OSCP & OSWP Certification, Topics Coverd and Its benefits

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    • #3338

      OSCP->  Offensive Security Certified Profession,
      OSWP-> Offensive Security Wireless Profession. this both certs so important and are of so high value, It is one of the best course any one can take,  It challengs you to think and learn new skills and more creative way of securing  digital boundries.
      The topics cover everything from Back Track basics to all sorts exploits and  HXDEF rootkit.
      well OSCP’s cert  the Offensive Security 101 course  is not quite on the list of any recruiters or any other company who recruit security guys. Which is  a shame. Unlike the CISSP and almost every other certification that I know of or heard, this both certification make you nerves heat up and think and runs your lazy brain packets and takes you for a ride for 24hrs where the final lab exam ends . Belive if you have OSCP and OSWP certs you are more forward than any other blah blah certifications…

      if you need to register for this courses the url is;


    • #22124

      I’ve yet to talk to someone on here who holds the OSWP certification but I’d definitely would like to hear reviews about that course. I’ll also second that it’s a shame that they’re both not really recognized in the industry because I hear both are damn good and provide you with a lot of knowledge…[Neo fix the name of the thread, you have the OSC & OSWP Certification]

    • #22125

      thank u kirs, i have changed it, yeah as more and more people will come to know abt the OSWP the more knowledge spreads , only then i hope that those coroporate guys might think off adding it, yeah even me yet to know the reviews of it …..

    • #22126

      I am thinking about doing the online Pentesting with Backtrack course and possibly going after OSCP certification.  I wish I was able to do the live classroom training, but I don’t think my boss will pay for it.  Does anyone know what the maintenance is like for the certification?  Is it the usual 40 hours of CPEs per year, or are you required to re-certify periodically?

    • #22127


      you can have the details here in this link


      anyhow march 1st batch is closing up now
      Package deal- Offsec 101 v.2.0 + 60 days lab access + certification
      Package deal- Offsec 101 v.2.0 + 30 days lab access + certification

    • #22128

      Thanks, but I can’t seem to find the maintenance information.  Does anyone know if you have to re-certify periodically like an IT Vendor cert, or is it CPEs you have to maintain like most security certs?

    • #22129

      I went ahead and queried Offensive Security in niggards to maintenance of the credential and this was there response.

      There is no maintenance for our certification.

      Our students can purchase new versions (when available) of the course in reduce fees but they don’t have do.

    • #22130

      Thank you much!

    • #22131

      Hi all,

      I have done the OSCP and just could not get enough of it, I was like my son in a candy store it was just so much fun. It is the only certification that I have done the exam twice just because it is such a great challenge and I passed both times. I have been at my current job for about a year and in my interview they had researched the OSCP certification and were impressed that I had it.



    • #22132


      i wish i am in ur place man , i am really happy for u congratulations, i am soon going to take both the exams and be with you guys, so hows life after finishing the exam …

    • #22133

      Congrats!  Just got back from being out of the country and spent my time reading up on the plane.  After reading everyones posts about these courses, I am looking to take this course soon.  Looking at my schedule and checking to make sure nothing is coming up that may hinder this fantastic journey!

    • #22134

      the first and really better benefit of Backtrack 4 is

      how to patch wireless drivers for RT8187 chipset wifi cards to inject in Backtrack 4 beta this how to was done at late night it was too late if some spelling mistakes can be

      today just i was playing with Backtrack 4 beta ,then i tried to check that if my wireless cardwas able to inject for testing WEP ,i tried with the default drivers in Bt4 but it was not working and unable to inject using its default drivers, so then i took few minutes to patch the injection drivers and thaught to make small how to so that it will be easy for others

      1)ifconfig wlan0 down 
      2)rmmod r8187 rtl8187 2>/dev/null
      3)wget http://dl.aircrack-ng.org/drivers/rtl8187_linux_26.1010.zip
      4)unzip rtl8187_linux_26.1010.zip
      5)cd rtl8187_linux_26.1010.0622.2006/
      6)wget http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/rtl8187_2.6.27.patch
      7)tar xzf drv.tar.gz
      8)tar xzf stack.tar.gz
      9)patch -Np1 -i rtl8187_2.6.27.patch

      here when running make command if u get compiling erros like below 

      “asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory” compile error message  (this is bcz of kernel mismatch for this drivers so for this u should edit the r8187.h

      nano rtl8187_linux_26.1010.0622.2006/beta-8187/r8187.h
      go to lien 46,47
      ! see for
      and overwrite lines 46,47 to this….
      #endifafter saving run make command now

      11)make install
      now reboot the system and type
      12)iwconfig then u will see wlan0 has ur interface
      13)airmon-ng start wlan0  (for monitor mode)
      14)aireplay-ng -9 wlan0  (testing if ur card is injection or no)
      the result should look this
      4:15:20  Trying broadcast probe requests…
      14:15:20  Injection is working!
      14:15:21  Found 1 AP
      14:15:21  Trying directed probe requests…
      14:15:21  00:1C:13:156:55:99 – channel: 11 – ‘linksys’
      14:15:25  Ping (min/avg/max): 3.907ms/108.614ms/160.149ms Power: 8.13

      14:15:25  30/30: 100%

    • #22135

      I took the Offensive Security 101 course late 2007 and it was excellent.
      The price performance ratio is unbeatable. The only other classes that come close are the SANS courses, but their prices are three times as much.
      So I am planning on taking both OSCP and OSWP during 2009.

    • #22136

      thats really yeah , this certs are a masterpiece for any security engineer, best of luck for ur future exams

    • #22137

      dk_mitch –
      Did you take the cert as well back in 07?  If there is any one thing that you learned the most out of the course…what was it?

    • #22138

      i think he did and he passed too , i would be taking it at the month of april

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