That is the path to follow. The answer to this question largely depends on the country you’re in and the companies that you apply to and the roles that you’re looking at. In the real world most internal pentesting involves Active Directory, in my experience. Both courses are just barely in my price range, so I need to be sure that I get my money’s worth. Certificates are a waste of time because they don’t prove that you know how to hack. Having it, is just for paper work.


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That’s why OffSec is the only certificate vendor I care enough about to pay them money.

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If you’re just going in to college and won’t be looking at getting a job for a while, I’d be inclined to hold of on professional certs if I was you as the field may well have changed in a couple of years. Are either of these certifications recognizable and accredited? The eCPPT looks to be more focused on web app. OSCP takes the form of a 24 hour exam where you must get 70 points by attacking several machines to retrieve trophies.

The first one is the basic one for have a job in IT security. Both courses are just barely in my price range, so I need to be sure that I get my money’s worth. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Many good people do.


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Improving the question-asking experience. Unicorn Meta Zoo 9: Post as a guest Name. OSCP is one of the toughest and most practical courses and exams you can take, they proof you are capable of pentesting. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


Following up with a exam where you have hack enough of their labs to pass and write a passable report. The materials walk you through the basics and then they tell you to go do it. Gaining access to a particular machine on the network is the goal, however if you do not document and report on the vulnerabilities on the other machines, you will not pass.

Since you’re getting into college would be nice picking up some scripting skills like python and bash,assembly language I believe eCPPT offer labs, however these are specific to each scenario covered in the course material rather than the “free for all” approach of OSCP where you are left to your own devices to attack the machines. Certification is never a means to an end. That is not how OffSec works.


Getting through everything is a pleasurable torment. CISSP has good resume appeal.

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They scppt help with more advanced issues. In four years this may it will change a lot. The OSCP course, “Penetration Testing with Kali Linux” offers a whole lab network to practice and hone your skills before taking the exam, and extra time can be purchased if need be.

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OSCP is widely recognised within the security community. However, it is definitely not an entry-level course. In response to the user above who wrote: Will I be able to put these certificates on ecpppt resume?

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