Anyone who knows me understands that with me, my family comes first, and my job comes second before I do anything for myself. Since this is my new hobby, I decided to research and find a training site to boost my skills. I’ve done a few basic challenges, learned my way around a little bit, but I need to learn how to properly conduct exploits.
Enter Practical Pentest Labs. For starters, they offer a large selection of lesson topics, and they only charge a one-time fee of $42.99. I started out with their free labs and got passed Kenobi with ease. It seems like a well put together site, and the admin is very responsive when I sent a DM on twitter asking questions. I took the dive, signed up for paypal, and entered VIP. Unfortunately, VIP is limited for the first 3 days because they give you the chance to back out for free. The content in the part I have access to covers scanning only so I am going to continue to try my SQL injection learning elsewhere for the short-term. I feel like I am close on their C3PO box if only I can find the right syntax to work.