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What U like To do ? : to became a good hacker. At present i am duffer
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PostSubject: Required Skills of an Ethical Hacker   2/13/2008, 2:56 pm

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Actually, I am receiving too many emails on tha same topic that is, how can I become an “Ethical Hacker”? What things should I study to sit for tha CEH exams etc. Well, to clear some people’s doubts I am posting this thread on tha “Required Skills of an Ethical Hacker” and in order to prepare yourselves for tha CEH exam refer to tha threads in this community where u gonna find tha links for exam preparation for CEH posted by some of tha members of this community……….

<< Required Skills of an Ethical Hacker >>

• Routers – Knowledge of routers, routing protocols, and access control lists (ACLs). Certifications such a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) can be helpful.
• Microsoft – Skills in the operation, configuration, and management of Microsoft-based systems. These can run the gamut from Windows NT to Windows 2003. These individuals might be Microsoft Certified Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Security Engineer (MCSE) certified.
• Linux – A good understanding of the Linux/UNIX OS. This includes security setting, configuration, and services such as Apache. These individuals may be Red Hat, or Linux+ certified.
• Firewalls – Knowledge of firewall configuration and the operation of intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) can be helpful when performing a security test. Individuals with these skills may be certified in Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) or Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA).
• Mainframes – Although mainframes do not hold the position of dominance they once had in business, they still are widely used. If the organization being assessed has mainframes, the security teams would benefit from having someone with that skill set on the team.

• Network protocols – Most modern networks are (TCP/IP), although you might still find the occasional network that uses Novell or Apple routing information. Someone with good knowledge of networking protocols, as well as how these protocols function and can be manipulated, can play a key role in the team. These individuals may posses certifications in other OSes, hardware, or even posses a Network + or Security+ certification.
• Project management – Someone will have to lead the security test team, and if ur chosen to be that person, you will need a variety of the skills and knowledge types listed previously. It can also be helpful to have good project management skills. After all, you will be leading, planning, organizing, and controlling the penetration test team. Individuals in this role may benefit from having Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

On top of all this, ethical hackers need to have good report writing skills and must always try to stay abreast of current exploits, vulnerabilities, and emerging threats as their goals are to stay a step ahead of malicious hackers.
Hope some members will stop asking me tha same question again and again as it is irritiating
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