Another week down! I was able to compromise three additional boxes this week. All systems this week really focused on chaining vulnerabilities together. I was able to get some solid privilege escalation and web application attack practice. The major highlight this past week is that I was able to unlock the IT Department network and I cracked my 10th shell! I am not going to lie, when I found the network-secret to unlock the additional network I cheered pretty happily. I still have to finish a few lab exercises in order to complete the documentation requirements for 5 points.
My strategy for the last approximately 30 days of lab time is to finish the exercises, start reviewing all the tactics (especially buffer overflows), and try to get another 5-10 systems rooted. There is a decent chance that I will be sitting for the exam prior to my lab time end date due to some other commitments. I have been extremely happy with my progress in the course and hopefully I will soon be able to call myself OSCP certified!
Course Pages: 380 / 380
Lab Shells Popped: 10