PWK: Week One Rundown

What a busy week it’s been! Until yesterday the course has largely been a review of concepts I already understood (though the review definitely helped), with a few new nuggets of wisdom thrown in for good measure. The only gripe I have so far is that the videos are older than the PDF, and the PDF is a little outdated compared to the course, and certain changes in the lab and the Kali VM weren’t reflected in the course material, which caused a bit of a headache as I tried to piece everything together.
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The PWK Begins

The day has finally come! I’ve received my materials and lab access credentials. I’ve been added to the exclusive Super Secret Student Forum. It’s time to get hacking! While I cannot share any specific details about the PWK course or lab, I will do my best to write about the interesting topics I encounter as I progress through the course. I’m sure there will be plenty I can write about without spoiling anything.
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Interview With a Friend

Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a friend of mine, Cyrus, from the X9 Security crewe. We talked about a number of topics, including my background in programming and information security, struggles with mental health and wellness, and achieving personal empowerment and success. I enjoyed our conversation, and if you’re interested, you can find the interview on his blog. In other news, as discussed in the interview, I’ve found myself with the unexpected opportunity to pursue a career change.
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