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    Default New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    Hello, First post
    I decided to dive head first right into backtrack and ignore everyone who told me to try ubuntu first.
    I've used Slackware before, a bit... I know some commands for the shell and I can move around the shell
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    ls cat man cd
    I would like to start learning how to program and then get into metasploit and the network security stuff, But I still need to learn how to use the shell properly. How would I go about learning to use the shell?
    I heard that shell commands are actually Bash scripting or something, so would I have to learn bash?
    Thank you

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    Default Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    Learn to walk before running.
    1. Use Ubuntu (or another Debian based OS) and try to do almost everything JUST using the Terminal. It'll help
    2. If you're still not happy: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ead.php?t=1786

    And yes, Backtrack uses Bash as the CLI

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    Default Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    Ty, am gonna learn to use the terminal I guess

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    Default Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    If Backtrack is your interest, then I can see it's a bit disheartening to be advised to do something else first (though that would certainly be good prep).

    You could get yourself a copy of the Pentesting with Backtrack book which will get you started with BT, and if you combine that with the CompTIA Linux+ study guide that'll get you going with linux and Bash.

    There are plenty of free resources online, but I think good books are worth the money.

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    Default Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    Searching would be a good thing to learn: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...read.php?t=423
    Back|track giving machine guns to monkeys since 2007 !

    Do not read the Wiki, most your questions will not be answered there !
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    Default Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    I am also just starting to get into linux and I tried ubuntu and its alright I already learned the basics to terminal and commands. I am downloading the iso for backtrack right now and I am about to use it for my first time wish me luck. It looks nice and all but I've read everywhere that its a lot to it.

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    Cool Re: New To Backtrack, What Should I learn

    Hi,
    you should have enough knowledge about security and its concept before using BT as a main OS.
    there are so many ebooks and articles on the Net, But i suggest you one of the the best ebook i ever read.
    In this book you can read some things about fundamental of security and Penetration Testing which lead you to find your road map.

    Ebook's title: The Basics of hacking and penetration testing ( Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy )
    Author: Patrick Engebretson http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/pengebretson/index.html
    Publisher: Syngress

    ebook's link:
    http://www.syngress.com/hacking-and-...ation-Testing/

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