The "Offensive Security 101" is unlike any other ethical hacking course that exist today. From the comfort of your own home, you'll be able to learn and gain knowledge of important skills and techniques that is required for today's security professional in protecting their networks by applying offensive security. From scanning to enumerating, to password cracking to creating your own exploit, this basic course covers it all. You will have the options to connect Offensive Security lab remotely and apply your newly developed skills. How awesome is that. You really get a feel of the real thing. I must say, before taking this course I was skeptical --will I understand the materials, if I get stuck on a topic, will I be able to get some help, will I have the time to attend the course from my busy schedule. Well this Offensive Security folks really put their time and effort in tailoring this course for people exactly like me. The courses are pre-recorded sessions so that you can view the material on your own pace. You can rewind, forward and pause the video to really get a grasp of what the instructor is teaching. If you don't understand or have a question on a particular subject, Offensive Security staff have setup an IRC channel where you can communicate with the instructors or other students that are taking the course. Moreover, Offensive Security has a forum where students can post their questions, comments or what ever is in your mind and feel confident that you will receive a speedy response from either the instructors or students. For an additional small fee you will be able to take the hacking challenge online where you will be tested on your newly developed skill as an ethical hacker. No multiple choice, no vague questions, only pure hands-on hacking to an unfamiliar network. Upon completion, you will earn the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) which demonstrates your competency in the penetration testing field. Which makes this certification distinctive from any other such as the CEH in where it actually proves practical ethical hacking skills.
After just 2 weeks of attending the course and going over the exercises, I was able to accomplish tasks that I thought was impossible for me. This course really pushes your limits and helps you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to defend today's network from notorious hackers. I highly recommended.
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