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External Resources

Helpful resources outside of the Offensive Security course material

More Lab Practice

  • Proving Grounds Practice was the best external resource I encountered to simulate like boxes. I also found it to be much more helpful than the course labs for the following reasons:
    • Boxes designed and vetted by Offensive Security that mirror the exam boxes, both difficulty rating and techniques required.
    • Dedicated (i.e. not shared like OSCP labs)
    • Clear difficulty rating of easy, medium, and hard. These ratings were in line with the exam boxes I encountered.
    • Box hints for initial access and privilege escalation that don't give the answer away but give direction of what to focus on.
    • Box walkthroughs which I found to be much more helpful than the Offensive Security forums. The walkthroughs are very thorough and helped me understand why I missed something.

Buffer Overflow

Windows and Linux Privilege Escalation

Pentesting Techniques/Resources