CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) - Only 4 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your CPSA course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be CPSA trained in just 4 days.
  2. Our CPSA course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CPSA 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
  4. You’ll learn more CPSA. 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
  5. You’ll learn CPSA 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
  6. You’ll be studying CPSA 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CPSA courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

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:

  • Core Technical Skills - OS fingerprinting, cryptography and network mapping
  • Information Gathering & Open Source - Google Hacking and DNS checks
  • Networking Equipment - configuration analysis and networking protocols
  • Windows and Unix Security Assessments - common vulnerabilities and patch management
  • Web Testing Techniques - fuzzing, CRLF and Session ID attacks

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.

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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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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, exams and incidental costs). 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.

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Module 1: Soft Skills and Assessment Management

  • Engagement Lifecycle
  • Law & Compliance
  • Scoping
  • Understanding Explaining and Managing Risk
  • Record Keeping, Interim Reporting & Final Results

Module 2: Core Technical Skills

  • IP Protocols
  • Network Architectures
  • Network Routing
  • Network Mapping & Target Identification
  • Interpreting Tool Output
  • Filtering Avoidance Techniques
  • Packet Crafting
  • OS Fingerprinting
  • Application Fingerprinting and Evaluating Unknown Services
  • Network Access Control Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Applications of Cryptography
  • File System Permissions
  • Audit Techniques

Module 3: Information Gathering & Open Source

  • Registration Records
  • Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Customer Web Site Analysis
  • Google Hacking and Web Enumeration
  • NNTP Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
  • Information Leakage from Mail & News Headers

Module 4: Networking Equipment

  • Management Protocols
  • Network Traffic Analysis
  • Networking Protocols
  • IPSec
  • VoIP
  • Wireless
  • Configuration Analysis

Module 5: Microsoft Windows Security Assessment

  • Domain Reconnaissance
  • User Enumeration
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Passwords
  • Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Windows Patch Management Strategies
  • Desktop Lockdown
  • Exchange
  • Common Windows Applications

Module 6: Unix Security Assessment

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

Module 7: Web Technologies

  • Web Server Operation
  • Web Servers & their Flaws
  • Web Enterprise Architectures
  • Web Protocols
  • Web Mark-up Languages
  • Web Programming Languages
  • Web Application Servers
  • Web APIs
  • Web Sub- Components

Module 8: Web Testing Methodologies

  • Web Application Reconnaissance
  • Threat Modelling and Attack Vectors
  • Information Gathering from Web Mark-up
  • Authentication Mechanisms
  • Authorisation Mechanisms
  • Input Validation
  • Application Fuzzing
  • Information Disclosure in Error Messages
  • Use of Cross Site Scripting Attacks
  • Use of Injection Attacks
  • Session Handling
  • Encryption
  • Source Code Review

Module 9: Web Testing Techniques

  • Session ID Attacks
  • Fuzzing
  • Data Confidentiality and Integrity
  • CRLF Attacks
  • Application Logic Flaws

Module 10: Databases

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

Module 11: Preparation for the CPSA exam

  • Examination guidance
  • Mock exam

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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.

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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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +44 207 907 1120.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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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.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 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.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% 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)

"Training with Firebrand has been a great experience for me. Although it was very intense, I have taken a lot from it. The teacher I had was very knowledgeable and all staff were very professional and welcoming. Would definitely recommend Firebrand for future career progression. "
Gavin Singh, Firebrand Training LTD. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (22/6/2019 to 28/6/2019)

"Firebrand provides an excellent course structure which allows Apprenticeships and employers the opportunity to mound the structure into what is a good fit for their company. There is high quality of teaching for the exams and there are always people you can talk to if you have any questions."
David Stevenson, Quilter. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"Firebrand is very organised training provider and will ensure you are at the right hand. The training was intensive but I learned a lot. Appreciation to the instructor."
Anonymous, Bedford Hospital. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

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"Great,knowledgeable and engaging instructor.His breath of experience in the field was a massive plus."
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Anonymous. - BCS Custom - BCS- International Diploma in Business Analysis (1st 5 days) (5 days) (1/7/2019 to 5/7/2019)

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"Intense, amusing, enjoyable to spend the time training."
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