CREST - CRT Certification (Registered Penetration Tester)



Only 4 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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Next date:

25/7/2023 (Tuesday)


On this accelerated 4-day CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) course, you'll advance your skills to penetrate computer systems or networks effectively and professionally—using realistic threat techniques—to evaluate their security and detect potential vulnerabilities, and protect your business from attacks.

In just 4 days, you'll learn to analyse tools and frameworks that are most readily available to hackers seeking to attack an organisation, as well as build knowledge on:

  • Evaluate host-based security products and how those products reduce vulnerability to exploitation
  • Carry out attack and defense operations for the purpose of exercises and vulnerability assessment and detection
  • Demonstrate effective use of current tools and techniques used by industry-qualified cyber security penetration testers

Through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you'll get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.

This course and its exam are not available to be taken onsite. CREST (CRT) examinations delivered in the UK are held throughout the year and in various locations. Please check the Exam Track for further information.


This course is ideal if you are an intermediate-level cyber security professional interested in safely consolidating and practicing your skills using ethical hacking tools, and advance the necessary techniques to fulfil security testing responsibilities. These roles include:

  • Information Security Specialists
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • (Cyber) Security Consultants
  • Vulnerability Assessors
  • Penetration Testers
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Red Team/Penetration Testing team members


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


  • Section 1: Information Gathering
  • Section 2: Windows Services, Enumerations and Exploitations
  • Section 3: Linux Services, Enumerations and Exploitations
  • Section 4: Web Application Technologies and their Vulnerabilities
  • Section 5: Database Enumeration and Vulnerabilities

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you'll prepare for the following exam:

CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) exam

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Passing score: 90/150 (60%)
  • Format: Multiple choice practical assessment

Please note:

  • This course is delivered by our delivery partner, PGI (Cyber Academy)
  • The exam cost is not included as part of the course
  • The exam is not available to be taken onsite. CREST (CRT) examinations delivered in the UK are held throughout the year and various locations. For details of upcoming examination dates in the UK, please click here
  • To gain CREST Registered Tester status, you must pass both the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst | CPSA certification and CREST Registered Tester (CRT) exams
  • Without a valid CPSA you cannot sit the CRT examination, but you can still attend the training

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Before attending this course, you should have achieved the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst | CPSA certification. You should also have experience in:

  • Conducting vulnerability assessments of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Using the command line with Linux and Windows
  • Networking and the TCP protocol
  • Working in a Red Team/Penetration Testing team

It would also be ideal if you had Ethical Hacking Associate training.

Please note:

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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