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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
Practitioner Security Analyst
Registered Security Analyst
Registered Penetration Tester
Certified Infrastructure Tester
Certified Web Application Tester

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
Certified Simulated Attack Specialist
Certified Simulated Attack Manager
CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst
Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst
Certified Threat Intelligence Manager

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
Practitioner Intrusion Analyst
Registered Intrusion Analyst
Certified Network Intrusion Analyst
Certified Host Intrusion Analyst
Certified Malware Reverse Engineer
Certified Incident Manager

Security Architecture

Examination Title Entire Exam at Pearson Vue Written Element at Pearson Vue Entire Exam at CREST Exam Centre Practical Element at CREST Exam Centre
Registered Technical Security Architect