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Path to OSCP - Part 17, Failure is always an option

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Did I pass?

*ahem*

  no
    O
     O
     o
      o
     o
     。
    。
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    pe

Now if you still want to see me go through the ups and downs of this exam, read on . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qCrPS7F16M

Things I can say without revealing anything of the exam:

  • Like in the labs, I had important stuff just laying around on my hard disk due to lack of diligence. This made me waste several precious hours and quite a few slivers of sanity.
  • Like in the labs, I missed critical findings in my enumeration. It wasn't because I didn't follow my plan. It was because my plan didn't even include this thing. Yes. That big of an oversight on my part. Nothing special. Just basic stuff.
  • I was able to follow my plan and it did yield the first machine to be rooted in 4 hours or so. I was happy about this.
  • I got tunnelvision quite badly with one machine. For many hours. Even with breaks.
  • I did follow my schedule quite rigorously except for the first break which I decided to skip.
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