PEN-200 Boot Camps to Start in Australia and New Zealand


Tesserent Academy is partnering with OffSec to provide PEN-200: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (OSCP Certification) in Australia and New Zealand.

PEN-200 training is designed for existing working professionals in IT and software development who are keen to secure a role in penetration testing, as well as those in the first couple of years of their career in penetration testing to enhance their skills and knowledge.

More than 100 students are expected to participate in the new offering of PEN-200 live training boot camps across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wellington, with a further 200 students expected to take on the self-paced learning package over the coming year.

The OffSec Certified Professional (OSCP) is more technical than other ethical hacking certifications. It is one of the few that requires evidence of practical penetration testing skills and is highly sought after globally.

“We are working to help address skills shortages and meet high industry demand for penetration testers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Tesserent CEO Kurt Hansen. “This training will help organisations access highly skilled talent to strengthen their security defences.”

“PEN-200 will be delivered by Tesserent Academy and our recently acquired training company, ALC Training, in conjunction with the expert team at OffSec,” he continued. “The live training boot camps are a market first and will provide hands-on experience and mentorship. OffSec’s rigorous and hands-on approach ensures participants understand the theoretical aspects of cyber security and gain practical, real-world experience.”

“We are excited to expand the delivery of our industry-leading courses to professionals in Australia and New Zealand and help alleviate skills shortages and meet the demand for penetration testers as Australia works towards achieving the goal of being the most cyber secure nation by 2030,” added OffSec’s David Zhao.

PEN-200 training will cost AUD$7,500 per student, including a five-day boot camp and 12 months of self-paced content with full access to all lab materials and two exam attempts. The five-day intensive boot camps will be run in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Wellington over the coming year, with students having up to 12 months to undertake the exam.