After saving up time and money for a few months, I was excited to finally register for the PWK course today.
I received the confirmation mail and the instructions for the VPN connectivity pack.
But shortly after, I was met with disappointment as this mail came in:
Thank you for registering for our PWK course.
OffSec Services Limited is a
private company, and as such, we reserve the right to choose our
students based on criteria we've compiled from our experience in the
field. We are also bound by strict legal obligations,
which we must adhere to given the nature of our training.
We have received your
registration request and after a thorough review, your registration has
been declined. Your payment has been refunded in full and will appear in
your account within the next 3 to 5 business days.
Our decision is final; please do not submit further registrations, as they will not be addressed.
We wish you all the best in finding alternative training from another vendor.
The Offensive Security Team
I politely asked for the reasoning behind this, but they refused to answer:
As our review process is proprietary, we are not at liberty to discuss this matter further.
I know they do some kind of background check, but as a young student without any criminal record or history in unethical hacking, I do not understand what would make them decline my registration.
Yes, they are a private company and probably do not need to explain their decisions, but I find this quite discriminating.
Were I live, the OSCP is almost always a requirement for landing a pentesting job, and they are denying me that opportunity.
Any advice is appreciated.