CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst

The CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst (CP IA) examination is an entry level qualification that tests a candidate’s knowledge all three subject areas of network intrusion, host intrusion and malware reverse engineering at a basic level below that of the Registered and Certified qualifications.

Examination Format
The Examination comprises a multiple-choice written only examination and is a pre-requisite for sitting the CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst examination.   Success will confer the CREST Practitioner status to the individual.

You can download the following documents from the links below:

Syllabus for the Practitioner Intrusion Analyst examination
Notes for Candidates to aid examination preparation

Cost
The Registered Intrusion Analyst examination costs £250 + VAT and is delivered at Pearson Vue test centres.

Recommended Preparation Material
The following material and media has been cited as helpful preparation for this examination by previous candidates:

Reading Material:
Hacking Exposed – Scanning and Enumeration
The Art of Memory Forensics:  Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory (by Michael Hale Ligh/Andrew Case/Jamie Levy/Aaron Walters)
Malware Forensic Field Guide for Windows Systems (by Syngress)
Practical Malware Analysis
Network Fundamentals: CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
Real Digital Forensics (particularly chapter 1, Windows Live Response)
TCP/IP Illustrated

Courses:
Malware InvestigationsCREST Accredited
Intrusion Analysis and Digital Forensics EssentialsCREST Accredited

Websites:
http://overapi.com

Useful Information for Candidates
Details of the Logistics and Timings of CREST examinations can be found in the Examination Preparation pages for your country of choice
CREST’s policy for Candidates requiring special arrangements including additional time to accommodate a medical condition (including examinations delivered at Pearson Vue)
Terms and Conditions for CREST Examinations (includes hard disk drive wiping policy)