networking – Journey from Noob to Hacker?

I want to learn hacking and have tried loads of times but never found any structure so failed fast.
Yesterday I started “over the wire” CTF and am now on level 13.
I am enjoying myself and learning linux terminal fast (i hope).

This post is to earn reputation so I can like things that have helped me on here.

Is this a viable way to learn skills I can transfer into hacking?

I am hoping to start my degree in networking this year but need some guidance.

Any help and advice would be appreciated. Thank you