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Question: How Can I Become a Professional Hacker?

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Hi, sir first I want to thank to you that for knowledge you provide I want to be professional hacker (elite) I have just started 3 to 4 months ago I want you to guide me to achieve my goal I have learned c++ & html just you list me the things that i have to learn step by step and also staffs that are needed I have just started my graduation in IT I want my career as professional hacker plz reply as soon as you can

The first question that has to be answered here is, “Are you asking a complete stranger how to become a felon?”

When you say you want to be a “Professional Hacker” what does that really mean?  Do you want to do penetration testing, or do you want to steal credit card numbers?

The honest way to become an exceptional hacker is to become an exceptional programmer and systems administrator.  Learn to program, learn networking, learn systems administration and then build as much experience as possible.  The best way to learn how to compromise systems is to learn how to build them.

The funny thing is that by the time you learn all of that you’ll realize how childish it sounds to say that you want to be a professional hacker…

I have all the respect in the world for real Hackers (Please don’t crash my server), but if you’re sending me an email like this it means you don’t know enough to be asking this question. Your best bet is to go to college, get as many internships or opportunities for real world experience as possible and then see where that takes you.  If you were in the United States I’d say join the Military and go for the job specialty with the highest security clearance because a high security clearance is worth a ton and will get you in the realm of “professional hackers”. You’ll have to see what’s available where you’re at.




Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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