I will be starting Offsec course after I give my ASA exam of CCSP . How should I start preparing for it . I will be using my Laptop to learn and practice everything . It is a IBM T43 1.7Ghz Pentium M with 1 GB ram and 40GB hard disk. I have installed Kubuntu on it right now . I will be considering http://linuxcommand.org/ to learn linux commands as I am not that good when it comes to Linux . I will be upgrading my 128K internet connection to a 512K one . Which Operating system should I install on my laptop for the course or should I stick to Kubuntu ? . I really dont know how these off-sec guys give you exam materials . I mean do you VPN into their servers to access the BackTrack OS or should I install it here on my PC or what ?