please please hackers and intruders i'd like to earn hacking for educational purposes
I'll let someone else post a smart-ass, condescending post to this kinda thread topic.
Hey bud, I wouldn't start off like this. It doesn't look good, in my opinion. However, I will give you your best bet, given you probably don't know much.
I'm not a hacker. I don't know anything and I can't do anything fancy. But I know enough that if you wanna get started in that direction as I do, you need to focus a lot of your time on those four above points.
I adore how this is the only comment pertaining to hacking I've ever seen that recommends Shell Scripting. You have earned your Kudos good sir.
well I don't know your situation, but many colleges have IT majors available and nearly all of these include cyber security classes, which are bound to help. Some even feature full programs in cyber security, so it kinda just depends on how far you want to go with it.
also, look into some comptia certifications; they'll get your feet wet, and download cbt nuggets videos (training videos) about bt and kali linux. super helpful ;) good luck.