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On this accelerated 4-day CREST Practitioner Security Analyst course, you'll gain the core knowledge and skills needed to assess operating systems and common network services - 20% faster than traditional training.
Your expert instructor will teach you to locate security vulnerabilities by performing basic infrastructure and web application testing and interpreting the results.
On this CREST CPSA course you'll cover a range of exciting topics including:
You'll be immersed in the curriculum with our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, accelerating your learning and equipping you with hands-on experience. You'll also benefit from 24/7 lab access.
This accelerated CPSA training prepares you for the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst exam. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.
This course is ideal for you if you're a systems administrator, incident handler or IT manager wishing to expand your knowledge on Pen testing and Digital Forensics.
Note: This CPSA course is provided in conjunction with InfoSec Skills - a CREST accredited training organisation.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
Module 1: Soft Skills and Assessment Management
Module 2: Core Technical Skills
Module 3: Information Gathering & Open Source
Module 4: Networking Equipment
Module 5: Microsoft Windows Security Assessment
Module 6: Unix Security Assessment
Module 7: Web Technologies
Module 8: Web Testing Methodologies
Module 9: Web Testing Techniques
Module 10: Databases
Module 11: Preparation for the CPSA exam
The CREST Practitioner Security Analyst exam is a closed book, multiple choice written assessment of 120 questions.
Exam time: 2 hours
Pass mark: You must achieve a score of 60% (at least 72 questions out of 120 correct)
To achieve CREST Registered Status, you must pass both the Crest Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exams.
The exam fee is not included in the course price. If you wish to take the exam, we'll provide instructions on how to register with CREST.
On this course, you'll get CREST accredited courseware aligned to the CPSA certification.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
To attend this course, you should have a good understanding of the technical aspects of IT with at least one year's experience in network or server administration.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +971 4 3199019 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
When do you want to sit your accelerated course?
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,074 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Fantastic instructor. Professional, enthusiastic, and knows the subject inside out. An absolute pleasure to learn from. "
J.M.J., Program Planning Professionals Ltd. - CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) (4 days) (8/10/2018 to 11/10/2018)
"The instructor we had was very knowledgeable and approachable and willing to delve further into detail (time permitting). Course content was very informative and additional reading material is very helpful so I know where to concentrate my efforts."
Philip Freeman, Xpertex. - CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) (4 days) (8/10/2018 to 11/10/2018)
"Excellent training - trainers and venue ideally setup to support your learning needs."
Chris Cobb, Xpertex ltd. - CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) (4 days) (8/10/2018 to 11/10/2018)
"If I have to go for another training course, I would go to the Firebrand website and register for one blindly."
Athra Al Humaidi. - ISACA CGEIT Certification (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) (3 days) (10/12/2017 to 12/12/2017)
"I feel confident after the Firebrand training in all areas of knowledge competency needed to attempt the CRISC exam. Thank you."
Masarrat Shaikh, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (25/7/2017 to 27/7/2017)
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"Firebrand works on their commitments and take due care for participants.
They provide original material and competent instructors."
M.B.. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (25/7/2017 to 27/7/2017)
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Nasser AlNasri, Etihadrail Company. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (4/10/2015 to 10/10/2015)
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Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (1/6/2014 to 7/6/2014)
"Firebrand Training is the key to success for this CISSP exam, If you attend this program and get time to review and do many hours, you will pass."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (1/6/2014 to 7/6/2014)
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J.A. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor - Information Security Management (3 days) (19/2/2014 to 21/2/2014)
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Debomitra Banerjee, Tata Consultancy Services. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (13/2/2014 to 15/2/2014)
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Anonymous - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (13/2/2014 to 15/2/2014)
"My trainerl is an experienced trainer and he put in his best efforts to make sure everyone understands everything needed to carry out practical day-to-day work."
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Saad Alharbi, University of Taibah. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)
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Sheldon Jackson, Student. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)
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"I will definitely recommend Firebrand to my colleagues for future training. The CISM training I attended from Firebrand was good. The trainer was extremely good and having very good knowledge and command in the subject. It was an excellent opportunity to know more about the enterprise security management concepts through this course and I would like to rate the trainer 9 out of 10.
PK Unnithan, Schlumberger. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"CISM Instructor have deep knowledge in the security domain, and help to understand the concept other than exam oriented."
Fenil Raphy Payyappilly. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"The instructor is very knowledgeable. He made the course very interesting with his real life experience."
John Wong. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
"The facilities provided are excellent."
Aji Yadima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)
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Sanusi Yerima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)
"this training enriched my knowledge about project management "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/11/2013 to 20/11/2013)
"Good training, Knowledgeable and experienced instructor.
Etisalat Academy in Dubai is a quiet place to study and stay. Labs time is open time for trainees.
I recommend the training for security professionals."
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)
"The Instructor is probably the most knowledgeable guy in the Security field with immense amount of experience. The way he trains his students is simply brilliant as he explains what is what and why along with the concept also maintaining a light mood in the hall.
Ankit Satsangi. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)
"Good focused Course Material with knowledgeable, experienced as well as forthcoming Instructor.
Facility is just the right kind of environment for such course. discussions and insights from Trainer, Course participants representing varied backgrounds and industry made it a great learning experience. "
Intakhab Shah, Saudi International Petrochemical Company. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)
"Instructor is well aware of the topics and an expert. He encourages interaction which improves the learning experience. "
G.B, Saudi International Petrochemical. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)
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Narayan Iyer, El Seif Engineering Contracting Co Ltd. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)
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F.M. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)
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Anonymous - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (25/8/2013 to 28/8/2013)
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Mindor Sjastad, DNV. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (18/8/2013 to 21/8/2013)
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Ali Abdel-Hafiz. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (10/2/2013 to 12/2/2013)
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A.S. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (10/2/2013 to 12/2/2013)
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A.G. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (10/2/2013 to 12/2/2013)
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Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (3/2/2013 to 6/2/2013)
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Khalifa Al Maskari, Pension Fund. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (11/3/2012 to 15/3/2012)
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Anon.. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (11/3/2012 to 15/3/2012)
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Hazem Youssef, Al khalij Commercial Bank Qatar. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
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Charles Johns, Schlumberger. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
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D.K. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
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Charles Johns, Schlumberger. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (29/1/2012 to 2/2/2012)
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Akin Akintola. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (29/1/2012 to 2/2/2012)
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