From the people who bring you BackTrack, there is a great online training and certification program.
hayabusa wrote:Sorry to hear it, r0ckm4n. I know it gets old when folks tell me this, but I'll pass it along anyway...
Don't get discouraged. As I'm sure you did last time, take it, learn from it, and keep growing. If it does NOTHING else, it'll teach you that, no matter how much you know, there's always things to be learned.
It's both a blessing and a curse, in the IT security realm. For those who LOVE change, there's ALWAYS change / updates / new ideas, methods and technologies. For those who don't... well... ;)
Either way, I'm confident you'll continue to grow, and you will succeed, when you're ready.
impelse wrote:Sorry about that, probably you will need to staudy everything and try different ways to attack the machines in the lab
r0ckm4n wrote:If it were easy it wouldn't be that big of a deal. It just makes me want it that much more and I will appreciate it even more when I do pass the exam.
hayabusa wrote:r0ckm4n wrote:If it were easy it wouldn't be that big of a deal. It just makes me want it that much more and I will appreciate it even more when I do pass the exam.
That's the spirit! Stick with it, and you'll get it. Great attitude!
r0ckm4n wrote:I have been on the bench since the end of December and I have a pentest next week and it will last three weeks. My over abundance of study time will be reduced, but I look forward to using what I have learned in the upcoming pentest. PWB has been very educational and I have improved a lot since I started my job as a pentester last April.
superkojiman wrote:Hey as long as you keep learning, it's not a total loss I assume you'll be tackling the exam again?
H1t M0nk3y wrote:r0ckm4n, you sound like me when I failed my second attempt!
I then waited a full month and tried again (3rd time), only to stop after 8 hours, totally discouraged...
So I decided to put OSCP on a shelve for a while. I did GPEN, CISSP and GWAPT and above all, studied quite a lot. I always had this exam in the back of my mind, always thinking about it.
2 full years after that, I felt ready and passed it with confidence. I really was a different person and it really, really felt good when I finally passed the 70 points mark!!!
So if you are failing now, it's because you had the guts to take on a great challenge. I am sure you have learn quite a lot just going through these attempts. This certification is much harder than most other ones and like you mentioned, that's why it is so good.
Don't dispair! Take a break and come back when you feel you're ready.
If I did it, you can do it too!
m0wgli wrote:It's great that you still have the determination to continue. You already pretty much said it yourself, "Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy".
I started the PWB course recently, so can appreciate the difficulty. I would be interested to know, where you felt you went wrong on this attempt.
Did you do all the extra mile excercises? And, how many of the machines in the lab did you manage to compromise before attempting the exam?
I would recommend doing all of the extra miles and hacking every machine in the lab.
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