Re: How to get into Penetration testing?

I'd recommend you learn perl or c++, and get a book on the Subject. I
liked "Hacking Exposed" because it exposes you to many different tools
you can use, without being too detailed.


On 12 Jun 2006 11:24:05 -0000, rahul.joshi2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx said:
Hi Guys,

Apologies if this has been asked before (and if this is posted in the
wrong thread) but I am seeking advice on how to get into a career in Pen.
testing and IT security.

I am based in the UK and have been a Java developer for the last 2.5
years after leaving university. However security is where my interest
lies and I would like to get into this sector.

My question is how? I have looked at many job adverts for pen. testers
however they all require people with 1 years+ experience in the field.

Should I pursue a certification such as the CEH first? Or are there other

Your advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Sven Édouard

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