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Ethical Hacker & Cybersecurity Expert Career Path

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Step-by-step roadmap to go from beginner (at any age!) to getting hired as an Ethical Hacker

🚨 Spoiler Alert: This is a preview of various courses 🚨

First of all let me answer a common question: Should I learn ethical hacking?

Is it really worth it?

  • If these stats don't convince you, I don't know what will:
  • There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds
  • 64% of companies have experienced web-based attacks
  • Since COVID-19, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes
  • ~$10.5 trillion is expected to be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2025
  • Unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide grew 350% to ~3.5 million from 2013 to 2021. Way more jobs are becoming available than there are people with the skills to fill them.

Now that you are convinced, let's explore more about the courses, action items and the resources from the step-by-step Ethical Hacker Career Path.

Ethical Hacker Career Path

1. The Complete Python Developer in 2022: Zero to Mastery - Course

  • In this course, you will learn Python from scratch, get hired, and have fun along the way with the most modern, up-to-date Python course on the web.
  • Checkout the course preview blog for detailed breakdown of what's covered in this course: Complete Python Developer

Python Course Preview Screenshot Source: Python Course Preview

2. Complete the Next 2 Courses - Action Item

  • From the Next 2 Courses, it's recommended that you do both the Ethical Hacking and the Cybersecurity courses coming up. You can pick the order!
  • You can choose Cybersecurity course first in case you are more into defensive side of security, or you can go with the Ethical Hacking course first if you are more interested in the offensive side.
  • If you already know that you prefer one over the other, or your job requires you to just learn just one, pick that one.
  • Again, the recommendation is that you do both courses since you will learn a lot from each (to be an expert in this field, you must learn both offence and defence).

3. Complete Ethical Hacking Bootcamp 2022: Zero to Mastery - Course

  • In this course, you will learn Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing from scratch and master the most modern ethical hacking tools and best practices for 2022!
  • Checkout the course preview blog for detailed breakdown of what's covered in this course: Complete Ethical Hacking Bootcamp

Course Preview

4. Complete Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Zero to Mastery - Course

  • In this course you will go from zero to hired as a Cyber Security Engineer.
  • You will learn the latest cybersecurity best practices, techniques, and tools so that you can build and defend your digital assets against hackers.
  • Checkout the course preview blog for detailed breakdown of what's covered in this course: Complete Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Course Preview

5. Personal Online Security - Workshop

  • ZTM Academy's security expert, Aleksa, shares his personal online security practices to keep your digital footprint private and secure in the digital age.
  • These are the best practices everyone should follow.

6. Apply To 5 Jobs - Action Item

  • Believe it or not, you now have enough skills to start applying to jobs and even get hired!
  • This process usually takes a while and it's good to start even if you don't feel "ready".
  • Apply to 5 jobs online right now and see what happens.
  • You don't even need to "want" these jobs.
  • The goal is to practice applying and practice going through the interview process.
  • Once you finish applying to 5 jobs (you don't need to hear back), move on to the next step in this Career Path.

7. Web Security & Bug Bounty: Learn Penetration Testing in 2022 - Course

  • Become a Bug Bounty Hunter.
  • Hack websites, fix vulnerabilities, improve web security and much more. You'll learn penetration testing from scratch and master the most modern pentesting tools & best practices for 2022!
  • Checkout the course preview blog for detailed breakdown of what's covered in this course: Complete Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Course Preview

8. Career Advice - Workshop

  • Career Advice for Developers, Designers, Engineers and anyone who wants to have a successful career.
  • Andrei, the lead instructor of [Zero To Mastery Academy], gives you strategies, tips, and advice he's gathered over his many years to help you get hired and succeed in your career.

9. Apply To 5 Jobs You Really Want - Action Item

  • This time around, you have more knowledge and more practice.
  • It's now time to take your job hunt seriously.
  • Find 5 companies/jobs that you REALLY want to work for and make a serious effort applying to these jobs based on the tips you learned in the previous lessons.
  • Don't take no for an answer and see if you can land an interview at one of these companies you chose. Once you have an interview lined up, move to the next section.

10. Learning to Learn [Efficient Learning]: Zero to Mastery - Course

  • Become an efficient learner and best version of yourself.
  • You'll learn scientifically proven strategies, techniques & skills used by the world's top performers!

11. Future-Proof Yourself - Workshop

  • In this workshop, Andrei, the lead instructor of [Zero To Mastery Academy], shares the framework he has been using for over 10 years and shows you how you can use it to achieve your dream life.
  • You will build a custom 5-year plan designed specifically for you to achieve your biggest goals.

12. Take Your Next Step - Action Item

Now that you have completed this path, it's time for you to specialize and upgrade your skills into a specific market. You are now at the point where you need to decide what you want to do in your career. Take the career path quiz again and update your answers based on your newfound knowledge from this path. We will generate a new personal career path for you to take based on your new interests and skills.

Bonus from ZTM:

  • By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Online community classroom

Zero To Mastery (ZTM) Platform Benefits

30-Day Money-back Guarantee

  • You have nothing to lose.
  • Because you can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, ZTM will refund you 100% within 30 days.
  • No hassles and no questions asked.

ZTM Membership Plan Benefits

ZTM Offer

  • 👉 Use Code: CYBERSEC15 to get 15% OFF (for life!) before it expires!
  • This offer is valid till August 28, 2022 (10:25 AM IST)

So, what are you waiting for?

Note:

  • The following courses are also available at Udemy:
    • The Complete Python Developer in 2022: Zero to Mastery
    • Complete Ethical Hacking Bootcamp 2022: Zero to Mastery
    • Web Security & Bug Bounty: Learn Penetration Testing in 2022
    • Learning to Learn [Efficient Learning]: Zero to Mastery
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  • Some of the links above may be affiliate links, from which I may earn a small commission.

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So, what are you waiting for?

Who am I?

I'm Aswin Barath
About myself => {
Freelancer | Community Leader | Web Developer | 
Blogger
}
My Socials => {

GitHub | LinkedIn | Twitter

}

🎙 Disclosure:

  • Some of the links above may be affiliate links, from which I may earn a small commission.

Keep Learning

Now, I guess this is where I say GoodBye👋.  But, hey it's time for you to start learning with your newfound Knowledge(Power)👨‍💻👩‍💻 . Good Job that you made it this far 👏👏 Thank you so much for reading my Blog🙂.