Become a junior penetration tester: a job with a future

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Why become a Junior Penetration Tester?

Penetration tests are indispensable nowadays if the best possible IT security is to be offered. Companies are victims of cyber attacks every day.

Not only corporations can count themselves among the victims, but also medium-sized companies and individual companies from a wide variety of industries.

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Penetration testers, also called ethical professional hackers, are now helping nationwide thanks to their knowledge and skills in the form of Independently to make future attacks more difficult and also to clarify the current status of the given IT security of a company. They examine a wide variety of security vulnerabilities or security weaknesses.

The goal as a junior penetration tester

The aim of such a penetration test is to uncover errors or omissions in patch management and to exploit vulnerabilities that result, for example, from the everyday use of services and protocols, using a wide variety of techniques and tactics as well as exploits and correspondingly with "PoCs" (Proof of Concept ) to prove.

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Junior Penetration Tester - A job with a future

The career of a good penetration tester starts at the "Junior Penetration Tester" level of competence. Initially, as a junior penetration tester, you run smaller tests such as Vulnerability Analysis (vulnerability analyses) or smaller penetration tests and supports a wide variety of larger pentest projects under the guidance of a "professional penetration tester".

The techniques and skills

The junior penetration tester learns the most important techniques and skills for the job that he needs to be able to carry out a good quality penetration test. A basic understanding of how computers and networks work and how they work with each other should be available in advance.

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Furthermore, the junior penetration tester is brought up to the status and level of the other penetration testers (professional penetration testers) in order to be able to apply this knowledge independently in future penetration tests. Personal initiative and a willingness to learn are fundamental building blocks that a penetration tester must demonstrate if he wants to carry out qualitative penetration tests. A certain ambition as well as a pinch of curiosity and adaptability are also required if you want to have a job as a junior penetration tester.

You should acquire your own strategies and procedures for testing. A quantitatively and, above all, qualitatively good penetration test should never be carried out according to "scheme F".

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What are the conditions for successful hikes?

In order to ensure a good start as a junior penetration tester in this job, it is of great advantage to be able to show that you have completed training as an IT specialist with a focus on "application development" or "system integration".
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At least three years of professional experience is also recommended. However, there are no legal requirements. A degree in computer science (not business informatics or something similar!) also requires three years of professional experience.

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However, the advantage lies in that you can advance in the skill level faster. However, this is not a guarantee, but purely dependent on your performance and competence as a junior penetration tester in this job.

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Since each penetration tester is responsible for his upcoming penetration test, includes a high degree of self-organization and documentation of daily events. Without self-organization, a qualitatively good penetration test result cannot be achieved.

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Structured documentation is essential for a penetration testerto enable application security and to prepare the administrators on the customer side to quickly eliminate the vulnerabilities found and to be able to implement missing security mechanisms.

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Together with the IHK-Akademie Koblenz, ProSec GmbH offers professional and extra-occupational training, guaranteed on the advertised date! Our offering is designed to have an intuitive learning curve. It is primarily intended for IT officers, network administrators and others who work in the company for IT Security Consulting are responsible. Use the professionals who give you a whole new perspective and become a junior penetration tester a job with advancement opportunities.

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