The OSCE certification exam simulates a live network, which contains several vulnerable systems. You need to exploit these machines and provide proof of exploitation. The objective of the certification challenge is to demonstrate creative thinking and success in penetration of the victim targets.
You will have 47 hours and 45 minutes to complete the challenge itself and further a 24 hours to send your documentation to the Offensive Security Challenges department.
You can schedule your exam using the link that was provided to you in your welcome pack. If you’re unable to locate it, please contact our Orders department and they will be happy to re-send it to you. Using the link, you are able to see when there is a free slot in our exam lab, allowing you to select a date that suits you.
There is a proof.txt on the Administrator desktop or /root directory on most machines. You must retrieve these files and send screenshots that prove root/administrative access.
You must document your attempts or attacks and send in your exam documentation within 24 hours after the completion of the 48 hours. Please use our OSCE exam report template for your documentation, available at the following URLs:
- https://www.offensive-security.com/ctp/OSCE-Exam-Report.doc (Microsoft Word)
- https://www.offensive-security.com/ctp/OSCE-Exam-Report.odt (OpenOffice/LibreOffice)
While we cannot provide your exact exam score, you can use the point assignment outlined in the exam guide to approximate your score. Partial points are awarded for systems where full root access is not achieved but you can safely assume that non-root access earns less than half the points for that particular target.