How to get started in Cybersecurity in 2022 (Part-3)

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This is a roadmap for beginners interested in learning about cybersecurity who don’t have proper knowledge of the field and have no one to guide them.

This is a roadmap for beginners interested in learning about cybersecurity who don’t have proper knowledge of the field and have no one to guide them.

As in my previous blog, How to get started in Cybersecurity in 2022 (Part-2), we have discussed networking, its importance, and the resource to learn. Now, in today’s blog, the next critical skill required i.e an operating system and when we talk about the operating system for cybersecurity stuff, Kali Linux is the most famous and first choice of most the people.

No doubt, you can use any other operating system too for your stuff apart from kali Linux, like ubuntu, parrot os, and also you can do many of the stuff from windows too. You don’t need to use kali Linux, then only you can be a cybersecurity expert, you can choose any operating system of your choice according to the need and the requirement of the tool you mostly use.

Now, many of you may be thinking that if we can use any operating system, then why do most of the professionals use kali Linux and also suggests the same to others, so the answer is -

  1. Requires Minimal System Resources — Kali Linux requires low-end components to work perfectly and as a result, it runs smoothly on most the systems.
  2. Supports a variety of Testing Tools — Kali Linux supports hundreds of unique tools related to hacking. That’s why it’s a popular choice among hackers.
  3. Completely Customizable — It is always easy to generate a customized version of Kali for our particular requirements using metapackages to a security professional’s specific requirement set and a highly accessible ISO customization process.
  4. Free to use — Kali Linux is completely free to use for any purpose.
  5. Open Source — Kali, being a member of the Linux family, follows the widely appreciated open-source model. Their development tree is publicly viewable on Git and all of the code is available for your tweaking purposes.

Now let’s move on and discuss, some of the best resources to learn Kali Linux.

Below are the best books and courses to learn Kali Linux -

  1. The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction
  2. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 4th Edition
  3. How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
  4. Linux Command Line Basics
  5. Learn Linux in 5 days and Level up your career
  6. Linux Mastery: Master the Linux command line in 11.5hourse

What’s Next?

Either create your notes or cheat sheets for revision in the future or use any cheatsheet created by any professional and try to learn and remembers the most used commands and try to learn them.

Also, once explore the below blog which is a great collection of Linux commands.

A to Z Linux Commands

Keep practicing and exploring more and more and that's it for today's blog, hope you guys have enjoyed it, and we will continue this write-up in my upcoming blogs. Share it with your friends and family.

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