putting your family at risk.
Start by showing your face.
1. Create a LinkedIn profile
2. Be honest about your experience and don’t use words with lots of syllables.
YOUR FIRST JOB IN SECURITY
Sorry to burst your bubble but you can’t protect networks until you know how to build them and you can’t penetrate networks until you know how to protect them.
The best hands-on training that accelerates growth is a tech support job with companies that sell security/networking appliances. Trust me on this one.
You’ll learn the intricacy of protocols, live in the command line, improve security & communication skills, troubleshoot under pressure, participate in incident response calls, expose yourself to a variety of environments and more.
THE JOB SEARCH:
• Technical support engineer jobs
• For each job description, scroll down to the requirements section, read it and learn it.
They likely ask you to know:
• basic shell scripting
• Linux fundamentals
How to make coding part of your daily routine (@sam_creates):
I get it. It’s almost midnight. Your tired. You don’t feel like you can code your app, website, personal project, assignment, whatever. But I know you can. Get up, grab yourself cup of coffee and grind it out! —
Here are some tips to make coding and, more importantly, creating a daily part of your routine.
1️⃣Find our what interests you - my interests in coding stemmed from wanting to make my own productivity applications.
2️⃣Research and Planning - I preach this a lot. Before you even TOUCH your computer, plan what your code will look on paper. Spend at least a few hours on what tools you will need to learn from the language you are using to build your project.
3️⃣Planning: Chunk you project into actionable plans. Write down what you need to do before you sleep, get up the next day, and finish it!
4️⃣Protip❗️: follow creators on instagram and YouTube that are doing things similar to you. I find that the sense of companionship is often a great pick-me-up when I’m feeling frustrated.
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