How To Pass the OSCP –  a Beginner Friendly Guide

OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) is an ethical hacking certification offered by Offensive Security. The certification requires strong practical skills; so, expect plenty of fun (as well as pain and sleepless nights). 

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Most questions relate to the preparations. What to look for, what to download, where to practice?..

Prior to accessing the lab

Prior to purchasing the PWK course and accessing the lab, you have to learn plenty of things by your own (which is a characteristic feature of this profession: you always self-develop, self-study, and search for new information).

Skills Required

some basic knowledge of computers: how the processor, memory, IO, buffer, heap, etc.

basic understanding of Linux and Windows, including navigation and command shells

ability to program, at least at the simple script level

ability to use basic tools: Nmap, netcat, tcpdump (Wireshark), Metasploit, SearchSploit, gobuster (wfuzz, fuff), etc

knowledge of various attack types, vulnerabilities, and exploitation techniques

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