What should I do to learn more?

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I have been having trouble learning anything about this topic, I can hardly even hack my own computer with my own computer. What do I do to learn more, since right now I am just doing trial and error?

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You need the basics first, do you know how a network works? How your PC connects to other PCs? What hacking means? What you are actually doing while typing strings of code? You can't approach this topic just on a practical level, without the theory you won't get far at all, you can't improvise. It's full of free sites and resources online that take you step by step through it, just look up "free cyber security courses online", otherwise pick a topic and study it. Cyber security involves a broad amount of things you can work with, there is no general advice for practical hacking a system.

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Depends what type of cyber secuirty you are trying to learn ? Or do you mean the overall basics ?

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I think he refers to really knowing he can hack or protect what he wants, I'm at that point too since, I study the techniques and all but, theory and practical are different.

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TryHackMe is an excellent site for learning the basics. They even have a "beginner" path.

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Their “rooms” are also amazing. I’m learning forensics and there’s quizzes and study material that will get me there and is all for free!

level 1

Start from basics!!! Learn how things work, then start exploiting them or you will lose yourself in the darkness of information.

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How do I learn how things work? In this topic I mean

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Unless you're computer is running an obscure service or a server you're not going to be likely to compromise it on the network.

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I’m currently studying for certs myself and just learning the basics. I’ve done quite a bit of research and I can tell you it seems that the most beneficial way to learn is through hacking websites that get you hands on experience.

These are a few that I have been working through-

Hack the box

INE

Tryhackme

Security tube (like youtube)

You can sign up for all of these for free and still get base line knowledge going. I’d also suggest setting up a VM with kali Linux or something similar to tinker around in the shell.

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Which certificate are you studying for

level 1

Try coding the tools that you use. Once you get familiar with an established tool, try mimicking its behavior and functionality through a program language.

TypeScript + Node for an example.

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I would sign up for hackthebox. Seriously can't recommend that site enough. They have several practice machines of varying difficulty/OS/vulnerabilities/etc. that you can practice on. You will probably have a hard time at first, but just go step by step with the guides on how to crack each retired machine and eventually you will build enough intuition in where to start. You'll constantly be looking up things, researching and thinking outside the box.

https://www.hackthebox.com/

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My recommendation is to use a Linux distro as your daily driver, break it doing something stupid, then frantically learn a lesson so you can fix it. I’ve repeated those steps many times, and have probably ended up learning at least as much as I have from my classes. Qubes OS is a cool one to try out. It’s not considered to be one of the least user friendly Operating Systems for inexperienced users. That means you’ve got more chances to fix things that you’ve messed up! It’s also designed for the highest possible levels of security, so you learn a lot from understanding how it works

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Pick any of the SIEM solution, start learning about how SIEM works, type of incidents, and how to analyse incidents. Get the basic certificate which might be free of cost.

This will help you in two ways; First it will give you insights about basic incidents, their analysis and mitigation. So you're learning path would be streamlined. Secondly, it will also prepare you to work as an L1 entry level engineer to work in SOC.

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Easiest and most fun way is to start playing CTFs

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