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Discussion on: How to Learn Penetration Testing: A Beginners Tutorial

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Garrett

I just turned 31 and have been doing internet marketing (mostly SEO) for the last 10+ years. I’m ready for a career change.

I’m fascinated by this kind of stuff but it feels like I’m too late and too old to start now. Any advice?

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Kat Maddox Author

No way you are NOT too old!! Hacking might seem like an intimidating field to enter, especially because so many of the "pros" have been doing it since they were kids. But there's just as many amazing pentesters who entered the field later in their career.

Plus, security is such a diverse area, with so many people from different backgrounds. Having experience in internet marketing could give you a totally different, very valuable perspective that others don't have.

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Garrett

I have found my SEO experience has made me particularly good at OSINT.

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Kat Maddox Author

Hell yeah!! That's awesome!

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