Are you one of those who got fascinated by hacking movies , cool hackers in hoodie breaking into banks and powergrid? Are you one of those who get attracted by black terminal with green font ?
So you came to see this post ,means you want to learn hacking ,So let me guide you through out .No matter if you are an absolute beginner or just started out in the field but confused about what to do or you have done some haxorrr thing in termux .So whatever position you are in But by the end of this article there will be clear mindmap infront of you…
One of the challenging thing that every beginner faced is study materials ,like where do they can clear the basics ,you need to learn networking and web fundamentals but from where to where,and after learning where to practice? What if I tell you that these all hinderances are getting vanished day by day Because of great platforms and learning areas.
But first, let me introduce you with
“What actually Cyber security is?”
Cyber security is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. It’s also known as information technology security or electronic information security. The term applies in a variety of contexts, from business to mobile computing, and can be divided into a few common categories like Network Security , Application Security, Informational Security, Operational Security and so on…
Let us just summarize things to learn first before entering into Cyber security domain ⇒
- Introduction to Cyber security
- Proper knowledge of Networking Terms and fundamentals
- OSI Model (Base of Networking)
- IP Addresses
- Learn how data is transmitted through networks(Packets and frames)
- Routers, Switches, Port Forwarding
- Firewalls(WAFs), VPN,
3. Know about how the Internet and Web services work and theory behind it.
4. Learn any OS
Now, Being a complete beginner, You must be little bit shaking in your head that these topics are looking so uncommon and really hard. But, In reality these are the most basic things required to get started in Cyber-Sec domain.
You:- Ok, But from where to learn these ? How will I get these all things in a systemised manner/order? I can’t always prepare notes, coz its really lengthy work, any alternative?
Chill, Yogi is here to get your way through.
Let me introduce you to a great platform for such a great kickstart i.e TryHackMe
TryHackMe is an online platform that teaches cyber security through short, gamified real-world labs. It has content for both complete beginners and seasoned hackers, incorporating guides and challenges to cater for different learning styles.
Sign up to Tryhackme there, Buy the premium membership which is just $10/month.
But At the very beginning, I won’t recommend you to spend any money. Instead, Start learning for free from such an amazing Platform.
So, What’s next ?
Tryhackme has total 6 paths as of now that will absolutely lead you from Noob to PRO
The path you beginners need to start from is one and only⇒Pre-Security Learning Path By TryHackme
Let’s take a quick glance at the captures that you will get in this path!!!
Exactly the same things Imentioned earlier in this blog while summarizing the first few important topics to learn. This learning path will teach you the pre-requisite technical knowledge to get started in cyber security. To attack or defend any technology, you have to first learn how this technology works.
You will learn about Networking ,Web ,Linux and Windows Fundamentals
Another Important thing to know, You will be earning a certificate of completion for the completing the full path whichever it is on Tryhackme. Just share those certs anywhere on your socials and let world know about your achievements. Sounds cool right!! Take a look at this
- Where will you stand after completing this Path?
Ans. If you survived this, that means You are good with most basic understanding needed while learning basics further in this field.
2. What to do next?
Ans. Good Question!! Now, I will suggest you to buy Tryhackme subscription and Go for Complete Beginner’s path. This path will prepare you like a complete beginner. After completing this you will be having Loads of knowledge to broaden them, Explore them, Use them.
After that you can go to either Defensive Pathway or Offensive Pathway
Offensive Path which will go Pentest+ => Offensive Pathway
Now, Time for a Surprise.
Tryhackme is celebrating the release of our new Pre Security learning path — complete a room that’s part of this path and win tickets, get 3 of the same to redeem a prize. If you’re a free user you can win 1 ticket, however subscribed users can win 2 tickets.
The ticket promotion ends on the 15th of July
Tryhackme have over $5,500 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Collect tickets completing Security path through getting tickets and get a chance to win Following prizes⇒
- Lucky Title
- Streak Freeze
- 10% Swag Discount
- Tryhackme Stickers
- 1 Month THM Voucher Worth $10
- Swag Voucher Worth $20
- Throwback Voucher Worth $60
- 3 Month THM Voucher Worth $30
- Security+ Voucher Worth $275
- OSCP Voucher Worth $1000 Each