CREST Launches New Globally Available Practical Penetration Testing Certification


CREST has launched the first of four new practical penetration testing certifications that are designed to be delivered via selected Pearson Vue centres around the world.

CRSA is a new Registered level practical penetration testing certification. It has a slightly broader scope than the CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT) and includes desktop breakout assessments and a larger web application component. CRSA will run in parallel with CRT.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has confirmed that the CRSA certification will be recognised alongside the CRT for technical entry for CHECK Team Member. This applies to all CRSA certifications awarded, wherever in the world candidates take the examination.

The existing CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) certification, which is already a prerequisite for the CRT, is also a prerequisite for the new CRSA examination. Please note that a CPSA qualification attained via equivalency cannot be used as the pre-requisite for booking the CRSA examination.