Unable to clear the recruiter rounds due to lack of coding experience

Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
Oct 31 14 Comments

Due to lack of coding experience (no coding), I am unable to get past the recruiter rounds for big companies. These interviews are for security profile but as automation is required in security nowadays, it's hard for me to lie and say I know coding just to get past the initial recruiter round. I have some solid networking, cloud and endpoint security experience.

Should I stop applying and start learning python? Or should I look for a bigger company and join them and then look if I can learn coding side by side

How much time would it take to learn Python if I am starting from the scratch? Can put in 5-6 hours a day when in the right frame of mind.

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  • Riverbed Technology siegel
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. 1 week
    Oct 31 6
    • Riverbed Technology siegel
      Which book? What LC?
      Oct 31
    • Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
      OP
      Automating boring stuff with python
      Oct 31
    • Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
      OP
      If you can recommend books or online courses, I'll like to know
      Oct 31
    • Riverbed Technology siegel
      Python essential reference. No need for any other book.
      Oct 31
    • Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
      OP
      Sure.. thanks!
      Oct 31
  • Microsoft SoFine69
    Learn C. It's a power move.
    Oct 31 5
    • Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
      OP
      Should I start with C? Or python is good to start with? If I want to learn C where do I start? Also I want to be in Cyber security and I am learning python for automation and to sustain myself.. do you think C would be better?
      Oct 31
    • Microsoft SoFine69
      The difference between the two as starting points is: Going from the ground up (Learning C and beyond), or starting from the top and digging downward (Learning Python and beyond).

      I personally learned C as my first programming language. This is a steeper starting point as it is a low level language and involves a heavy use of pointers. But you're forced to learn proper memory management, and a bunch of other things you dont have to consider with higher level languages.

      In terms of cybersecurity, I dont see it hurting ya to learn C, as you get to understand the computer at a lower level. In fact it may bolster your career. However, I am not a cybersecurity expert. You may have to ask around.
      Oct 31
    • Salesforce cattleman
      I would avoid trying to learn C as your first language. It will be completely irrelevant to your job whereas Python is something you may use constantly. It’s a matter of efficiency in being able to accomplish automation tasks. C is not a power move at all.
      Oct 31
    • Hitachi Vantara kuchkrwado
      OP
      Thanks, I have started with Python .. I'll make sure I put in more effort in learning it
      Oct 31
    • Microsoft blume
      Learning Python is the power move.
      Nov 1
  • Roku de Vil
    Programming language doesn't matter. Just learn how to code in general but Python is a good starting point.
    Oct 31 0

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