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CREST CRT Certification (Registered Penetration Tester)

- Only 4 Days

On this accelerated 4-day CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) course, you'll learn to carry out basic vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tasks. You'll use these skills to assess your systems, networks and applications for vulnerability to cyber-attacks - 20% faster than other training providers.

Your expert instructor will take you through various pen testing practical skills including:

  • Network Mapping and Target Identification
  • Application Fingerprinting and Evaluating Unknown Services
  • Web technologies - standard protocols and web server security flaws
  • Web Testing Techniques - cross site scriptin attacks and SQL injection
  • Windows and Unix Security Assessments - common vulnerabilities and domain reconnaissance

This accelerated CREST CRT training combines theory and practice with Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, accelerating your learning and equipping you with hands-on experience, which will allow you to put your new skills into practice as quickly as possible.


You'll also benefit from 24/7 lab access, which means you can test your pen testing skills whenever you want.

This course prepares you for the CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exam, where your knowledge will be assessed through a practical exam find known vulnerabilities across a common network, database and application technologies.

To gain CREST Registered Tester status, you must pass both the Crest Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exams. Don't pass the first time? Don't worry - you'll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

If you're a systems administrator, incident handler or IT manager and want to expend your knowledge on Pen testing and Digital Forensics, this course is ideal for you. This course is also suitable for law enforcement officers and government departments wishing to expand their investigative skills.

If you're looking to get involved in penetration testing, attaining the CREST Registered Penetration Tester certification demonstrates you have the skills needed.

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See prices now to find out how much you could save when you train at twice the speed.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 4-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 75056 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Please Note

  • Examination vouchers not included for GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review
  • On site testing not included for GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

See Curriculum...

Module 1: Core Technical Skills

  • Network Mapping & Target Identification
  • Interpreting Tool Output
  • OS Fingerprinting
  • Application Fingerprinting and Evaluating Unknown Services
  • File System Permissions

Module 2: Background Information Gathering & Open Source

  • Domain Name Server (DNS)

Module 3: Networking Equipment

  • Management Protocols

Module 4: Microsoft Windows Security Assessment

  • Domain Reconnaissance
  • User Enumeration
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Passwords
  • Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Common Windows Applications

Module 5: Unix Security Assessment

  • User Enumeration
  • Unix Vulnerabilities
  • FTP
  • Sendmail / SMTP
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • R* services
  • X11
  • RPC services
  • SSH

Module 6: Web Technologies

  • Web Servers & their Flaws
  • Web Protocols

Module 7: Web Testing Techniques

  • Web Site Structure Discovery
  • Cross Site Scripting Attacks
  • SQL Injection
  • Parameter Manipulation
  • Directory Traversal
  • File Uploads
  • Code Injection

Module 8: Databases

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle RDBMS
  • Web / App / Database Connectivity

Module 9: Preparation for CRT exam

  • CRT - Examination Guidance
  • CRT - Practice Exam Core Technical Skills

See Exam Track...

The CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exam is an open book exam divided into two parts:

  • A practical examination testing skills and knowledge needed to carry out effective security assessments
  • Multiple choice answers examining your technical knowledge

Exam Time: 2.5 hours in total.

Pass mark: You must achieve a score of 60% (at least 90 marks out of 150).


The exam is split into 4 different set of questions:

  • Practical section relating to fundamental knowledge of IT Security Infrastructure
  • Windows Infrastructure Security Testing
  • Unix Infrastructure Security Testing
  • Application Security Testing

There are 5 possible answers for each question and only one correct answer.

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.

To achieve a CREST Registered Status, you must pass both the Crest Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exams.

See What's Included...

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Not on all courses
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

See Prerequisites...

Before attending this course, you must have passed the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) exam.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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