My 2 cents on SANS GPEN

  1. Details about the cert
  2. SANS GPEN vs Offsec OSCP
  3. Who should take a plunge
  4. How to get qualifying marks

About the Cert

Course materials in papar format
Course material received
  1. Pentest planning, scoping , recon
  2. Scanning
  3. Exploitation
  4. Password attack and pivoting
  5. Domain enumeration and attack
  6. Web application security and CTF

GPEN vs OSCP my perspective

  1. Cost : $7K GPEN vs $1.5k OCSP ( These are not exact, cause the keep on changing )
  2. Effort to pass : Obvious winner is OSCP
  3. Learning : with honest effort, again OSCP is the winner
  4. Proctored : both
  5. Content : Quality of the content is same for both
  6. Difficulty of exam : OSCP
  7. Absolute beginner friendly : GPEN. Don’t curse me please

Who should attempt the cert

How to get qualifying marks

  • 3 hours exam
  • 82 question ( 75 objective & 7 lab based )
  • 75% passing score
  • Its proctored
Snap of the notes I created
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