The OSWE 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.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE EXAM GUIDE?
The OSWE exam guide is available at the following link: OSWE Exam Guide
HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY CERTIFICATION EXAM?
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 in the C:\Users\Public or in the /home/awae/ directory on most machines. You must retrieve these files and input them into your Exam Control Panel. In addition, you must include screenshots that prove remote access showing the content of these files inside your exam report.
You must document your attempts or attacks and send in your exam documentation within 24 hours after the completion of the 47:45 hours. Please use our OSWE exam report template for your documentation, available at the following URLs:
- https://www.offensive-security.com/awae/OSWE-Exam-Report.doc (Microsoft Word)
- https://www.offensive-security.com/awae/OSWE-Exam-Report.odt (OpenOffice/LibreOffice)
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MY EXAM SCORE?
While we cannot provide your exact exam score, you can use the point assignment outlined in the exam guide to approximate your score.
WHAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ABOUT EXAM PROCTORING?
All OSWE exams are now proctored. Please make sure to read our online FAQ at the following location: Proctoring FAQ