eJPT before OSCP? or just dive straight into OSCP?

McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk AdminPosts: 467Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Hey guys, I have been doing some pre studying for the OSCP for a couple of months now and I am starting to second guess just diving straight into the OSCP. I have been considering taking the PTS course and obtaining the eJPT cert through eLearn Security before signing up for the OSCP. I was just wondering what your guys thought were on the matter, any input would be appreciated.

To give you guys a little bit of my background, I have a bachelors in IT, I have both CompTIA Security + and CASP certifications, I have a good understanding of networking/protocols/operating systems (having the CASP should tell you this :D). I have a little over 3 years of IT experience, 6 months of which is info sec experience from my current job. I currently work as a contractor for the DoD/Navy doing remediation and other things.
I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.


  • ITSpectreITSpectre Posts: 1,040Member
    Be bold, be courageous, and trust yourself.... Dive head first into the OSCP!!!! There are plenty of blogs about it.... the two I have open all the time on my desktop are

    1. Offensive Security's PWB and OSCP - My Experience - Security SiftSecurity Sift
    2. Try Harder! An OSCP Review.Blog of Jason Bernier

    Also here is a thread you can follow made by jollyfrog about the OSCP

    Thread: http://www.techexams.net/forums/security-certifications/110760-oscp-jollyfrogs-tale.html
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  • KEE_ACEKEE_ACE Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Did you ever sign up for the OSCP certification? I am currently in the eJPT course. I have a little over 3 years experience in Network Operations with N+ and S+ certifications. I would really like to become a Junior Penetration Tester. I would like to hear if you went right in to OSCP.
  • MJK9550MJK9550 Posts: 160Member
    How is the eJPT? I've heard good things about that course and that it is a good foundation for the OSCP. I plan on signing up as soon as I finish my Sec+ or possibly after I do the MCSA not sure which I want to do first.
  • bluesquirrelbluesquirrel Posts: 43Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I have attended both PTS and PTPv4 ... PTS is pretty basic, good for learning the fundamentals (beginners) or refresh your knowledge. If you are looking for a course to prepare for OSCP, then PTPv4 would be a better choice (also because in PTPv4 you get the chance to practice in ELS superb labs!).
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