PEN-300: Advanced Evasion Techniques and Breaching Defenses

PEN-300: Advanced Evasion Techniques and Breaching Defenses

Building on the skills acquired in PEN-200, OffSec’s PEN-300 course explores advanced penetration testing techniques against hardened targets. Learners gain hands-on experience bypassing security defenses and crafting custom exploits in real-world scenarios, enhancing their expertise in ethical hacking and vulnerability assessment.

This self-paced course culminates in a challenging exam, leading to the OffSec Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP) certification. Achieving the OSEP certification distinguishes professionals with advanced penetration testing skills, making them highly sought-after experts in securing organizations from sophisticated threats.

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Topics covered in the Advanced Evasion Techniques and Breaching Defenses course (PEN-300)

  • Operating System and Programming Theory

    This comprehensive module provides a deep understanding of the inner workings of operating systems and fundamental programming concepts. You’ll study memory management, process scheduling, file systems, and other essential OS components, gaining a solid foundation for understanding and exploiting vulnerabilities.

  • Client-Side Code Execution with Office

    This module focuses on leveraging known vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to craft malicious documents that trigger code execution on a victim’s machine, gaining unauthorized access and control.

  • Client-Side Code Execution with Jscript

    Learn how to exploit Jscript, a scripting language used in Windows environments, for code execution attacks, gaining unauthorized access and control on a victim’s machine.

  • Process Injection and Migration

    In this module, you’ll master the art of stealth and persistence by injecting your malicious code into legitimate running processes. You’ll also learn how to migrate between processes to evade detection and maintain control even if one process is terminated.

  • Introduction to Antivirus Evasion

    This module introduces basic techniques to bypass or evade antivirus software, such as obfuscation and packing, allowing you to create malware that goes undetected.

  • Advanced Antivirus Evasion

    Learn more sophisticated methods like signature-based and heuristic-based evasion, enabling you to create malware that goes undetected by even the most sophisticated antivirus solutions.

  • Application Whitelisting

    Learn how to circumvent application whitelisting, a security measure that restricts the execution of unauthorized software.

  • Bypassing Network Filters

    Discover various techniques to bypass network filters and firewalls, gaining access to restricted resources and networks.

  • Linux Post-Exploitation

    This module covers a wide range of techniques for maintaining access and escalating privileges on compromised Linux systems. You’ll learn how to navigate file systems, manipulate user accounts, extract sensitive information, and establish persistent backdoors for future access.

  • Windows Post-Exploitation

    Learn various techniques for maintaining access and escalating privileges on compromised Windows systems, including navigating file systems, manipulating user accounts, extracting sensitive information, and establishing persistent backdoors.

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  • Master advanced penetration testing technqiues

    Go beyond the fundamentals and develop specialized skills to uncover and exploit complex vulnerabilities in modern networks and systems.

  • Gain hands-on experience in real-world scenarios

    Learn from experienced professionals through realistic lab environments and challenging exercises designed to simulate real-world attack scenarios.

  • Explore advanced attack vectors and methodologies

    Dive deep into client-side code execution, privilege escalation, post-exploitation techniques, and more.

  • Develop expertise in network exploitation and data exfiltration

    Learn how to navigate complex network environments, compromise systems, and extract sensitive data.

  • Master Active Directory attacks and lateral movement

    Understand how to exploit vulnerabilities in Active Directory and move laterally within a network to gain access to critical systems and data, increasing your value as a penetration testing professional.

  • Harden your skills against modern security defenses

    Learn how to bypass and evade cutting-edge security measures to successfully penetrate even the most hardened targets.

Open doors to exciting cybersecurity roles

  • Senior Penetration Tester

    Lead penetration testing teams, design and execute comprehensive security assessments, and guide remediation efforts to strengthen an organization’s overall security posture.

  • Red Team Operator

    Emulate real-world adversaries by conducting advanced penetration tests, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing actionable recommendations to improve an organization’s defenses.

  • Security Consultant

    Leverage your expertise to help organizations assess their security risks, develop and implement effective security strategies, and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  • Vulnerability Researcher

    Discover and analyze new vulnerabilities in software and systems, contribute to the security community by sharing your findings, and help develop patches and mitigations to protect against emerging threats.

  • Security Engineer

    Design, implement, and maintain security solutions for networks, systems, and applications. Ensure that security is integrated into the development lifecycle and that systems are protected from evolving threats.

  • Security Architect

    Design and implement secure architectures for complex systems, ensuring that security is a fundamental consideration from the start. Develop security policies, procedures, and standards to protect an organization’s assets.

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  • What is the OSEP exam?

    The OffSec Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP) exam is a challenging, proctored 48-hour assessment designed to evaluate your advanced penetration testing skills in a real-world environment. You’ll demonstrate your ability to identify, exploit, and report on vulnerabilities, culminating in the development of custom exploits.

  • What format is the OSEP exam in?

    The OSEP exam is entirely hands-on. You will be given access to a target network and tasked with compromising it using various techniques, showcasing your practical penetration testing abilities.

  • Who is the PEN-300 course for?

    The PEN-300 course is ideal for experienced penetration testers and security professionals seeking to master advanced penetration testing methodologies, ultimately earning the OSEP certification. While completion of PEN-200 (Penetration Testing with Kali Linux) is not a formal prerequisite, it is highly recommended due to the advanced nature of PEN-300.

  • What are the prerequisites for PEN-300?

    While there are no formal certification prerequisites, a strong understanding of operating systems, networking, and scripting (e.g., Python, Bash) is highly recommended. Additionally, familiarity with the concepts and techniques covered in PEN-200 (Penetration Testing with Kali Linux) is highly recommended for success in this course.

  • What competencies will I gain?

    Upon completing PEN-300 and successfully passing the OSEP exam, you’ll have mastered advanced penetration testing skills, including:

    • In-depth vulnerability analysis and exploitation
    • Custom exploit development
    • Bypassing modern security defenses
    • Exploiting authentication and authorization flaws
    • Attacking Active Directory and cloud environments
    • Post-exploitation techniques for maintaining access and escalating privileges
  • How does OffSec support my online journey?

    Throughout the online training course, you’ll have access to:

    • A virtual lab environment for hands-on practice
    • Extensive course information and materials, including videos and exercises
    • A vibrant online community of students and OffSec professionals
  • What is the exam retake policy?

    For details on exam retakes, please refer to OffSec’s official policies.

  • Can I extend my lab time?

    For information on lab extensions, please refer to OffSec’s official policies.

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  • Begin your wireless security journey

    Establish a strong foundation with the Network Penetration Testing Essentials Learning Path, and then move to PEN-200: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux to build a strong foundation. Become an expert with PEN-300: Advanced Evasion Techniques and Breaching Defenses.

  • Become an expert penetration tester

    Advance your offensive cybersecurity skills with the PEN-300 course. Master ethical hacking techniques to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in complex systems and networks.

  • Enhance your offensive security expertise

    OffSec’s Learning Paths and courses help you develop your offensive skill set. Explore advanced penetration testing, red teaming, and offensive cloud security to become a well-rounded cybersecurity professional.

  • Become a red team specialist

    Specialize in advanced penetration testing by exploring additional courses and Learning Paths that focus on red teaming tactics, adversary simulation, and offensive security tools.

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