The Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) is an entirely hands-on web application penetration testing security certification. The OSWE challenges the students to prove they have a clear and practical understanding of the web application assessment and hacking process through a challenging twenty four (24) hour certification exam.
The OSWE exam consists of a remotely-hosted dedicated vulnerable network, which is designed to be compromised within a 24-hour time period. The exam is entirely hands-on and is completed with the candidate submitting an in-depth penetration test report of the OSWE network consisting of the steps required to exploit each application. The coveted OSWE certification is awarded to students who successfully gain administrative access to systems on the vulnerable network.