CSX Advanced Exploitation Certificate Exam

Prove that you are able to crack the hardest systems.

Difficulty: Advanced CSF Domain: All domains


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The CSX Advanced Exploitation Certificate Exam assesses candidates understanding and implementation of exploiting a compromised system and gaining deeper access to a compromised network through leveraging additional exploits. The two-hour exam is a real-time, hands-on exam which challenges students to demonstrate their skill set in a live environment

This two-hour exam contains no multiple-choice questions or simulations and intentionally restricts access to the internet. Where applicable, man pages and help files are available.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit Count: 4 (2 CPEs per examination hour) when a passing score is achieved.


Candidates must complete tasks of varying duration with minimal instruction while navigating between multiple virtual machines and are expected to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Conduct in-depth system and network information gathering techniques
  • Identify and map networks of interest
  • Conduct Network Discovery and foot-printing techniques
  • Identify and enumerate vulnerable TCP/IP services
  • Conduct multi-level internal and external exploitations of key systems
  • Perform multi-hop exploitations
  • Exploit and subvert firewall technologies
  • Assess wireless security

Students must be comfortable leveraging Linux terminal tools and interfaces.

Students wishing to gain training for the exam may find it here.