What You Should Learn Before Learning Cybersecurity - Updated 2022 by@grantcollins

What You Should Learn Before Learning Cybersecurity - Updated 2022

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An I.T. nerd who wants to think he is good at cybersecurity but really is just a script kiddie.

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Have you been looking to learn Cybersecurity but you’re unsure where to start from?


Here’s a great guide on where to start!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbEPJv7Ybcs&ab_channel=GrantCollins


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yeah i would just suggest the it

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fundamentals that's what you should

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learn all right so if you're an

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individual who wants to get started in

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the it or cyber security industry and

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you're wondering where should i start or

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what should i learn before in today's

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video topic i will be addressing my

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personal opinion on what you should

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learn why you should learn what you

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should learn and where you should learn

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alright so by now you should know it's

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the ic fundamentals that's what i think

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you should learn you can go ahead and

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click off this video but if you want a

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little bit more detail you can continue

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on what exactly are the it fundamentals

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well in my opinion they outline a few

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different surrounding categories

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including hardware which are the

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physical parts of a computer and

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computing devices you have the software

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which is a suite of tools and data which

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you know tell the computer how to work

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including operating systems software

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applications and more so think about

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like a windows 10 or linux then you have

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networking which is the exchange and

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transportation of data between computing

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devices so understanding how that works

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applications which is computer software

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or programs used to carry out specific

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tasks you know such as word processing

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or editing or email clients and then you

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have the security basics my favorite

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right understanding the added elements

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on top of the listed uh elements or

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categories that i just

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outlined now i personally believe if you

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started from the very beginning you're

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going to set yourself up for a better

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success and i'll tell you that reason in

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a moment now while learning the it

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fundamentals it's important to keep in

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mind some essential concepts and skills

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required within the it industry and this

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includes skills such as configuring and

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troubleshooting

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just like anything that you learn in

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school you gotta first understand the

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basics of course you could just throw

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yourself deep into the woods and have no

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idea what's going on and maybe yes you

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could complete the problem but let's

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just say you want to complete some

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complex math equation well you have to

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know the basics of the symbols

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subtraction addition such as this nice

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complex math equation i think you

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i don't know how to do this

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you know those or if you want to get a

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little spicy and you want to mix some

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elements together you got to know the

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periodic table i think i don't really

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know i'm not a chemistry major well the

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same goes for it in my opinion you get

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the point now sure you could provision a

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kali linux vm and you could use john

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ripper and start cracking those facebook

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passwords don't actually do that or you

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know you can throw yourself deep into

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the woods of a project and sometimes

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that method works but the question

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becomes if you have no technological or

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any i.t skills background how do you

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know you know what to secure in the

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context of cyber security if you don't

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even know how the technology tool

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principle concept works right if you

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can't understand what a layer 2 switch

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does from you know a high level overview

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how do you know you're going to need to

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apply port security you know in the

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context of a layer 2 switch well you

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won't know because you don't know how a

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layer 2 switch works in the high level

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and that's why i suggest the it

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fundamentals it's great way to get the

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basics down you can build those

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foundational skills and then you can

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throw yourself into the woods of you

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know kali linux if you want to

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there are hundreds of resources out

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there both free and affordable alright

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one moment of self promo you can skip to

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this time stamp if you don't care about

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this but there are free courses i have

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out there one is on udemy it's a

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complete introduction to cyber security

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right so this is going to be a very high

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level overview of cyber security in i.t

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and we address some of the very basics

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such as

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hardware and networking devices so why

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not just give away the course for free

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if you're watching this in the next

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three days of this upload you can go

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sign up for it

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for free but i do also have another

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course it's more of a very much so

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practical hands-on course that i had

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released last year and i added some a

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few updates to it this is a great course

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to get started and now enough for the

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cell promo all right so some platforms

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include free code cam they have a plenty

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of crash courses out there udemy has

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plenty of basic it courses you have

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plenty of youtube crash courses i'll

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leave some that i think are noteworthy

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including ones that are released from

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google itself which is a great way to

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start a humble bundle which is a book

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provider in the form of ebooks that you

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can see and find if there are any

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bundles out there one more thing to note

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and that is three is a great place to

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start with my beginners course it's a

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lot of theory not so much practical or

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hands-on you gotta get started with

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understanding the concepts

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but

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one thing to note is to have a hands-on

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practical approach once you've maybe

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started some of those basics i have a

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resources page with a complete list of

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projects you can just check out it's all

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free you don't have to worry about

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paying

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and you can just look at the different

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resources project ideas and how to go

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about solving those projects on that

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website this video has been short i hope

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it's been useful and helpful i did this

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video a few years ago and i thought i

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would go ahead and provide an update for

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2021 so i hope everything is well and

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until the next video have a good day

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