June 26, 2020
AJ Dumanhug, a graduate student of Holy Angel University under the Professional Science Master's in Cybersecurity program, has recently completed the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux certification exam and has obtained the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.
OSCP is a hands-on penetration testing certification offered by US-based information security company Offensive Security, that teaches penetration testing methodologies and the use of the tools included with the Kali Linux distribution. The certification requires takers to successfully attack and penetrate various live machines in a safe lab environment. It is also considered more technical than other existing ethical hacking certifications and is one of the few certifications that requires evidence of practical penetration testing skills.
OSCP is a 48 hours-long exam, which comprises 24 hours actual exam and 24 hours report writing. Dumanhug was able to finish the certification in 12 hours, including the 52 pages technical report.
Dumanhug was a participant of ROOTCON's Capture the Flag Competition where he and his team bagged the Grand Prize in 2019 and won 2nd place against 10 teams in 2018. He was also an invited delegate and presenter for Google and Facebook's first ever BountyCon in 2019 held at Singapore where he finished 7th place out of hundred invited hackers.