OSCP Preparation

YevhSec1
2 min readDec 5, 2021

Hi there, If you are reading this, you are most likely thinking about preparing and passing the OSCP exam.

Why OSCP? It’s well known and highly respected cybersecurity certification. The OSCP exam is a 24 hours of proctored challenging hacking and 24 hour of detailed report writing with step-by-step explanation of how you managed to get full access to the target. Your steps should be 100% reproducible.

My experience. During my OSCP preparation, I did up to 120 different boxes on various platforms(HTB, Proving Grounds, VulnHub, etc.) and completed different courses/challenges aimed at some specific tasks(Buffer Overflow, Privilege Escalation, etc.). As a result, I managed to get the root/administrator privileges on the 4 from 5 boxes and only low privilege users on the last one medium box, which is equivalent to 90 points from 100.

Before starting the PWK course I highly recommend at least complete the following:

On the PWK course I recommend doing at least 30 boxes. It gives you roughly 50% of your success.

Good luck, do not give up and try harder!

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YevhSec1

MSc in Cyber Security, OSCP, eWPTXv2, CEH Master. Awarded by Apple, Trello, Paysera..