July 5, 2021

What knowledge do i need to get a job as pentester?

currently i am finishing my bachelors degree in “Business Information Systems” (in Germany it is called “Wirtschaftsinformatik” (business-informatics)). I started a startup 2 years ago where i built a Web application. Currently i am securing it and i am learning about stuff like metasploit, owasp and ctf’s.

It do interest me more than anything i learned so far in computer science and economy.
My first plan was a software developement job (beside my startup) to get more into programming and build a strong knowledge base.

However i am thinking about to start directly in cyber security without losing too much time.

What do you think? Is it possible and is it right to go directly into pentesting/cyber security? And if yes, what knowledge and skills do i need to get a job there?



I am in a similar boat. Currently studying wirtschaftsinformatik and me and my friend also thought about starting an startup after uni to built some apps. I also found interest in cyber after one module in university about cyber security. I would also want to know more about pentesting job requirements. Maybe a Masters? All i can say is it’s not hard to get a cyber security consultant job in a big 4 but those are not technical.

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