Students who complete the online course and pass the OSCP exam, which is included, earn the coveted Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification. Updated for 2020 the official Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) is Offensive Security's foundational penetration testing course. It's self-paced, and introduces penetration testing tools and techniques via hands-on experience. PWK trains not only the skills, but also the mind-set required to be a successful penetration tester.
Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking.
We recommend a minimum of 4 GB of RAM installed with at least a dual-core CPU and 20 GB of free hard drive space.
Students using the new version of PWK should use the VM recommended here: https://support.offensive-security.com/kali-vm/
View the in-depth syllabus here.
New for 2020
Students who complete the course and pass the exam earn the coveted Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.
Once you’ve completed PWK and practiced your skills in the labs, you’re ready to take the certification exam. OSCP is a foundational penetration testing certification, intended for those seeking a step up in their skills and career.
The OSCP exam has a 24-hour time limit and consists of a hands-on penetration test in our isolated VPN network. You’ll receive the exam and connectivity instructions for an isolated network for which you have no prior knowledge or exposure. Points are awarded for each compromised host, based on their difficulty and level of access obtained.
You must submit a comprehensive penetration test report as part of your exam. Reports should contain in-depth notes and screenshots detailing your findings. This exam is proctored.