Cracking the Perimeter (CTP)

Official OSCE Certification Course

Course Overview

Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) is an online, self-paced course that is among the most challenging ethical hacking and penetration courses available in the industry. In addition to traditional course guide and video-based lectures, each student receives access to a virtual penetration testing lab where techniques learned within the course can be practiced in a safe and legal environment. You will learn how to identify hard-to-find vulnerabilities and mis-configurations in various operating systems and execute organized attacks in a controlled and focused manner. Upon successful completion of the course and certification exam, you will officially become an Offensive Security Certified Expert, which proves you have not only mastered advanced penetration testing skills, but that you have the demonstrated ability to think laterally and perform under pressure.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for:

  • Experienced penetration testers
  • Seasoned, hardcore security professionals

Course Prerequisites

Cracking the Perimeter is an advanced course and requires prior knowledge of Windows exploitation techniques. You should be comfortable in OllyDbg and understand concepts such as shellcode encoding, use of the Metasploit Framework, and Linux at large.

Course Overview & Syllabus

Like other Offensive Security courses, CTP combines traditional course materials teaching advanced penetration testing skills with hands-on, practice within a virtual lab environment.  The course covers the following topics in detail.  View the full syllabus.

  • Introduction
  • The Web Application Angle
  • Cross Site Scripting Attacks – Scenario #1
  • Real World Scenario
  • Directory traversal – Scenario #2
  • Real World Scenario
  • The Backdoor angle
  • Backdooring PE files under Windows Vista
  • Advanced Exploitation Techniques
  • MS07-017 – Dealing with Vista
  • Cracking the Egghunter
  • The 0Day angle
  • Windows TFTP Server – Case study #1
  • HP Openview NNM – Case study #2
  • The Networking Angle – Attacking the Infrastructure
  • Bypassing Cisco Access Lists using Spoofed SNMP Requests
  • GRE Route-Map Kung Fu
  • Sniffing Remote Traffic via GRE tunnel
  • Compromised Router Config

What competencies will you gain?

  • Greater confidence in debugging Windows binaries
  • Ability to work through encoding issues and space restrictions while crafting exploits
  • An understanding of PE structure in order to learn techniques that backdoor executables and bypass AV
  • Familiarity with more advanced protections like ASLR
  • Increased comfort using creative and lateral thinking to achieve expanded view of standard vectors
  • Ability to think outside of the box in order to determine innovative ways of penetrating internal networks

Supporting Your Online Journey

3.5 Hours of Instructional Course Video

145 Page Course Guide

Active Student Forums

Access to Virtual Lab Environment

Certification Process

Once you have completed the course and practiced your skills in our labs, you’re ready to take on the intense 48-hour online certification exam – a real-world, hands-on test that takes place in our dedicated exam lab– and become an official Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), which demonstrates that you have mastered advanced penetration testing skills.

Register for CTP Course at least 10 days before you want to start

Step 1

Establish Connection to Virtual Lab

Progress through course materials. Practice in labs.

Schedule certification exam within 90 days of completing course

Successfully complete the 48-hour online exam to earn your certification

Pricing and Payment

Course Packages Pricing (USD)
CTP v.1.0 + 60 days CTP Lab access + OSCE Exam Certification Fee USD 1,500.00
CTP v.1.0 + 30 days CTP Lab access + OSCE Exam Certification Fee USD 1,200.00
CTP Lab access – extension of 60 days USD 600.00
CTP Lab access – extension of 30 days USD 350.00
OSCE Certification Exam Retake Fee USD 150.00

Accepted forms of payment (More options available during checkout)


The Only Performance Based Penetration Testing Training in the Industry

Why settle for less? Join this information security training course and boost your career with real Penetration Testing skills.

Cracking the Perimeter Syllabus

To get a more in-depth indication of the course content and objectives of this Advanced Penetration Testing Training, please review the Course Syllabus.

40 (ISC)² CPE Credits

This course may qualify you for 40 (ISC)² CPE Credits after you submit your documentation at the end of the course or pass the certification challenge.

Advanced Attack Vectors and Pentest Training from the Creators of Kali Linux

The OSCE – A Real World Penetration Testing Certification

Learn how to bypass security systems with Cracking the Perimeter. This pentest training course will teach you advanced attack vectors and lead toward marking you as an Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), with proven hands-on experience in the field.

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