CREST Training


This course leads to the CREST Registered Tester (CRT) examination, which is recognised by the NCSC and is designed to assess your ability to carry out vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tasks.

The CREST Registered Tester exam is a practical assessment, where you will be expected to find vulnerabilities across network, application and database technologies. The exam is designed to test your theoretical and practical knowledge of penetration testing methodology and skills against networks, hosts and applications. Passing the CRT exam also means you can act as a CHECK team member as part of a CHECK accredited penetration testing company, hugely increasing your employability.

This course is designed to help you pass both the Crest Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) multiple-choice exam and the subsequent CRT (practical) examinations. Typically CRT has a high failure rate, not just because of its difficultly, but because the exam time is brief.  You will not have time to frequently look up command syntax, or refer to the documentation to determine the correct tools to answer each question. The commands, tools, syntax, switches and options need to be very familiar to you, so you can determine the answers quickly and the first time.  Once you get behind in the exam, it is hard to get back on track. This is why our Samurai Dojo (a custom-built penetration testing environment) is crucial; it is created to simulate the environment you be using in the exam. We recommend at least 75hrs working in the environment, completing all the tutorials several times while moving from machine to machine, hacking and exploiting ALL the vulnerabilities until it becomes habitual.

Perfect for

  • Network infrastructure penetration testers
  • Web application penetration testers
  • Penetration testing trainers
  • Those requiring CHECK team member status
  • University cyber security lecturers


  • Basic understanding of networking and TCP/IP
  • Basic understanding of HTTP protocol, Cookies, Sessions
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line


This course consists of nine modules:

Module 1 – Core Technical Skills
Module 2 – Background Information Gathering & Open Source
Module 3 – Networking Equipment
Module 4 – Microsoft Windows Security Assessment
Module 5 – Unix Security Assessment
Module 6 – Web Technologies
Module 7 – Web Testing Techniques
Module 8 – Databases
Module 9 – Preparation for the CRT exam

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Duration: 5 Days

Method: Live Online (Zoom)

Dates: 16th November 2020

  • All trainers are CRT Certified & university level lectures
  • 24/7 Dedicated testing environment
  • Access to bespoke tools that you can use in the exam
  • In-depth tutorials that allow students to practice at their discretion
  • Access to support from the trainers even after the course has finished
  • Tailored to your background & skill level
  • Courseware & downloadable materials