Beginning my programming/scripting path


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Beginning my programming/scripting path

Hey all,
I am senior network security admin and started my cyber security master study 2 month ago. I definitely believe in my network and network security skills therefore want to mostly hardening cyber qualities. Along with cyber security I am really interested in programming which I believe will benefit my Cyber career very much. I have already started learning BASH Scripting and after some time I will try learning Python because these 2 are only ones which really catch my interest.
As you known learning and practicing are different things. Me personally usually get mostly from practicing. Therefore I would like to find any source like with task and answers in other page which can challenge me with BASH Scripting exercises so that I can work on them. Do you know any website which can I get benefit from?

Thanks in advance!
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You should first ask yourself what you intend to accomplish coding for cybersecurity.

It is a bit backwards to start with your preferred shell scripting language and then go look for example code that fits your favorite programming languages.
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@Neo

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It is a bit backwards to start with your preferred shell scripting language and then go look for example code that fits your favorite programming languages.
Sorry, did not understand you properly. Am i on the wrong way? May you clarify Smilie I do now want to look at any programming codes. I still want to increase my bash skills.

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You should first ask yourself what you intend to accomplish coding for cybersecurity.
For now, I do not want realted to cybersecurity. Just want to increase my scripting skills. For now, I only wrote couple little scripts and for instance with last script I learned what is awk and how I can use it. Therefore I am asking a guides where I can find tasks so that I can start writing answer for them.
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You mentioned in your first post that you are a "senior network security admin and started my cyber security master study 2 month ago" so if true, then you should already have some ideas of what you want to do on a server to help with cybersecurity.

I'm confused, sorry.

You said you are a "senior network security admin and started my cyber security master study 2 month ago" and you cannot think of a single or series of projects to code for the systems you are doing "security admin" work every day, now?

What systems are you working as a ""senior network security admin" on now?
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@Neo

I am working with NGFW, Web Application Firewall, Web Security Appliance, Email Security Appliance, NAC taking into consideration only security devices.

I think to have ideas what will i do in future regarding cybersecurity and what I am asking right now are different things. I am just asking that I want to harden my shell scripting skills and wonder if there any sites where I can find sample tasks for working on them and learning.
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Cybersecurity is primarily focused on three very broad areas:
  1. Confidentiality
  2. Integrity
  3. Availability

Which one of these three main areas are you most interested in?
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I understood that your scripting ambition has nothing or little to do with your security skills.

I wonder if you really have no task, you wish to automate. I had plenty of needs for this at any time of my jobs. You may think about this. Maybe there are definitely tasks, that are good to be done.

If there's nothing you're at the right place at unix.com.

Just look at the past and present requests and try to (re-)solve them on your own.

If you're ready for more, choose a random task/Project and do it or maybe pick up an interesting shell script project (github? ...) try to understand and improve it.

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