Feb 2022 Schedule
OffSec Academy Feb 2022 Schedule
This course will commence 21st Feb for 13 weeks.

Remote 1:1 mentoring for this cohort will take place on Thursdays (11am / 2pm GMT)

OffSec Academy Structure (13 total weeks)

  • Weeks 1-9: PWK Course Materials
  • Weeks 10-12: CTF Exercises and Review
  • Week 13: OSCP exam prep and Review

OffSec Academy Includes:

Enrolment in Pentesting with Kali (PWK)

  • Over 27-hours of recorded video presentation
  • 90-days of Lab Access
  • Over 800 pages of course documentation

PLUS 30 hours of live (virtual) class

  • 1:1 mentoring sessions
  • Small-group virtual instruction and demos
  • Weekly cohort meetings
  • Capture the Flag event with course cohorts
  • OSCP Exam Voucher & Review
  • OSCP certification exam attempt with priority scheduling

Target Audience

  • Pen Testers / Red Teams
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Professional / Researchers
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  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • Reasonable Windows and Linux administration experience
  • Familiarity with basic Bash and/or Python scripting

We recommend a minimum of 4 GB of RAM installed with at least a dual-core CPU and 20 GB of free hard drive space.

Students should use the VM recommended here: https://support.offensive-security.com/kali-vm/

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Weekly Modules:

Week 1

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 2.0 Getting comfortable with Kali
  • 3.0 Command Line Fun
  • 4.0 Practical Tools
  • 5.0 Bash Scripting
  • 6.0 Passive Information Gathering

Week 2

  • 7.0 Active Information Gathering
  • 8.0 Vulnerability Scanning
  • 9.0 Web Application Attacks

Week 3

  • 10.0 Introduction to Buffer Overflows
  • 11.0 Windows Buffer Overflows
  • 12.0 Linux Buffer Overflows

Week 4

  • 13.0 Client Side Attacks
  • 14.0 Locating Public Exploits
  • 15.0 Fixing Exploits

Week 5

  • 16.0 File Transfers
  • 17.0 Antivirus Evasion
  • 18.0 Privilege Escalation

Week 6

  • 19.0 Password Attacks
  • 20.0 Port Redirection and Tunnelling

Week 7

  • 21.0 Active Directory Attacks

Week 8

  • 22.0 Metasploit Framework
  • 23.0 PowerShell Empire

Week 9

  • 24.0 Putting it all together

Week 10-12 CTF

  • Review material based on CTF Results

Week 13

  • Final prep for the OSCP exam.
  • Wrap up.
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