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don

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:32 pm

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

How's this:

http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/119/3/

Maybe you can help me with the details section of this new cert listing.

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:45 pm

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

OffSec will send you details of the course. Nevertheless, you have 24 hours to complete the hacking challenge. The Certification Challenge simulates a “live network” which contains several common vulnerabilities.

Prerequisites are the following:

- The student must have a solid understanding of Network Administration and TCP/IP, and a reasonable level of familiarity with Linux, in order to complete the course.

- A modern PC, with the capability of displaying full screen video and sound.

- A fast Internet connection to view or download the Videos.

- A fast Internet connection to connect to the Offensive Security Labs over VPN.

A minimum of 70 points is required to pass the challenge, and obtain the OSCP certification.

The above information are subject to change. Please visit https://offensive-security.com/index.php for latest information.
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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:15 pm

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

Contacted OffSec, and they did provide more info. It has been added to the cert info page for OSCP.

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:14 pm

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os101 is a good good good course and cert.
it has been hard, but i have learned very much.
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Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:39 pm

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

Another good reason why you should consider Offensive Security 101:

ISC2 has credited Offensive Security 101 with 40 CPE credits. CISSPs, Get your credits today!


This was posted in http://www.offensive-security.com
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Post Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:06 am

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Just signed up for class. Can't wait to start! Thanx for a wonderful course writeup blackazarro. 8)
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:04 am

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Great, I glad that my review was helpful. I hope you'll enjoy the course as much as I did.
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Post Fri May 11, 2007 6:27 am

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I've just signed up for OSCP - my course is scheduled to start 14th May.

I'll keep you posted as to my thoughts and progress.

This is my 1st security cert that I'm going for - I've been a net admin for 7 years and feel the time is right to move onto something a bit more specialised. I'm hoping to do CEH and ECSA in September with koenig-solutions.com in India of all places.

Hope to chat to soe of you guys on #offsec in the coming weeks.
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Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:25 pm

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Woot! Just got my OSCP cert! If anyone is on the fence about getting this, I have three words for you:

FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! and ...wait what's the word I'm looking for, oh yea
FANTASTIC!

Kudos to Offensive Security team on making the experience fresh, enjoyable and challenging!
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Post Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:07 pm

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Congratulation!! ;D

Feels good doesn't it. I'm telling you, this course kicks ass!
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Post Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:34 am

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Hey Everybody,

First, I'd llke to say "Hello", as I'm new to the boards and this is my first post.  ;)

I'm really interested in checking out this cert, but have a question regarding the knowledge of Linux - how much is enough? 

I have the networking background, but am only just now starting to learn to work with Linux, but was hoping to take this course by late Summer.  Will I be in over my head with only a basic Linux foundation?

oh, and CONGRATULATIONS! to those that have passed.  ;D
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Post Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:33 am

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IMHO Only basic Linux knowledge is required for OS101. Especially if you're planning on using BT distro (as it is recommended by OS team). And if get lost and can't remember/not sure of some linux commands or options, you can use my favorite: Google!  :P
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Post Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:34 am

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

First of all, welcome to EH-NET. You will find this site useful.

I think you'll be o.k. with a basic knowledge of linux while taking this course, however, I recommend that you visit http://linuxcommand.org/&nbsp; and review some basic commands before taking the course. It will be helpful, I guarantee it.

Also, BackTrack is based on Slax so if you have chance, go and check http://www.slax.org/ .

And finally, if by any chance you need help, you can always post questions to Offsec's IRC channel, forum and of course this site. We will gladly help answer your questions.
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Post Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:35 pm

Re: OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) Certification

Hi Monkeymind

Don't worry about the Linux aspect, as zr0crsh says if your using the BT distro then a simple understanding will be fine. As long as you can move through a directory structure, chmod files, move files, copy files, manipulate network configs, etc then you shouldn't have a problem.

I'm 3 weeks into the course (having been on holiday for the last week) and can honestly say this course is superb. The videos are great and are mirrored exactly in the documentation, so if you haven't got access to a PC then you can at least read about the subject.

The exercises are well designed and stimulate exploration of the concepts being taught and the support is excellent - muts and/or ziplock are nearly always available through IRC to iron out any problems you have with the labs and then theres always the forums to revert to, though the forums aren't busy the info you find there is definitely worth noting and I think is fair to say, should be thought of as the FAQ for the course.

The bit I've found most difficult to get to grips with is the programming side, specifically bash scripting and python programming as I have very limited experience in that area - having said that Google is your friend here and there is plenty of sample code available for you to dissect and learn from - not hard but takes time.

Time is the one thing that always seems to be in short supply - I started this course thinking I would nail it inside a month but I reckon for your average Networking Joe with only limited pen testing experience and family commitments then 3 months would be more realistic to do it justice as (if your like me) you'll end up doing a lot of reading around the subject and experimenting with associated ideas. This has got to be a good thing as ultimately gaining the  cert shows a thorough practical knowledge of the subject and not something that can be done via reading a few braindumps.

I'm finding the course extremely interesting and stimulating and would recommend it to anyone - if your currently sat on the fence deciding what to do - GO FOR IT !. You won't find a better value course anywhere and no I am in no way connected with the providers of the course I'm just very impressed.
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Post Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:52 pm

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Wow, ok thanks for the most helpful responses!  Maybe I won't wait until the end of Summer, after all.  I'll be starting on my Master's degree program and want to give this course the attention it obviously will deserve.

You all have gotten me really excited about it.

Thank you!
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