2017-10-18

Learning to Code

You can't just jump into cyber security, you need some foundational knowledge and skills to learn first.

I started on client services side, desktop; then moved into system administration, application administration and finally security. I was weak on networking side, so I studied Cisco Networking and worked with the network team.

Now coding. I lack scripting and coding skills, so I am starting out by learning HTML, CSS and Javascript. Here are some resources that I am finding helpful:

Mozilla - Getting Started with the Web
Sitehttps://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Getting_started_with_the_web
Price: Free!
Starts with HTMl, CSS, then moves into JavaScript and others.

FreeCodeCamp
Site: https://www.freecodecamp.org
Price: Free!
Starts off basic with HTML and CSS; then gets more advanced as you go along. This course will get you from zero to full stack developer!

CodeAcademy
Site: https://www.codecademy.com
Price: Free!
Different options to choose from, I'm doing the HTML and JavaScript courses. Has great examples.

Udemy
Site: https://www.udemy.com
Instructor: Todd Mcleod
Course: Build a website with HTML and CSS
Course Site: https://www.udemy.com/html-tutorial/learn/v4/overview
Course Price: $15 (promos running all the time)
Todd Mcleod is a great instructor, he knows how to teach. He also started his own training site and teaches many different topics. I also purchased his Go-Lang course, will be tackling that one later.

GitHub
Site: https://github.com/
Signup on github to learn about source control. It's a good way to keep your projects organized and backed-up. Plus, you can make something useful and give back to the open source community! Win-Win!

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