First part of my series on how and what I learn as I prepare and, eventually, go through the OSCP certification within the next two months.
Path to OSCP
This is the journey of getting my OSCP certification.
tl;dr watch me fail at stuff and explain how you should not repeat my mistakes.
Each post below contains 'show notes' of the vlog entry and usually a bunch of links to relevant content. If you want to just watch through the entire thing, I have made the videos available as a YouTube playlist: Path to OSCP
You can also check out the compilation of useful links on my Pinboard
And my most often linked URL: How to OSCP
Here’s the second episode on my path to becoming OSCP certified.
Wherein I discuss good experiences reading OSCP course reviews (no spoilers), getting organized, sharing links, etc.
Documentation is and will be a crucial part of this course.
HERE WE GO! Lab day 1 done. Trying out KeepNote for note-keeping.
Starting to get overwhelmed with the amount of recon data being produced by following the exercises.
Customizing payloads for public exploits is a must! Trust no one!
First lab machine pwned! And I have proof!
After finishing the materials I am even more overwhelmed with the amount of recon data I have!
Found my first dual-homed system and got a glimpse at a new network!
Two weeks in, I have a bunch of machines, and still feeling confident!
I have 13 days left in the labs. I am still feeling quite confident - whether this is foolhardy or not, we’ll see at the start of April.
Shouting when you should be quiet; running when you should be standing still.
Last stretch of the labs! Just over a week to go till the exam.
while (true) switchBetweenExcitementAndPanic();
After finishing the lab report I am agonizing over how to most efficiently use my time in the exam.
404 Multifail. It hurts. Argh!
I appreciate your messages. I read them mostly the same day you sent them, but I’ve been just slowly digesting all of the overwhelmingly supportive feedback ...
I want to help people, but I don’t want it to cost me my certificates so I need to protect my best interest here.
Our hero returns to the lab environment, befuddled by olden tools.
Asking for help and asking for too much help is a fine line to keep. I got frustrated.
Here are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions.
It’s a wrap! Pwning done, exercises done.
Exam done. Uncertain about passing, but very hopeful!
Dear Jan, We are happy to inform you that you have successfully completed the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux certification exam and have obtained your O...
Recapping the course and time spent.