I secured an internship in software testing after doing an online training in Ethical Hacking

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.

We also discussed the projects and courses that I had undertaken, which I had mentioned in my resume. Soon, they extended an offer letter to me, and my internship began in October. It is a three month work-from-home internship wherein I am working with a software engineer. I have to test the company’s web application for vulnerabilities and user experience and submit a detailed report about it. Although I had no former experience in JavaScript, they walked me through it and taught me about JavaScript testing. So, the internship has been a great learning experience so far. 

Did Shubhadeep’s story spark your curiosity? Then, check out Internshala’s Ethical Hacking course. You can use BLOG10 to get a discount of 10%.

7 thoughts on “I secured an internship in software testing after doing an online training in Ethical Hacking

  • November 27, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    This is really inspiring encourages me to apply on more internships and continue learning on Internshala trainings. Congratulations man. Great one ⚡⚡

  • December 1, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    It’s a truly inspiring story, would definitely recommend others to follow up on Internshala Trainings.

  • December 17, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    It’s really inspired me.

  • December 17, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    It’s inspired me

  • December 18, 2020 at 8:55 AM

    Absolutely it’s a great opportunity to you, I have read your experiences above which you have said that. After reading entire confidential metter of you. I’m also get an aspiration of an internship and try to do something for it as soon as.

  • December 18, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    It’s very inspired for students.
    Great sir

  • September 5, 2022 at 3:15 PM

    Thank for sharing about your career with intern Shala. keep sharing.


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