shadowzero wrote:Elaborate further please. A negative critique can be just as valuable as positive ones.
The manual is far and away my biggest complaint. There are errors in it which detract from the overall polish of the course. Not anywhere near as bad as CEH's but still. Some of the errors were small, like *this* code not matching *that* output. But there were some that were enough to throw me off for an hour or so. I could see how it would be difficult to regularly update the videos, but a PDF? Also, I don't expect them to have the latest BT R# syntax/path/etc in the manual, that'd be ridiculous, but couldn't there at least be some form of errata? My suggestion would be to create a web page where students could submit errata which the offsec folks could then confirm. OSCP students are the best people to review the material.
And while the videos are great, I'm disappointed that they serve to supplement the manual rather than complement it. If I'm trying to look something up, a printed manual is much easier than scanning through multiple video segments.
Instructionally, some modules were great, others, not so much. The BoF module was excellent. Muts stepped through each item in the process methodically. That was followed by an exercise where you could practice this on your XP Client. Conversely, the port forwarding module - critical to the back labs - amounted to "here's some cool things...try out whatever you can on whatever lab machine you think it might work on."
I've learned enough in this class to make my head explode but I can't understand why I see not even a slightly negative review. Maybe it's just me having a low tolerance for errors in manuals. I don't want to come across as completely knocking this class. I'm not. But like I said, there is room for improvement.