My OSCP journey

Getting certified

Ever since I started in security I thought it would be a good idea to get training on the subject. I started by following a 5 day Certified Ethical Hacker v9 course. At the end of the 5 day, 30ish hour, course I had enough background to ace the test.

The instructor however noted that everyone can pass CEH with some study, but passing OSCP would be really hard, even if you have a CEH certificate. Challenge Accepted!

A year later I signed up for the Penetration testing with Kali Linux course, which ends in the OSCP certification. After 300 hours of hands on study I passed the exam.

Each week I wrote about my journey, my progress and my pitfalls. For anyone looking to take the course I am leaving the below writings available.

My journey

Each week I wrote a post about the process. The following 13 weeks (a 3 month journey) and a grueling exam resulted in a beautiful certificate.

I especially like the one where I accidentally wiped my entire VM and the one where my MacBook Pro died and I had to hustle to get new hardware. The one that will help most people, however, is the one where I talk about reporting and my system for it.