This year I decided to do some of the pre besides challenges chance to get a ticket to go to the event as I wasn’t lucky enough to get a ticket in the presale. Remembering challenges are available to get tickets I got stuck into the “Palisade bank” challenge. This appeared to be the web application challenge, claiming to need basic OSINT, enumeration, and application testing. The challenge took around 12 hours to complete and was quite fun, so thanks to Daniel card from XServus for submitting the challenge.
Recently I have seen a trend of people posting things on LinkedIn along the lines of “I have achieved X which makes me Y” or “I’ve not bothered with exams because they are useless”. One post in-particular made me think, what exams are there? Are they needed? Are they useful? and is it possible to write a post which will make most people hate, and judge me? (I hope not!). In this post, I am going to look at a few of the options of training and certification in the industry as it stands, and such it may come across a tad ranty.