The Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) is a cybersecurity certification offered by Offensive Security, a company that provides training and certification in the field of offensive security. The OSCP certification is designed to certify individuals who have the knowledge and skills to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in computer systems and networks, and to use that knowledge to exploit those vulnerabilities.

To earn the OSCP certificate, candidates must complete a rigorous training program and pass a challenging hands-on exam that requires them to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by successfully attacking and exploiting a series of live systems. The training program and exam are designed to teach candidates how to think like an attacker and to use a wide range of tools and techniques to identify and exploit vulnerabilities.

The OSCP certification is widely recognized in the cybersecurity industry and is often used as a requirement or qualification for certain cybersecurity job roles. It is intended for professionals who work in positions such as penetration testers, security analysts, and network administrators.

To maintain their OSCP certification, individuals must complete continuing education requirements and retake the exam every three years. This helps to ensure that OSCP holders remain current on the latest developments and best practices in the field of offensive security.