Whiteboard Tactics and Security provides cybersecurity resources for those who are looking to break into the industry. You will find study guides covering many topics, and tools to help develop your skills.
As an Ethical Hacker you take things apart, learn the internals, put it back together and present a better solution keeping functionality in mind. Eventually you will start building your own progs and tools. Some orgs require that you know how to code even if its not listed on the job description when you go to apply.
My name is Shaun and I got started in UNIX Mid Range Operations. I then became a technician upgrading workstations, networking hardware for financial institutions and POS systems in box stores.
I left the IT world (don't ask why) and jumped into masonry, construction, and sales. Projects finished on time and within budget. The zen, discipline, and salary were good but after the years started to pass it was clear: I missed working in technology.
So, going back to school to further my IT career was the best option.
Red River College - IT, Network, Computer Support, Project Management (current)
Hasso Plattner Institute - Confidential Comms in the Internet, Digital IDs, Cyberthreats by Malware, Cybersecurity (2020/1) - I encourage you and others to join.
openSAP - Java Programming (current)
FreeCodeCamp - Java Programming (current)
Cybrary - Advanced Penetration Testing (2019)
edX - CS50: Introduction to Computer Science (course updated since completing in 2018)
StationX - Complete CyberSec Course volumes 1 to 4 (2018)
HubSpot Acadamey - Marketing (current -slow progress bco my schedule)
CompTIA - A+ (many moons have passed since taking the exam)
z3r0trust - Ret. USMC SSG: Expert in Information Security and OSINT shares his expertise
HTML, CSS, PHP, and Visual Studio I use every day and consider myself an advanced cPanel/CentOS user. Python and Machine Learning — I'm still learning.
A lot has changed since creating my first website and building Yahoo! apps. Back then I was fascinated by Content Management Systems and remember how excited I became after connecting my first MySQL database with phpMyAdmin in PostNuke. There was a time when Free Web Hosting Services was the "go-to" to make money from placing Google Ads and other PPC campaigns on every page and within the control panel. 365 Hosting was my first on-line business and did well in terms of generated revenue.
I could go on about past computing and underground experiences but they are no longer relevant. Long story short: I made the right decision getting back into the world of Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Business and Ethical Hacking.
Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. Then apply it to enhance your life.