The Broader Application of Pentesting Skills

The OSCP is based on skills – but why take the foundational course, (/PEN-200), if you don’t plan to become a penetration tester?

The skills and mindset learned in PWK are applicable beyond penetration testing. Let’s look at the big picture, explore the different areas covered in the course, and see how a few key skills can apply to other roles in IT and information . 

Learning vulnerabilities and exploitations

Successfully defending systems, networks, and applications requires not only an understanding of the an attacker could use, but how they use them. One of the big benefits of taking a course like PWK/PEN-200 is learning how attackers approach a challenge, how they evaluate it for vulnerabilities, and how they those vulnerabilities. 

This in turn helps information security professionals think more broadly about how they respond. Even if you don’t want to become

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