The Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) is an extremely challenging exam wherein students are required to demonstrate that they comprehend not only the material directly covered in the CTP course, but that they also fully grasp the concepts presented throughout the course and can apply them in unknown situations. The OSCE challenges the students to prove that they have a clear and practical understanding of advanced penetration testing skills through an arduous forty-eight (48) hour certification exam.
The OSCE exam consists of a dedicated vulnerable network, which is designed to be compromised within a 48-hour time period. The exam is entirely hands-on and is completed with the examinee submitting an in-depth penetration test report of the OSCE examination network and CTP labs. The coveted OSCE certification is awarded to students who successfully gain administrative access to systems on the exam network.