Career as Ethical Hacker

  • Early Salary : 2 - 3 L
  • Mid Level Salary : 6 - 7 L
  • Senior Salary : 10 - 12 L
  • Education level :
  • Category : Computers & IT

What is Ethical Hacker?

Overview

An ethical hacker is usually employed by an organisation to protect its computer network.

He has to be trustworthy enough to undertake an attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker would — but his job is to devise a foolproof system to prevent hacking of the network, too. Hacking is felony, but when it is done on request and under a contract between an ethical hacker and an organisation, it is legal 

What are the steps i should take?

Skills Needed

.    The most important prerequisite before one studies to become an ethical hacker is to ace computer networking knowledge
.    Expertise in at least one application like Java or C++ 
.    Knowledge of the functioning of UNIX
.    One should have an analytical approach and should probe every functioning with a  critical bent of mind

Job Aspects How do I get there?

First of all, one should work in a company on networking designs, administration principles, system designs or application software. You can undergo a certificate/ diploma programme in ethical hacking to earn merit over others. These certifications like ‘Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker’ and ‘Certified Ethical Hacker’ run by EC-Council are not approved by any university but there is no alternate and reliable bet in the market

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