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7Safe provides Level 7 (of 8) nationally recognised qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework.

The course

This 4-day ethical hacking training course is a hands-on journey into the hacking mindset, examining and practically applying the tools and techniques that hackers use to launch "infrastructure" attacks. Practical exercises reinforce theory as you experiment with a Windows 2008 domain (server and workstation) plus a Linux server. The course demonstrates hacking techniques - there's no better way to understand attacks than by doing them yourself - but this is always done with defence in mind and countermeasures are discussed throughout. The course is therefore suited to system administrators, IT security officers and budding penetration testers.

Delegates who successfully complete the exam included at the end of the training course will be awarded the Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA) qualification. CSTA is accredited by CREST and along with CSTP and CWSA is ideal preparation for the CREST Registered Penetration Tester examination.

CSTA is also accredited by IISP, enabling you to build knowledge, competency and gain hands-on experience in areas of the Institute’s Skills Framework where you may have gaps.

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Delegate Testimonials

"Excellent course content, especially enjoyed the Windows and Unix exploit exercises."
Digital Evidence Recovery Officer
UK police force

"Very knowledgeable instructor. Good content, great lab set up and a well configured environment. Looking forward to CSTP."
Information Security Manager
Global law firm

"Course structure, materials and environment were excellent. The instructor was also excellent. Best course I have attended in this field by a large margin."
Detective Sergeant
UK police force

Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST)

Helps you prepare for the CREST Registered Penetration Tester examination

Covering the IISP skill areas of D2 (Security Testing), A6 (Legal and Regulatory Environment), B2 (Risk Management) and C1 (Security Architecture).

Cost (inc exam): £2,100.00 + VAT
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Forthcoming CSTA courses (England):

07 Jul 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
11 Aug 2015 - 14 Aug 2015
22 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015

Course calendar Calendar

CPE Credits: 32

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MSc credits: 15

Your ethical hacking pathway to becoming CREST certified

7Safe’s CSTA, CSTP, CWSA and CAST ethical hacking training courses are all accredited by CREST. CSTA, CSTP and CWSA certification training is aligned with the CREST Registered Tester qualification examination. For those aiming for the exclusive CREST Certified Tester (Application) qualification, CAST certification is ideal preparation. For further information on CREST penetration testing qualification exams, visit the CREST web site at

CSTA Certification CSTP Certification CWSA Certification CAST Certification

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