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Penetration Testing With Kali Linux (PEN-200) - earn your OSCP Certification

Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PEN-200) is the foundational course at Offensive Security. Those new to OffSec or penetration testing should start here.

This online ethical hacking course is self-paced. It introduces penetration testing tools and techniques via hands-on experience. PEN-200 trains not only the skills, but also the mindset required to be a successful penetration tester.

Students who complete the course and pass the exam earn the coveted Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.

How to buy PEN-200



$999 - $1349

  • 30/60/90 days of lab access
  • One exam attempt
  • Self-guided




  • 365 days of lab access
  • Two exam attempts
  • Self-guided

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  • 90 days of lab access
  • One exam attempt
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Small group instruction

Course Info


  • Introduction into the latest hacking tools and techniques
  • Training from the experts behind Kali Linux
  • Learn the “Try Harder” method and mindset
  • Earn the industry-leading OSCP certification

About the exam

Who is the course for?

  • Infosec professionals transitioning into penetration testing
  • Pentesters seeking an industry-leading certification
  • Security professionals
  • Network administrators
  • Other technology professionals

Course prerequisites

All students are required to have:

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • Reasonable Windows and Linux administration experience
  • Familiarity with basic Bash and/or Python scripting


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Course Details

Course Syllabus

PEN-200 is a unique course that combines traditional course materials with hands-on simulations, using a virtual lab environment. The course covers the following topics. View the full syllabus.

  • Penetration Testing: What You Should Know
  • Getting Comfortable with Kali Linux
  • Command Line Fun
  • Practical Tools
  • Bash Scripting
  • Passive Information Gathering
  • Active Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Application Attacks
  • Introduction to Buffer Overflows
  • Windows Buffer Overflows
  • Linux Buffer Overflows
  • Client-Side Attacks
  • Locating Public Exploits
  • Fixing Exploits
  • File Transfers
  • Antivirus Evasion
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Password Attacks
  • Port Redirection and Tunneling
  • Active Directory Attacks
  • The Metasploit Framework
  • PowerShell Empire
  • Assembling the Pieces: Penetration Test Breakdown
  • Trying Harder: The Labs
What competencies will you gain?
  • Using information gathering techniques to identify and enumerate targets running various operating systems and services
  • Writing basic scripts and tools to aid in the penetration testing process
  • Analyzing, correcting, modifying, cross-compiling, and porting public exploit code
  • Conducting remote, local privilege escalation, and client-side attacks
  • Identifying and exploiting XSS, SQL injection, and file inclusion vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Leveraging tunneling techniques to pivot between networks
  • Creative problem solving and lateral thinking skills


Supporting your Online Journey
  • 17+ hours of video
  • 850-page PDF course guide
  • Over 70 machines
  • Active student forums
  • Access to virtual lab environment

Course Pricing

All prices in US dollars.

Register for PEN-200 or contact our training consultants if you’re purchasing for a team or organization.

If you wish to upgrade your course, you can request a personalized purchase link by submitting a request.

Live Classes

QA – JUNE 7 TO 11 2021

Location: London, England, UK

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QA – NOVEMBER 8 TO 12 2021

Location: London, England, UK

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