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So I got 4/5 machines on my 3rd exam attempt for 85 points. Now the waiting game for my report...

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  • Nice work!

  • Congrats! Failed my 1st attempt and will try again next month. Did you opt for more lab time with your retake?

    ![Arrexel]

  • Oh hell yes. I didn't attempt the "Big Four" on the labs, but was determined to conquer those before I attempted the exam again.

  • How do you feel the difficulty level on the exam compared to the machines on HTB?

  • Congrats.
    Any boxes on HTB and the PWK labs you recommend before taking the exam?

    "ClickmedotEXE"
    CISSP | OSCP
    arodtube

  • Nice !!! Congrats any advice for first time?
  • Biggest piece of advice, do all of the example labs in the manual. Also, find every imaginable list of commands for both Linux and Windows privilege escalation. Create your own list for each, with descriptions of "why" you are running that command and what can be gained from it. Privilege escalation is the biggest hurdle to tackle. Realize that the labs machines are all pretty easy. Each one introduces you to certain vulnerabilities and can usually be exploited easily. Stay away from the "Big Four" machines until you're ready. They are sufferance, pain, ghost, and humble. They will test everything that you've learned till that point. They will also make you punch a hole in your wall if you're not ready for them. Stay far away from Metasploit. Even after OSCP. It is a great tool for not learning shit.
  • So far, from my limited experience here, I can say that the htb machines are similar to the "Big Four" OSCP lab machines in difficulty. But honestly, if you can conquer the machines here, the OSCP machines will be a cake walk.
  • Brush up on your python, JavaScript, and C skills. They will make your life easier in terms of automation, web hacking, and exploit modification.
  • And lastly, silence that voice in your head telling you to "skip it because it won't work". That person is an idiot and must be removed from your skull. This voice is the single reason why you will give up on a box. Most of the time, the answer is either right in your face or trivial to discover.
  • Nice man, congrats! I failed my first attempt a month ago and I only got windows machines which I suck at compared to linux

  • Thanks for the answer, man.
    And congrats! :)

  • @kanecain said:
    So I got 4/5 machines on my 3rd exam attempt for 85 points. Now the waiting game for my report...

    me too succeeded at 3rd attempt. 1st attempt 20 marks, 2nd attempt 55 marks and 3rd obtained 100 marks. try harder it is possible.

  • Congrats at all!

    DeepBlue5

  • @kanecain said:
    So far, from my limited experience here, I can say that the htb machines are similar to the "Big Four" OSCP lab machines in difficulty. But honestly, if you can conquer the machines here, the OSCP machines will be a cake walk.

    Which HTB machines are similar to Big four in OSCP Lab? IN HTB also difficulty level varies. So just out of curious. Thanks.

    sesha569

  • @agnarus said:

    @kanecain said:
    So I got 4/5 machines on my 3rd exam attempt for 85 points. Now the waiting game for my report...

    me too succeeded at 3rd attempt. 1st attempt 20 marks, 2nd attempt 55 marks and 3rd obtained 100 marks. try harder it is possible.

    @agnarus nice... I wish I could land 100%.... Any tips on how you did it?

    "ClickmedotEXE"
    CISSP | OSCP
    arodtube

  • > @albertojoser said:
    > Congrats.
    > Any boxes on HTB and the PWK labs you recommend before taking the exam?

    Lame Beep Bastard Grandpa/Granny Mirai Solidstate Jeeves Bashed Nibbles Sense Valentine Chatterbox Popcorn Haircut Nineveh Shocker

    Tally Bart (to get used to Windows environment)

    https://forum.hackthebox.eu/discussion/612/oscp-practice
  • @kanecain said:
    So I got 4/5 machines on my 3rd exam attempt for 85 points. Now the waiting game for my report...

    Congratulation!! I also took the exam on the same date as you ,but i failed, this is my first attempt!! Its sad...............

  • edited November 2018

    Congratulations! I second all your advice to other people who are headed into the OSCP.

    LegendarySpork

    my badge doesn't work, click on my profile if you want rank and stuff

    Taking a break from HTB through Dec 2019 in order to focus on other projects.

  • Nice one Kanecain. Well done

  • Congrats! I envy you…

    YanTayga

  • Congratulations Kanecain. I failed my first attempt...I am still trying harder and wont give up. Well done and thanks for the tips

  • well done buddy !!!!

    GreysMatter

  • Congrats on passing and having the perseverance to "try harder" - I got 55 on my first attempt - going to try again soon after another 60 days in the lab. I was able to pop most of the public network (i got pain and sufferance, didn't get gh0st and humble) and though I unlocked Dev and IT, I never solved any boxes in there. I wonder how much of HTB is people training up for OSCP reattempts? lol

    drdave

  • Congrats on passing! These are the boxes I would suggest you do for practice:
    Joker (sudoedit and wildcards)
    Jeeves (Pass the hash)
    Waldo (Local file inclusion)
    Poison (Tunneling via SSH)
    Celestial (Crontab privesc)

    For more info related to the exam.. here's my journey and tips I wish I knew:
    https://zineausa.com/blog/2019/01/offensive-security-certified-professional-oscp-certification/

    Hack The Box

  • Congrats on "trying harder."

    I personally thought ghost wasn't terribly difficult. I still need to retake but was traumatized from my first experience. Literally wasted nearly my entire time on the buffer overflow. I caught a shell once, it immediately died, and couldn't let it go after that. Never figured out wtf what went wrong and never caught a shell again. I caught some low hanging points at the end but it was pointless at that point.

    HE4DTR1P

  • Recommendation for anyone reading this really, don't at the last minute try to start using tools you haven't been using in the lab. I had found a recon tool at the last minute and decided to go with it and it caused me problems. I also found a tool similar to dirb that was multi-threaded, but it has major issues and actually misses files and directories that every other tool finds. So, be careful on that front. Not naming tools so don't ask. Use and validate your toolsets.

    HE4DTR1P

  • edited January 31

    @HE4DTR1P said:
    Congrats on "trying harder."

    I personally thought ghost wasn't terribly difficult. I still need to retake but was traumatized from my first experience. Literally wasted nearly my entire time on the buffer overflow. I caught a shell once, it immediately died, and couldn't let it go after that. Never figured out wtf what went wrong and never caught a shell again. I caught some low hanging points at the end but it was pointless at that point.

    We are the same person

    Hack The Box

  • Congratulations. Is there any suggestions for OSCP report?

  • Congrats

    B0rN2R00T

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