The Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) is the only practical wireless attacks certification in the security field today. The OSWP challenges the students to prove they have the practical ability to perform 802.11 wireless audits using open source tools through a hands-on, four (4) hour, certification exam.
The OSWP exam consists of several dedicated wireless networks with various configurations and vulnerabilities. The examinee is tasked with identifying, analyzing, and attacking each of the wireless networks presented to them, with the goal of gaining access to the network encryption keys.
The Student must submit the correct encryption codes for all networks, as well as the attack vectors used to obtain them in order to be awarded the OSWP certification.
I was quite proficient with the aircrack-ng suite before I did the training, now not only am I confident, I also know exactly what I’m doing. – xyberpix – http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1370
Real World Exams
The OSWP examination requires the student to connect to our dedicated exam lab where they will encounter a number of wireless networks of varying configurations. The successful examinee will demonstrate their ability to identify the type of encryption in use on each network, any restrictions in place on each network, and proceed to recover the encryption key for each of them. The candidate is required to submit a comprehensive penetration test report, containing in-depth notes and screen shots detailing their findings, including the steps required to crack each wireless network.
Real World Benefits
An OSWP, by definition, is able to identify existing vulnerabilities in 802.11 networks and execute organized attacks in a controlled and focused manner. An OSWP is able to circumvent various security restrictions implemented on wireless networks, bypass them, and recover the encryption keys in use. The four hour examination also demonstrates that OSWP’s have a certain degree of persistence and determination and are able to perform under imposed time constraints.
OSWP Holders Can
- Conduct wireless information gathering.
- Circumvent wireless network access restrictions.
- Crack various WEP, WPA, and WPA2 implementations.
- Implement transparent man-in-the-middle attacks.
- Demonstrate their ability to perform under pressure.
If you’re at all currently involved in wireless networks and/or security and you’re thinking about doing some training, make it this course, as it will cover what you need to know. – xyberpix – http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1370
In order to enroll for the OSWP certification exam, you must first complete the Offensive Security Wireless Attacks course.