Welcome to the World of Hacking

Take your first step…

…to become a professional penetration tester.

But what does that even mean?
In the first unit you will get to know what a pen tester does and how you can make a living out of hacking in a legal and ethical way.

We want to show you a typical procedure of a pen test, as well as its results and its consequences. You will not only learn what career opportunities open up as an ethical hacker, but also what requirements you should bring along. Regarding this, we talk about certificates and why these are important.

At the end of this chapter you will also understand why the path of a pen tester is not as straight forward as many other careers.