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Want to be a hacker? Here's where to start

Get 50+ hours of ethical hacking and IT security training for under $30.

There's been a surge of high-profile cyber attacks recently: last year's Ashley Madison debacle, a number of attacks carried out by hacktivist group Anonymous, and the recent ransomware siege of a Hollywood hospital, to name a few. As a result, the demand (and salaries) for cybersecurity professionals has skyrocketed. The best way to learn cyber security is to master the techniques used by hackers to carry out attacks—also known as "ethical" or "white hat" hacking. Right now, Engadget readers can learn the ins-and-outs of ethical hacking and prepare for three coveted IT security certifications (CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), & Cisco's CCNA Security) with over 50 hours of hands-on, professional training. The combined value of all courses is over $1,800, but you can get the full bundle for just $29.99.

Here's what you'll get:

  • Master IT Security w/ 50+ hours of advanced training and 48+ hours of courses
  • Prepare for three respected security certification exams: CompTIA Security+ (new for 2015), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Cisco's CCNA Security
  • Invest about 1-3 hours per week to pass all certification exams within 4-6 weeks
  • Learn to secure Windows systems against attack
  • Study passwords: how they're created, how they're restored and different methods used to crack them
  • Discover methods for guessing passwords and breaking the different security methods used within the Windows operating system.
  • Understand spyware: activities performed, different types, and countermeasures needed
  • Study different types of keyloggers: hardware, software, and kernel/driver keyloggers

If you're looking to level up your career by adding in-demand skills and certifications to your resume, or are just curious about ethical hacking, you won't find a better value than this. You'll have lifetime access to all course content so you can learn at your own pace and go back for a refresher whenever you want. Don't miss out—Get this IT Security & Ethical Hacking Certification Training bundle today for just $29.99.

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