I finally found some time to write about my experience with the Offensive Security Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) course and the OSCE exam. A lot has already been written about the intensity, brutality and sheer ruthlessness of the 48-hour exam on the interwebz. It will thus come as no surpise to personally testify to the above. It is indeed very challenging and will require good preparation, focus and creativity to solve all challenges. But let’s first talk about the course.
Man strives to understand his place in this world and for this, he needs to understand how this world works. Mankind has known all types of humans, but there are two particular ones that can be distinguished for their ingenuity and thirst for understanding the universe and consequently their own meaning of life.
Being born in Greece you are blessed with free public education, perfect weather all year long, access to some of the best vacation destinations in the world, short distance to the sea from almost every area, awesome food, frape, fredo and great hospitable people. You are also ‘blessed’ with a struggling economy, public sector corruption and mandatory conscription.
Some months ago, I took the Offensive Security Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) course and passed the exam for the OSCP certification. The whole experience was greatly rewarding and the PWK lab got me really hooked. I thought that it would be helpful to write a review on it for infosec professionals aspiring to tackle this challenging and demanding course.