eLearn Security - PenTesting Student PTS v3

2

Comments

  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    @UnixGuy: Yes and no. I have a good handle on the methodology and theory behind pen testing. SANS is excellent. You learn from some of the brightest minds in INFOSEC, but I didn't get the actual experience of attacking an network environment. That is why I'm taking the eLearnSecurity courses. I also have the long term goal of many on this thread of tackling the OSCP.

    How about Google Drive? It does make a good collaborative tool. We could share notes through that. I agree that we're unlikely to be chatting real time all that often.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Oh, and good luck with the GCIA guys. I hear that is a beast :)
  • wd40wd40 Member Posts: 1,017 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I downloaded XAMPP and installed a couple of applications, I think this will help with testing with Burp.

    https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html
    https://bitnami.com/stacks
  • LevithanLevithan Member Member Posts: 72 ■■□□□□□□□□
    So forgive me for not seeing it as I was reading through the posts, but do you get the CEH cert at the end of all of this?

    I also received an ad about the CEH cert from e-learning, and was interested, but skeptical. Have any of you guys done it? If so, how was it? (and forgive me if this was already mentioned earlier....) ;)
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    For those with little or no experience with SQL, this has been a great help to me: SQL Tutorial. It uses a "Try it yourself" approach.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    Course Purchased!!! Excitement icon_cheers.gif I'll post more updates soon...


    @Levithan: As far as I know, this course has nothing to do with the CEH exam.
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,834 Mod
    Good luck UnixGuy! Keep us posted on your progress.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, OCI Foundations Associate, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Senior Member Member Posts: 1,860
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Course Purchased!!! Excitement icon_cheers.gif I'll post more updates soon...
    .


    aw man, now I want this
    Currently Working On

    CWTS, then WireShark
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Mike-Mike wrote: »
    aw man, now I want this

    Come to the dark-side. We have cookies ;)
  • RemedympRemedymp Senior Member Member Posts: 834 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I have never heard of this until this thread, but am definitely interested.

    After I signup for this and complete it. I will also sign up for the PND course as well.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    First weekend Fail, spent it watching tv shows and out with friends - I need some discipline. I try and study at work. Still doing the very first few PDFs, background stuff

    @Remedy: before giving up on technical side, I think this might be an area worth considering (pentesting/forencis/IR), better than SOCs
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'm down to playing with labs (review that is), reviewing the PDFs and creating a plan of attack.
  • wd40wd40 Member Posts: 1,017 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I purchased the course ..
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Senior Member Member Posts: 1,860
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    First weekend Fail, spent it watching tv shows


    this is what I would probably do
    Currently Working On

    CWTS, then WireShark
  • JubeiYagaruJubeiYagaru Member Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Pulled the trigger and purchased. Just waiting on the initial 24 hour hold and check.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    Weekends - still no studying.

    But...I'm studying at work!! Reading through the slides and learning a lot.

    I'll install Kali Linux on my home laptop and start labbing. I just want to go through the slides quickly before I do practical work.

    Enjoying it so far!
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Passed the exam early this afternoon. It was a lot of fun.

    @UnixGuy: I find that I can't have a dedicated Linux machine. What I do is have a VM with Kali on it. I take all my notes on my Mac and do all the Pen Testing on the VM. The beauty is that if I break something I can just blow away the VM and start again. I had planned to create a master VM that I could revert to, but I not never got around it.
  • RemedympRemedymp Senior Member Member Posts: 834 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Passed the exam early this afternoon. It was a lot of fun.

    @UnixGuy: I find that I can't have a dedicated Linux machine. What I do is have a VM with Kali on it. I take all my notes on my Mac and do all the Pen Testing on the VM. The beauty is that if I break something I can just blow away the VM and start again. I had planned to create a master VM that I could revert to, but I not never got around it.

    Any tips on studying for and passing the exam?
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I mentioned a little about it here: Passed the eJPT exam

    Honestly, if you read the PDFs, do the labs, and write good notes you should succeed. The only other thing I can say is to have a plan going into the exam about how you will approach it.
  • NovaHaxNovaHax Senior Member Member Posts: 502 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Passed the exam early this afternoon. It was a lot of fun.

    Congrats icon_thumright.gif
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    Good work veritas!!

    What software do you use on MAC to run VM?
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,834 Mod
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Good work veritas!!

    What software do you use on MAC to run VM?

    VMware Fusion is a good choice. I use the Pro version (full network options). I'm still miffed VMware hasn't created a Mac version of Workstation. I suppose I could use Fusion to run Workstation in Unity mode, but I'd prefer to run it natively and preserve resources.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, OCI Foundations Associate, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'm using VMWare Fusion. Virtual Box will work, but VMWare performs better and provides advanced features.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    Update: I finished skimming through all the slides. I haven't done a single lab nor viewed a single video. I'm kind of slacking and getting my personal life and priorities in order - it's not an excuse, this is just my current situation.


    Next Steps:

    1)Setup Kali Linux machine. I'll either set it up as a VM on my Mac or just install on my old laptop and play with it.

    2) Go through the slides again (quickly), stopping at each video, viewing each video slowly and labbing the hell out of each video module. If I'm learning this, might as well learn it properly.



    eJPT exam must be earned and nailed.
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    So VMware Fusion 7 is not free? It's asking for a license!
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yes. I didn't think to mention that it isn't free.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    Veritas: do you reckon it's worth the investment?
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Work supplied my copy. I've used Virtual Box in the past and I would never go back unless it was the only choice I had.
  • wd40wd40 Member Posts: 1,017 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I tried to do this on Kali on VirtualBox and did not like it, issues with mouse scrolling and VPN connection etc.

    So I setup Kali on an old PC which works 100 times better than on a VM.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    I can claim it on tax, so I think I'll buy the license. Enjoying the course so far!! Did the wireshark stuff, and played around a bit with WireShark. I'm going through the slides quickly now and stopping at each lab....Burp Suite is next.


    Excellent course so far!
    Certs: GSTRT, GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE

    Check out my YouTube Channel!

Sign In or Register to comment.