If you want to become expert in this field, then you might choose to pursue the following courses :—

  • Obtain a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or A+ Certificate to gain an understanding of the most common hardware and Software Technologies. 
  • Get into a programmer’s role for a few years and then switch to get a tech support position. 
  • Proceed to get network certification like Network Or CCNA and then security certifications like Security+, CISSP, Or TICSA. 
  • It is recommended that you get some work experience as a Network Engineer and System Administrator to Understand networks and systems inside out. 
  • Keep going through various books, tutorials and papers to understand various computer security aspects and take them as a challenge to secure your network and computer system as network security engineer. 
  • Study courses which cover creating Torjan horses, backdoors, viruses and worms, Denial of service (DoS) attacks, SQL Injection, buffer overflow, session hijacking and system hacking.
  • Master the art of penetration testing, foot-printing and reconnaissance, and social engineering.
  • Finally go for a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification. 

        You need to stay as a White Hat Hacker which means you need to work withing given boundaries. Never intrude or attack any computer or network without a required permission from the authorities.
As a final note, is is highly recommended that you refrain from engaging yourself in black hat hacking which may spoil you entire career.

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