About the author: Shubhadeep Mandal is a third-year student in Electronics and Communication Engineering at B.P. Poddar Institute of Management and Technology. He joined Internshala Trainings to learn ethical hacking and shares how he used his newly acquired skills to get an internship in software testing.
While attending a college webinar, I learned about cyber security and ethical hacking. Although I was intrigued, I was still not sure about how to get started. One day, while scrolling through LinkedIn, I came across Internshala’s Ethical Hacking training. I liked the syllabus, and I enrolled in it immediately due to the affordability.
I was so excited when I started the training as it marked my first step towards becoming a web security professional. The training started with the basics of information security and computer networking. Gradually, it progressed towards teaching advanced concepts such as different types of web attacks and various ways of securing applications against them. My favourite part of the training was being able to get hands-on practice through specially designed hacking labs. As soon as I learned something new, I practised it right away! It taught me about various hacking tools such as Nmap, sqlmap, Burp Suite, DirBurster, and Nikto. The last module of the training consisted of documenting and reporting the vulnerabilities in the form of detailed developer reports. During the final project, I had to apply all the concepts learned during the training to find out vulnerabilities in an e-commerce website and write a VAPT report. This helped me immensely in securing my first paid internship after I completed the training.
When the training ended, I applied for an internship in software testing at Spotlight, which is a platform that uses AI to compare different exchange rates. After they shortlisted my application, they called me for a telephonic interview. The interviewer evaluated my knowledge of software testing by asking me subject-specific questions, such as:
1. What are the different types of software testing?
2. Discuss the process of software development from developing the prototype until final production.
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