Passing OSWP in 2023

0xLeeBai
2 min readAug 15, 2023

Recently I passed my OSWP and wanted to provide a guide to passing OSWP.

Disclaimer:

The purpose of this article is not to give away any sort of confidential exam information but to discuss what I believe to be the best ways to prepare for the exam.

What is OSWP?

OSWP = PEN-210 = Foundational Wireless Network Attacks.
OSWP is a course from OffSec that teaches the skills to perform Wi-Fi penetration testing.

How I prepare for OSWP?

Material 1: zSecurity — Learn Network Hacking From Scratch

  • I started off finishing this course from zSecurity, it teaches both theory and hands-on practical which is super easy to understand
  • It was also because of this course that I purchased my Wi-Fi adapter from zSecurity shop

Material 2: zSecurity — Buy Wi-Fi adapter

  • I buy my first Wi-Fi adapter from zSecurity, its called “Realtek RTL8812AU 2.4 & 5 Ghz USB Wireless Adapter”
  • It supports monitor mode, packet injection, and both 2.4 and 5 Ghz frequency
  • It is small, portable and cheap, and it has a strong chipset “RTL8812AU”
  • I passed my OSWP with this Wi-Fi adapter with no issue
  • Follow this tutorial to setup this Wi-Fi adapter in your Kali Linux

Material 3: OSWP pdf + video

  • I start off finish the video of each chapter first, then will proceed to quickly read through the pdf in case there’s extra information not covered in the videos
  • Make sure to take good notes while you study the video and pdf

Material 4: Wi-Fi labs and videos

  • After some research, i found some useful Wi-Fi resources from attackdefense website
  • It contains the Wi-Fi labs and video walkthroughs to solve the labs
  • I did not do any of those labs, but I finished all those free video walkthroughs

Material 5: Other useful cheatsheets posted on Github

Material 6: Read the OSWP exam guide, exam FAQ

  • Its always important to read the exam guide and FAQ from OffSec carefully to ensure you know what to look out for

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