I already wrote a review on the Penetration Testing Student course that you can read here. Following the course completion, I allocated about 10 days to redo some of the labs and go one more time trough my notes and eLS materials.
Last Saturday morning I woke up, had coffee and breakfast, then cleaned a bit the apartment. I connected my MacBook to my LG TV as I felt the need for a second monitor and launched the exam. I received the exam details and started to work my way into the network.
After 2 hours I took a coffee break and had some fresh air just to clear my mind. The brain consumes a lot of oxygen and energy so make sure to have a window open and some food, snacks and chocolate. I continued working on the exam and after another 2-3 hours I was hungry so my wife prepared me the meal and I took maybe 20 minutes break in total.
I was so concentrated in the last part of the exam that I didn’t realise it was night already. I checked all my work and felt confident enough to submit the exam. I got my results with a passing score of 90%. You can’t imagine how happy I was when I saw the results.
If you went trough all the eLS materials, watched the videos, completed the labs twice and took detailed notes of this, than you are ready to pass the exam. In the end I would like to thank my wife for all her patience and confidence. “I couldn’t have done it without you.”
I’m already registered for the Penetration Testing Professional course and plan to take the eCPPT exam next year.
It was awesome and I would do it again.