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Hack The Box FAQS

How much of each exam will be available for the CREST funded options?

Hack The Box is providing pathways for CPSA, CRT and CCT APP initially. CCT INF and CCSAS will be provided in the new year. More pathways will be provided in the future.

Can the seats be shared?

The Hack The Box Enterprise seats can be rolling and reallocated.

What email domain do I need to use to register?

When companies submit the form, they need to use a company email to verify they are part of the eligible accredited company. After that, and once the Labs are setup, the POC/admin can invite people with any email.

What is the difference between VIP+ and Enterprise and Community, Academy?

VIP+ provides access to self-guided learning platform (i.e., Boxes/VMs and Challenges) at app.hackthebox.com. Academy is the spin off project that provides guided learning through interactive training modules (academy.hackthebox.com). Enterprise is the B2B (for companies) platform of Hack The Box that provides companies with dedicated spaces, with advanced reporting and management capabilities. The Enterprise Platform provides both self-guided style training (Boxes/VMs) and guided-learning (Modules) at enterprise.hackthebox.com/

What if I just want community access to CREST?

Community members are able to have access to CREST pathways, however a monthly or annual subscription is needed to access the content.

How many seats can my organisation have?

Small and medium organisations, will get up to five seats in the community platforms. Larger organisations will get up to 10 seats in the Enterprise platforms.

How long do the seats last for?

Community access will be for three months, and Enterprise access will be for four months. This is CREST’s paid/funded programme. Of course, individuals and organisations will have the ability to upgrade and expand with Hack The Box.

Your free access will start when your account is activated. Currently, CPSA, CRT and CCT APP learning pathways are available. If you wish to enrol to the CCT INF and CCSAS pathways, please wait until they are available to activate your account.

Can my company upgrade to a HTB corporate account?

Yes. Once you have submitted your initial form, a dedicated account manager from Hack The Box will reach out to you. There are also call to action buttons and forms within Hack The Box platforms offering the ability to upgrade.

What if I want to sign up to CREST Academy from a personal account?

This will be possible. All individuals can access CREST pathways on the community platforms of Hack The Box, but you would be required to purchase a subscription plan.

Do individuals need to sign up for a HTB account to access CREST funded HTB training?

Yes, all users will need to sign-up to HTB platforms. Specifically, for accessing through the Hack The Box Enterprise Platforms, interested parties will get invited by an organisation admin. 

Will using Hack The Box's Practice Labs fully prepare me for my exams?

CREST is committed to increasing access to training pathways for member companies and individuals. It is important that the platform is not used in isolation to achieve success in the CREST exams, and we encourage all candidates to broaden their research and preparation to give themselves the best chance of success. However, we do hope that this offering provides a solid starting point.