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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.
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 +32 (0)2 234 77 05.
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.
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 +32 (0)2 234 77 05 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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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)
"Good training. I have learned very much in a short time."
Frank Lute. - ISO 27001 Lead Implementer - Information Security Management (3 days) (19/11/2018 to 21/11/2018)
"Great organisation and amazing trainer. I enjoyed it very much!"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)
"The trainer is a great instructor"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)
"Good training experience in the Netherlands."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNA Cloud (6 days) (28/10/2018 to 2/11/2018)
"Great training experience, good facilities. The instructor quite experienced with useful practical knowledge and provided good guidance. I will recommend the firebrand boot-camp."
Adey Awotedu, Mr. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The training fitted to my expectations and exceeded in some aspects as well."
Anonymous. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The courses are very intense, literally a boot camp!! The best part is the experience of the Instructors who offer a blend of field experience and theory in the teaching. It makes a difference to understand the concepts! "
L.J, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"This is a very well organised training, but prepare yourself, this is an intensif course from which youll get so much !!"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® Certification (5 days) (18/6/2018 to 22/6/2018)
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Alain Dedeurwaerder. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand''s training for AWS''s Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (4 days) (22/5/2018 to 24/5/2018)
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Thank you for this awesome experience."
Y.J.V., NATO. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)
"Very pleased with the experience, will certainly do it again and recommend it! "
R.T.. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/5/2018 to 16/5/2018)
"Exactly what I was hoping for: a complete overview into green belt/ lean six sigma with tools & methodologies. Intense but rewarding.
Very knowledgeable instructor, who brought in many examples from real life- just excellent!"
Matteo de Padova, Johnson & Johnson. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (7/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)
"In short it was a very pleasant stay at the hotel, and the instructor was great."
Anonymous - EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI v9) (5 days) (16/4/2018 to 20/4/2018)
"The knowledge and professionalism of the instructor, supporting and replaying all our question is really amazing.
The Ruwenberg hotel is really nice and the service on the hotel fantastic.
Overall, I''ve had a fantastic experience."
David Alonso. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)
"Good environment for a training, professional people."
Anonymous - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)
"First time in Benelux and have been impressed by the facilities, supportive and friendly staff of both the hotel and Firebrand. A lot of material to cover however, the instructor equips you with experience and knowledge to build upon. "
Jeremy Green, Firebrand Training. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)
"I am very happy with the DMAIC approach we have learned in the Green Belt Training. It is going to help me to improve the processes in my company and also to solve complex problems in my personal life. "
J.C.. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)
"I would strongly recommend this training as a must have for all quality staff."
Ben Farhangui, Worldline. - Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt (10 days) (5/3/2018 to 14/3/2018)
"Firebrand promises and delivers highly trained instructors, modern teaching methods and a good infrastructure. It is a great opportunity for anyone who cares about having a qualitative training process.
F.B., Sonoma Internet Gmbh. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)
"Firebrand is a professional training provider which provides training courses by fields experts in awesome and distraction less locations."
Yahya Alazri. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/1/2018 to 2/2/2018)
"It is a very hard training and I don''t think it''s suitable for complete beginners in networking.
Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
Christian Dietrich. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/12/2017 to 10/12/2017)
"Great overall experience, very experienced instructor with an amazing ability to explain. Highly recommended. "
Milan Seman. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"Doing the Black Belt training with Firebrand was very good. Organisation and time for the training were well elaborated. Instructor was excellent! "
Barbara Hedler. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (9/12/2017 to 13/12/2017)
"The training was very useful and will help me in my day to day job of application of tools and training delivery.
Thanks to the trainer for being such a vast resource of knowledge and for making that available!"
T.R. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"I attended the CEH course at De Ruwenberg Hotel. Since it was the first time I attended a course in order to be certified in something related to my professional field, I did not know what to expect. Luckily for me, I didn''t turn out to be a twelve-hours-a-day boring and endless course. Thanks to the instructor, the lessons went smoothly and were very entertaining, but without forgetting the main purpose of the course: pass the exam! For this, he proved that he knew what he was talking about, focusing on what was important and always providing practical situations.
De Ruwenberg is the perfect hotel to organize these kind of events. Kind staff, quality facilities and surrounded by nature. Firebrand has its own house at the hotel, also with quality facilities, computer rooms with all the software that you might need already installed, snacks and beberages so that you dont have to worry about anything, just learn!
In the end I passed the exam and I can say I am CEH certified ! Thank you Firebrand !
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"16 hours a day of packed and intense learning but still a big smile at the end and still asking for more."
Stephane Giuliani, Amadeus Data Processin. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"It was a very intensive and helpful training. I learned a lot of helpful tools. My objective was to better understand my customers. I reached my objective. "
Nora Bernhardt, Freelance Communication trainer. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (28/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)
"The 5 days MSP training with the foundation, practitioner and advanced practitioner examinations is a demanding but great learning experience. The Firebrand trainer knows to keep a perfect balance between the theory, real life examples and experiences as well as preparation tips for the certification exams, which ensures a high certification rate (and thus a great return on the investment)"
G.H. . - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)
"A 9 day sprint through all things Azure with a focus on getting through the MSCE exams for architecting and developing cloud solutions. The long days paid off. Comfortable accommodation with knowledgeable and attentive staff."
Graham Morgan, Spatial Consultants Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)
"The training is very intense but also very interesting. Preparation is needed but the trainer was very competent and knowledgeable, truly helping candidates to reach the required level of knowledge and comprehension. The trainers hands on experience also helps a lot as he gives real life illustrations of MSP concepts."
François D., Capgemini. - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)
"Overall good experience. This is truly fast track learning, so be prepared to do an extra effort. Ensure you have completed pre-study (if required) before you attend, or it will be difficult to keep up. Enjoy!"
Kim Dyrby Hansen. - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (19/6/2017 to 23/6/2017)
"Training was very complete and helped me to complete the picture of BB and tools to use in the future"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (24/6/2017 to 28/6/2017)
"I love the concept, being focused on the material with a good concept supporting it."
Alfred Gietjes, AGILENT TECHNILOGIES. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (24/4/2017 to 28/4/2017)
"Straight forward - to the point with a clear and funny instructor. Recommended!"
Hampus Siroky. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (ITIL 4) (2 days) (26/6/2017 to 27/6/2017)
"Intense and complete."
Milan Seman, OPCW. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (24/4/2017 to 28/4/2017)
"We had Phil Anderson, a very nice and intelligent man.
He had to put through a lot of information. I did not take the exam at the end of the week, because I am a person who needs more time to process information. The course was structured and well done by Phil. I would recommend him as a trainer. Teacher gets a 9. The facilities of the training were good. Everything was prepared before the training, so it had an easy start.
Danny van Oijen, Havenziekenhuis. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (13/3/2017 to 18/3/2017)
"Intense study with a great instructor and awesome co-students."
Martin Petersen, Silvaco A/S. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (25/1/2016 to 30/1/2016)
"Fast and Furious but great content delivered by a great instructor. Accelerated Learning can be challenging but 3 certificates in a week speaks for itself. I can go back to work and apply lots of the things I have learned straightaway. Training centre and environment were great, created a nice learning environment and the camaraderie between course members was great."
Sam Hanson, Ace Container Services. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (25/1/2016 to 30/1/2016)
"The instructor was very knowledgable, and I would participate another course with him as the instructor. I am likely to attend the follow up course in the UK in April 2016. "
R.S., CACI . - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (14/12/2015 to 18/12/2015)
"The teacher is a really good guy, he has a really good way of teaching the course. He explains it with examples etc. The overall impression of the lecture is really good. It also opened my eyes in security and I''m planning to do the next ec-council and hope this same instructor will do the course, he did a really good job. "
B.C., All Buro Solutions. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (14/12/2015 to 18/12/2015)
"Extreme focus, very experienced trainer, great exam preparation, sure to pass"
Anonymous - EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI v9) (5 days) (30/11/2015 to 4/12/2015)
"I thought it would be almost impossible to become SQL Server MCSA in 9 days, its normally 3 weeks of courses plus 3 exam days, but after very hard work I succeeded. Thanks a lot Firebrand and the instructor for that!"
Joakim Ronnberg, Council of the European Union. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server (9 days) (13/10/2014 to 21/10/2014)
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Chris Rauws, Utrecht University. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
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Markus Altmeier . - Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® Certification (5 days) (30/9/2013 to 4/10/2013)
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Anonymous - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (25/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)
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W.F.. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® Certification (5 days) (30/9/2013 to 4/10/2013)