Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) is the next step for penetration testers who have completed PWK. This online, self-paced ethical hacking course is among the most challenging available. CTP focuses more on exploit development. Students learn how to identify advanced vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in various operating systems, then execute organized attacks.
Students who complete the course and pass the exam earn the Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) certification. This cert proves mastery of advanced penetration testing skills. OSCEs have also demonstrated they can think laterally and perform under pressure.