I have officially extended my lab time by 30 days with the intention of taking the exam again towards the end of August.
As I previously stated my primary focuses during this lab time will be:
- Practice hard on Buffer Overflows, my strategy was solid but unfortunately I just needed to practice more because this took 3-4 hours due to not having completed a BO in a while.
- Concentrate on Privilege Escalation, I am not so sure that my strategy was flawed with PrivEsc but by the time I got to this point I had hit a wall of progress and was exhausted.
- Reinforce enumeration/scanning techniques, I feel like I was a little impatient with scanning and need to make sure I am using the most efficient scanning techniques.
Between by exam attempt and now has been about two weeks of relaxation and recovery but now I am ready to get back after it. Ideally I would like to double the machines compromised, which puts me at 25 shells going into the next exam attempt.
Course Pages: 380 / 380
Lab Shells Popped: 12.5