Offensive Penetration Testing

As a pentester, you need to understand the methods of real-life attackers and use the tools, techniques, and resources they exploit. Join ethical hacker Clint Kehr as he guides you from basic hacking concepts to advanced exploitation techniques in this Offensive Penetration Testing Course. Develop the hacker mindset or hone your existing skills.

Course Content

Writing the Report


Putting it All Together
Hands-on Penetration Test Lab


Putting it All Together
Brute-Force and Password Cracking Lab Walkthrough


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Brute-Force and Password Cracking Lab


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Password Brute-Forcing Tips


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Password Brute-Forcing Web Logins


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Introduction to Login Brute-Forcing Tools


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Introduction to Password Cracking Tools


Password Cracking and Brute-Forcing Logins
Privilege Escalation Lab


Privilege Escalation
Linux Privilege Escalation


Privilege Escalation
Transferring Files Demo


Getting a Shell, Now What?
How to Upgrade a Shell


Getting a Shell, Now What?
The Different Types of Shells


Getting a Shell, Now What?
Public Exploit Lab


Public Exploits
Course Description

This Offensive Penetration Testing (OSCP) training will primarily be hands-on and build familiarity from basic hacking concepts to more advanced exploitation techniques, while also demonstrating through video lectures to teach learners penetration testing methodologies and tools. The course will cover how to set up Kali Linux and use the tools within it to perform a penetration test by learning how to scan targets, conduct enumeration to find vulnerabilities within networks as well as web applications, modify exploit code to fit the environment to successfully exploit the target, obtain a shell on a target, and then escalate privileges to successfully “own” a target all in a controlled and organized manner in preparation to write a comprehensive penetration test report. Learners will also become familiar with how to write the penetration test report as this is an equally important requirement for their pentesting career. This course will also help learners develop the hacker mindset of how to think laterally and with agility while under stress and a time limit in order to successfully exploit targets. This course is equally beneficial for those with a basic level of knowledge of penetration testing and want more hands-on experience to hone their skills.

This is a deep course about penetration testing. In this OSCP training course, you’ll learn from basic to the most advanced and modern techniques to find vulnerabilities through information gathering, create and/or use exploits and be able to escalate privileges in order to test your information systems defenses.

Prerequisites for this OSCP Training Online

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • Reasonable Windows and Linux administration experience
  • Familiarity with the Windows and Linux command line
  • Familiarity of Bash scripting with basic Python
  • Course Goals

    By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Set up Kali Linux and understand the tools it has available
  • Conduct a full penetration test
  • Write a comprehensive penetration test report
  • Understand what the hacker mindset is and help develop it
  • What Is Offensive Security (OSCP)?

    Offensive security allows developers to find vulnerabilities within a system or application by gathering information. Then, the developer creates exploits to escalate privileges in order to test the information systems’ defenses.

    Think of offensive security as a proactive approach to protecting websites and applications. Offensive security training provides developers with penetration testing methodologies and provides them with the knowledge to utilize the tools included with the Kali Linux distribution.

    How Do You Prepare For an Offensive Penetration Testing Certification?

    Before pursuing an offensive penetration testing certification, having specific prerequisites will help you successfully complete the course. Students should have a robust IT Background, InfoSec knowledge, ethical Hacking knowledge, and basic programming skills.

    How Do You Pass an Offensive Penetration Testing Certification?

    The best way to earn the offensive penetration testing certification is to take an online course such as Cybrary’s offensive security training course.

    Cybrary’s course allows students to take the course online, which allows for flexibility to start and stop the videos when it’s convenient for students. Cybrary’s offensive security training will enable students to practice pen tests in a lab and erase their tracks in Labs.

    Is an Offensive Penetration Testing Certification Worth It?

    By the end of this offensive security training course, students will understand how to use passive and active reconnaissance techniques, as well as use basic and advanced scanning and information harvesting techniques. The goal is for developers to be able to create code to exploit vulnerabilities and recognize legitimate public exploits from fake exploits.

    Upon obtaining OSCP certification, students will also be able to:

  • Use and modify public exploits
  • Use several techniques to gain access to a system from both remote and local side
  • Use several methods to escalate privileges
  • Clear your tracks
  • Perform lateral and vertical jumps between systems
  • Use tunnels to compromise other computers on the network or hide your traffic.
  • OSCP training online will help developers in their careers by giving them the skills needed to create executive reports with the results of the pen test and present the findings to your managers.

    What Should I Do After The OSCP Training Online?

    Once you’ve finished this OSCP training, it’s time to utilize your knowledge and skills in the professional world. Having offensive penetration skills on your resume can help you advance your career and earn a coveted role.

    This course is part of a Career Path:
    Become a Penetration Tester
    Last year, penetration testers ranked as one of the three most in-demand jobs in the growing cybersecurity job market. To become a penetration tester, a college degree is not necessary since it’s a skills-based profession. Employers want professionals who can demonstrate the required skills, regardless of education. Cybrary offers realistic, virtual lab environments where you will gain real-world, hands-on skills you will use as a penetration tester.

    Instructed by

    Senior Instructor
    Clint Kehr

    Clint is a technical manager for a financial services company’s Responsible Disclosure Team, where he interacts with ethical hackers who find vulnerabilities in the company’s infrastructure. Clint is a former Special Agent with the Department of Justice where he specialized in internet investigations and conducted numerous cases on cyber threat actors on the surface, deep, and dark web, resulting in Clint earning the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. Clint has trained over 1,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and civilians on the dark web and dark market websites. Clint has a master’s degree in intelligence studies from American Military University where he graduated with honors and also has a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with highest distinction. As a former Navy Reserve Officer, Clint served in many roles, such as a division officer and department head for commands in the information warfare community.

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    Certification Body
    Offensive Security
    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Offensive Penetration Testing Certificate of Completion