Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
The most challenging penetration testing certification in the industry
Real World Exams
The OSCE examination consists of a remotely-hosted virtual network containing varying configurations 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 findings. Points are awarded for each compromised host, based on their difficulty and level of access obtained.
Real World Benefits
An OSCE is able to identify hard-to-find vulnerabilities and mis-configurations 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 effectively under pressure.
OSCE HOLDERS CAN
"This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life both academically and professionally. This course is not for the faint of heart and requires a lot of self discipline, perseverance and a very understanding wife"
Network Administration Secrets http://www.networkadminsecrets.com/2011/05/offensive-security-certified-expert.html
"I found CTP increasingly challenging, irritating and sleep-depriving but always fun and above all, extremely informative"
Charles Price http://linuxisp.co.uk/content/ctp