Metasploit was meant to be one of the things to go through of my course Practical Network Security, that took place in June this year. However, the course was ruined a bit as a company that was meant to teach us didn't show up and the teachers had to do day to day schedules to cover the course with some basic things and we didn't get to play around with quite many things that we were promised to. However, I just came across This video of how to gain access to windows 8 using Metasploit. I am wondering would that also work for windows 7? or Linux? Why?
Also, I guess its one of the Must Know things to be a pentester, so I guess i'll have to learn to use it, therefore, if you have/know any good guides, please DO share it/them :)