OSCEs have expert-level penetration testing skills. They have proven that they can craft their own exploits, execute attacks to compromise systems, and gain administrative access. The intense 48-hour exam also demonstrates that OSCEs have an above-average degree of persistence, determination, and ability to perform under pressure and can think outside the box to determine innovative ways of penetrating internal networks. An OSCE also has familiarity with more advanced protections like ASLR.

After a 1 month lab access (and 48 long hours of exam), I aquired my OSCE certificate with my first try.

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