Here you can find the most frequently asked questions related to the major 2023 update to the PEN-200 course:
- How can I get access to the new PEN-200 content?
- Will the exam change as part of the new update?
- How to be eligible for bonus points?
- When will I be able to download the PEN-200 materials?
- Where can I find the lab machines for the latest version of the PEN-200 course?
- How can I access the modules that were removed from the PEN-200 course?
- I purchased a PEN-200 license before the update, will I get access to the new course content when I redeem it?
- Where can I download the first PEN-200 sample Module?
- Where can I find the new PEN-200 course syllabus?
- OffSec Community PEN-200 2023 Events
Purchasing PEN-200 (PWK) as part of a subscription, course and cert exam bundle, lab extension will give you access to the updated content.
NOTE: 30-day lab extensions are only available for learners who purchased PEN-200 via the course and cert exam bundle packages. Learn subscribers may choose to renew their subscriptions.
With the exception of the removal of the independent Buffer Overflow machine from the exam, the OSCP exam is not changing as part of the 2023 update. With the availability of the new update, any content included in the new version of PWK will be eligible for inclusion on the exam.
In order to receive ten (10) bonus points, you must submit at least 80% of the correct solutions for topic exercises in every topic in the PEN-200 course and submit 30 PEN-200 correct proof.txt hashes in the OffSec Learning Platform.
Should you have any additional questions regarding bonus points or the exam, you can contact our Challenges Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PEN-200 (PWK) 2023 Blog Post.
You can download the new version of the course materials as soon as your access to the course has been activated.
NOTE: In order to be able to download the new materials, you will have to purchase a Course & Cert Exam Bundle or Learn subscription (Learn One for PEN-200 or Learn Unlimited).
Once the course has been activated, you may request to download the course materials.
The option to download is not available when you purchase a Lab extension or a Learn Enterprise subscription.
For more information, please visit our Course material download FAQ.
Similar to Introductory-level learning paths, machines associated with a Learning Module for PEN-200 are included in the Training Material for that Learning Module to provide a more guided user experience.
The Labs section of the Learning Library will show Challenge Labs not associated with a learning module, but will not contain the machines associated with the course Learning Modules.
The majority of the content that was removed is already available for learners with access to our Introductory-level learning paths (i.e. PEN: Network Penetration Testing Essentials).
The Buffer Overflow and PowerShell Empire Modules will be moved elsewhere in the Learning Library and will be accessible for our Learn Unlimited and Learn Enterprise learners.
For additional information on which modules have been removed, which were added and which got updated, please check out our PEN-200 (PWK) 2023 Blog Post.
I purchased a PEN-200 license before the update, will I get access to the new course content when I redeem it?
Yes, once you accept the invite to the PEN-200 course, you will gain access to the latest version of the course. Make sure to assign and accept the invite before the expiration date.
Information on how long a license is valid can be found in our Product validity FAQ.
The free PEN-200 sample Module can be downloaded directly from our website here.
The new PEN-200 course syllabus can be found on our website here.
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