Starting Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

I finally, thanks to my employer Atos, signed myself up for doing the OSCP examination. This means I need to follow the online Penetration Testing with Kali Linux course first before doing the actual 24 hour long exam.

The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) is the companion certification for our Penetration Testing with Kali Linux training course and is the world’s first completely hands-on offensive information security certification. The OSCP challenges the students to prove they have a clear and practical understanding of the penetration testing process and life-cycle through an arduous twenty-four (24) hour certification exam.

On 07-05 the OSCP virtual lab will be open to start. I’ll try to give regular updates about my experience with doing this OSCP certification. Until now most exams where more or less theoretical based. Prince 2 Foundation, Practitioner, IPMA D, all kind off Microsoft exams (MCSE), Certified Ethical Hacker were all theoretical and very superficial. Basically these are all read the book, try to estimate what they want you to know and go to the exam.

Having read a lot of other OSCP reviews I found that most people find this examination really challenging and recommend a lab time of at least 60 days. I’ll try to do the track in 30 days. We’ll see where it goes. I’ll stop reading all the comments now because most comments are about how difficult this track is.

Will keep you updated.

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