In a previous post, I highlighted my overall OSCP experience. The high-level ideas around education, studying, and exam attempts are there, but I wanted to touch on something that I didn’t elaborate on — mindset.

A lot of the OSCP prep feels like a grind. Enumerate a machine, find something vulnerable, exploit, elevate privileges, repeat. Over time, this process helps you build your own mental “map”, if you will, of how the machine will go from the moment your first nmap scan comes back. Over time, for example, you’ll see boxes with specific ports open and you’ll already start mapping…

Pasquale Cipollone

OSCP holder, just a fan of offensive security and nerdy stuff.

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