Exam Topics

Dive into our comprehensive article covering OSCP Exam Topics - a must-read for anyone serious about cybersecurity certification. Master the topics, ace the exam.

Network Enumeration:

  • Identifying target systems and services

  • Understanding network protocols and ports

  • Using tools like Nmap, Netcat, and Wireshark

Vulnerability Scanning:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities in systems and services

  • Using tools like Nessus, OpenVAS, and Nikto


  • Understanding different types of exploits (buffer overflows, SQL injection, etc.)

  • Using tools like Metasploit and manual exploitation techniques

Privilege Escalation:

  • Gaining higher privileges on a system

  • Using tools like LinEnum.sh and Windows Privilege Escalation


  • Maintaining access to a system

  • Moving laterally through a network

  • Capturing data and exfiltrating it

Report Writing:

  • Documenting your findings

  • Providing recommendations for remediation

Additional Topics:

  • Web application security

  • Wireless security

  • Cloud security

  • Social engineering

It's important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list, and the specific topics covered on the exam may vary. However, by focusing on these core areas, you can be well on your way to passing the OSCP exam.

The official OSCP course syllabus: https://www.offsec.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/pen-200-pwk-syllabus.pdf

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