Sunday morning is here. The long awaited, much apprehended start of the OSCP course. I had read up about good ways to prepare for the course and found tulpa (Tulpa_Security) had wrote an amazing guide on OSCP preparation and advises to read Georgia Weidman’s Penetration Testing: A hands on introduction to hacking which I have been working through the last month. This book is a really good starting point to anyone interested in getting into security and gives you a good foundation knowledge and understanding of the core security principles and a lot of hands on lab work for you to gain insight into the five phases of hacking:
Phase 1 | Reconnaissance.
Phase 2 | Scanning.
Phase 3 | Gaining Access.
Phase 4 | Maintaining Access.
Phase 5 | Covering Tracks.
Following on from tulpa’s review, (which can be found here), Here he states:
take the time to work through the PDF and videos to the very end, before going into the labs. You will save yourself a great deal of heartache in the long run.
Which to me makes sense therefor it is the approach I am going to take, therefor today I shall work through the pdf and videos and see if I can get through a fair chunk of both today.
Here goes nothing….