I started the course on Sunday and now I'm 3 days in :-)
Maybe I can talk a little about how this deal goes for me and hope it's a fun read with my ups and down with this journey!!
Feel fee to post anything you like in here. Good or bad. Things I do wrong or something else you wanna say.
When I read about Offsec I said: THIS IS IT! Don't give me that CEH theoretical bull, I wanna have hands on challenge me that it hurts and I wanna cry stuff !! I ran to get my wallet and ordered my slot right at the spot.
After following their procedure I received a mail that I was booked for Saterday evening at 19.00h GMT-5.. What? Are you kidding me, that's like... waiting a small week !!!!!! NO !!
I was just like a little kid, waiting for that email to arrive on Saturday evening. I think I googled 10 times to know what 19.00h GMT-5 exactly was in my timezone :-) It has been a long time since I felt this way! I guess that's a good sign no?
There I was ready at my PC...19.00h passed.. nothing came in ? WHAT ? 19.01 still nothing! .. 19.02..19.03..19.04....19.05 !! THERE IT IS !!!
The cronjob script that sends out these mails is set to run not at 19.00 but at 19.05 !! I'm telling ya !! NASTY !!!!!!! :-)
I have been putting all the time I can into it so far, but have other stuff to do during the day, so after 3 days I already learned a lot. The text is extremely well written and the videos are very very good and never boring. The good thing about this text is that it leaves you googling for a lot of things, and I guess that's how it should be. Not everything is int he text, but everything is in the text to get you going search for more...
I'm doing the extra miles questions after each chapter who aren't needed but advised, but hey, that's easy said, I'm only 3 days in, I just started with 3.2.
I do feel myself jumping to the exercise immediately after finishing a chapter looking for solutions on their questions and by doing so forgetting to watch the splendid video's... now here's an exciting boy!
What I learned from this course is that you need to document your steps. I understand it's the only way. The nice tool to take notes (notetaker) under linux that I had no idea it existed helps me a lot. Done something in the shell that's cool ? No problem, press ctrl-insert and that program just takes a screenshot and puts it in your text. Screenshot to big ? No biggie, just right click and resize it on the spot. Easy.. very easy...
Can't wait to try to attack all those boxes smiling at me after I found all their cool names.....but I'm holding off.. first I need to finish the guide and make sure I understand everything !!!
Great job Offsec and Thanks for your product !!