OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Review and Exam
Hello everyone, I successfully completed the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certificate last weekend and decided to write a blog when the information was fresh.In fact, there are many articles about this certificate, but each person Since the working method is different, I wanted to convey my experiences. 😊
First of all, the exam is difficult, but not that hard 😊 Because the exam actually measures your time management and your struggle with stress.
You are expected to receive a score of 70 points from the machines sent to you within 24 hours and 24 hours. The trouble here is, in fact, managing time well, keeping your stress level, sleep, taking your nutritional supplements and running the process correctly.
Be professional and knowledgeable in your job as much as you want, if you can’t manage the above, you will stay 😊
First of all, you have to control your stress before the exam, not the end of the world !! (Even though I say that, // it doesn’t work that way, even if I say in different blogs 😊, those who apply it already pass.
The second issue is that rabbithole is quite a lot, and you are constantly turning to them. DO NOT. If you’re going too deep and wasting time, I’d say change goals. Because you cannot go any further and you are wasting time in vain.
Actually, it is simple thinking. Offsec followed such a good method that it literally drives the student crazy 😊
About the Exam
First of all, you should work in a planned manner and apply the pdf + videos sent to you one by one and repeat the exercises. If you are already prepared to write a lab report, you should do this.
You should allocate a minimum of 2 hours a day and aim to solve a minimum of 35 lab machines.
At the same time, try to solve machines similar to OSCP exam by different people in HTB and Vulnhub, if you cannot, read the articles precisely and get ideas.
Remember, the more machines you see, the more information and ideas you will have.
In the lab environment, you can sometimes break even a bottle in your head due to anger, so you need to keep your nervous and stress under control.
You see, you cannot solve it, I say go to a different machine 😊
Keep all your notes and cherrytree is a nice tool for this, it will remove complex values with its tree structure.
At the same time, I recommend not only sticking to the pdf for bof, but finding and solving different examples to reinforce.
If you cannot spare a lot of time because of your job or different subjects, I recommend you to get a 90-day lab. Because the scope of the new system has expanded considerably and 30 -60 days labs may not be sufficient.
If you say that you spend at least 4 hours a day, you can work in 30 or 60 days labs.
As stated on the Official Site, it takes a long time to watch 70+ machines in a lab environment and 700+ pdf and video contents delivered to you for your work, from beginning to end.
I took the lab for 90 days, successfully obtained the 55+ machines in the lab environment, and then I prepared my lab report. It takes more than 300+ because they want min 10 lab machines and all exercisers applied and you can start with 5 points plus in the exam only 😊
Do not think that 5 points could save life, it did not work for me, but it could.
Of course, there is a forum page to work and share information, from here you can share and see different people’s comments and tips about machines. My advice is to look at the clues your last job is to solve the machines in the lab environment, try yourself and believe you can solve it.
Before the Exam:
Get a good sleep before the exam.
Eat your food properly.
Create a plan but try to implement it in the exam. Usually not applicable with exam stress,
For example, I will buy this machine first, then I will switch to this machine, if I get stuck, I will turn to a different machine and it will be useful to determine a methodology like I will follow these steps during the exam.
Let’s come to the rigorous exam, 24 hours is tried, but 23:45 hours actually. and you have to submit your report within one day after the exam, and you will usually get your exam result 2–3 days after the report submission. You can use a metasploit machine and tools like sqlmap are FORBIDDEN!
You think I started the exam by buying the machine with BOF and min points. Actually, the exam starts after these two machines.
Whether the exam is starting or the psychological warfare is unknown 😊
As I said in the exam, take breaks at regular intervals, do not focus on what you cannot do, do not neglect your sleep, even if you work 23 hours, it will not work. Don’t forget to take your dietary supplement. To give an example, I could not buy a machine for exactly 12 hours 😊 I slept, I woke up, I had the points that could pass in 6 hours 😊
In the exam, first make your discoveries quickly, record all the steps you have done, step by step, do not go back and do the same procedures and waste time. If you stay, it is not the end of the world as I said. TRY Harder !!
Exam Report Sample
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