Offensive Security Wireless Attacks: The Official OSWP Certification Course.

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Offensive Security Wireless Attacks (PEN-210) - earn your OSWP Certification

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Offensive Security Wireless Attacks

Wireless Attacks (PEN-210) introduces students to the skills needed to audit and secure wireless devices. It’s a foundational course alongside PEN-200 and would benefit those who would like to gain more skill in network security.

In PEN-210, students will learn to identify vulnerabilities in 802.11 networks and execute organized attacks. Each student will set up a home lab to practice the techniques learned in this online, self-paced course.

Successful completion of the course and exam confers the Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP) certification.

Offensive Security Wireless Attacks

Course Info


  • Be able to identify existing encryptions and vulnerabilities in 802.11 networks
  • circumvent network security restrictions and recover the encryption keys in use

About the exam

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for information security professionals who want to learn wireless penetration testing. This includes:

  • Security professionals and enthusiasts
  • Network administrators


Course prerequisites

All students are required to have:

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP and the OSI model as well as familiarity with Linux.
  • A modern laptop or desktop that can boot and run Kali Linux
  • Specific Hardware is required to complete course exercises


Course Details

Course Overview & Syllabus

Like other Offensive Security courses, PEN-210 combines traditional course materials with hands-on practice within a virtual lab environment. The course covers the following topics in detail. View the full syllabus.

  • IEEE 802.11
  • Wireless Networks
  • Wi-Fi Encryption
  • Linux Wireless Tools, Drivers, and Stacks
  • Wireshark Essentials
  • Frames and Network Interaction
  • Aircrack-ng Essentials
  • Cracking Authentication Hashes
  • Attacking WPS Networks
  • Rogue Access Points
  • Attacking WPA Enterprise
  • Attacking Captive Portals
  • bettercap Essentials
  • Kismet Essentials
  • Determining Chipsets and Drivers
  • Manual Network Connections
Supporting your Online Journey
  • 3.5 hours of instructional course video
  • 380-page course guide
  • Active student forums
  • Access to home lab setup

Below is the recommended compatible hardware for your home labs.

Recommended Wireless Network Routers

  • NETGEAR AC1000 (R6080)
  • Linksys WiFi 5 Router Dual-Band AC1200 (E5400)

Recommended Wireless Cards

  • Alfa AWUS036NHA

For wireless card compatibility, please refer to the Aircrack-ng wiki

What competencies will you gain?
  • Greater insight into wireless offensive security and expanded awareness of the need for real-world security solutions
  • Using various wireless reconnaissance tools
  • Implementing attacks against WPA Personal and Enterprise encrypted networks
  • Understanding how to implement different rogue access point attacks
  • Implementing attacks against Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) networks
  • Using various tools to crack authentication hashes
  • Implementing attacks against Captive Portals
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