Links

Source Zero Con References

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Training

Books

Engebretson, Patrick. (2013) The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing. Syngress.
OccupyTheWeb. (2019) Linux Basics For Hackers: Getting Started with Networking, Scripting, and Security in Kali. No Starch Press.
Weidman, Georgia. (2014) Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking. No Starch Press.

Courses

The Cyber Mentor. (2023, January). Practical Ethical Hacking – 15 Hrs [video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=3FNYvj2U0HM&lc=UgwWx_P1fsJGXFhwLfd4AaABAg. (FREE!)
TCM Academy. Practical Network Penetration Tester. https://certifications.tcm-sec.com/pnpt/ CompTIA. Multiple Certifications (Security+, Network+, Pentest+). https://www.comptia.org/training/by-certification
Offensive Security. Fundamentals (100-level) and Multiple Certifications. https://www.offsec.com/courses-and-certifications/
SANS. Several Penetration Testing Courses (Offensive Operations Learning Path). https://www.sans.org/cyber-security-skills-roadmap/?msc=main-nav
TryHackMe. Jr. Penetration Tester and Offensive Pentesting Learning Paths. https://tryhackme.com/hacktivities
HacktheBox. Numerous Learning Paths Including Certified Penetration Testing Specialist. https://academy.hackthebox.com/#pills-job-role-paths-tab

Certifications

Entry Level

Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT). https://info.ine.com/ejpt/
GIAC Penetration Tester Certification (GPEN). https://www.giac.org/certifications/penetration-tester-gpen/
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). https://www.offsec.com/courses/pen-200/
Practical Network Penetration Tester (PNPT). https://certifications.tcm-sec.com/pnpt/

Intermediate

GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN). https://www.giac.org/certifications/exploit-researcher-advanced-penetration-tester-gxpn/
Offensive Security Experienced Pentester (OSEP). https://www.offsec.com/courses/pen-300/

Experience

Proving Grounds (Offsec). https://www.offsec.com/labs/