PWK & OSCP Review – I Tried Harder

Over the Christmas break from university, I decided that I’d take the PWK (OSCP) course which gave me something to do over the Christmas break and ensured I had plenty of time to complete the course. Having previously done other cyber security courses such as Comp Tia Security+ and eLearnSecurity’s PTPV4 course, I liked the fact that the PWK course was heavily practical in nature and had an extensive virtual lab to test penetration testing techniques on a variety of systems.

In my opinion the OSCP certification is worth the initial cost and has a high return of investment, compared to other certifications due to the fact the course is practical and proves to employers the candidate is competent in penetration testing concepts and can apply them to a multitude of environments. Having spoken to hiring managers, the OSCP qualification is highly desirable¬†and is vastly gaining recognition around the world, which makes this certification an excellent way to get into the information security field. (more…)

MASPTv2 – Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing Course

So about three weeks ago I won an “Elite” edition of the new mobile penetration testing course from eLearnSecurity by watching their webinar and being randomly selected. I’m really excited about this course and have been getting started now that it’s been released. I really did not expect to win either!

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This really helps being on a student budget, and will be relevant to the mobile development module at Abertay University next semester, I’ll be posting a review once I finish and pass the course. However so far, the course looks pretty solid with plenty of videos, slides and virtual labs with real world vulnerable applications.

Having completed eCPPT from eLearnSecurity in 2014, I know for sure that this would be another excellent course.

Will keep the blog up to date with more information, stay tuned!