eovnu87435ds Posted November 2, 2010 Share Posted November 2, 2010 When I first found out about this whole Offensive Information Security, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world to actually be payed to do something as fun as finding flaws and exploits in a network environment. I've always wanted to take one of the classes offered by Offensive Security, but there were always a few things that stood in my way. First it was the money. $750 is a lot of money to throw at an online course that I want to take in my leisure time. Then, of course, school started up, which sucked up alot of my time, and I was in need for a new computer so most of my money went towards that. With my computer nearly done and winter break soon approaching, I am thinking of taking the plunge and signing up for the pentesting with backtrack 3.0 course, so that I can at least have the majority of it done by the time school starts back up. So before I decide to commit, I am trying to conduct a bit of research to see if it's really worth it. Has anyone here ever taken the course? If so, do you think it was worth it? Also, I'm a bit skeptical about this "Offensive Security Certified Professional" certificate. In the real world, how much merit is it actually worth? FWIW I'm majoring in Computer Engineering, which is a major that involves programming as much as it involves the hardware perspective of computers and embedded systems. I'm able to pick things up really quickly, so I do alot of technical and electronics-oriented stuff too(arduino, FIRST robotics competitions, graphic arts, technical theater and party DJing/lighting, with a little bit of web design) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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