Month One Review
One month down, eleven to go.
It’s hard to believe that the year is already one-twelfth of the way over!
My goal is to spend 416 hours studying Ethical Hacking in one year. 416 isn’t a random number. 416 is 8 hours per week, times 52 weeks. I finished month number one with 34 hours. Plus or minus a couple hours, I am on pace to meet my goal! Have your 2017 goals made it through the first month?
If you aren’t sure exactly what this is all about, take a look back at my first post in the series, Investing a Year in Ethical Hacking.
It is surprising how much work can get done with consistent daily effort. Also, it is easy to let several days go by with no progress. Making a schedule to study at the same time every day has helped keep me mostly on track.
A few life events came up that prevented me from studying the last few days of the month but other than that, the first 3 weeks were a huge success.
Here is a summary of my first month of Ethical Hacking.
Week 1: 9 hours – Total: 9 hours – Google Hacking & Port Scanning with Nmap
Week 2: 11 hours – Total: 20 hours – Scanning, Enumeration, Linux
Week 3: 10 hours – Total 30 hours – Enumeration & Password Cracking
Week 4: 4 hours – Total 34 hours – Privilege Escalation, Antivirus Bypass, and Alternate Data Streams
Keep reading for the highlights of the month…