This week I completed the course reading material. I have a few exercises that I still need to complete but since you are required to do them on lab machines, my time was better spent on coming back to them later. From here on out my plan is to start going after the boxes and finish up the exercises as I go. My goal is to have at least 20 unique boxes compromised (or at least unique methods used) in order to attempt the exam, therefore I have just under 60 days of lab time to make this a reality.
Today I was able to get a limited shell on one machine that I discovered earlier in the week, which was fairly rewarding. When I first started going after the box, I was really close to the web technique I needed to use but I needed to slightly change my attack.
Course Pages: 380 / 380
Lab Shells Popped: 0.5