Well, I decided to finally register for the Penetration Testing with Kali (PWK) course and the subsequent OSCP certification exam.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
This week will be about executing shellcode with Python, so that I can cover another Python script from my tools collection, as well as keep up the variety of posts.
So as it turns out, my work requires the Security+ certification to get an admin account on some of our networks.
I knocked it out on Friday without much studying (just some into access controls since I had forgotten all about them), and it was definitely a reasonable exam.
There were about 5 "hands-on" questions that involved stuff like recognizing attacks, configuring firewalls, and designing networks followed by around 70 multiple choice questions.
While the exam wasn't difficult, I might recommend brushing up on some stuff if you don't know or remember it (ports, rules, access controls, crypto, etc.).
Though I didn't actually learn much, it didn't hurt to brush up on some of the stuff. Additionally, it doesn't hurt as another HR bullet-point on my résumé.
All in all, not a huge waste of time, and it didn't hurt that my employer covered the time and costs of the cert.
Another weekend away (this time in Germany), so no post again.
I'm hoping to get away from the boot2roots again soon, but still trying to find some decent scripts or other things to write about.