How To: 13 Black Friday Deals on Courses That Will Beef Up Your Hacking & Programming Skill Set

13 Black Friday Deals on Courses That Will Beef Up Your Hacking & Programming Skill Set

It's Black Friday time, and in 2020, that means a lot of online deals to make up for more stores closing on Thanksgiving, as well as everyone avoiding in-person shopping because of the coronavirus. But while you may wish to grab a better 65-inch 4K TV, the new PlayStation 5, or some hacker hardware on sale, Black Friday is also the best time to invest in your programming and cybersecurity education.

Whether you're a new Null Byte reader, IT specialist, professional pentester, amateur white hat, or anyone interested in programming languages, coding, and ethical hacking, we've got some great deals on learning packages in the Null Byte Shop. There are big discounts on all of our cybersecurity packages, but the 13 below are the ones that really shine. Deals are live right now, so you don't even have to wait until Black Friday to win.

1. The Complete 2020 Learn Linux Bundle

Having knowledge of Mac and PC is the baseline when it comes to forging a career in programming, but if you're a hacker, it pays to learn Linux above all else. This bundle contains 12 courses packed with hundreds of hours of lectures on the operating system, its processes, and a whole lot more. Get it on sale for only $59.

2. The Ultimate 2020 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle

If you're looking to focus on ethical hacking specifically, this 98-hour master class covers everything from anonymous browsing to CompTIA Cybersecurity certification prep. All in all, you'll gain access to 10 different courses taught by highly-rated instructors with first-hand experience working in cybersecurity. For a limited time, it's on sale for just $39.90.

3. The Ultimate Raspberry Pi & ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle

If you hadn't noticed, we love the Raspberry Pi and other microcontrollers on Null Byte because of all the fun things you can do with them. You can even make one a portable hacking machine! This bundle gives you the knowledge needed to become a Pi pro, from the basics to working with Arduino and building your own projects. From there, it takes you through advanced Pi builds with robotics, security cameras, and more. Don't miss this deal, on sale for $49.99, which is 97% off its full price.

4. Speedify 10 Bonding VPN: 3-Yr Subscription

You probably don't need any more reminders that a VPN is vital when going online. But if you're going to use a VPN, go for Speedify, a connectivity tool and VPN that lets you use all of your internet connections at once. It uses channel bonding technology that distributes your online traffic across all available connections for optimal performance, and as a result, everything you do, including browsing, streaming, and downloading, can be accelerated even further. Grab a three-year subscription for only $59.99.

5. Python for Beginners: The Basics for Python Development

Python is lauded for being useful in machine learning, data modeling, and artificial intelligence, but from a Null Byte perspective, it's a hacker's best friend. Some of the best beginner-friendly hacking projects are built with Python — even more elaborate ones. If you want to have a basic grasp of the language, this bundle will fill you in on its fundamental concepts. You'll learn the basic functions of Python, as well as its essential applications. Get it on sale for $14.99.

6. The Master Cyber Security 65+ Course Certification Bundle

Cybersecurity is now more important than ever, with more people flocking to the web than outside their own front doors. You can capitalize on the need by mastering cybersecurity skills that matter in the new normal: CompTIA, OWASP, CISSP, EC-Council, ISACA, AWS, and Azure. If you want to go beyond Null Byte and get a professional career, it's a good place to start. Get it on sale for only $29.99.

7. The Comprehensive Game Development Bundle

Games and hackers go together like chocolate wafers and sweet crème filling. Games are swarming with people on Black Friday to get the best deals, and if you want people to go crazy over yours, this bundle is packed with 19 hours of quick, practical instruction on Unity, Unreal, HTML5, and Python so you can create your own bestselling games from scratch. It's typically $1,990, but for Black Friday, it's on sale for $39.99.

8. Python for Everyone Course

If the Python course listed above was too intimidating for you, this learning package is even more beginner-friendly. It will give you the chance to work on mini-projects using Python even without prior coding experience. Instead of overwhelming you with content, it will give you step-by-step instruction that makes sense to someone still learning the basics of programming. For a limited time, it's on sale for $14.99.

9. The Complete One-Hour Coder Bundle

If you're unsure what programming language you should learn first, this bundle features one-hour crash courses on C++, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and Python. It may not offer extensive discussions, but it at least gives you the basics of each programming language so that you can figure out which one you should learn in more detail next. You can get the bundle on sale for only $34.99 for a limited time.

10. The Ethical Hacker Master Class Bundle

This 10-course bundle features courses by CyberTraining 365, a training destination that specializes in analyzing malware, penetration testing, and more. You'll be in good hands throughout the massive 180+ hours of instructional content where you'll learn the phases of threat intelligence and how to stop black hat hackers in their tracks. Grab your copy on sale for just $39 while you can.

11. The Ultimate Python & Artificial Intelligence Certification Bundle

If you already know a thing or two about Python and want to take a deep dive into the language, this bundle lets you elevate your programming and web development skills with 38 hours of content on advanced Python concepts, along with Keras and PyTorch, frameworks that are essential in AI. Usually $1,791, it's on sale for $39.99.

12. The 2020 Java Bootcamp Bundle

There's a reason why Java remains incredibly popular to this day. Programs made with Java can run on pretty much any computer, making it incredibly versatile. With this bundle, you can develop solid expertise in the leading programming language and create actual programs with 10 hours of content on fundamentals, collections, and classes. Usually $990, it's on sale for $35.99.

13. The 2020 Premium Ethical Hacking Certification Bundle

Null Byte's favorite ethical hacking course is a little bit more pricy than the other classes on this list, but it's well worth the investment. There are over 60 hours of training from ethical hacking professionals, touching on topics such as pentesting with OWASP, WordPress hacking, server security, and penetration testing. There are even a few important classes on beefing up your skills for popular CompTIA certifications.

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