We currently have two assessments released: PEN-100 and SOC-100. Eventually, assessments will be made available for other 100 Level Learning Paths (i.e. WEB-100).
Note: Certificates will not be issued for 100 Level Learning Paths. Students will however receive a badge once the 100 Level Learning Path and assessment are successfully completed.
For more information on which of our Learning Paths have certificates or badges, please click here.
To obtain a 100 Level badge, you will need to meet two goals:
- In order to meet goal #1, the student must submit the correct flags for at least 80% of the assessment exercises during a single attempt.
- In order to meet goal #2, the student must complete 80% of the exercises for every Topic in the corresponding 100-Level Learning Path.
The 100 Level badge indicates to the learner and (potential) employers that they have achieved competency in all the prerequisites necessary to begin the next-level course. Successful completion of the assessment is an important indicator that the learner has achieved those prerequisites. However, we believe that a wider and more robust demonstration of the learner’s progress through the entirety of Level-100 provides more insight into their current knowledge, skills, abilities and in which areas they can improve on, in the future.
An OffSec Certification is an indicator of trust. They certify that OffSec, as an official certifying body, trusts the learner to perform at a certain level.
An OffSec Badge is an indicator of competency. They signal that a learner is adept at a certain skill set. In particular, the 100-Level assessments indicate that a student likely has the prerequisites necessary to succeed in a higher level OffSec Learning Path.
No, assessments are only available via the new Training Library interface.
No, as long as you have an ongoing subscription and you are outside of the cooling of period, you may attempt an assessment whenever you wish without having to schedule it ahead of time.
No, assessments are not proctored, however, the assessment must be done individually. In other words, students are expected to work on their own without help from others for the duration of the assessment.
To attempt an assessment:
- In the Training Library Courses tab, select the 100 level learning path for which you wish to take the assessment.
- Click the Assessment button at the top right of your control panel.
- Click the Create new assessment button at the top right of your screen and an assessment attempt will be created.
- Click the new assessment entry to read the assessment instructions.
- Make sure to read the assessment instructions carefully!
- Once you are ready to begin the assessment, click the Start assessment button at the bottom of the screen. The timer will now begin counting down, and you can start working through the exercises.
You will have six (6) hours to complete your assessment from the moment you click the Start assessment button. Once your assessment has started you will see a timer at the bottom of your screen.
You can track your progress in the Exercises section of the Training Materials page.
You may end your assessment at any time. To end your assessment, navigate to the Next Steps section at the end of the exercise list and click the Submit Assessment button. Once you end your assessment you will not be able to go back and edit any of the answers for the assessment exercises. The results of the assessment will be displayed immediately after ending it.
Yes, each assessment attempt will have a one week cooling off period.
No, assessments cannot be paused. You may however end your assessment at any point and try again once your cooling off period has passed.
Note, your assessment progress will not be saved. You will need to go through all the exercises each time you attempt an assessment.
Yes, same as our exams, the assessments are built to be practical in nature so we are not prohibiting the use of the Learning Path material during the evaluation.
Yes, if you need to navigate to a different page during the assessment, you can close the assessment by clicking the Close assessment button at the top right.
Closing the assessment will not pause the timer or submit your assessment, and you can navigate back to the page once you’re ready to continue with the assessment exercises.
Yes, students can attempt 100-level assessments as many times as they need for as long as their subscription is valid (a cooling off period applies for all failed attempts).
No, students cannot re-attempt assessments they have passed in the past.
To claim your badge you will need to have a passed assessment and have completed 80% of the exercises for every Topic in a Level-100 Course. Once these two criteria are met, to claim your badge:
- Navigate to the Assessments page
- Click on the 3 dotted menu to the right of your passed assessment
- Click on the Generate badge button to create your Accredible badge
Repeat steps one and two each time you wish to view your badge.
For more information on OffSec badges please visit our Digital certification FAQ.
If you encounter any connectivity problems with the VPN or target machines, please reach out to our Administrators in the Discord #support channel where they can provide assistance in real-time. Offensive Security Discord server: https://discord.gg/offsec
Please note that we will not be able to assist with, or give hints on, any exercises and will only be available for technical assistance with the VPN or connectivity to the target machines during the assessment.