Offensive Security Wireless Attacks: The Official OSWP Certification Course.

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

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 BackTrack
  • 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
  • Packets and Network Interaction
  • Linux Wireless Stack and Drivers
  • Aircrack-ng Essentials
  • Cracking WEP with Connected Clients
  • Cracking WEP via a Client
  • Cracking Clientless WEP Networks
  • Bypassing WEP Shared Key Authentication
  • Cracking WPA/WPA2 PSK with Aircrack-ng
  • Cracking WPA with JTR and Aircrack-ng
  • Cracking WPA with coWPAtty
  • Cracking WPA with Pyrit
  • Additional Aircrack-ng Tools
  • Wireless Reconnaissance
  • Rogue Access Points


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

  • D-Link DIR-601
  • Netgear WNR1000v2

Recommended Wireless Cards

  • Netgear WN111v2 USB
  • ALFA Networks AWUS036H USB 500mW

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
  • Implementing attacks against WEP and WPA encrypted network
  • Executing advanced attacks such as PRGA key extraction and one-way packet injection
  • Using alternate WEP and WPA cracking techniques
  • Using various wireless reconnaissance tools
  • Understanding of how to implement different rogue access point attacks
  • Familiarity with the BackTrack wireless tools


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