As a leader in the cybersecurity training space, we at Offensive Security are incredibly proud of our flagship course, Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK), and the value it has provided to our students over the years. Consequently, the PWK exam and its certification, the OSCP, have earned a reputation of being one of the most sought-after credentials in the industry. It has been and continues to be one of the few certifications which not only validates one’s technical skills, but also tests their ability to apply critical thinking to the problem-solving process.
While traditionally we have never publicly disclosed any details about the OSCP exam and how it has been changed over the years, its structure has been arguably the worst kept secret in the industry. Everyone interested in our PWK (PEN-200) course and the OSCP exam has known for a long time that the exam consists of 5 machines worth a total of 100 points. It is also a well-known fact that 70 points are needed to pass the exam. Finally, it is no secret that one of the five targets is a traditional buffer overflow machine worth 25 points.
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