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Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

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Mux

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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:28 am

Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Guys a quick question....

I am planning to take up the "Pentesting with BackTrack" (previously known as Offensive Security 101) course. But I dont have very good networking knowledge. I am more into system administration. I have 3+ years exp Linux sys admin and around 2+ exp in Windows servers.

I also have a good knowledge about TCP/IP protocol.

Do you guys think I am eligible to take up this course?
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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:29 am

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Hello Mux,
I haven't done OSCP myself yet, but from what I have heard and read about it and considering your experience, I would say you have everything needed to get a lot out of it. This means if you are already interested in OSCP by yourself and want to get into it, I see no reason why you would not be eligible for it.
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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:57 am

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Thanx mate.

I may register for the classes that is supposed to start by 6th of September.
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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:43 am

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Andrew has done the course, I am sure he will be along latter, and can provide some on hand experiance as it were.
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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:29 pm

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

You will be fine. The admin experience and knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol will come in handy also. When I did it I didn't have any network experience either and I didn't have an issue.


There is also a little bit of programming involved. Not a whole lot but just enough. So you will be required to look at lines of source code and make modifications etc. Or come up with your own kind a thing.

But you will be fine. The guys in the offsec channel on irc will be more than helpful. If you have any other questions let me know.
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Post Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:48 pm

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Mux,

I'd agree with Dark_knight and Awesec, sounds like you should have enough of a background to handle the material. With the server experience that you have the networking prerequisites shouldn't be a problem for you.

However as Dark_Knight mentions there is some programing involved, which if it's not something your've done before may take some additional time to learn the basics. Again though the programming requirements are quite basic, and explained well in the course material (imo), but I had some programming skills before taking OSCP so your mileage may vary.

It is a great course, if you're up for the challange and are willing to put in the required workload you'll do well. If all else fails you can always 'try harder' :) Good luck
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:00 am

Re: Eligiblity for OSTP "Offensive Security Certified Professional"

Thanx everyone..

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