OSCP Resources – Labs

In my 120-days of lab time (60 days plus another 60 days extension), I only manage to compromise 12 lab machines in the “Public Network”.

Not alot of practice as I would like and because of the cost of purchasing lab extension, I subscribed to HacktheBox VIP so that I can continue to practice on retired OSCP-like HTB machines.

In the time leading up to my first OSCP attempt, I compromised the following boxes:

  • Lame
  • Legacy
  • Devel
  • Beep
  • Optimum
  • Bastard
  • Arctic
  • Cronos
  • Grandpa
  • Blue
  • Nineveh
  • SolidState
  • Bashed
  • Valentine
  • Jerry

Even though 15 boxes were enough to carry me past both attempts, you own mileage may vary but one thing is for sure: you will never feel prepared enough.

Vulnhub is also another valuable resource to get some practice. I foresee that Vulnhub will be the go to for many OSCP candidates going forward as it was recently acquired by OffSec.

TryHackMe is the newest kid on the block.

The main difference between TryHackMe, HTB and OSCP labs that I can see is that TryHackMe have different activities and course tracks that users can subscribe to and play around in a online lab environment.

I am not sure how helpful the TryHackMe lab environment is for OSCP preparation. If you have subscribed to TryHackMe please do let me know your experience.

That’s all I have for today. Stay tune for more OSCP preparation resources in the coming weeks.

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