This section aims to be a “quick” reference for penetration testing commands and techniques. However, due to the complexities of pentesting engagements this may be a little optimistic.

The organisation of this section will change and adapt as time goes on. The goal is to create a one-size fits all cheatsheet which is quite ambitious. The reason for this is that I find information in so many different places that it becomes hard to keep track of. Most cheatsheets or survival guides incorporate many different aspects such as general penetration testing engagements, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification notes and much more. The resources out there are endless. This makes it hard to navigate and distinguish what is relevant and what is not.

Hopefully we can establish some sort of coherency with all the information that is out there.