Overview

QA are an approved CREST training provider. The CPSA course leads to the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) examination, which is an entry level qualification that tests a candidate’s knowledge in assessing operating systems and common network services at a basic level below that; of the main CRT and CCT qualifications.

Delegates are provided with a Pearson Vue exam voucher for the CPSA examination as part of the course fee. The CPSA examination also includes an intermediate level of web application security testing and methods to identify common web application security vulnerabilities. The examination covers a common set of core skills and knowledge that assess the candidate’s technical knowledge. The candidate must demonstrate that they are able to perform basic infrastructure and web application testing and interpret the results to locate security vulnerabilities. Success will confer the CREST Practitioner status to the individual. This qualification is a pre-requisite for the CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) examination and comprises a multiple-choice examination. CRT is not currently available due to the recent syllabus change, we advise learners to seek the OffSec OSCP (PEN-200) class, which has equivalency with the CRT.

Target Audience

  • Aspiring information security personnel who wish to be part of a Pen Test team
  • System administrators who are responding to attacks
  • Incident handlers who wish to expand their knowledge into Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics
  • Corporations and Government departments who wish to raise and baseline skills across all security teams
  • Law enforcement officers or detectives who want to expand their investigative skills
  • Information security managers who would like to brush up on the latest techniques and processes in order to understand information security implications
  • Anyone who is considering a career in Penetration Testing
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Prerequisites

A good appreciation of the technical concepts is advised, Security Fundamentals is recommended.

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Course Outline

Day 1

  • Intro
  • What is Cybersecurity
  • Security Concepts
  • Risk
  • VA & Pen Testing
  • Threat Modelling
  • Law & Compliance
  • Module Summary

Day 2

  • Network Overview
  • Networking Models
  • Network Types & Topologies
  • Networking Devices
  • Network Addresses & Protocols
  • Internet Protocol Suite
  • Module Summary

Day 3

  • Assessing Logical Ports
  • Organisational Security
  • Assessing Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Module Summary

Day 4

  • Application Exploits
  • Web Server Exploits
  • Web Browser Exploits
  • Secure Application Design
  • Secure Coding
  • Auditing Applications
  • Module Summary

Day 5

  • Cryptography Application
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Module Summary
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QA are proud to be an approved CREST training provider.

Special Notices

QA do not currently offer the 2024 CREST CRT course and exam, however learners can seek the OffSec OSCP (PEN-200) certification which has equivalency with the CREST CRT.

Dates & Locations

Cyber Security learning paths

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AI Security & Governance
Application Security
Cyber Blue Team
Cloud Security
DFIR Digital Forensics & Incident Response
Industrial Controls & OT Security
Information Security Management
NIST Pathway
OffSec
Privacy Professional
Reverse Engineer
Secure Coding
Security Architect
Security Auditor
Security Risk
Security Tech Generalist
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing

Offensive Cyber Operations learning paths

Want to boost your career in the world of Offensive Cyber Operations? View QA's learning pathway below, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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OffSec
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
Reverse Engineer

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