There was a little bit of confusion on when I was supposed to start this - initially I thought the 19th, then I got an email saying the 27th, then it was the 19th again but nothing showed up so I was thinking whelp, the 27th it is; but last night at about 11pm a quarantined email message came thru and I scrambled really quick to get stuff set up. Doesn't seem like a particularly auspicious start but I am optimistic.
The materials look good. The training manual is a 375 page watermarked .pdf. Even before I got the packet people have been asking for copies. Sorry guys not happening. There are also videos (about 30 hours worth I think) also watermarked. Again sorry guys but no sharing.
The workload seems fairly daunting - most of the write-ups I have read have recommended 100 - 120 hours lab time, so I went for the 90 day package, but I am a dumbass so I expect I will be extending at least once. In order to successfully complete the course you have to compromise 10 machines and do a write-up (for CPEs). They provide a template and it's pretty extensive.