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Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) Certif

Offensive Security Certified Expert


Information Security Certi�cations

O�ensive Security Certi�ed Expert

What is the OSCE Certification?

The OSCE is an ethical hacking certi�cation and stands for the O�ensive Security Certi�ed Expert. This certi�cation is designated to students who take and successfully pass the Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) exam. This is a hands-on ethical hacking course designed by and for professional penetration testers.

Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) Certification

The O�ensive Security Certi�ed Expert (OSCE) has an extremely challenging exam wherein students are required to demonstrate that they comprehend not only the material directly covered in the CTP course, but that they also fully grasp the underlying concepts presented throughout the course and can apply them in unknown situations. The OSCE exam challenges the students to prove that they have a clear and practical understanding of advanced penetration testing skills through an arduous forty-eight hour certi�cation exam.

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The OSCE exam consists of a dedicated vulnerable network, which is designed to be compromised within a 48-hour time period. The exam is entirely hands-on and is completed with the examinee submitting an in-depth penetration test report of the OSCE examination network. The coveted OSCE certi�cation is awarded to students who successfully gain administrative access to systems on the

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target network.

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Real World Exams

The OSCE examination consists of a remotely-hosted virtual network containing varying con�gurations and operating systems. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to research the network (information gathering), identify any vulnerabilities, and execute their attacks with the goal of compromising the systems to gain administrative access. The examinee is expected to submit a comprehensive penetration test report, containing in-depth notes and screen shots detailing their �ndings. Points are awarded for each compromised host, based on their di�culty and level of access obtained.

Real World Benefits

An OSCE is able to identify hard-to-�nd vulnerabilities and mis-con�gurations in various operating systems and execute organized attacks in a controlled and focused manner. The intense forty-eight hour examination also demonstrates that OSCE’s have an above average degree of persistence and determination. Perhaps most importantly, an OSCE has demonstrated their ability to think laterally and perform e�ectively under pressure.


1. Identify hard-to-�nd vulnerabilities.

2. Conduct intelligent fuzz-testing.

3. Analyze, correct, modify, and port exploit code.

4. Hand-craft binaries to evade anti-virus software.

5. Demonstrate creative problem solving and lateral thinking.


found CTP increasingly

This was the hardest thing I have

challenging, irritating and sleep- depriving but always fun and above










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all, extremely informative

Charles Price /content/ctp

This course is not for the faint of heart and requires a lot of self discipline, perseverance and a very understanding wife

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Are You Ready for the Challenge?

The only way to take the OSCE certi�cation exam is to �rst complete the Cracking the Perimeter course.