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Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 4:53pm On Jan 17
Goodday everyone.

I am about to undertake a professional course in one of the two but I am still a bit confused as to which one I should choose.

Experts in the house, I need advice as to which one would be a better choice based on productivity, job security and basically an overview of both courses.

Thank you as you offer help to a brother.

Lalasticlala,
Mynd44,
Please help me move to the front page so I can get more views. Thank you.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by airsaylongcon: 9:55pm On Jan 17
Learn the trade before you learn the tricks of the trade

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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by mcqwerty(m): 2:59pm On Jan 20
SOftware Engineering
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 4:10pm On Jan 25
airsaylongcon:
Learn the trade before you learn the tricks of the trade
Please explain
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 4:10pm On Jan 25
mcqwerty:
SOftware Engineering
What's your reason Sir?
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by airsaylongcon: 5:31pm On Jan 25
Escalze:
Please explain

Hacking is a "trick" of the trade.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 10:55pm On Jan 25
airsaylongcon:


Hacking is a "trick" of the trade.
So you recommend I should go for ethical hacking?
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by FunctionX(m): 9:13am On Jan 26
Escalze:
So you recommend I should go for ethical hacking?

I think he meant the opposite

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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Uniqueaccountant(m): 11:08am On Jan 26
FunctionX:

I think he meant the opposite
MAN i sight you fir the second time on NL...pls lets relate
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by FunctionX(m): 11:32am On Jan 26
Uniqueaccountant:
MAN i sight you fir the second time on NL...pls lets relate
alright
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Uniqueaccountant(m): 11:37am On Jan 26
FunctionX:
alright
lets chat on fb pls.. wanna send u a frnd .name pls
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by FunctionX(m): 11:49am On Jan 26
Uniqueaccountant:
lets chat on fb pls.. wanna send u a frnd .name pls
can't do that here. add up a pseudo account. riddler augustine. would contact you from there. profile picture is a bubble figure of a man with a question mark.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Uniqueaccountant(m): 11:57am On Jan 26
FunctionX:

can't do that here.
add up a pseudo account.
riddler augustine.
would contact you from there.
profile picture is a bubble figure of a man with a question mark.
dont knw whats pseudo acct..besides am currently using freebasics...donr hav sub
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by FunctionX(m): 12:11pm On Jan 26
Uniqueaccountant:
dont knw whats pseudo acct..besides am currently using freebasics...donr hav sub
What I mean is that the account aforementioned isn't my real account. so when you add the account on fb, I can contact you from there.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Uniqueaccountant(m): 1:52pm On Jan 26
FunctionX:

What I mean is that the account aforementioned isn't my real account. so when you add the account on fb, I can contact you from there.
alright i get..sending a request chndu
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 2:54pm On Jan 26
FunctionX:

I think he meant the opposite
So you advice I go for Software Engineering? OK Thanks Sir
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by FunctionX(m): 3:08pm On Jan 26
Escalze:
So you advice I go for Software Engineering?
Not necessarily, if you have a good background of programming you can venture into anyone but if not, you will have to learn some languages unless you want to be a script kiddie.

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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by kiddie(m): 7:23pm On Jan 28
Since you'll get the Pali I'll advise to go for software why.... You hardly see jobs on ethical hacking best thing is bug bounties and I don't think I'll employ an ethical hacker based on Pali but on what you've done and can do. Software engineers are needed all over from web development which I'll advice you to go into to machine learning and the rest and there's huge pay too and also software engineers do the work of ethical hackers by testing for bugs before production but not too in-depth though.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 7:04pm On Jan 29
kiddie:
Since you'll get the Pali I'll advise to go for software why.... You hardly see jobs on ethical hacking best thing is bug bounties and I don't think I'll employ an ethical hacker based on Pali but on what you've done and can do. Software engineers are needed all over from web development which I'll advice you to go into to machine learning and the rest and there's huge pay too and also software engineers do the work of ethical hackers by testing for bugs before production but not too in-depth though.
Alright bro. Thank you so much for the in depth analysis.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by spoilerx: 9:04pm On Jan 29
Escalze:
Goodday everyone.

I am about to undertake a professional course in one of the two but I am still a bit confused as to which one I should choose.

Experts in the house, I need advice as to which one would be a better choice based on productivity, job security and basically an overview of both courses.

Thank you as you offer help to a brother.

Lalasticlala,
Mynd44,
Please help me move to the front page so I can get more views. Thank you.

professional course ? give more details on the courses
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by stanliwise(m): 9:51pm On Jan 29
kiddie:
Since you'll get the Pali I'll advise to go for software why.... You hardly see jobs on ethical hacking best thing is bug bounties and I don't think I'll employ an ethical hacker based on Pali but on what you've done and can do. Software engineers are needed all over from web development which I'll advice you to go into to machine learning and the rest and there's huge pay too and also software engineers do the work of ethical hackers by testing for bugs before production but not too in-depth though.
ehm debugging is not necessarily ethical hacking. The kind of debugging software engineers do are not same kind of debugging ethical hackers do. I just have to clarify that. Meanwhile, ethical hacker is a field which is gathering serious interest in Nigeria this day unlike you said.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by kiddie(m): 2:04am On Jan 30
stanliwise:
ehm debugging is not necessarily ethical hacking. The kind of debugging software engineers do are not same kind of debugging ethical hackers do. I just have to clarify that. Meanwhile, ethical hacker is a field which is gathering serious interest in Nigeria this day unlike you said.
The actual difference is that hackers debug with assemblers since they don't have access to the code. I don't think any right thinking firm would employ any engineer who doesn't know how to test his system for loophole. If you feel hacking in terms of ddos and botnets and the rest then it's pretty useless going to a school on that when you can learn at home. Imagine you interviewing an hacker and the only thing he can boast of is having some professional certificate.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by stanliwise(m): 10:27am On Jan 30
kiddie:

The actual difference is that hackers debug with assemblers since they don't have access to the code. I don't think any right thinking firm would employ any engineer who doesn't know how to test his system for loophole. If you feel hacking in terms of ddos and botnets and the rest then it's pretty useless going to a school on that when you can learn at home. Imagine you interviewing an hacker and the only thing he can boast of is having some professional certificate.
Did you really know what ethical hacking is? No disrespect intended
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by ERCROSS(m): 6:00pm On Jan 30
kiddie:
Since you'll get the Pali I'll advise to go for software why.... You hardly see jobs on ethical hacking best thing is bug bounties and I don't think I'll employ an ethical hacker based on Pali but on what you've done and can do. Software engineers are needed all over from web development which I'll advice you to go into to machine learning and the rest and there's huge pay too and also software engineers do the work of ethical hackers by testing for bugs before production but not too in-depth though.

You know nothing, sir.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by kiddie(m): 7:51pm On Jan 30
stanliwise:
Did you really know what ethical hacking is? No disrespect intended
Ok I know nothing thanks alot.
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by stanliwise(m): 8:16pm On Jan 30
kiddie:

Ok I know nothing thanks alot.
Don't get the wrong impression, you seem not to be able to distinguish a security expert and a software engineer. A software engineer could be a security expert also., which is where you have a point and this is because ethical hacking is part of the advance concepts of software security which is why anyone venturing into it is adviced to have a certificate in CS, Engineering related field.
An ordinary Software engineer can fix some software breakdown and minor bugs but cannot do some advance penetration, testing and exploit that take good amount of knowledge of security to know. Banks, company, e-business, research center, server center are looking for hackers/security expert everywhere. I sincerely think you make further research about Security Expert/Ethical hacking.

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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by stanliwise(m): 8:29pm On Jan 30
Escalze:
Goodday everyone.

I am about to undertake a professional course in one of the two but I am still a bit confused as to which one I should choose.

Experts in the house, I need advice as to which one would be a better choice based on productivity, job security and basically an overview of both courses.

Thank you as you offer help to a brother.

Lalasticlala,
Mynd44,
Please help me move to the front page so I can get more views. Thank you.
OP sorry for not answering your question all along. software engineers is the way actually, this is because at the extreme is also where you can find ethical hacking as a bonus and can even concentrate at that point if you wnat. Nevertheless, if you have a CS or engineering(computer) degree you can jump straight into ethical hacking right away.
In conclusion I advice you go for the two but software engineering first(if you don't have any cs/Eng degree)
Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by Escalze(m): 9:56am On Jan 31
stanliwise:
OP sorry for not answering your question all along. software engineers is the way actually, this is because at the extreme is also where you can find ethical hacking as a bonus and can even concentrate at that point if you wnat. Nevertheless, if you have a CS or engineering(computer) degree you can jump straight into ethical hacking right away.
In conclusion I advice you go for the two but software engineering first(if you don't have any cs/Eng degree)
Thanks bro

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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by KitKatAn: 4:28pm On Feb 15
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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by BenSherman228(m): 1:31pm On Jun 28
KitKatAn:
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Re: Ethical Hacking Vs Software Engineering: Advice Needed by ncpat(m): 4:25pm On Jul 09
I repeat you can never be a hacker or ethical hacker without being a software engineer meaning a software programmer that writes code or at least learn the basic of programming, is like someone trying to hack a website without even knowing how to host a domain so where do you start, a certified hacker or ethical hacker is someone who hack computer system using his own develop program and not someone's else or the ability to use command prompt to hack without even writing a program rather using command to bypass security so I advise you go for software engineering where you will be thought programming language of different kinds and by then ethical hacking will just be a bonus. For more info call 08065942445

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