Preparing for PWK/OSCP

This is how I prepare for the PWK (Pentesting with Kali).

I allotted 2 months of researching, focusing on my weak points, joining CTF, rooting some boxes in, and asking people who took the course for more information and what to expect.

I focused on Privilege Escalation and Scripting (bash, powershell, C and Python).

During CTFs and attacking vulnerable boxes, I discovered that I often miss the low hanging fruits because I quickly jump into conclusion and focus on potential vulnerability. Because of this attitude, I usually get stuck in a rabbit hole.

Here are the list of books I read:

  • Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman
  • Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson
  • The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook 2nd Edition by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Here is a list of resources I found very helpful for PWK/OSCP:

I will be starting tomorrow. Goodluck. I’ll try harder.


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