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Examinations and booking

CREST provides a recognised career path early career through to experienced senior tester level. We work with the largest number of technical information security providers who support and guide the development of our examination and career paths.

All the information you need to book a CREST examination can be found on the Examination Booking page in your country of choice, listed right. These pages include the Terms and Conditions for booking, information on logistics and timings and CREST’s policy for candidates requiring additional time to accommodate a medical condition (must be advised in advance and medical evidence required).

A summary of the examination delivery methods is shown in the table below and you can also click on the links to access the technical syllabus and Notes for Candidates for each examination.

Penetration Testing

Examination Title Entire Exam at Pearson Vue Written Element at Pearson Vue Entire Exam at CREST Exam Centre Practical Element at CREST Exam Centre
CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA)
CREST Registered Security Analyst (CRSA)
CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT)
CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCT INF)
CREST Certified Web Applications Tester (CCT APP)

Simulated Target Attack & Response/CBEST

Examination Title Entire Exam at Pearson Vue Written Element at Pearson Vue Entire Exam at CREST Exam Centre Practical Element at CREST Exam Centre
CREST Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS)
CREST Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM)
CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst (CPTIA)
CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA)
CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Manager (CCTIM)

Incident Response

Examination Title Entire Exam at Pearson Vue Written Element at Pearson Vue Entire Exam at CREST Exam Centre Practical Element at CREST Exam Centre
CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst (CPIA)
CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst (CRIA)
CREST Certified Network Intrusion Analyst (CCNIA)
CREST Certified Host Intrusion Analyst (CCHIA)
CREST Certified Incident Manager (CCIM)