Monday, April 16, 2018

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

I've been freelancing via various sites for some time now. Today I came across a listing which asked for an OSCP certification as a requirement. Initially, I thought this was some Oracle certification, but a quick google search revealed it is quite different: OSCP stands for Offensive Security Certified Professional. 

Going through the website, OSCP is offered by an organization with the name Offensive Security. The OffSec are a group of folks who are heavily invested in information security and penetration testing. They run a bunch of courses, and certification, one of which happens to be the OSCP.

I couldn't find any industry accreditation inormation though, so a quick wikipedia search had this to reveal:

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) is an ethical hacking certification offered by Offensive Security company that teaches penetration testing methodologies and the use of the tools included with the Kali Linux distribution (successor of BackTrack). 
In 2015, the UK's predominant accreditation body for penetration testing, CREST, began recognising OSCP as equivalent to their intermediate level qualification CREST Registered Tester (CRT).

That was surely interesting to know :) 

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