Over the years our Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (pwk) course, previously known as pentesting with BackTrack (PWB), has earned a reputation of being the de-facto standard for educational content intended for individuals who are at the beginning of their Information Security careers. As such, the accompanying oscp certification has become a highly desired and valuable proof of one’s knowledge and technical ability. The extensive practical nature of the PWK course and its exam serve as the solid foundation for the value the OSCP certification carries.
We have had the privilege of engaging with a wide variety of students with various degrees of prior technical knowledge. While some students have extensive traditional IT careers when they first take PWK, others do not. Therefore, their learning styles can also differ. Nevertheless, one thing that has not changed since the very inception of PWK, which applies to all students, is the need for sufficient hands-on practice with target machines that properly prepare them for the exam.